FAMARS POSEIDON OVER AND UNDER
AND AVANTIS SIDE BY SIDE
Master Gunmaker Remo Salvinelli of FAMARS
di Abbiattico & Salvinelli has redisigned the traditional sidelock
mechanism for two new innovative and revolutionary guns, the "Poseidon"
(Over & Under) and the "Avantis" (Side by Side) Shotgus.
The design is simple perfection, blending
the modern detachable trigger plate mechanism and true intercepting
sear sidelocks. Salvinelli has created the ultimate in strength
and reliability, offering the swift lock times, firm hammer-fall
and prevention of discharges of the
traditional sidelock, balanced by the size, strenght and ease of
access for cleaning and mainteneance offered by the modern drop
lock. These two new guns continue the tradition of excellence of
the Famars shotgus and rifles.
The Poseidon sidelock over and under has the
lockwork configured on the removable trigger-plate. This design
has many advantages. The prestige of a sidelock is combined with
the strength of a boxlock and the accessibility of a droplock. It
has intercepting safety sears that avoid the double discharge.
forend hinge cover opens as the barrels drop, allowing a wider than
normal gape to facilitate loading, therefore there is no groove
in the frame. The Poseidon can have single of double triggers and
it is possible to have two spare mechanisms, one with single and
one with double triggers.
gun looks extremely elegant thanks to its round and slim shape.
Its mechanism is an outstanding masterpiece of engineering, very
accurate in each detail, like a watch system. Available in 12, 16,
20, 28 and 410 bore, it weighs 7 lbs.-12 oz. in 12 bore, 6 lbs.-8
oz. in 20 bore.
The Avantis is the first removable trigger group
side by side ever produced. It is actually a hand-detachable sidelock
that drops out of the bottom of the gun like a droplock. Unlike
the Westley Richards, the trigger guard and the trigger assembly
come out with the sidelocks.The bottom of the frame is full solid.
It has intercepting safety sears that avoid
the double discharge. All the parts are milled out from solid steel,
the action is completely without pins and screws, adding more strength
and reliability to the gun. It comes with chopper lump barrels,
single or double triggers and it is possible to have two spare mechanisms,
one single and one with double triggers.
The gun looks elegant in its round shape
and the mechanism is very accurate in each detail, like afine
The Avantis is available in gauges 12
to 410, exclusively through Roosevelt & Drake - 207-436-5270
or email Lewis@drake.net.
Batha's Best Bits
Fitting Your Budget When Buying a Gun
You get what you pay for in life.
Nowhere do these words ring more true than in selecting your first
gun or trading up. Always try to buy the best gun your budget
If you buy a gun that is made of
quality components, it will give you years of good service, stand
up to a lot of shooting, be better balanced, with improved trigger
pulls and reliable ejectors.
The multi-choked gun costs
a little more and is an individual choice, though it most certainly
gives greater flexibility; especially
in the sporting disciplines.
You do not have to break the bank to be a successful
shooter! More competitions are won with good quality, entry level
guns than with the expensive custom-made variety. I will take it
for granted that any
gun you purchase complies with the Rules of Competition.
Excerpted from Chris Batha's New Book "Breaking Clays".