Good gun alert: 28g Gamba Principessa SxS …

Renato Gamba ~ Principessa ~ 28 Gauge SxS Boxlock
Renato Gamba ~ Principessa ~ 28 Gauge SxS Boxlock

Here’s what I call a can’t-go-wrong double. It’s a Renato Gamba Principessa 28 gauge built on a rugged Anson & Deeley action. It weighs six pounds and it looks pretty much new. Price — a very reasonable $1599.

Renato Gamba ~ Principessa ~ 28 Gauge SxS Boxlock
Renato Gamba ~ Principessa ~ 28 Gauge SxS Boxlock

Renato Gamba is Italian maker better known in the US for their Daytona OU target guns than their SxS game guns. I’ve seen a few of their boxlock SxSs. Each one has been a nice double, and I’m sure this one would be a great upland gun.

Renato Gamba ~ Principessa ~ 28 Gauge SxS Boxlock
Renato Gamba ~ Principessa ~ 28 Gauge SxS Boxlock

Renato Gamba ~ Principessa ~ 28 Gauge SxS BoxlockExcellent condition overall. Price: $1,599.99 
Manufacturer: Circa: 1981
Caliber: 28 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 26″ Blued Steel with Tapered Rib
Triggers: Single Non-Selective Trigger
Stock: Checkered Deluxe Walnut Straight Grip Butt Stock
Stock Dimensions:
DAC: 1 1/2″, DAH: 1 3/4″, Cast off: 3/8″, LOP: 13 1/4
Fore End: Checkered Walnut Semi-Splinter Fore Arm
Butt Pad: Leather Covered Butt Pad
Weight: 6 lbs.
Sights: Single Bead
Chokes: Fixed: Modified & Improved Cylinder

Good gun alert: a nice 28g Gamba Principessa SxS…

28 gauge Renato Gamba SxS Principessa Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Renato Gamba SxS Principessa Double Barrel Shotgun

Here’s another nice 28 gauge double barrel shotgun that just popped up on the market. This one is a Renato Gamba Principessa with double triggers, longish bbls (27+”) and a long, straight-gripped stock (15″ LOP).

Renato Gamba is an Italian gunmaker located Gardone V.T. – the heart of Italian gunmaking. The family has been making guns since the second world war, and today they’re well known in competitive circles for their O/Us. I think the little double shown here was made in the late ’80s or early ’90s, and it looks like a standard, A&D boxlock. It looks like a solid gun — and a great deal.

28 gauge Renato Gamba SxS Principessa Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Renato Gamba SxS Principessa Double Barrel Shotgun

28 gauge Renato Gamba Principessa SxS shotgun. Price: $1,999.99

Caliber: 28 Gauge
Chambers: 2 7/8″ Extractors
Metal Condition: Light scratches – otherwise excellent
Wood Condition: Light scratches and a few dings, otherwise excellent
Bore Condition: Shiny
Barrels: 27 3/16″ Blue
Triggers: Double
Stock: Highly figured checkered walnut – english style
Stock Dimensions: 15″ LOP
Fore End: Highly figured checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Reddish brown rubber butt pad
Weight: 6 lbs 1 oz
Sights: Single bead
Chokes: Fixed cylinder & light modified
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