I am curious what the World marketplace actually considers a “matched pair”of shotguns.
I would like people to offer up which elements of two shotguns laying side-by-side, need to be the same for the two shotguns to be considered a “matched pair”.
I separate it into physical and mechanical properties.
IMHO, Presuming they were ordered on the same day, as a set, they should be physically as identical as possible.
So, same barrels, same triggers, bookmatch wood, same engraving, etc.
Mechanically, everything should be the same.
Same trigger pull, same effort to cock, same top lever force and distance, same weight, same moi, same balance.
My personal standard, is that the shooter should not discern any difference between one and the other.
I am curious what other members may have to say.
I can’t promise that I may alter my view, however I am definitely amenable to accepting yours if well reasoned.