Italian shotgun manufacturer Caesar Guerini has introduced to US market limited edition versions of their Maxum Sporting over and under shotguns. These are high-end shotguns with beautiful wood and engraving. They are available chambered in 12 gauge only and offered with two barrel length options: 30″ and 32″.
Here is how the company describes the engraving and furniture of these shotguns:
The Maxum Sporting is truly a stunning over/under shotgun. The deep relief gothic scroll hand finished engraving on the receiver, side plates, and fore-end assembly make this sporting gun unique among others on the clays course.
The handwork and design are from the studios of the world renowned Italian engraving house, Bottega Incisioni C. Giovanelli. The coin finish frame is painstakingly hand polished. Balancing the beauty of the deeply sculpted engraving is a deluxe grade of Turkish walnut, featuring precision cut 26 lines-per-inch checkering and a natural oil finish, hand rubbed to a sheen that enhances the highly figured wood grain.
Caesar Guerini Maxum Gold Sporting limited edition shotguns are chambered for 2 3/4″ shells. The chrome lined barrels have an average bore diameter of .735 and feature 5″ DuoCone forcing cones. These shotguns come with a ventilated rib, white Bradley style front bead sight and a silver center bead. The safety is manual, however, there is an option to order an automatic one. The trigger mechanism allows selecting the trigger pull weight as well as adjust the take-up and overtravel. The overall weight of the 30″ barreled version is 7lbs. 14oz. and the version with a 32″ barrel weighs 8lbs. The weight may slightly differ depending on the wood density.
The MSRP of Caesar Guerini Maxum Gold Sporting limited edition shotguns is $7,750. The shotguns come in a plastic hard case with fit interior and velvet barrel and stock sleeves. The following accessories are also included: 6 MAXIS competition chokes, stock and trigger wrench, choke case, friction choke wrench. There are also options to order a left-handed stock and an adjustable comb for an additional $240 and $385 respectively. The list of company’s dealers in the USA can be found on the Caesar Guerini USA website.