Soroka’s beautiful new Farquharson style rifles

Earlier this year Soroka, a New Zealand firm, unveiled their Soroka 07 rifle action. It based on the famous falling block Gibbs Farquharson action.

Internally it differs from other rifles that make use of the Farquharson action by its use of a in-line striker driven by a coil spring rather than a rotating hammer. This decrease lock time and allows repeated dry firing. Soroka says …

Firstly it is 100% manufactured in New Zealand. Secondly, my action whilst looking like a later model Gibbs Farquharson is completely different inside. It uses a striker (firing pin) that is in-line with the bore that is powered by a chrome silicone coil spring. This gives extremely fast lock time and reliable ignition. The design also allows for dry firing which many single shot designs abhorr. Every single component in this action is either CNC’d or wire cut. All the major components- receiver, trigger plate, underlever, quarter rib are CNC’d from Boehler P 20 vaccuum re-melted billet bar stock, a couple of minor items, safety button and bar from 4140, the internal links and other components EDM wire cut from from 17-4 ph stainless ground plate. My machinists are are arguably the best 3d machinists in this part of the world. I can assure you it takes some doing to machine the compound curves found in this design. Ask anyone who knows.

This stunningly beautiful work of art comes at a price. The total price (inc. shipping overseas) is US$14,500!

Many thanks to Mehul for the link and info about the rifles.



Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Steve,

    My pleasure to send you this link. This does seem a very well designed and made rifle though I have not, personally seen one as they are not on sale in the USA yet. The Farquharson action was a significantly important part of the evolution of British firearms that I was surprised that no one really brought it back after WW-2 when the British gunmaking industry collapsed. Yes, Ruger had their Number 1 and Number 3 designs but they were not true Farkys and some experts don’t like them because the main spring attaches to a lug on the barrel, potentially causing inaccuracy over a period of time.

    Even at the relatively high prices that greg Soroka plans to sell his rifles, I do think that he will sell a bunch. There is a demand for fine hunting guns and a completely bespoke piece like the Soroka design would not turn off many potential buyers in the range it is priced in. If he keeps the quality up and markets these rifles well, I do think he could make a lot of money.

    Good hunting!

  • Tom Stone

    VERY nice rifle.

  • Matthew

    Stunning.

  • Komrad

    I don’t like the engravings (or any engravings for that matter) but the wood is beautiful. The only things I would change are the engravings and change the recoil pad to a darker color.

  • Donald Farquharson

    It’s a beauty.

  • Paul Roberts

    The US importer for Soroka is Double Gun Imports.

    http://www.DoubleGunImports.com

    • Paul, thanks for the link.

  • Sean Ingram

    Beautiful gun but I’m not really a collector to pay $14 thousand dollars for it. I could take my Ruger #1 and have their custom shop beautify it with custom scenery and put my name on it for a whole lot less than they’re charging.

  • Jan Kolenbrander

    Looks good mate.
    Jan