Here’s a list of dream guns that will never make it to our safes.
When you go shopping for a new piece of equipment, odds are you’re as interested in the price as the quality of model.
Inevitably, the finest guns on the market are always wildly out of your price range, so it’s not even worth the trouble of looking at them. But it’s nice to indulge in some window shopping.
VO Vapen Royal Collection United Arab Emirates Edition Rifle
Created by Viggo Olsen, founder of VO Vapen, this rifle (also known as the H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque Rifle), was modeled after the exquisite chandeliers of the Abu Dhabi mosque. Like all VO Vapen guns, it features a unique takedown system allowing the gun to take on several different calibers.
This one of a kind gun features gold inlay, thirty-six diamonds, and is valued at over $800,000.
VO Falcon Edition Rifle
Also created by the famous Swedish gun and rifle maker Viggo Olsen, this gun features delicate, hand-etched designs of Saker and Peregrine falcons and is valued at $820,000.
It’s widely considered to be the most expensive gun in the world.
One of a Thousand Winchester Rifle
Although they were advertised as ‘One of a Thousand,’ experts estimate this excellent gun was produced less than 200 times.
Available in 1873 and 1876 models, this historical gun typically sells for around $100,000 at auction.
Boss OU Shotgun
England-based, this manufacturer is known for their side-by-side shotguns, which makes the OU shotgun an exception to the norm.
Elegant, lightweight, and designed for easy carry out in the field, this traditional gun was introduced in 1909 and is valued at about $48,000.
Holland & Holland Royal Deluxe Over Under Shotgun
Established in 1835, Holland & Holland makes some of the finest shotguns in the world.
This gun uses a sidelock ejector mechanism and a hand detachable lever, but it is the beautiful detailing etched walnut stock that make this gun so exceptional. This gun is valued between $100,000 and $200,000.
Fabbri Over Under Shotgun
Like VO Vapen, Fabbri is a modern gunmaker known for excellence. Because they make largely custom shotguns and only around 30 per year, these high quality guns run anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000.
Known as the Lambourghinis of shotguns, there are few finer models out there than this Fabbri shotgun. Look for the distinct blue coloring, the trademark of the Fabbri brand.
J. Purdey & Sons 20-bore Sidelock Ejector Over Under Shotgun
Founded in 1814, J Purdey & Sons is known for its longstanding tradition of excellence. They are particularly known for their customized bespoke guns, made to a customer’s individual measure.
Designed to be superb for hunting, this gun features a solid game rib and a rich, beautiful finish. The value of this gun comes from the fact that each one is handmade and, therefore, one of a kind.
J. Purdey & Sons Best Pair Shotguns
Though it can take up to two years to receive a Purdey gun after an order is placed, it is well worth the wait.
This matched pair is designed for high speed and quick exchange between shots. The two of them are valued at around $120,000.