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I recently bought an Antonio Zoli O/U 12 gauge Shotgun at an estate auction. The gun came in a custom fitted suitcase and has a beuatifull engraved and case-hardened receiver, fine checkering on both the stock and the forearm, vented rib with gold bead and double triggers. All a dealer of Zoli's will tell me is that it is probably a post-war production gun. Since values for Zoli's range from $700 to several thousand dollars I would really like to know if this is a field gun or a collectors special.

Here are some photos of the ZOLI. it is a beauty thats for sure.
If any of you are familiar with the ZOLI Shotguns and can help identify the model of this gun, I would really appreciate hearing from you.
AL

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This morning I got a reply to my inquiry from the Antonio Zoli North American Office.

Here's what they say about this beautiful Shotgun-
"Your gun is an early post war model in very good condition.
It is the model we produced for Abercrombie and Fitch.
Value is between $1000- $1500 for 12ga.guns.
Production was late 40s to the 60s."
Steve


I am pleased to learn a bit more about this gun.
 

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I am learning by doing...sorta. i really like auctions, and am trying hard to find guns that will be either 'Keepers' for me, or 'Flippers' to sell to pay for the ones I want to keep.
I bought a Saiga 308 last weekend, not your typical military-looking Saiga...it has some nice wood and checkering to give it a semi-civilian appearance. Decided to see what I could get for it... Will now have a Puma 357 lever-gun and a couple hundred in cash. I consider that a good trade, as I have more than one 308 already.
Related to that I flipped a Norinco 7.62x39mm 'Hunter' version of the AK at the same time...again making more than $250 over auction cost in the deal. That sort of deal will help pay for the Browning Model 81 30-06 lever gun that I got and would love to keep.

The hardest part is not to let your 'lust' run away with your checkbook in the auction bidding.
 

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I have a zoli which my stepfather gave me.Mine has a silver reciever.I priced it out and
found it by two different gunsmiths and I have a book that gives you values on firearms.
Mi e was field grade and open like a lever gun.I was offered half the value and I said it has more sentimential value than $125.
 

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Just to update this thread...I found a buyer for the Zoli that was the gun I pictured in my Opening post. It sold for $1250.00
Since selling it the buyer has used it on three Pheasant Hunts in S. Dakota and raves about the quality of the gun as a hunting tool. He is very happy...which make me very happy also !
 

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We were seriously looking at a Zoli Kronos for ATA trap, and then a gem of a deal on a Perazzi MX-8 appeared.
 
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