AYA 12g double barrel

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

 

Overview

 The AYA (Aguirre Y Aranzabal – AYA)  family have been gunmakers since 1917 and are located in the town of Eibar by the Ego river in the Basque country of northern Spain.

Gunmaking in the English tradition began during the Peninsula War, when Napoleon’s troops were driven out of Spain by Spanish guerillas and British forces under the Duke of Wellington. Wellingtons officers took home gun barrels of Spanish steel and had them made into fowling pieces by London gunmakers such as Manton Brothers.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for any shooting or sporting use from the 1920s period onwards.

Foxtrot example shown is an English style boxlock sporting 12g double barrel shotgun featuring 28” barrels and ejectors. A finely finished gun, metal parts are in a blued finish, it has a walnut forend and stock with chequering at the wrist.

Film Set Notes

We normally use 12g blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke.