"This newest addition to the Rizzini line exhibits the close fit and careful finishing we have come to expect from its over/unders. It's a product of what I call the Italian Renaissance school of gun making, as Rizzini has employed computer-controlled machine technology to carve and fit steel so precisely that it looks like fine handwork, but at significantly lower production costs.
Even so, there's evidence of lots of old-world hand finishing in the fast-handling double we tested, especially around the knuckle, water table, standing breech and classically styled fences. Also notable is the buttery smoothness of the opening lever and double locking bolts. In addition, we liked the BR 550's stylishly understated receiver ornamentation, crisp trigger pull and ripple-free barrel polishing." (OutdoorLife.com, OL Shotgun Test)
The NEW BR 550 Action Model constitutes the most recent addition to our range of hunting shotguns. The monolithic frame is scalloped with an attractive streamlined design. This design is enhanced by an ornamental scroll engraving. It features several technical devices devised for long lasting performance and increased safety. On the BR 552 we utilize a side plate receiver to highlight the beautiful artwork. The Rizzini factory artisans hand finish the engraving and put numerous hours of work into every shotgun. Battista Rizzini himself hand selects every piece of Turkish walnut wood that goes into our 26 line-per-inch precision checkered stocks. Rizzini quality is built into every gun. This makes the BR550, the NEW BR550 Small Action and BR552 a must have for your collection.
ACTION: Coin Finish
ENGRAVING: Beautiful ornamental Scroll engraving
MECHANICS: Boxlock, automatic ejectors, single selective trigger.
BARRELS: chrome-lined bores
STOCK AND FOREND: English style grip and forend
GAUGE: BR552 20 Gauge/ BR550 20 Gauge/ BR550 NEW Small Action 28 and 410 Gauge
BARREL LENGTH: Standard on all calibers is 28” 26-30 “ is available at no extra charge. Over 30” ask for pricing.
CHOKES: Comes with fixed chokes. Five interchangeable chokes are available for an additional charge.
DROP: 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"
STOCK LENGTH: 14 1/2" (left hand butt stock is available)
WEIGHT (LBS.): 20 gauge -6.4 lbs., 28 Gauge 5.7 lbs., .410 Gauge- 5.6 lbs.
BR 550 MSRP PRICE: $4,801 - available in 20 ga. only
BR 552 MSRP PRICE: $5,192 - available in 20 ga. only
BR 550 Small Action MSRP PRICE: $5,192 - available in 28 ga. and .410 ga.