Adler Lever Action Shotgun

Adler, a Turkish Firearms Manufacturer, makes an 7+1 round lever action shotgun. They also make a SBS/AOW variant.

a112 Adler


Last month the Adler A110 Shotgun was under the spotlight in Australia. The Adler A110 was imported and due to its large capacity and quick rate of fire, compared to other shotguns in Australia, the government wants to restrict these as well.  I did not know that Pump Action shotgun were restricted in Australia. Here is an application for a Category C Firearm, such as a pump action. Click on this link to check out the PDF. And before anyone says “no politics”, I am only talking about the laws of Australia and find it interesting regarding this shotgun.


The A110 lever action shotgun looks interesting. It does not function like a traditional lever action. I do not see the bolt or exposed hammer like on a traditional lever action shotgun or rifle. I was unable to find a US importer of the A110. Do any of you readers know of a company bringing these in?

You can see some more info on Adler’s website.

Nicholas C

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  • Lee

    Latest news is that they are allowing import into Australia.

  • Calimero

    There’s the same kind of dumbassery in France: lever action shotgun, no problem, easy access.

    Pump action shotgun = 5-year permit, extended background check, has to be stored in a safe, cannot be used for hunting

    Because we all know terminal ballistics change because of the mode of operation of the gun …

    • swede

      the same in sweden for some strange reason
      but lever action shotgun only meant those norinco 1887 before and they are by no means of the imagination a modern ergonomic gun, this looks like it points and shoulders like a regular semi/pump

      I am intrigued…

      • Calimero

        I thought of getting a 1887 clone but once I saw how poorly they work I decided to get a semi-auto shotgun even if that meant all the paperwork (I already have ARs/AK/SIG so I’m used to the paperwork anyway).

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Yea… but…. the food! I’d easily consider living in Switzerland with frequent trips to France and Belgium.

      Ugh, it’s so hard to get a bad mean in Paris. I’d ignore a few nonsensical gun laws here and there.

      • Calimero

        Well things aren’t so bad in France compared to the UK or maybe even California.

        We can have handguns, semi-auto rifles (AKs, AR15 …) once you complete the paperwork at the Kommandantur.

        Of course compared to Switzerland or the freer states in the US it doesn’t look as good.

        • B.K.

          To be fair we can and do own all the above. Outside of the 10rd cap and AK/AR bullet button nonsense. I find it ironic the first firearm I could call my own and learned to shoot with was a model 39. I sure do carry more than 10 in that and it’s perfect legal. So bizzare. Luckily I grew up in a major California city that identitys overwhelmingly conservative.

      • iksnilol

        Good food and Switzerland aren’t really two words I associate with each other. My experience with Switzerland hasn’t been that positive in regards to food.

    • Anonymoose

      But pump-actions are SCAAARY! SALT WEPPUNZ!

      • MRHapla

        just. don’t, saw it. off. fergodssake

  • TheNotoriousIUD


    • Sam Deeley-Crane


      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Haha yeah I screwed that up.
        In the hospital on drugs after surgery.

        • Swarf

          Hope the surgery went well, normally very funny guy.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Thank you, sir.
            Surgery went well (tonsils, uvula removed, palate re shaped, deviated septum fixed) but the pain is insane. Thank god for quality narcotics.
            Crappy thing is no shooting for a month.

          • Tassiebush

            Like Swarf said good luck in all aspects of your recovery. Hope you’re feeling all recovered soon. I enjoy your comments!

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Thanks man.

          • Bill

            I try to get injured at least once every two months to keep my supply of scheduled painkillers maintained. And I’d personally like to thank all the pillheads for making it impossible for us who really need narcotics to control pain to get them.

            Too bad about the shooting, there’s always online gambling and porn, a great combo when on drugs.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Yeah my GF is a physician so I know how tightly controlled narcotics are now. Luckily my doc prescribed me enough liquid oxycodone to kill an elephant.
            I prefer call of duty and no reservations marathons.

