craftsmanship and the most advanced manufacturing techniques
are used to produce the modern day Churchill. The classic
action is built using the very latest computer aided design
technology. This, when combined with the skill of the gunmaker,
gives a flawless and robust action.
Barrel manufacturing starts with the forging of chopper lump
tubes which are cut and bored from the highest grade chrome
nickel steel. After carefully jointing the barrels to the
main body of the action, the jointer then passes the barrelled
action to the actioner who meticulously fits all the bolting
and lever work.
After this work is completed,
both the action and barrels are proofed at the London Proof
House to 1200 bar (2 3/4 magnum). After proofing, the actioner
then fits all the internal mechanisms and lockwork before
passing the gun on to the stocker who fits the stock and fore-end.
Hand-picked deluxe grade walnut is selected for its outstanding
figuring with both warm colour and well-defined grain. When
the stock and fore-end have been seemlessly married to the
action and barrels the gun is finally regulated and the stock
finished for chequering. The gun is then ready for engraving.
gun is hand-engraved with painstaking attention to detail
by a superbly skilled craftman. The famous E.J. Churchill
name appears for the first time amidst the beautiful fine
scroll engraving. The classic Churchill style of engraving
is deliberately lacking in ostentation but transports the
gun from the realm of mere mechanical excellence to a work
of art with grace and movement in both the shape and details
of the engraving.
Customers may prefer to order a range of different engraving
styles to suit their own particular preference, whether it
be a game scene or a favourite gun dog.
After engraving, the action is colour cased hardened, the
gun regulated and the wood finished with repeated applications
of oil to enhance the natural grain. In all, it will have
taken 1,000 man-hours to complete.
For information on E.J. Churchill Best London
Guns contact Chris Batha at
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