About Us

W Horton & Sons (Established 1855) are premier dealers for B Rizzini game and competition shotguns. Based in Birminghams historic Gun Quarter in the West Midlands.

We have access to a range of demonstration guns as we work very closely with the UK distributors, ASI. We offer free gun fitting with an articulated try gun on all new Rizzini guns purchased through us. This means your gun comes to fit you out of the box (Free of charge within permissible stock dimensions that suit c90% of people, contact us for details). Our B Rizzini product knowledge is unsurpassed by many other UK dealers so contact us to arrange a fitting and order your B Rizzini.

W Horton & Sons and B Rizzini sponsored shooter Phil Pointer (Trap) will happily demo the B Rizzini competition range. Phil shoots both an S2000 high rib (similar grade to a Caesar Guerini Maxum Impact) and a BR 440 competition high rib (similar to a high end Perazzi, Zoli or Krieghoff in terms of performance but up to half the price).

About Battista Rizzini

Battista Rizzini of Brescia Italy founded the Rizzini Company in 1966. He has three children who are actively involved in the family-ran business. Since the company’s foundation, its products have acquired worldwide recognition and appreciation through the endless quest for the best quality of products and materials. This is achieved through continuous investment in the best technology integrated into traditional workmanship.

Rizzini produces sporting arms intended to match the most demanding needs of hunters and competition shooters. Our models range from over-under and side-by-side shotguns as well as over-under hunting rifles and even side-by-side dangerous game rifles.

Inside Rizzini you will find state of the art CNC machines, a wood department where the beautiful stocks are made, a product development department with innovative engineers and Mr. Rizzini’s very own think tank corner where you can find him working on the next Rizzini project. When you buy Rizzini you are investing in some of the best craftsmanship in the world. The “original” Rizzini brand is registered worldwide and certifies the highest quality. Rizzini is 100% made in Italy.

Battista and Giuseppe Rizzini

45 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Does the Rizzini BR550RB 20 bore come in a twin trigger version?

    I love the idea of shooting with a 20 borebut my other guns have twin triggers and I think the variation could cause problems




  2. Hello, I have a B. Rizzini over and under 28 bore that someone has had professionally converted to a straight hand stock, and very beautiful it is too. However, I would like to put it back to the original pistol grip or pow stock.
    Could you supply me with this replacement stock?
    Thanks and regards


  3. Hello,

    I’m interested in a Rizzini BR550RB in 28 gauge with a pistol grip, double triggers, 28 inch barrels, IC/M, standard dimensions but cast on for a left hand shooter. I live in the USA so I’ll need to figure out how it can be exported. Can you do something like this?




  4. Hi. I have recently aquired a 20 bore Rizzini. I don’t know much about the gun such as age etc. Is there a way I can learn more about the gun from its serial number?


  5. Hello,

    I am looking for a 16 gauge over and under sporter. Do Rizzini supply one? I have heard that the lead time on a Rizzini, if not in stock, can take up to 12 months. Is this the case?



  6. Hi I’m thinking of purchasing a new shotgun in the spring. I am interested in the Artemis 12guage with 30 inch barrels. Is gun fitting included in the price displayed on your website?


  7. Good Morning

    I’m the current owner of a Rizzini SN:9379 in 12ga, could you pls provide a history on this gun ?
    Currently the gun is fitted with 28″ barrels and I’m looking to fit 32″ barrels, would it be possible that I could purchase 32″ barrels from you


  8. Hi Steve
    I have a nice Rizzini B 20b which needs new firing pins I am struggling to find out which model it is the only other markings are March F no B.T and the ser no this makes no sense to me any advice would be a big help
    Thanks Garry


  9. Steve, Hi I am interested in ordering a RB Classic in 16 bore, solid rib, long tang. A few questions if that’s ok; Do you offer a 29″ barrel? I also prefer a darker wood which I have not on Rizzinis often, is this an option? Looking at the rise in popularity of the 16 and the increase in cartridges available would the standard barrels be able to use steel shot should they eventually be produced? Does the gun have 3″ chambers? What would be the price with the above options.

    Best Regards


    1. Hi Phil, the RB Classic has been discontinued. The best option is to have a RB EM in case hardened finish (there is a picture on the blog). Yes 29″ barrel is possible. We can request a dark wood and you’ll see on the blog some are darker. The other option is to upgrade the wood so you choose the blank. The barrels are constructed the same way so if not proofed for steel, it would be a case of proofing. Yes 3″ chambers are standard. The price would be £2850 plus £185 for solid rib and then if you wanted upgraded wood then £960. Don’t forget this comes fitted and we fitting sessions on 4th, 18th and 25th February. We are also at the British Shooting show. Regards Steve Horton

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  10. I have just bough a second hand Rizzini. Sadly too far to pop in to see you.
    I need a key for the chokes? In the barrels. I presume they are rizzini I will try to attach a photo if not maybe one I habe an email address I can send a picture to you.
    Many thanks.


  11. Hi Steve
    I’m thinking of buying a 16 bore and like the look of the Rizzini. They appear to be well priced and look quality. Can you confirm that they are a ‘proper’ 16 bore, rather than the ‘converted’ 12 bores I have read of. Also can you offer some advice on the ideal length and choke configuration for pheasant and partridge shooting; I would prefer fixed chokes like I’ve been used to with my 12 bores.
    Many thanks,
    Kind regards,


    1. Hi Lindsey, the Rizzini actions are all scaled from 12 all the way down to 410. So a 16 action is a true scaled 16 action. It would depend on how high the pheasants are to determine the difference between one quarry to another. Two ways of doing it.. Have a second set of fixed choke barrels for £960 so you have one for pheasants and one for Partridge. If fixed choke is a nice to have, stick with 28″ or 30″ barrels with multi choke so you can open ( for Partridge) or tighten ( for higher pheasants) the chokes depending on your quarry. If you’d like a fitting give us a call on 0121 369 1855 as we have one slot left for 25th February.


  12. Hi there,
    I am looking at ordering an Artemis 20g 28″ barrel fixed choke- do you make it with pistol grip rather then prince of wales- (is there and extra cost for this?)


  13. Hello, I’m thinking of changing from my 12 bore EELL to a 16 bore Artemis or Artemis light. Looking for a left hand stock, 30″ barrels and preferably a dark wood. First question is price on both and for general driven and walked up which model do you think would be best. I live in southern Ireland so gun would need to be shipped either to my local firearms dealer or to a northern dealer and exported to the south . Finally if I gave you dimensions of my current gun stock could the Artemis (within reason) be made to these measurements


    1. The Artemis light isn’t available in true 16g. The standard Artemis is £2850. We normally use Bridge guns and tackle on the border. Various upgrade options and yes within reason to measurements. If it’s a standard EELL then no problem, if it’s a crossover etc then a £750 supplement will apply.


  14. Hello, I’m interested in the Artemis Deluxe gun in a 20g. Would it be possible to have this gun customised as I like the side plate design rather than the normal Artemis. Have you any dates to visit the factory this year.
    Many Thanks.


  15. Hi I am the owner of the BR S780 Trap.. can I know more about my model please because I cannot find nothing on internet.. frame number 16820.
    Hope you can give me some history please..
    Thanks in advance for your time and help.


  16. Hi, I am interested in a 12g Artemis. Is it possible to request a darker wood and will there be a supplement for this ?


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