Mr. Free Market points me at this wondrous gun:
…and its review.
Typically, one uses this thing to hunt birds with names beginning with the letter “p” (partridge, pheasant, parrot) in locales such as this:
However, it should be said that the Prestige costs somewhat more than $11,000 — and if I review its characteristics against my shotgun preferences (other than price):
- side-by-side barrels: nope (O/U)
- double trigger: nope (single)
- straight “English” buttstock: nope (pistol grip)
- splinter forestock: nope (heavy full)
- weighs no more than 6.5 lbs: nope (8+ lbs)
…it fails miserably, on all counts.
Now had he sent me a similar review on this gun, I might have been more drawn to the idea of spending about two-thirds of my annual SocSec income [eyecross] on a bespoke shotgun.
As you can see, the Sovereign model retails for about half the Prestige, and has ALL my desired features (other than price).
One more time: shotgun barrels should be side by side like a man and his dog, and not over and under like a man and his mistress.