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 Post subject: gamba gardone
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:43 am 
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hi i have a shotgun and it has gamba gardone v.t stamped on it also it has fusil special the roman numerals xv serial number 12840 and a pattern etched into it that looks like some kind of flowers it is a side by side 12g shotgun that is estamted to be 40 years old any information guess at value would be much appreciated cheers


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 Post subject: Re: gamba gardone
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:58 pm 
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Renato Gamba is a well respected maker in Gardone,Italy. This is in the Val Trompe region of Italy and many makers are located there. This explains the writing "Gamba,Gardone V.T.".

There was another Gamba, Filli (brothers), that made guns in the same region from 1945. They sold out to Renato in 1967 so your gun could be a R.Gamba or a F.Gamba(Gamba brothers) if it is about 40 years old.

At any rate, to identify your gun we would need to know several things. Is it a boxlock or a side lock? If it is a boxlock(most Gambas are) is it a Ansen Deely or Purdey type? A complete description and a photo will also help. Condition was not mentioned and is a huge factor.

Gamba SxS guns can bring from $500 for a well used Hunter Super Model to $40,000 or more for an Ambassador Model in 100% condition.

Gamba firearms have been imported by Heckler & Koch, Gamba of North America(Fireing Line Inc.) and Armscorp of America. I am not sure if they were imported,or by whom,back 40 years ago. The last phone numbers that I have for Gamba U.S. is 212-980-6687 and Italy(Fax) 0011-39-30-8912-180.

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