Fan­tas­tic Fausti

The Fausti Italyco may be a con­sid­er­able in­vest­ment, but when com­pared to sim­i­lar prou­ucts it isn’t a ridicu­lous one

Sporting Gun - - GUN TEST - WORDS & PIC­TURES SHANE ROBIN­SON

hen I re­ceived the email from Tony Laughton from Stag Coun­try Sports, im­porters of Fausti guns here in the UK, I was quite ex­cited be­cause

I hadn’t seen much of Fausti for a while. I know it had been do­ing quite a bit of col­lab­o­ra­tive work be­cause it teamed up with Sauer on the Apol­lon and Artemis projects, with great re­sults, at the back end of 2016 and early 2017.

I wasn’t sure what to ex­pect other than there was “some­thing nice” in the post, es­pe­cially as Fausti ef­fec­tively cov­ers all bud­get ranges of shot­guns. Well, af­ter last month’s Rizzini, I thought I had reached my quota of what I term “posh guns”

Wfor this year. Oh how wrong was I! I think I have just found the present to top my Christ­mas list...

His­tory

Fausti, as a com­pany, has been man­u­fac­tur­ing both sport­ing and com­pe­ti­tion arms since its for­ma­tion by Stefano Fausti in 1948. Nowa­days, the com­pany is run by his three daugh­ters, Elena, Gio­vanna and Bar­bara. The com­pany prides it­self on its fam­ily ethics and by work­ing with the most up-to date CNC tech­nol­ogy it is able to pro­duce world-class weapons.

Fausti’s bou­tique cat­a­logue show­cases some of the com­pany’s nicest work – all guns in this line are hand-fin­ished and

Reader test Find out how two Sport­ing Gun read­ers found the Fausti on page 68

Scroll­work The en­grav­ing com­bines with the scroll­work re­ally nicely

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