          • buzzman1

            Sounds like you are/were a snorer and apnea. Have a buddy that had the same surgery and he’s like a new man. Getting a good nights sleep is a wonderful thing.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Yeah bad apnea.
            Good to hear about your buddy. I haven’t had a full nights sleep in ten years.

          • buzzman1

            Forgot he also had tongue reduction too at the same time.

    • mark

      I saw that movie!

  • Strongarm

    Adler 110 is a clever transformation of Italian based semi automatic shotguns largely been manufacturing in Türkiye. It uses a hook engaged to the lever to act the breechbolt fore and aft being very similar in action of old Savage M99 Rifles.

    • Richard

      Do you know which shotgun it’s based on? I’m very interested to know the most likely magazine cap thread type.
      I expect it would be the same as the parent gun that the 110 is based off.

      • Strongarm

        Frame, breechbolt carrier slide, breechbolt with lock and trigger lockwork are all copied from Fabarm Ellegi. Original gas piston and cylinder in front of the magazine tube is converted to annular type for larger magazine capacity as creating the base of current Turkish autoloading shotgun samples. Deleting the gas engagement and providing a slide lock easily converts the same to pump action and Adler 110 is created solely adding an arched connector between the rear of bolt carrier and rear top of actuating lever as deleting the slide lock of pump version. The gun is robust and practical.

        • Richard

          Thanks, looks like a great product. Some Australian retailers are advertising the Adler 110 with a 5 round magazine, so they may be re-worked and imported after all.

          • Tassiebush

            I dropped into my local shop and it sounds like they are expecting 5 rounders now. Gosh it’s been a saga of many turns.

  • Henrik Bergdahl

    Gunlaws = Security theater and universally stupid.

    • mikewest007

      It’s not a theater, it’s a circus. Hell, even a sideshow in some places.

    • guest

      Gun massacres, not had since laws changed. Sure our crims still shoot each other, but if they can afford to pay $3000 for an illegally obtained .22 pistol (which can be happily had for much cheaper legally, but has to registered) or $10’000 for a subgun made in a shed then they’re professional enough to try avoid shooting civvies with it.

      • imachinegunstuff

        They weren’t bad before the laws either,

      • spencer60

        What, criminals don’t steal legal guns in Oz???

        At the prices you mention, I’m sure there are a significant number of crimes whose sole purpose is to steal guns.

        And I would call that cafe attack recently a ‘gun massacre’.

        • Tassiebush

          They certainly do steal them. The insecure gun registry and police discussing firearm storage inspections over easily scannable radios (with smart phone apps) made it easier to target victims. Of course these thefts made harsher penalties for owners who didn’t store them correctly necessary apparently… Makes me bitter!

      • Tassiebush

        There was that fellow who shot his wife and kids. 5 people or so. Of course we’ve had a few non gun massacres too. Childers backpacker arson, the nursing home arson and that appalling incident with the mother in Queensland who killed 8 children including her 7 kids and a visiting kid. All comparable to mass shootings in numbers killed.

        • mikee

          Spot on! The granny murders, Snowtown, the backpackers arson in Queensland, a number of murder suicides using carbon monoxide from car exhausts in Victoria and New South Wales etc.,….The list goes on!

    • sam

      It’s a ghost shotgun, has ability with a 7 caliber clip to dispense 7 bullets in under half a second.

  • Goody

    It has more mechanical similarities to an autoloader. Instead of a gas systems driving the bolt there’s a lever thingy.

  • Tassiebush

    I’m pi$$ed off I’m not getting mine for Christmas!

    • James in Australia

      Yep, I was looking forward to picking one up too. The ergonomics of an 1887 (or copies) dont work for me and I dont want a.410 like the Rossi Lever – both of which are still readily available. Looks like the Adler will now be available next year, unless they move all lever actions to “C”.

