Seriously. The level and quality of hand engraving on this gun — not to mention the wood-to-metal and metal-to-metal fit — could easily run you five times the Revenant’s MSRP for a traditional double because of the painstaking time artisans must put into it. Caesar Guerini reduces those costs by using computer driven lasers for the bulk of the engraving. Twenty-five hours of that are followed up by 15 hours of hand chasing.
Say what you will about computers taking over the world, but computer-controlled manufacturing is the reason this shotgun is this tight, precise, functional, and beautiful without costing somewhere from $50,000 to perhaps $80,000!
And you thought $13,895 was a lot of money.
What the Revenant does is set a new benchmark for shotgun manufacturing and pricing. By incorporating the latest precision machining techniques with traditional shotgun design and handwork, Caesar Guerini is able to match custom gun prices at 1/3 to 1/5th the price. You can see some of this in these photos and the accompanying video review, but to truly appreciate this gun you should handle one. That probably won’t be possible at your typical neighborhood gun retailer, but select, high-end gun dealers should carry a sample or two. They are available in 20- and 28-gauge with a 12-gauge line extension anticipated.
Revenant O/U from Caesar Guerini Sets New Standard — Ron Spomer Outdoors is written by Ron Spomer for www.ronspomeroutdoors.com