• May 19, 2011
Aston Martin shotgun by Browning – Click above for image gallery

In most situations, we'd rather be driving than riding shotgun. All the more so when there's an Aston Martin in the picture. But for this particular handcrafted creation, we just might make an exception.

The shotgun you're looking at was commissioned by British Aston enthusiast Ron Collier from Browning, the Belgian gunsmith workshop founded by a Mormon from Utah. The B25 12-gauge shotgun took a year to make, and depicts Collier's two 80s-era V8 Vantage Volantes, along with the winged Aston Martin logo.

Since Collier has since parted with the pair of Astons, he's selling the mint-condition firearm as well. Holt Auctioneers will put it under the gavel on June 23, where it is estimated to fetch in the neighborhood of $30,000. Which may seem like a lot for a gun to an outsider, but it strikes us as a good value for a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin (of sorts).


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      MTU 5.0
      • 3 Years Ago
      Guns don't kill people, Aston Martins kill people. ;) Beautiful shotgun, tacky car engraving.
      vlocityboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      30k for a muddy rendering of some clip-art? Puhlease.
      Alphonso Carioti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Car on Browning not necessary!
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like Browning's shotguns, but someone's a sucker if they pay that much for what's pretty much a $4,000 gun with some gaudy engraving on it. Oh, and Browning, bring back the Mk. II Hi-Power!
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like cars and I like guns, but I don't like the idea of putting a picture of a car on a gun.
      JaredN
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is some of the worst engraving I've ever seen. And the fit of the stock to the lock is quite poor as well. Took a year to make? No. That is less than a week's worth of engraving, and that gun is worth little more than an unengraved shotgun.
      Doug
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is GHEY!!!! spend that money on something worth it (i dont know we've had a few natural disaster in the US and abroad that can use cash) not some other shotty piece of crap that just proves you have a smaller manhood than most.
        Car Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Doug
        Coming from a guy who has a big wing, imitation HID headlamps, and fart can exhaust on his car......
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I never mix my hobby of guns and my passion for automobiles. I just have a cheap and reliable double-barrel under/over shotgun. I never understood the point of these ornate shotguns. I view guns as more of a utilitarian thing, with no need for cosmetics (example: I bought the 20" barrel on my AR-15 instead of the 16". While the 16" looks nicer, it doesn't offer the accuracy). Guns and cars are two very different things. Let's keep them apart. That is also some poor engraving. I would pay $75 for that, tops.
      cbamft
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those aren't both 80's era Vantage Volantes. The main picture shows a 90's era. Just sayin'... ;)
      Alan Ko
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't get it. People usually engrave the critters the shot at onto their guns - pheasants, ducks, deer. Why a car?
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's just stupid. You can like two things without making one an advertisement for the other. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should...
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it looks rather smashing old chap, what?
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