The AYA Nº 1 has been the flagship of the AYA line since its introduction in the late 1950s. Modelled closely on the classic Holland & Holland-style sidelock, the Nº 1 has every hallmark of the traditional English-style double: Purdey-type double underlugs, chopper-lump barrels, detachable locks, articulated front trigger, and optional self-opener. The Nº 1 is engraved in classic Purdey-style rose-and-scroll, and is stocked in fancy-grade walnut.
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 Round Action
20g, 28" barrel length, Concave Game Rib
Choked: Imp Cyl/ Modified
Action Finish: Color Hardened
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.
Finest"Rose & Scroll" (Purdey style) engraving.
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 or bright finish to action.
Approximate weight 3.100 Kg (12 bore)