• No 53 Sidelock,[poduct_type]- hortonguns
  • No 53 Sidelock,[poduct_type]- hortonguns


No 53 Sidelock


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The Nº 53 (also known over the years as the 53E and 53B) is one of the oldest models in the AYA catalogue, having been in production since the early 1950s. Both Jack O’Connor and Col. Charles Askins wrote glowingly about the Model Nº 53, which O’Connor described as one of the best values to be had in a side-by-side shotgun anywhere.

The Nº 53 is similar to the Nº 56, in that it employs a Purdey triple-bite and sideclips for maximum strength. However, it is built on a standard-size frame and is slimmer and lighter than the Nº 56. It is engraved in a traditional European ribbon-and-floral pattern.

Standard Features

• Side-by-side hammerless sidelock shotgun.

• Forged steel action with concealed third bite, sideclips and gasvents.

• Semi rounded action bar

• 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 trigger).

• Chopper lump steel barrels.

• Concave rib.

• Straight hand, finely chequered walnut stock.

• Wood grade 2.

• Fine floral, ribbon, and scroll engraving.

• Available with colour hardened or old silver finish.

• 28" barrels, with other barrel lengths to order.

• Approximate weight in 12 bore 6¾ 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 a similar gun to the No. 53 Sidelock from Grulla Guns Consort, which can be found by following the link below:

Consort: https://www.hortonguns.com/products/grulla-consort


Contact W.Horton and Sons for more details.

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