100 years but also uses the latest technologies to produce
some of the leading shotguns on the market.
Later, Fausti was named Knight Offi cer of the Republic,
an important recognition for those who, out of nowhere,
have managed to create a luxury brand and therefore to
ensure work and employment to the regions people.
His guns, thanks to participation in the fi rst and most
important international exhibitions in the fi eld, became
true ambassadors for creativity and the art of Italian gun
making. Some of those models such as the Classic, an
external hammer gun, and the Senator side-lock, are still
in today’s catalogue. Th is goes to show just how iconic and
impressive these classic guns are.
Th e three Fausti daughters, have long been the ‘Face of
Fausti’, providing the management and leadership skills
that have defi ned the company’s success story. Th ey have a
passion for the family business along with that particular
creative touch that brings the artistic elements of the
Italian Renaissance to life in their products. It’s a winning
In recent decades, a key challenge for gun makers
around the world has been how to successfully embrace
state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, while still
retaining the classic hand work and hand fi nishing that
results in the fi t and feel of fi rearms that have been crafted
as opposed to having been mass produced.
Th e secret of Fausti’s success is balancing the best of
the old with the best of the new throughout its product
line. Fausti guns are, however, as much ‘go’ as they are
‘show’. Behind their elegant lines, whether it’s one of
the company’s production or bespoke models, all Fausti
shotguns incorporate a full range of top quality, machined
components. Over and under models also include Fausti’s
patented Four Locking System; in essence, four retaining
points between the barrel frame and action instead of the
traditional two. Fausti is also renowned for its scaled frame
small gauge, a true standout in its class.
In 2009, Fausti established Fausti USA and launched
the Fausti brand all over the United States with the
creation of models designed specifi cally for the American
market. Recently, Fausti UK also opened, to serve the
English market, one of the most challenging markets in
the bespoke gun world. Th e direct relationship with the
customer is one of the keys to Fausti’s success, linked to the
chance to have a perfect fi tted custom gun. More and more
The limited edition
Anniversary – 1/70 – over
and under and side by side.
passionate shooters from all over the world visit the factory
in Italy, often adding the factory tour to their holiday. A
Fausti stand located at the new San Antonio Complex,
Texas, USA – a paradise for competition shooters –
completes the scenario of how Fausti works, in a face to
face relationship with the customer to get the best in terms
of quality and needs.
Some of the authentic Fausti renowned shotguns, true
ambassadors of the ‘Made in Italy’ styled design include
the recently introduced Italyco series, a gorgeous over and
under built on a round body action and available with
either box-lock or with long profi le side-plates, while the
Fausti XF4 is a versatile model designed as an “all in one”
or multi-discipline shotgun, equally well suited for all
FITASC competition. Also, the classic side by side Dea
British SL series, which features eight distinct handengraved
patterns, and the side-lock Senator, the apex of
the Fausti production.
Th e current Fausti product product line represents a
continuity in tradition, a legacy paying homage to the
founder, Stefano Fausti, celebrating the fi rst 70 years of a
long history of beauty and creativity.
A big birthday needs a big present and what better
than two series of 70th Anniversary shotguns, each series
limited to 70 guns and each one specially engraved and
signed. Th e two series, one in side by side, one an over and
under are simply stunning with their round-body scaled
frame, long profi le side-plates and long trigger guard.
At 70 years old, Fausti is one of Italy’s oldest surviving
gunmakers, the future secured with the involvement of the
new generation – Giovanna’s son is already working in the
company while Barbara’s child, just 12 years old now, seems
keen to get involved in the family business history.