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E.Rizzini 20bore Sideplate

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Hi,

I'm new to this forum and just looking for a bit of advice. 

Ive been fancying a cheap little 20 bore o/u and came across the E.rizzini sideplate.

It looks like a lot of gun for the money (£200-£300) 

Do anyone on here have one or had one ? 

Would be good to have a bit of feedback before I go shopping. 

Many thanks 

Neil 

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I have one in 20g and paid £200 about 5yrs ago.

had an issue with double discharge popped it to the gunsmith and no problem since.

use it as a knockabout gun, light to carry and capable of anything and 20g carts are no too expensive.

Used it  on a driven day and had probably my best shot ever.... witnessed by the keeper. 

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Thanks for the reply ! 

Sounds like you had a good buy for £200, I wish I could find one for that price. 

Are they fixed or multichoke ? What’s the Barrel length ?

Cheers 

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The 20 is heavier than the 12 ? How do that work ? Surely the barrels alone would make the 20 lighter ?

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6 minutes ago, Neil2188 said:

The 20 is heavier than the 12 ? How do that work ? Surely the barrels alone would make the 20 lighter ?

12b action so I'm guessing the 20b barrels and breech have to be oversized to fit into the action?

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Hmmm so not a nice little light / low recoil gun like I thought ?? 

I want one for the odd walked up day and for my old man to use when he comes clay shooting occasionally, the 12 is a bit too much for the old boy now 🙁

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Or perhaps a Belgian best Francotte vintage SXS weighing in at 5 3/4 lbs in the private for sale sect. It's mine and a lovely strong 20g Only £395.

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Or Webley and Scott 920K I have had one for 3 years or so and it’s been perfect never missed a beat. 

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1 hour ago, DUNKS said:

Or perhaps a Belgian best Francotte vintage SXS weighing in at 5 3/4 lbs in the private for sale sect. It's mine and a lovely strong 20g Only £395.

How do I find it ? I’m new to the forum sorry 

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2 minutes ago, Neil2188 said:

How do I find it ? I’m new to the forum sorry 

Go in to the Guns for sale section that links to Gunwatch and scroll through, you may have to look in both trade and private sections though!

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1 hour ago, DUNKS said:

Or perhaps a Belgian best Francotte vintage SXS weighing in at 5 3/4 lbs in the private for sale sect. It's mine and a lovely strong 20g Only £395.

Not for me sorry but thanks anyway 

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9 hours ago, Neil2188 said:

The 20 is heavier than the 12 ? How do that work ? Surely the barrels alone would make the 20 lighter ?

Because the outside of the breach has to fit the action, the 20b bore is smaller so more metal in the 20b barrels than 12b 

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4 hours ago, welshwarrior said:

Because the outside of the breach has to fit the action, the 20b bore is smaller so more metal in the 20b barrels than 12b 

Ahhh I see 

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13 hours ago, Neil2188 said:

Hmmm so not a nice little light / low recoil gun like I thought ?? 

I want one for the odd walked up day and for my old man to use when he comes clay shooting occasionally, the 12 is a bit too much for the old boy now 🙁

If anything the recoil should be less as it is a heavier gun. Though the trend these days seems to be putting 32g cartridges through 20 bores so not sure if it makes much a difference (will try not to get into a high bird debate ;))

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