In celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary, Italian Fausti Stefano SRL has introduced two commemorative shotguns. The difference between the two is mainly in the layout of the barrels – one is an Over & Under shotgun and the second one is a Side by Side.
Let’s watch the demo video published by the company then go over the specs and features of each of these Fausti anniversary model shotguns.
Fausti Anniversary Over & Under Shotgun
This shotgun is available in 16, 20, 28 or 410 gage chamberings. Interestingly, they are not available in 12 gauge. These shotguns can have 70 mm or 76 mm (2 3/4″ or 3″) chambers depending on the caliber choice. It is also possible to order the barrels with fixed or interchangeable chokes. These Fausti anniversary shotguns also have a wide range of barrel length options. Particularly it is possible to order one of the following barrel lengths: 60, 63, 65, 67.5, 71, 73, 76 and 81 centimeters (roughly from 23.6″ to 31.9″).
These shotguns utilize boxlock trigger mechanism. The metal parts of the action feature a high polished finish known as Coin finish. The customers can choose to have either extractors or automatic ejectors. These shotguns can be also equipped either with dual or single selective triggers. Below you can find an excerpt from the Fausti website describing the furniture properties of the anniversary shotguns.
“StockPISTOL GRIP WITH STEEL CAP OR PRINCE OF WALES OR ENGLISH STOCK – WALNUT (TYPE 5A) OIL FINISH – RUBBER RECOIL PADForendSPLINTER OR SCHNABEL FOREND”
Fausti Anniversary Side by Side Shotgun
Most of the features of the Side by Side version of Fausti anniversary shotguns are identical to that of the Over & Under one. The difference in caliber options is that the Side by Side is also available in 32 gauge in addition to the caliber options mentioned for the Over & Under. The SxS shotguns are available with seven barrel length options: 60, 63, 65, 67.5, 71, 73 and 76 centimeters (23.6″ to 30″). Last difference from the O&U shotgun is the forend design options which are “Splinter or Semi-Beavertail” for the SxS shotgun.
Both the O&U and SxS Fausti anniversary shotguns are limited edition firearms. Only 70 of each of these shotguns will be made. The shotguns are handmade, signed and come in ABS gun cases.
Images from www.faustiarms.com