A very British pair of Italian 20g over-under shotguns …

Pair of Over Under 20g guns by B Rizinni – 29″ x 3″ multi choke barrels, Graham Mackinlay & Co, Gunmakers
Pair of Over Under 20g guns by Rizinni – 29″ x 3″ multi choke barrels, Graham Mackinlay & Co, Gunmakers

I did a doubletake the first time I saw these 20 gauge Rizzini OUs. Graham Mackinlay & Co, Gunmakers, in Scotland has them on their website now.

Even though these guns were bult in Italy, they scream B-R-I-T-I-S-H. Every time I look at them, I think “Boss” for just a second. So what’s going on? These guns were made by Rizzini gunmakers, Marcheno, Italy.  They reached the UK by way of London gunmaker John Roberts & Sons, Gunmakers. I believe Roberts tweaked the guns for British tastes, like having a Ferrari modified by Aston Martin.

Along with their looks, here’s what I like about them: They have 15″ stocks, reliable single triggers, 29″ bbls, and choke tubes. They’re on the heavy side for 20 gauges (6lbs, 12oz), but this weight makes them more versatile. You could upland hunt your way across the USA with them and then go shoot driven game in the UK. Also, they’re modern guns, so steel shot shouldn’t be a problem, and there are plenty of people in the US who can service them if you have any issues.

You can learn more about Roberts/Rizzini OUs in this article: J Roberts & Son of London, Rizzini EM pair shotgun review, The Field, Michael Yardley, 2008

Pair of Over Under 20g guns by B Rizinni – 29″ x 3″ multi choke barrels, Graham Mackinlay & Co, Gunmakers
Pair of Over Under 20g guns by B Rizinni – 29″ x 3″ multi choke barrels, Graham Mackinlay & Co, Gunmakers

Pair of Over Under 20g guns by B Rizinni – 29″ x 3″ multi-choke barrels: This pair of 20g over and unders by B Rizzini has 29″ x 3″ multi-choked barrels.  The actions and locks are engraved with fine scroll work with foliage design and are fitted with single selective triggers with pierced hold open top levers. They have very well-matched and well-figured, straight-hand stocks, measuring 15″ which include 1/2″ recoil pads and they come with their leather case with trade label and accessories, including of course a set of chokes for both guns.  With gold numbers 1 and 2 in-laid on the top levers, breech ends and fore-end woods, these guns would be a wonderful buy for someone. Weight: 6lbs, 12oz. Perfect barrel condition. Price: £3,800*

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