• No. 4/53 Boxlock,[poduct_type]- hortonguns
  • No. 4/53 Boxlock,[poduct_type]- hortonguns


No. 4/53 Boxlock


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The Nº 4 has been AYA’s standard boxlock design since 1960. It is modelled on the classic Anson & Deeley boxlock action, but with a few refinements which lift it out of the ‘ordinary’ bracket. Pressure fitted pins are replaced by cross screws, each with its own locking screw and a replaceable hinge pin add to this model’s durability. The Anson & Deeley action, the most famous of all boxlock designs, was created by two employees of Westley Richards in 1875, and ever since Westley Richards guns have defined boxlock elegance.
The Nº 4/53 is mechanically very simple, which makes it durable, dependable, and easy to service. It is identical to the original Nº 4 of yesteryear, but with the added refinement of oil-finished, sidelock quality walnut – another feature which adds value to this classic model.

Standard Features

•Side by Side hammerless boxlock ejector shotgun.
• Double locking mechanism wich replaceable hinge pin.
• Disc set firing pins.
• Double trigger (optional selective or non-selective trigger).
• Chopper lump barrels with concave rib.
• Light scroll engraving.
• Automatic safety.
• Split bottom plate.
• Straight hand walnut stock.
• Wood grade 2.
• Initial Oval.
• Available with colour hardened, old silver or white finish.
• 12, 16, 20, 28 & .410 bore.
• 28" barrels, with other barrel lengths to order.
• Approximate weight in 12 bore 6 lbs 10 oz.

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

Contact W.Horton and Sons for more details.

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