Supreme de Luxe

The  Supreme de Luxe is 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 and lengths from 25" to 30". There is a choice of chamber length, chokes, type of rib, gun weight, balance, stock blank , measurements and engraving

Chopper lump barrels from best English tubes in high quality carbon alloy steel, filed and struck up by hand to optimum form, shape and weight. They are highly polished before deep blacking using traditional slow rust process. The self opening slide (if fitted) is located underneath the fore-end between the tubes and is coil spring operated, the strength of which can be adjusted by changing the spring to give mildly assisted, easy or self opening. This system is independent of all other functions and can be omitted during manufacture to produce a standard opener.

The sidelock action or frame is made from a case hardening low carbon steel forging and the 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 and adapted to suit our action. Intercepting safety sears are standard. Pull weight is adjusted to customer requirements. The top lever operates a 'Purdey' type double bite underbolt, connected by a Scott type squared spindle. Disc set or standard firing pins depending on model. Automatic safety catch in top strap with gold inlaid "Safe". Action filed and carved with fluted sides on lightweight models, deeply cut beads and double bars beneath. The ultimate in sidelock shaping, the classic lines are retained in the rounded version that is very comfortable to use. A standard shape is also available.

Double triggers with a single beaded trigger guard in right or left hand, but 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 over a hundred years ago. It is very simple, has only five parts of which two are moving. Most modern O/U guns use a similar system. Fore-end can be splinter type which is standard, in a choice of lengths or a slim beavertail. Ejector mechanism is housed in the fore-end 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 five, 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 cap or a traditional half pistol grip are optional. Gold oval with initials or crest. Deep, hand rubbed oiled finish with finely cut hand chequering, stocked to the customers measurements for an 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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Supreme de Luxe 79782

A.A.Brown & Sons Supreme de Luxe number 79782 is currently in production and available to purchase ready for stocking. This is a very rare situation with best guns that usually only happens after a client has pulled out. In this case, many years ago we decided to start putting this gun through our system to see if it was possible to reduce the delivery time for the client. In the state the gun is currently in, the waiting for the customer is greatly reduced with only stocking, engraving and finishing left to do. 

It has 20 bore 28" chopper lump barrels with 70mm (2 3/4") chambers and presently has 1/2" and 3/4" chokes. It has double triggers with a right handed bead and a Holland & Holland easy opening system. Our chosen stock blank can be seen in the pictures and is ready to be made to the owners measurements. As with any best gun, everything is to the customers wishes and we would be happy to fit any stock that the client had a preference for as well as the engraving and the choice of coin or colour hardened finish. Discussions would also need to take place in order to finalize the gun case and accessories options available.

We are expecting a delivery time of around 18 months so if you are interested in completing this with us please get in touch for a more accurate delivery time and pricing of your new gun.

Address

1 Snake Lane
Alvechurch
Birmingham
B48 7NT


Contacts

Email: enquiries@aabrownandsons.com
Phone: +44 (0) 121 445 5395 

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