AN EXPRESS SIDE BY SIDE RIFLE IS THE ULTIMATE SHOTGUN TO BRING BACK MEMORIES OF GREAT WHITE AFRICAN HUNTERS LIKE WALTHER DARLYMPLE MAYTLAND BELL, NICKNAMED “KARAMOJO”, JAMES “JIM” SUTHERLAND OR THE MOST FAMOUS HUNTERS OF ALL, FREDERICK COURTNEY SELOUS WHOSE NAME IS FOREVER ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORLD FAMOUS PARK IN TANZANIA.
Memories of an era when it was courage, not technology, that told hunters apart from “great hunters”. A time when a hunter just had a gun while tracking elephants, buffaloes and lions down in the thick of the bushes – nothing else!
The Express Safari Big Five EDL double rifle is the perfect gun for all those hunters who want to experience the same emotions first hand and look for a prestigious gun to do so. A gun with deluxe finishing details that offers the best value money can buy.
The EDL version features everything the Safari Big Five model features with the addition of:
• Higher quality wood
• Side plates
• Better engraving with more coverage
• More refined action
We, at Sabatti, have been manufacturing smooth bore side by side shotguns for over 60 years.
In the past 25 years we have been pouring all our experience in the production of side-by-side double rifles. The Safari Big Five cal. 470 N.E. and 500 N.E. represent the top of the line in our entire Sabatti catalogue.
The gun offers an amazing value for the money and a level of finishing that is normally found only on much more expensive products. It is ideal not only for African safaris, but for any type of big game hunting where balance and ease of handling are of the utmost importance.
The action of the Safari Big Five double rifle will withstand pressures generated by very big caliber ammunition because:
– it is the result of a completely dedicated project which means it is bigger than any other standard 12 ga action.
The rifle longevity and accuracy over time surpass those of every other rifle on the market today;
– it is machined from a solid block of hot forged high resistance steel, heat treated to increase strength;
– it is fitted to the barrels manually by very skilled workers who make sure all is tight and high pressure proof.
The steel used in our barrels is all induction treated at the steel mill which translates into a longer life cycle even when using solid or monolithic ammunition.
The Chrome and Molybdenum added to the steel further improve its resistance to the wear generated by the high pressure of big calibers.
Our side by side shotgun barrels are carefully silver soldered and manually fitted by extremely skilled craftsmen to guarantee perfect convergence and higher accuracy. This allows less manipulation and less “invasive” final regulation of the points of impact. Points of impact should overlap at 70m, allowing a 6cm group at 50m when using the ammunition specified on the target supplied with every gun.
The Safari Big Five is comfortable to use as well as beautiful in design. Its stock with English style cheek piece and beavertail forend in extra select wood, oil polished and checkered by hand give the rifle a refined and appealing look, as well as comfort and perfect ergonomics.
You can buy our Express rifles range online on Gunbrokers.com.