• No 56 Sidelock,[poduct_type]- hortonguns
  • No 56 Sidelock,[poduct_type]- hortonguns


No 56 Sidelock


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The Model Nº 56 was first made in 1941. It is AYA’s top competition double, and a long-time favorite of live-pigeon competitors around the world.

Like guns for trap and skeet competition, pigeon guns must be strong, to endure the firing of hundreds of thousands of rounds. They must also be heavy enough to absorb recoil during days of gruelling competition, yet handle smoothly and point naturally.

 To accomplish this, the Model Nº 56 employs a frame that is wider and heavier than normal. This is augmented by a Purdey triple-bite bolting system, and sideclips to eliminate lateral flexing. The gun is normally made with a pistol grip and beavertail forend, to allow the shooter a solid hold on the gun. Barrels are extra long - up to 30 inches - and can be ordered with a ventilated rib.

Standard Features

• Side-by-side hammerless sidelock ejector with wide forged steel
action, designed for competitive shooting.
• Treble grip locking mechanism with sideclips and gas vents.
• 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.
• Flat, hand file cut rib.
• Straight hand, finely chequered oil finished highly figured
walnut stock. Wood grade 1.
• Hand engraved with fine rose and scroll engraving.
• Available with colour hardened or old silver finish.
• 28" barrels, with other barrel lengths to order.
• Approximate weight in 12 bore 7½ lbs.
• Gold initial oval.
• Automatic safety.
• 12, 16 and 20 bore.

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 a similar gun to the No. 56 Sidelock from Grulla Guns Celtic, which can be found by following the link below:

Celtic: https://www.hortonguns.com/products/grulla-celtic


Contact W.Horton and Sons for more details

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