C & H Weston celebrates 200 years in business with a commemorative rifle
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The famous South Coast gun shop, C & H Weston, celebrates bi-centenary with a specially-commissioned rifle
From its origins in East Sussex, to its current home in Brighton, C & H Weston has been supplying shooters' needs for over 200 years. That's an extremely impressive bit of trading history, and Ivan Mather, the shop proprietor, is rightly proud of it, but the C & H Weston of today is concentrating on getting geared up for the future. New knife display cabinets have just been installed, and the shop stocks a huge range of airguns and accessories for the modern shooter, in addition to a fascinating selection of vintage guns.
To commemorate the bi-centennial, Ivan has commissioned a superb, limited edition BSA R-10 SE, and these really are something extremely special. Italian stock maestros, Minelli, really pulled out the stops on this one, and the super-hi-gloss finish to that ambidextrous walnut woodwork has to be seen to be appreciated.
Only 50 of these £999 superguns will be made, 30 in .177 and 20 in .22, and advance orders are already coming in, so if you want one, you'll need to call Ivan and the team to place your reservation.
Features include a chrome bolt handle, trigger guard and sling studs, plus laser engraving on the stock and some tasteful etching on the action. Ivan chose the Super Carbine format for the commemorative rifle, and it will be presented with a BSA Optics 3-9 x 50 scope and one-piece mount, two, 10-shot magazines, BSA's renowned CCS shroud and silencer system, a fully-padded Negrini hard case, and a certificate of authenticity, individually signed by the MD of BSA and Ivan. Everyone who has seen this rifle has been seriously impressed by its looks, and then there's the guaranteed performance of the R-10 SE at its heart, ensuring a remarkable rifle that really does shoot as good as it looks.
We think it's the perfect tribute to over 200 years of serving the shooting community - and we raise a glass to Ivan and his team at C & H Weston!
Read more about the history of C & H Weston here.