The Nº 1 "de Luxe" has been acclaimed by experts around the world as one of the most beautiful guns available today at any price. It is a variation on the proven AYA Nº 1, which has been in production for more than 40 years. The major difference between the Nº 1 and the "de Luxe" is the engraving. The "de Luxe" is engraved with a bold foliate scroll design, similar to that made famous by Holland & Holland. It is stocked in exhibition-grade walnut.
The Nº 1 "de Luxe" imported to the United Kingdom by Anglo Spanish Imports is engraved and finished in England by British craftsmen, including the engraving, stock finishing, blacking, and case hardening. "De Luxe" guns made to order for clients elsewhere are engraved and finished by Basque master craftsmen at the AYA factory.
Traditional sidelock guns are made with either a standard action or a rounded action. In the former, there is a raised ridge surrounding the lock plate, as well as a drop-point carved into the wood behind the lock to give it a finished look. The underside of the frame is squared, with a carved bead to soften the square edges of the metal. The Purdey is an example of such a traditional action.
In a rounded action, these features are eliminated. The underside of the frame is flush with the wood. There are no drop points, and no squared edges in either wood or metal. Thomas Boss of London is famous for its rounded-action game guns.
Specifications of this item:
Model Nº 1 Deluxe Round Action
20g, 28" barrel length, Concave Game Rib
Choked: Imp Cyl/ Modified
Action Finish: Coin Finish
Stock: Standard Wood, LOP 14 7/8", Drop 1 7/16", Cast Off ¼"
Item shown is not exact, but is a general image. We invite your inquiry for an image of the actual gun you will purchase.
Side-by-side hammerless sidelock ejector shotgun.
Forged steel action with double underlugs.
Fitted with gas vents.
Hardened steel intercepting safety sears.
Gold washed internal lock parts.
Gold lined cocking indicators.
Double triggers with hinged front trigger.
Chopper lump Chrome Nickel (URKO) steel barrels.
Fine concave rib.
Holland style engraving, as shown.
Straight hand, oil finished walnut stock.
Gold oval for initials.
12, 16, 20, 28 & .410 bore.
28" barrels - other barrel lengths to order.
Available with colour hardened, old silver (upcharge) or bright finish to action.
Approximate weight 3.100 Kg (12 bore)