Have you ever evaluated Kemen shotguns, specifically the sporting models? They seem to be increasing in popularity in the US and I handled one the other day and the balance was an improvement over the 682 I currently use. Thanks for your time I’m in no hurry.
As you no doubt know, the Kemen is an almost exact Spanish copy of the Perazzi. It’s made today up in Elgoibar along with most of the other Spanish guns. The Kemen has always been a good gun, though I doubt it anyone would claim it superior to the Perazzi. I’ve shot the guns and they looked, felt, handled and shot like a Perazzi. The guns have been around forever. I seem to remember Derek Partridge, an expatriate British trench shooter, pushing them in the late 70s, early 80s. They have had three or four different distributors within in the past few years.
The problem with the Kemen is price. For a while the Kemens were just about as expensive as the Perazzi. You’d have to have your head examined to buy the copy when you could get the original for not much more. Resale value of a Perazzi Mirage is one thing. Of a Kemen, it’s quite another.
The Technoid writing for Shotgun Report, LLC
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