New FABARM Over & Under Shotgun With a PARADOX Barrel

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    If you visit the New Products section of Italian FABARM‘s website, you’ll find half a dozen of new over and under shotguns. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that one of them, the Elos B2 Classic Paradox Gold, is a little bit different than others: its lower barrel comes with a built-in Paradox choke.

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    In Paradox guns (a.k.a. shot and ball guns) the last few inches of the bore are rifled allowing to impart a spin to a slug, however, the rifled section is short enough to still let the gun pattern decently with birdshot. So these guns have rifled smooth bores – a paradox!

    The Paradox barrels were invented in 1885 by Lieutenant Colonel George Vincent Fosbery who is mostly known for designing the Webley-Fosbery revolver. Fosbery’s patent was bought by Holland & Holland which became the company that is normally associated with the name Paradox.

    Nowadays, you can rarely see a newly manufactured shotgun with Paradox barrels like the FABARM Elos B2 Classic Paradox Gold shotgun. Although you can have a shotgun and rifle in a single gun by using removable rifled chokes or by getting a combination gun, it is still interesting to see the companies experimenting with bringing back the well-forgotten old.

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    Below you can find the tech specs of this shotgun quoted from the manufacturer’s website.

    SPECIFICATIONS TECNICAL DATA
    ELOS B2 AL CLASSIC PARADOX GOLD
    GAUGE 12/76 MM ( 12-3”)
    BARREL TRIBORE HP
    BARREL LENGTH 61/24”
    TOP RIB DIMENSIONS 6 MM
    BARREL FINISH SATIN BLUED
    CHOKE PARADOX/INNER HP (4)
    RECEIVER ERGAL 55
    RECEIVER FINISH NICKEL-PLATED + GOLD PLATING
    EJECTORS YES
    STOCK PISTOL
    LENGTH OF PULL IN MM 370
    DROP AT COMB IN MM 38
    DROP AT HEEL IN MM 58
    FOREND TULIP
    WOOD FINISH OILED
    WEIGHT IN KG 2,75
    CASE CARTON BOX
    PROOF TEST 1630 BAR

    Let us know in the comments section what do you think about the rifled choke or Paradox technology in general? Have you used such a gun on a hunting trip?


    Images from www.fabarm.com

    Hrachya H

    Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience. Hrachya also writes for SilahReport.com
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