The Field

William Powell Viscount

THIS month’s test gun is a new, bespoke, back-action sidelock from William Powell built in association with respected Italian maker Batista Rizzini. It is more than a rebadging exercise, however; this gun has been built to a precise specification for the modern British market as laid out by William Powell and with much input from its own team. The long-established Banbury firm is not only well known for its guns but for its game agency and practical shooting nous.

This sort of Anglo-Italian exercise, meantime, often brings positive results. The Brescians are masters of gun manufacture now,

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