  • James in Australia

    The PDF you linked is for Victoria only, states laws vary. A cat “A” Rossi .22 revolving rifle is a prohibited weapon over the border in NSW. A 20 round magazine readily legally available in SA could result in arrest, loss of license and firearms if it were brought back into VIC. Crazy.
    But not as crazy as WA – where an empty, spent .22 shell is classed as Ammunition and must be kept under lock and key………

  • Bear The Grizzly

    Why would any honest citizen need 8 rounds? Are the ducks going to shoot back? A real man only needs 2 rounds to defend himself.

    • Rock or Something

    • MRHapla

      depends on what one might be shooting. or how many,,,,,,,

    • ghost

      Well, darn, now you tell me. Ever seen the size of ducks in Texas?

  • Anomanom

    Nice. Now can i get it with a large loop lever?

  • ghost

    If it works, I want it. Went to the website, unfortunately, I don’t read or speak Turkey.

  • Camilo Emiliano Rosas Echeverr

    In Italy you have to have at most 3 cartdriges at the ready when hunting. No limits for self-defense or sporting use. I routinely read warnings about doing practice shooting in open spaces, because if officers from forestry police find you with more than tree cartridges in your magazine, they will ask to prove you that you were not poaching.

    • Swarf

      They ask you to prove a negative?

      Not so good at math theory, are they?

  • Swarf

    Not to sir up an argument, but why a lever over a pump? A pump allows you to keep your finger near the trigger and seems like a faster mode of operation.

    I like lever actions– in fact my Marlin 1894 is pretty much my favorite gun– but I inver got lever shotguns.

    • Nicholas Chen

      It is something different. For the people down under, it gets around the pump but can be almost as fast as a pump.

      • Swarf

        Right, smart engineering to get around dumb beauracracy, I get that.

        I just don’t understand why it’s a thing at all. Even JMB wanted the 1887 to be a pump but was squashed by Mgt who wanted to carry on the brand of lever actions.

        Speaking of which, why aren’t there more pump (or slide, as Remington calls them) action rifles? Way easier to stay on target versus a bolt.

    • swede


      maybe you stay on target better with a lever instead of a pump?

    • MRHapla

      The logic is probably somewhere in the reasoning that pump rifles , beyond .22, never really took off,,,,???

      • Swarf

        I, umm… wait, what?

        I’m talking about shotguns, not rifles.

        Although I do think there should be more pump action rifles, too.

        • MRHapla

          I know, ,,,,there were/are pump rifles, they just never drew much of the market, just like lever shotguns didn’t out sell pump actions.

          The many vagueries of the marketplace

      • James in Australia

        They have here, Remington pump 223’s are a popular choice for pigs and 308’s for deer.But that’s down to anomalies in laws.Laws which are probably based on bad guy gun usage in Hollywood films.

  • Bill

    I want.

    But the guy in the first video looks like he’s having impure thoughts and committing a mortal sin.

  • Southpaw89

    I’ll take that levergun, NOW! Seriously, get those into the US already.

  • MRHapla

    Did I hear right? The Turks are claiming it’s the first lever action shotgun? Somebody go back 130 years and tell Winchester

    • Phil Elliott

      My ex Father-in-law used to regularly hunt Pheasant with a 10 ga. Winchester, (he was a big guy).

      • MRHapla

        Pump? or lever? Either way, I’m guessing he didn’t miss many,,,

        • Phil Elliott

          LOL would certainly like to have Sams money (and looks) but I’ve never been in the Movies, we are about the same age. Thanks for the vote though.

          • MRHapla

            IMDB.Com “North Dallas Forty”, re: NIck Nolte’s character,,,,,

  • Matt

    I think in Austria (the skiing nation where Vienna is) also Pump action shotgun are forbidden.

  • Adam aka eddie d.

    That hammerless singleshot brake action with the “smart” ejection looks sweet!

    Don’t know how it works, but it’s a nifty and useful feature.
    You have the comfort and speed of an ejector, without its drawback.

