Soroka's beautiful new Farquharson style rifles

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Sean Ingram Sean Ingram on Dec 23, 2009

    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 Jan Kolenbrander on Jan 28, 2010

    Looks good mate.