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#597304 05/25/21 06:35 PM
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Been out for a while after this covid thing, job change, etc.

Was looking online and ran across F.A.I.R doubles.

Never heard of them. Any info?

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F.A.I.R. (Fabbrica Armi Isidoro Rizzini) was founded half a century ago in Brescia. It employs some 44 workers and makes over $10 Mil yearly. They are mostly known for middle class o/u shotguns but since about 15 years ago they also make double rifles. Their DRs are mostly short-barreled (55 cm) over unders with single triggers but they also offer SxS DRs and even a hammer DR properly employing double triggers. Calibers offered are from .243 Win to 9.3x74R. I've handled one of their first DRs and they feel very lively, with their short tubes and modest 3 kilos. Between shotguns and rifles they make combis and short-barreled o/u slug guns.

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Interesting. Quality and price wise.. how do they stack up with other italian makers such as sabatti?

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While I do own a couple of Italian doubles, one being a DR, and the other my favourite go-to shotgun, I do not consider myself an expert on Italian guns; but I know a bit of them anyway, and handled many, in all price ranges. My first DR was a Sabatti O/U and it was handy and accurate (but not classic enough for my conservative tastes so it was replaced by a vintage Merkel). I would say FAIR is generally in the same league as Sabatti, maybe a notch above.

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Jani

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Jani,
Good post and the same as my opinion of the Fair DR.

You have aroused my curiosity as to which Italian Double Rifle you have. I ask, because I have and shoot a Beretta DR in .45-70 and am presently toying with the regulation.
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My Italian double rifle is a Bernardelli Minerva hammergun in 9.3x74R. I only test fired it once and is now a safe queen. An interesting piece, but I mostly prefer Austrian and German products.

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+1 on the German products from Suhl- My Simson in .405 WCF:
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This is a a great and rare Simson DR, with very nice wood.
Did you try it on Texas pigs, BTW?

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Jani


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