Caesar Guerini Model Summit Sporting 12 GA 32″ Over Under Shotgun 2023

SOLD FOR: $3,678.76

WOA#: WY240211DS016

Make: Caesar Guerini

Model: Summit Sporting

Serial Number: 176308

Year of Manufacture: 2023

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells

Action Type: Over / Under, Top Break, Single Selective Inertial Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors

Markings: The side plates are marked “CAESAR / GUERINI”, amid stunning scroll and floral relief engraving, seen on the metal components of the receiver and forend bracket. The underside of the receiver is marked “Summit”. The right top side of the receiver on the lip is marked “176308”.  The right side of the top barrel is marked “CAESAR GUERINI USA Columbia, MD”.  The left side of the barrel is marked “CAESAR GUERINI / Made in Italy”.  The bottom of the block is marked “A / 348”, “176308”, “IT23”, “CIP/S”.

Barrel Length: Both barrels are 32″ with a vent rib.

Choke: Both barrels are threaded for chokes. Installed are Modified over Light Modified. Also included are Cylinder, Skeet, and two Improved Cylinder chokes.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a metal base, screwed into the ventilated rib near the muzzle with a second smaller mid-rib metal bead; the top of the rib is finely checkered for glare reduction with a smooth shallow center channel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a beautiful two-piece checkered Turkish walnut with a schnabel tip forend, semi-pistol grip with a right-hand palm swell, straight comb, and black rubber buttpad. The buttstock has some draglines and compressions. The most noticeable marks are on the comb.  The checkering is sharp.  The LOP is 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the pad. The Guerini pad has some scattered light wear from storage. Overall, the stocks rate in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued & Coin with Invisalloy Protective Finish

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are all mirror bright with no erosion and appear unfired. In this writer’s opinion the bores each rate 10/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no operation wear.  There is still factory grease thickly applied to the components and action.  This shotgun appears unfired outside of factory testing. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent-Like New condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun has an upper tang mounted safety & barrel selector, it does not set automatically but functions correctly when manually set. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a red lined hard case, choke set as mentioned above, thread cleaner tool, takedown wrench, owner’s manual, handouts, barrel and receiver sleeves, and original purchase receipt.

Our Assessment: The Caesar Guerini Summit Sporting 12GA shotgun is a testament to the marriage of Italian craftsmanship and the rigorous demands of competitive shooting. Known for its elegant aesthetics and unparalleled performance, this model stands out in the world of sporting shotguns. The Summit Sporting is designed with the shooter in mind, featuring an adjustable trigger for a custom fit, and a selective safety that offers both convenience and safety on the range or in the field.

One of the defining features of the Caesar Guerini Summit Sporting is its precision-engineered barrels, which are optimized for balance and swing, making it an excellent choice for a variety of clay target sports. The barrels also come with a set of extended chokes, allowing shooters to tailor the gun’s performance to their specific needs and preferences. The stock and fore-end are crafted from high-quality walnut, finished to highlight the wood’s natural beauty, and shaped to provide a comfortable, secure grip, enhancing the shooter’s control and accuracy.

Beyond its technical specifications, the Summit Sporting exudes a sense of luxury and attention to detail that Caesar Guerini is known for. The receiver is adorned with understated yet elegant engraving, which complements the overall design without overwhelming it. This shotgun not only performs exceptionally well but also looks the part, making it a coveted piece for competitors and enthusiasts who appreciate fine guns. Whether for competitive clay shooting or simply for the joy of owning and shooting a beautifully crafted shotgun, the Caesar Guerini Summit Sporting 12GA offers a compelling combination of performance, beauty, and precision. The engraving and stocks are world class, a true piece of art. Please see our pictures and good luck! – L.S.

Caesar Guerini Model Summit Sporting 12 GA 32" Over Under Shotgun 2023
Caesar Guerini Model Summit Sporting 12 GA 32″ Over Under Shotgun 2023