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Current production 16ga shotguns #14420665 12/31/19
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Who is currently making 16ga shotguns?

Browning A5? who else?


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Lot of new Citoris floating around. Barrett is making one. Think Franchi is also making an over/under too. I'm enjoying my Citori.

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Most of the Spanish side by sides are offered in 16 gauge.

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Been enjoying my Dickinson SxS the last few years. Got it from Cabelas, there is a place to order custom if wanted. I've seen some talking about the Iside, think it's Italian. CZ has a couple. Franchi has a nice o/u

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What price range are you considering?


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I was just curious as to what is out there. Price range would be around 2K and under.

I am not a super shotgun aficionado/collector. More a hunter looking for something a little different.


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There is a CSMC RBL for just under $3K on Guns International listed by Griffin & Howe. I know this is more than you want to spend, but this one has all the features I'd want.

English stock, double triggers and weight around 6.5 pounds. I actually have met the owner and he just had them drop the price by $1K to try to move it.

When he ordered it from CSMC he asked for a specific weight, regardless of grade of wood because the RBL 16's have a reputation for weighing near 7 pounds with higher grade/denser wood.

I had one but sold it because it was too heavy in my opinion, When I first saw this one I said to my self that I'd have gladly traded for and probably been happy.

Good luck in your search.


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Although you can still get barrels it looks like Ithaca dropped the 16. I was going to mention them, but decided to make sure first. What a shame. I had thought about giving one of those to my kid when she graduates. I'll have to look to the used gun sales now.

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On the Economy side, there is the Stevens 555, Not sure where it is made, but the one I held felt....ok. I was expecting less. I thought it felt about as good in the hands as the Franchi sitting next to it.



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Originally Posted by Just a Hunter
Although you can still get barrels it looks like Ithaca dropped the 16. I was going to mention them, but decided to make sure first. What a shame. I had thought about giving one of those to my kid when she graduates. I'll have to look to the used gun sales now.


I bought one of the new production model 37 pumps a couple years ago. Shot 50 rounds and sold it.
Was very heavy.


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I bought that gun from him and also sold it because of weight.

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Thank you for all the information. Been perusing through GI,Gunbroker, etc. Some absolute stunners out there, but not wanting to part with that much cash. Looks like New Browning A5, BPS, or a Citori would be best option.

Opinions on the A5? I have handled Citori's.
Would like to stay away from pumps and side by sides (can not seem to hit anything with a sxs).


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Originally Posted by dale06
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Although you can still get barrels it looks like Ithaca dropped the 16. I was going to mention them, but decided to make sure first. What a shame. I had thought about giving one of those to my kid when she graduates. I'll have to look to the used gun sales now.


I bought one of the new production model 37 pumps a couple years ago. Shot 50 rounds and sold it.
Was very heavy.
That is interesting. My old one is nice and light. It is what I carry mountain grouse hunting.

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CRS- I got one of the new A5's last year (28-inch barrel) after I finally found one with wood I liked. Took a few sharptail and pheasant last year and some dove this fall. No problems with several factory loads and handloads; very nice and light to carry. I think it's the best of the current production single barrel guns.... Not that there's a lot of them!

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I have a Franchi Infinity SL in 16 ga and love it! 5.5 pounds, recoil not that bad, I expected worse. Very straight grain wood, but pretty wood is heavy wood. Fit and finish is excellent!

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I am still shopping, and want to thank everyone for the replies.


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