• Imperial,[poduct_type]- hortonguns
  • Imperial,[poduct_type]- hortonguns




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The “Imperial” is AYA’s first new model since the launch of the Nº 1 “de Luxe”: another step in AYA’s quest for a perfect sidelock. Only the finest and most experienced craftsmen work on the ‘Imperial’ to ensure the very highest level of quality. The base for the “Imperial” is the Nº 1 sidelock action, but AYA have taken it to another level of refinement to bring it closer still to gunmaking perfection; self-opening action as standard, exquisite hand picked engraving, bone charcoal case hardening and exhibition quality walnut all feature on this elegant shotgun. But the “Imperial” is not just a beautifully finished shotgun; extra time is put into every working aspect of this gun to make sure the trigger pulls are that bit crisper, the closing is even smoother, the handling feels a touch more lively. This masterpiece has not been made to a price, but to a level of finish which is unmatched in Spanish gunmaking

Standard Features

• Side by Side hammerless sidelock shotgun.
• Forged steel action with double locking mechanism and gas vents.
• Hardened steel intercepting safety sears.
• Gold washed internal lock parts.
• Gold lined cocking indicators.
• Double trigger with hinged front trigger.
• Optional selective or non-selective single trigger.
• Chopper lump chrome nickel steel barrels.
• Concave Rib.
• Straight hand, finely chequered oil finished highly figured walnut stock.
• Best English bold foliate engraving.
• Gold initial Oval.
• Automatic Safety.
• 12, 16, 20, 28 & .410 bore.
• 28" barrels, with other barrel lengths to order.
• Approximate weight in 12 bore 63/4 lbs.

Optional Extras

Individual stock measurements

Pistol or Half-pistol grip stock

Long stock (over 15” or 14 ¾” in ST)

Beaver-tail or semi beaver-tail forend

Central vision or Cross-over stock

Churchill Rib

Non-Selective single trigger

Selective single trigger

Full left-hand action


Initials on oval – cost per letter

Initials inlet in gold – cost per letter

Number 1 grade wood on Number 2

Exhibition quality walnut stock

Chrome lined barrels

Spare fitted parts

Lightweight gun

Hand file cut flat rib


You can see similar guns to the Imperial from the Grulla Guns Royal range, which can be found by following the links below:

Royal Churchill: https://www.hortonguns.com/products/grulla-royal-churchill

Royal Purdey: https://www.hortonguns.com/products/grulla-royal-purdey

Royal Holland: https://www.hortonguns.com/products/grulla-royal-holland


Contact W.Horton and Sons for more details

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