Longthorne reveal new clay gun

Longthorne Gunmakers unveiled their first ever purpose-built clay gun at the Northern Shooting Show.

Elaine Stewart explained that it is an off-the-shelf model, unlike their other guns which are bespoke – but it retains Longthorne’s patented barrel technology, with the barrels machined from a single block of steel.

“That makes our barrels stronger and lighter,” Elaine explains. “We can even proof them for steel up to full choke.”

The new gun is a true sidelock with an unembellished matt black finish, giving it a purposeful look, and comes with multichokes or fixed chokes. It comes in at £12,995, considerably less than the company’s beautifully engraved game models, which start at £17,400.

The gun was first seen at the show, having been assembled the night before it opened. It hadn’t been given a name when it went on show. “If anyone wants to make suggestions we’d like to hear them,” commented Elaine, who said they expect to have guns in stock by the end of July.

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