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Benelli 828U O/U

First impressions of the Benelli 828U O/U – it’s design for design’s sake. Surely Benelli would be better off sticking to what they do best, semi-auto shotguns? That may prove to be true, but I…

£2,025.00

Our rating:  83%

Akkar Triple Crown

I have always been enthusiastic about unusual firearms, some of which, in their day, proved to be less than practical or were simply overtaken by rapid technical development. The firearms I find most fascinating are…

£1,811.00

Our rating:  88%

Savage .22/.410 combination

Combination guns are not that common in the UK, probably because of the type of shooting we do, our terrain and our licensing laws. They are common in Germany and Austria, however, sometimes with…

£653.00

Our rating:  64%

Bettinsoli Diamond Line

The Italians realised that if they were to remain competitive they needed to redesign their offering and invest in some up to date machine tooling. The decision has paid off.…

£857.00

Our rating:  83%

William Powell Monarch 20 bore

The name William Powell has been involved in gunmaking in Britain since 1802. The firm passed through the hands of many generations of Powells before the rise of European makers finally caught up with them and the…

£4,995.00

Our rating:  76%

BSA-SKB

The idea of a famous sporting arms maker subcontracting production to an overseas manufacturer is not new. In this instance, the phrase “made in Japan to BSA specification” has a ring to it that…

£400.00
Benelli 828U

One of the wonderful things about shooting in these early years of the 21st century is the relaxed attitude to the type of shotgun seen on the shooting field. No longer does one need…

£2,325.00

Our rating:  90%

Snowie 12-bore

The growth of interest over the past few years in hammerguns has undoubtedly saved shotguns that would otherwise have been left to rust away or be scrapped off. While older shooters seeking a bit of…

£350.00
Chapuis Armes C135 Artisan Super Orion

You might be forgiven for having never heard of Chapuis Armes. While this French firm has a fearsome reputation for producing double rifles of enviable quality from its factory to the west of Saint Etienne, its shotguns…

£5,290.00

Our rating:  84%

ATA Venza O/U

ATA was founded about 60 years ago and has flourished into a thriving gunmaking business. Its guns are made in Turkey and a range of O/U guns are already available here in the UK. The…

£649.00

Our rating:  90%

Zoli Kronos shotgun

The Zoli Kronos shotgun has bucked the Italian trend in no uncertain terms.

£3,800.00

Our rating:  90%

Lincoln Premier Gold .410

What makes a particular model of shotgun, or range of guns, popular? You could argue that it is fashion, but that is ephemeral and rarely results in long-term interest. Perhaps we could assume it is…

£850.00

Our rating:  86%

One of the smaller Italian manufacturers, Bettinsoli is nevertheless a name many British sportsmen and women will be familiar with, thanks to its importer RUAG, which is also responsible for bringing Perazzi’s guns into the UK. The Crypto…

£1,200.00

Our rating:  84%

Benelli 828U

This new over-under shotgun represents something rather rare in the world of sporting shotguns: the new and unusual. Of course, all gunmakers continually innovate in shotgun design and manufacture, but most changes tend to be incremental. The 828U offers…

£2,025.00

Our rating:  84%

Browning B725 20 bore

The Browning B725 had a lot to live up to in replacing Browning‘s ageing but extremely successful B525. Thankfully, the Belgium-based company produced a gun which has proved popular  with the public and critics alike since its…

£1,995.00

Our rating:  82%

Huglu 201HRZ hammergun

I make no secret of the fact that I have always had a fondness for hammerguns. Fifty years ago or more, they were the cheap, old-fashioned alternative and an economic buy for us young…

£755.00

Our rating:  88%

Beretta semi-auto

Beretta semi-autos hold their secondhand value well and have been leading contenders in the field for almost half a century now.

£300.00

Described to me as a “hedgerow gun”, the question posed was, did I wish to test it? The somewhat informal description conjured up a number of thoughts, but for those readers of a more…

£649.00

Our rating:  83%

Browning Heritage

With the arrival of the B725 in 2011 it seemed that the long, celebrated life of Browning’s 525 line of guns would come to an end. With a new, slimmer action and consistently good sales since…

£5,788.00

Our rating:  86%