Michael Yardley

The Browning 525 Hunter over-and-under shotgun, built on an action that’s proved itself over three-quarters of a century, impresses Mike Yardley with its versatility and value

AyA shotguns are known to British sportsmen for their looks, reliability and competitive pricing. The No.1 sidelock side-by-side ticks all these boxes and more.

It looks elegant, it shoots well and it costs just over £2,000. Is this Guerini 28-bore the perfect gun?

An alternative to expensive London guns and risky auctions - the merits of turning an old classic into a top-quality gun.

The Italian Fabarm Beta 3T side-by-side is a gun with a conventional aesthetic but with the handling qualities of an over-under.