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Angelo Zoli O/U??

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Encoreman, Sep 17, 2010.

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  1. Encoreman

    Encoreman Member

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    Hi all, I found a 20 ga. O/U made by Angelo Zoli. Would you compare this to a mossberg, cz, savage? I know it isn't a Beretta, but it is about half the price to. Guy is asking $450. What says ya??
     
  2. Two Cold Soakers

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    Angelo Zoli was a Brescia, Italy gunmaker that went out of business in 1987.
    I've seen "Angelo Zoli", "Antonio Zoli" and "A. Zoli" marked guns, which can cause confusion.Antonio makes best quality and bespoke guns.

    Angelo's 20ga list prices in 1987 were between 265 and700 dollars, according to Fjestad's Blue Book, 18th edition.

    If it's tight, solid and true, and it fits, I say "Aye".
     
  3. JohnBT

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    It could be okay for $300 or $400, but the company went out of business in 1987 and I wouldn't want to be in charge of finding a part for it or someone to repair it. Of course, it might not ever need repairing.
     
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    That's from Cheaper Than Dirt.

    Depending on how unique they are, parts should be available, as many guns were based on one of a few designs, like the Anson and Deeley action style
     
  5. ArmedBear

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    It's nicer than a Mossberg or Savage. CZs vary, but the old Zolis I've seen seem nicer as well (fit, finish, balance).

    I believe (don't quote me) that the old Zoli O/Us I've seen are similar to Citoris, i.e. simplified Superposed-based guns. That's not a plus in my book, but you didn't ask whether it compares well to a Bosis.:)

    Now the new Zolis are some nice guns, and their competition O/Us I'd venture to call budget alternatives to a Perazzi. Of course "budget" means something entirely different when juxtaposed with "Perazzi" than it does with "Mossberg".:D
     
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