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Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28" Double Barrel
Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28″ Double Barrel

Here’s your chance to get a deal on one of my favorite modern SxSs. Connecticut Shotgun’s RBL are solid, well made shotguns, and they’re built on one of the most reliable shotgun designs ever created: the Anson & Deeley boxlock action.

This 20g RBL Launch Edition is on Gunbroker.com now  with No Reserve. It ends tomorrow, 7/25/2021, @ 7:59 PM. Here’s more info about it from the seller:

Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28″ Self Opening Double Barrel

Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28" Double Barrel
Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28″ Double Barrel

Make: Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co. / Galazan

Model: RBL Launch Edition

Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28" Double Barrel
Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28″ Double Barrel

Serial Number: RBL000511

Year of Manufacture: 2005-2010

Gauge: 20 Gauge 2 3/4″ Shells

Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28" Double Barrel
Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28″ Double Barrel

Action Type: Boxlock Side-by-Side SXS, Top Break, Dual Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors

Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28" Double Barrel
Connecticut Shotgun MFG. Model RBL Launch Edition 20 GA 28″ Double Barrel

Markings: The top of the right barrel is marked “CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. NEW BRITAIN CT. U.S.A.”, the top of the left is marked “RBL LAUNCH EDITION 20ga. 2 3/4”, each chamber and the top-rear of the rib have a foliate scroll motif. The left barrel flat is marked “511”, the right “RBL / PROOF”. The water table is marked “RBL000511” and “MADE IN USA MODEL RBL / CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. / NEW BRITAIN, CONN.”, the top tang is marked “RBL000511”, the bottom of the trigger plate is marked “RBL” on banner. The receiver, trigger plate, guard, base of the forend iron, and lever have beautiful foliate scroll engraving with fine matting in the negative spaces.

Barrel Length: 28”, Solid-Rib

Choke: The barrels are threaded for RBL choke tubes with Improved Cylinder installed on both barrels. Also included are Full, Modified, and Improved Modified.

Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead at the front of the rib.

Weight: 6 lb., 2 oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select black American walnut with a capped pistol grip, straight comb and serrated black hard rubber buttplate. There are some spots of dark discoloration on the pistol grip cap. There are a few marks on the top rear corners of the forend. The diamond on the bottom of the forend has some marks into the edges. The bottom of the forend has some wear on the rear edge with a tiny hairline crack on the right side, not even 1/8″. The buttstock has a few light compressions and a couple scuffs. There are a couple little tiny dings and a couple of hairline scratches, the most noticeable is on the left side by the heel. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/4″ and 13 1/4″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the pad, 14″ and 13″ to the back of the wood. The pate has some light wear. Drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″, drop at heel 2 1/8″. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & French Gray

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrels, forend iron and receiver have very light operational wear on the bearing surfaces, concealed when assembled. There are a few light marks on the barrels and rib. The barrel has some faint mottled thinning and discoloration at the front, most noticeable on the bottom of the right barrel. The bottom tang has some little spots of dark discoloration and fingerprinting. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Fine Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

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