AYA

AYA manufactured shotguns can be identified by serialization. Serial numbers over 600,001 with barrel flats marked "Arms de Chasse" or "Scotia Group" are post-1988 AYA manufactured while specimens numbered under 600,000 may have been manufactured by Diarm circa 1986-1989. Diarm manufacture is not covered by the AYA warranty, nor is the resale the same as values listed below.
Please refer to the AYA and Spanish year of mfg. date codes under Serialization in the back of this text for more information on AYA shotguns.
Current manufacturer established in 1915, located in Eibar, Spain. Currently imported by New England Custom Gun Service, Ltd. (NECG), located in Claremont, NH. Previously imported by Fieldsport, located in Traverse City, MI and by AYA USA, located in Old Saybrook, CT, Anglo American Sporting Agency, located in Corona del Mar, CA, H.G. Lomas Gunmakers, located in Elkhart Lake, WI, John F. Rowe, located in Enid, OK, William Larkin Moore 1969-1978 (with Agoura, CA import marking), and 1978-1986 (with West Lake, CA import marking). Diarm also manufactured AYAs circa 1986-1988 in Eibar, Spain.
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AYA Firearms Models

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AYA ARRATE

12 or 20 ga., standard boxlock action or deluxe with sideplates (XBL Model), fixed chokes, ejectors, detachable trigger mechanism, Grade 2 wood stock, light engraving, matte black or classic silver finished receiver. Mfg. 2013-2017.

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BILL HANUS BIRDGUN

16, 20 (disc. 2005), or 28 ga., similar wood, fit, checkering, and finish as the No. 53 sidelock, except has Anson & Deeley boxlock, patterned after the Westley Richards game gun, frames proportionate to ga., 27 (28 ga.) or 28 (16 ga.)...

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AUGUSTA

12 ga. only, deluxe O/U sidelock shotgun, select walnut, Arabesque engraving in deep relief. This model has been imported off and on over the years.

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BOLERO

10, 12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, Anson & Deeley boxlock, 26, 28, or 30 in. barrel, various chokes, extractors, non-selective single trigger, checkered pistol grip stock with beavertail forearm. Disc. 1984.

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IBERIA II

12 or 16 ga., 2 3/4 in. chambers, 28 in. barrels, DT, plain walnut stock. Mfg. 1984-1985 only.

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EXCELSIOR

12 or 20 ga., sidelock action, 28 in. VR barrels, fixed chokes, ejectors, double trigger, elaborately engraved coin finished receiver. Disc. 2010, reintroduced 2022.

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MATADOR

10, 12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, 26, 28, or 30 in. barrels, various chokes, Anson & Deeley boxlock, auto ejectors, beavertail forearm, SST, checkered pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1955-1963.

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LEGEND

12 or 20 ga., 28 in. boxlock or round (20 ga., new 2021) action, chrome-lined barrels w/standard choke tubes, non-selective single trigger, straight hand, semi, or full pistol grip, Grade 1 oil finished walnut stock, manual safety, maker's...

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Legend de Luxe

12 or 20 ga., boxlock or round (20 ga., new 2021) action, 28 in. chrome-lined barrels w/standard choke tubes, non-selective single trigger, straight, semi, or full pistol grip, manual safety, forged steel monobloc barrels and receiver, Engl...

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MODEL 37 SUPER (DISC.)

12, 16, or 20 ga., sidelock, Merkel-style action, various VR barrel lengths and chokes, auto ejector, high grade wood, elaborate engraving. Prices below reflect older models. Disc.

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SENIOR

12 ga. only, engraved sidelock action, Beesley or Purdey-type self opener, top-of-the-line quality, select walnut, lighter upland version was available (made-to-order only). Disc. 1987.

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SUPREMA

12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, sidelock, includes deluxe engraving, made to customer special order per individual specifications.

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IMPERIAL

12, 16, 20, 28 ga. or .410 bore, sidelock action with DTs and hinged front trigger, chopper lump 28 in. barrels, traditional rose and scroll engraved case colored detachable sidelocks, H&H-style self-opening action, exhibition grade wal...

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ADARRA

12, 16, 20, 28 ga. or .410 bore, boxlock action, double locking mechanism with replaceable hinge pin, 28 in. chopper lump barrels with concave rib (other barrel lengths available by special order), hammerless, double triggers, straight grip...