    Looks like a great lightweight gun, especially in 20 GA.

    The lever action gun is interesting too, but I’d like to see a long term test on it (reliability, ease of use, parts wear, hidden problems etc.).

    • Tassiebush

      They’ve 5000round tested them for reliability. NIOA the importer brought in IAC leveraction shotguns before which unfortunately are plagued with reliability issues so I’m pretty sure they went out of way to ensure these wouldn’t be a warranty nightmare.

      • Adam aka eddie d.

        Thanks for the info Tassiebush!
        While the -supposedly- decent factory testing is a must and is very welcome, I’m more likely to believe (truly independent) civilian testers and average users. We’ll see if these are really worth something, but I wish the best for them, interesting guns!

        • Tassiebush

          Sorry I meant the importer did not the factory. But yeah it’s definitely best once the actual production runs are underway and people are testing those rather than special test runs. Fwiw I think the importer is pretty keen to do right thing by consumers.

          • Adam aka eddie d.

            Thanks, useful info!
            I’ll check out the tests on that site, you made me curious.

          • Tassiebush

            I’ve had trouble finding the clip. It certainly was there. Basically it showed them firing them a fair bit. It was noticeable they had shoulder padding and gloves on shooting hand. Lots of spent shells on ground. Certainly looked like a decent performance. Didn’t look awkward or anything. Just regular levergun performance. Definitely looked like they’d be a decent gun. If only I could find that clip.

  • Andrew Chattington

    I am a shooter in Aus waiting to see if my Adler will be released which I will use in 3 Gun IPSC. If we loose these we could also loose our Chiappa lever shotguns and lever/pump rifles. We have the ludicrous laws where we cannot own semi auto rifles & shotguns & pump shotguns [unless we can get a restricted license which is virtually unobtainable] but are allowed pump & lever action centre fire rifles.

    • Tassiebush

      Yeah the import block set a scary precedent.

  • Stephen Beat

    I think I am in love!

  • Jim

    I want one.

  • jerome

    I will not buy from any company unless they are in the USA! I own a Safir Arms T-14 410 and a Baikal 12ga. that both use 5 round magazines. You either have to buy a extra magazine from a individual or make your own which would cost between $75.00 and $125.00/ea. not to mention repairs. And YES the almighty ATF is the reason why if you loose the magazine you have either a one shot pump or a one shot semiautomatic shotgun…if I wanted a single shot I would have got one in the first place.

    • L. Roger Rich

      Buying products made in the USA only is something the last generation did. Most products you buy today is your computer you use.

  • maodeedee

    They should have replicated, at least externally, the Winchester Model 1886 lever action shotgun. Then at least it would have some “Cool” factor going for it.

    • L. Roger Rich

      I have a 1886 replica. They already exist. the are clunkie to use as the design is dated. They take a commanding working of the lever and hold a lot less.

  • Adam

    Fingers crossed for Australia… hope the feds decide to release the shipment they confiscated.

  • buzzman1

    From what I’ve read lever action shotguns have always been legal in Australia but none have been mad in a long time. The current gov’t is claiming they are illegal just because there are anti gun.

    Its a shame that the shotgun isnt made in a Mares leg config instead of the
    SBS/AOW variant. That would make it a great hiking config. Birdshot for area’s with lots of snakes or buckshot/slugs for the bigger varmints.

  • buzzman1

    The first time I went to Paris was 1988. I really never wanted to go back because the Parisians were everything and more of the @assholes I’d always be told about. In 2003 my wife (who had never been to Paris) naged me until I said OK and it was amazing how the people had changed in 15 years.

    Unfortunately the politics of the country has only gotten worse. France is doomed.

  • Spencer Craig

    Is the lever action SBS and AOW available in the U.S.?

  • Spencer Craig

    How can I get the Adler shortened barrel, lever action. I would really like to purchase for home protection. Also, does it come in 20 ga or just 12 ga?