I shot the 1020 at my usual test venue, beginning on a Skeet range. It was a solid performer. It did not recoil excessively, everything functioned as it should. The 6mm vented rib, which has a brass bead at the muzzles, presented a good picture to the eye and was well laid with the usual non-reflective, crosshatch-machined top surface. Overall gun weight, something under 7lbs, seemed well suited to a modern 20-bore (my 32" 20-bore game guns hit the scales at about 7lbs 3oz and I often stuff an ounce of shot through them in the field). The test gun’s weight is about the same as a traditional bench-made 12-bore side-by-side game gun. The 1020 produced good kills on the clays with Half and Three-quarter chokes fitted (my preference in a 20 is for a bit of choke). My only significant criticism was that the trigger pulls were a bit heavy, and this can affect one’s timing. I found myself using the first joint of the trigger finger rather than the pad to compensate for this. Overall, though, I would rate the 1020 highly at its price point. It is a solid, well-presented gun at a fair price. It would be just the ticket for walking-up some grouse, which is what I am off to do now!
The price The quality of finish The well-proven design and good specification
The trigger pulls
Make: Webley & Scott Model: 1020 Bore: 20 Action type: trigger plate with stud pin hinging and full-width single bolt Barrels: 27½" (70cm) Rib: 6mm Chokes: multi – five supplied Weight: about 6¾lbs Warranty: three years RRP: £999 inc. VAT
proportioned. The top lever is of mid length and efficient in operation. The trigger is recoil operated, and the trigger blade itself is gold plated.