French gun maker Chapuis delivers high performance in the field while boasting exquisite aesthetics with the Faisan Classic and Artisan over-and-under shotguns. The two shotguns infuse classic lines with modern technology to deliver a unique look of prestige. Chambered in 12, 20 and 28 gauge, both shotgun models are now available to dealers and consumers.
“Pheasant hunting is one of the time-honored traditions of gentleman hunting,” said Chapuis Product Manager Tom Leoni. “Faisan is French for ‘pheasant,’ and these two shotguns honor the classical beauty associated with upland shotguns from the days of yore along with providing great in-field performance with modern technology. Anyone who goes afield with a Faisan will surely be proud to show it to others.”
Built from a single block of forged steel, the action of the Faisan shotguns provides maximum resistance and durability. The action’s low profile also allows the support hand to be very close to the bore axis for instinctive pointability. Modern updates such as an automatic safety, ejectors and the convenience of current chokes round out the features of both guns.
The Faisan comes in two grades: Classic and Artisan. The Classic features a laser-engraved receiver and a AAA-grade satin walnut stock. The Artisan boasts AAAAA-grade walnut stock and hand-engraved receiver. Both models come with single trigger, 28-inch barrel, round action and five interchangeable flush choke tubes.
To learn more about the Faisan Classic and Artisan over-and-under shotguns or other Chapuis products, please visit www.chapuis-usa.com.
Chapuis Faison Classic and Artisan
Gauge: 12, 20 and 28. Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inches. Capacity: 2. Barrel Length: 28 inches. Overall Length: 45 inches. Weight: 5.5-6.2 lbs. Stock: AAA-grade walnut (Classic), AAAAA-Grade walnut (Artisan). Receiver: Laser engraved (Classic), Hand-engraved (Artisan) Chokes: Flush C/IC/M/IM/F chokes. Sights: Vented rib with brass bead. Trigger: Single. Safety: Automatic. Length of Pull: 14.9 inches. Drop at Heel: 2.24 inches. Drop at Comb: 1.37 inches. Automatic ejectors. Warranty: 2 years. MSRP: Classic 12 gauge ($4,859), 20 gauge ($5,159), 28 gauge ($6,099); Artisan 12 gauge ($9,859), 20 gauge ($10,159), 28 gauge ($11,099).
Based in the Loire Valley of France, Chapuis Armes is a century-old manufacturer of premium hunting shotguns and big game rifles. For many decades, they have provided side-by-side and over-under shotguns for upland hunters the world over, as well as double rifles for the most demanding African hunting professionals. Besides their legendary reliability, Chapuis rifles and shotguns are best known for the quality and beauty of their wood and fine engravings. Beginning in 2021, Chapuis premium guns are distributed in the USA exclusively by Benelli USA, and they are covered by a 2-year warranty.