Supreme de Luxe specification (scroll down for gun review and pricing structure)
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Supreme de Luxe. A best quality all english sidelock ejector sporting shotgun. Made to order using the finest steels and timber to produce, mainly by hand, a limited quantity of truly bespoke guns. The gun can be built in 12, 16, 20, 28 and .410" gauge with barrels side by side. Barrel length from 25" to 30". Choice of chamber length, chokes, type of rib, gun weight, balance, stock blank , measurements and engraving.
Chopper lump barrels from best english tubes by Microfinish in high quality alloy steel. Filed and struck up by hand to optimum form, shape and weight. Highly polished before deep blacking using traditional slow rust process. Self opening slide (if fitted) is located underneath the forend between the tubes. Coil spring operated the strength can be adjusted by changing the spring to give mildly assisted, easy or self opening. This system is independant of all other functions. The slide can be ommitted during manufacture to produce a standard opener .
Sidelock action or frame is made in house from case hardening carbon steel forging. Size of action is varied for each bore to retain flowing lines so easily lost if reduction from a larger calibre is used. Each component is made from bar steel or forgings in the steel most suited to its function. Locks are made in house to the proven H & H design, adapted to suit our action. Intercepting safety sears are standard. Pull weight is adjusted to customer requirements. Top lever operates a 'Purdey' type double bite underbolt, connected by a Scott type squared spindle. Disc set strikers are fitted as these have proved to be the most reliable. Automatic safety catch in top strap with gold inlaid "Safe". Action filed and carved with fluted sides, deeply cut beads and double bars beneath. The ultimate in sidelock shaping. Classic lines are retained in the rounded version that is very comfortable to use. Standard shape is also available.
Double triggers with a single beaded trigger guard in right or left hand. A non selective single trigger can be fitted if preferred. This is made in house to our own design based on a principle first introduced by Greener of Birmingham around a hundred years ago. It is very simple, has only five parts of which two are moving. Most modern 0/U guns use a similar system. Forend can be splinter type which is standard, in a choice of lengths or a slim beavertail. Ejector mechanism is housed in the forend and is based upon the Southgate but refined to allow sweet closing after firing. Anson push rod fastening. Diamond and pin with fancy tip for retaining the wood which is always taken from the stock blank used on the gun.
Walnut stocks can be selected by customer. Mostly from Turkey (Caucasus), a few blanks come from France, USA or southern U.K. We store all our timber for several years to ensure complete seasoning before use. Grades are six or seven star with exhibition stocks when available at extra cost. Straight hand stocks are standard with diamond grip and drop points, a slender Prince of Wales grip with horn cap or a traditional half pistol grip are optional. Gold oval with initials or crest. Deep oiled finish. Finely cut hand chequering. Stocked to measurements for ideal fit.
Engraving by top freelance engravers to either of our standard styles, fine rose and scroll or heavier cutaway scroll, or game scene, commemorative or special engraving at extra cost. Action finish colour case hardened or gunmetal (Coin). All guns are proved at the Birmingham Proof House. Singles, pairs, triples or sets can be commissioned. Cases, tools and accessories of choice are supplied at extra cost. Gunfitting can be arranged at a nearby shooting school.
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