With so many different brands and models on the maket, finding a gun at the right price is tough. So, we’ve given Mike George the hard task of listing his top 20 new and used guns for under a grand


Bettinsoli Diamond Line

Bettinsoli Diamond Line

Bettinsoli Diamond Line Sporter

Country of origin: Italy

Price: £950 new

Despite its “Diamond” name tag, this is the entry level O/U in a whole family of guns, but none are expensive. When I first looked at this gun in 2010 you could get a really well-conditioned gun for around £650. Nowadays it is so well priced that a new gun just falls within our limit of £1,000.
Back in the 1980s, Bettinsoli was one of the first gunmakers to invest heavily in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools, and it is the key to the economical production of mechanical components of all kinds.

The Diamond Line is a typical Italian gun. It has 3in chambers and steel shot proof, and despite its low price it still manages to look quite elegant.

Five multichoke tubes are provided with the gun and, if you do find a really well-conditioned second-hand example, these should be present, together with an ABS case.

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