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MODEL 77

12 ga. only, Merkel-style O/U sidelock with Greener crossbolt, deluxe engraving checkering. Disc. 1985.

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ANNIVERSARY HAMMER

12 ga. only, forged steel action, exposed hammers with auto ejectors, 30 in. chopper lump barrels with flat hand filed rib, finest scroll engraving with gold inlays, mfg. to celebrate AYA's 50 years in the U.K. marketplace. Limited mfg.

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NO. 1

12, 16, 20, 28 ga. or .410 bore, full sidelock action, straight grip, ejectors, DT, elaborate fine scroll engraving. Importation disc. 1987, resumed in 1991.

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NO. 2

12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, 3 in. chambers, English-style sidelock, ejector, cocking indicators, DT. Importation disc. 1987, resumed 1991.

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NO. 4

12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, 3 in. chambers, English-style straight stock, boxlock action, ejectors, DT, straight grip stock, standard wood. Importation disc. 1987, resumed 1991-2008.

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No. 4/25 Special Edition

12, 16, 20, 28 ga. or .410 bore, 2 3/4 in. chambers, 29 in. barrels, Westley Richards style boxlock, Anson & Deeley action, auto ejectors, DT, hand rubbed oil finished No. 1 checkered straight grip walnut stock and forearm, coin finishe...

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NO. 4 DELUXE

12, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, English-style boxlock or round (disc. 2021) action, ejector, stock, forearm, trigger to order. Importation disc. 1985, resumed 1991.

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NO. 4 RA

12, 16, 20, or 28 ga., hammerless boxlock ejector, Anson & Deeley action, 28 in. chopper lump barrels with concave rib, double trigger, Grade 1 oil finished walnut stock, split bottom plate, automatic safety, Purdey double underbolt loc...

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No. 4L

12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, hammerless boxlock ejector, Anson & Deeley action, 28 in. chopper lump barrels with concave rib, double trigger, Grade 2 oil finished walnut stock, split bottom plate, automatic safety, Purdey double un...

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XXV BOXLOCK (BL)

12, 20, 28 (disc. 2011) ga. or .410 bore, boxlock, 25 in. barrels, Churchill rib, ejector, custom order trigger, English-style stock and forearm, extra set of barrels. Importation disc. 1986, resumed 1991-2005, reintroduced 2008-2011 and 20...

XXV SIDELOCK (SL) Image

XXV SIDELOCK (SL)

12, 16 (disc. 2011), 20 (disc. 1997, reintroduced 2008-2011 and 2022-present), 28 (disc. 1997, reintroduced 2008-2011) ga., or .410 bore (disc. 1997, reintroduced 2008-2011), sidelock ejector, 25 in. barrels, Churchill rib, stock, forearm,...

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NO. 53

12, 16 (disc. 2017), or 20 ga., engraved sidelock, ejector, sideclips, third lock. Stock, forearm, trigger to order. Importation disc. 1986, resumed 1991.

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NO. 56

12, 16 (disc. 2010), or 20 (disc. 2010) ga., engraved sidelock, ejectors, SST. Importation disc. 1985, resumed 1991.

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NO. 106

12, 16, or 20 ga., English-style boxlock, DT, pistol grip, 28 in. barrels. Disc. 1985.

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107-LI

12 or 16 ga., English-style boxlock, DT, straight grip, light English scroll engraving. Disc. 1985.

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MODEL 116

12, 16, or 20 ga., 27-30 in. barrels, any choke, hand detachable H&H sidelocks, DT, engraved, select checkered walnut pistol grip stock. Disc. 1985.

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MODEL 117

10, 12, 16, or 20 ga., 3 in. chambers, 26-30 in. barrels, any choke, hand-detachable H&H sidelocks, ejectors, SST, engraved, select checkered walnut pistol grip stock. Disc. 1986.

MODEL 117 QUAIL UNLIMITED Image

MODEL 117 QUAIL UNLIMITED

12 ga. only, 26 in. barrels choked IC/M with 3 in. chambers, upgraded wood and checkering, high gloss bluing, gold colored ST, engraved by Baron Technologies in PA, only 42 mfg. for Quail Unlimited of North America.

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SFERA

12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, forged steel action, 25 to 32 in. chopper lump forged barrels w/game rib, double trigger w/front trigger, optional selective or non-selective single trigger, special grade walnut, straight hand stock, autom...