The Triple Rifle

― The synthesis between a traditional hunting rifle and a sophisticated precision tool. ―


We sought a high-quality solution within the limits of traditional luxury gunmaking that eliminates the effect of the phenomenon of thermal expansion in the barrels*, which results in shifts in impact from the shooter´s point of aim. With the Fanzoj Triple Rifle all barrels can be fired independently, in any sequence and at any time, without them affecting each other.

We have spent years investigating solutions – with trials, tribulations and setbacks – but we have now achieved our goal. It is a revolution in the market for multi-barrelled rifles.

For several shots in quick succession, without shifting point of impact.

Thermal heating behaviour in multi-barrelled weapons

Every shot fired causes a gun or rifle’s barrels to heat up. As a result, the steel expands, distorting the soldered barrel configuration – one is pushed forward and pulls the other with it, which leads to warping when the gun is hot.

The gunmaker essentially regulates a double or multi-barrelled rifle by adjusting the barrels’ point of impact to one specified distance, at 100 meters for example, on cool barrels. In order to get good results the shots then must be fired one after the other, first right, then left barrel, always in the same rhythm, at intervals of 6 to 12 seconds. Still, if shots are fired repeatedly barrels will heat up and the impact point will shift unpredictably (which differs from rifle to rifle).

In the field, however, only rarely can the barrels be shot at certain intervals, and in the same sequence in order to ensure good, precise results. The gun’s thermal behaviour therefore can lead to relatively large dispersion, especially in situations when several shots in sequence are required – on driven hunts, for example, especially in three-barrelled rifles.

This was not a problem in the past when multi-barrelled rifles were introduced – for the following reason:

Historic use:

The double barrel rifle with soldered barrels was developed some 150 years ago for hunting big game, mostly in Africa. And the appearance of a classic double barrel rifle has not changed much since. The method of soldering the barrels made sense at that time because in an emergency it enabled a second shot to be fired quickly and soldering was the only way of joining two barrels together to form a cohesive barrel unit. There is still no better method to this day. However, the distances that shots were taken at were usually 20 to 50 meters, with the result that a shift in the second shot’s impact point was hardly perceptible or of no real consequence. Today, however, new nitro cartridges (8-9 mm range) with higher gas pressure and better performance at a distance are used.
Where double rifles will usually still perform to their purpose in this range, the design of a triple barrel, however, with three shots in sequence, calls for new solutions.

Technical Specifications


Caliber:

9.3x74R / 8x57IRS / 8x75RS / 30-06


Action:

Elegant, classic design of a triple-barrel rifle with three identical calibres, H&H-type sidelocks, with automatic ejectors


Barrel:

Top-quality Böhler steel, length 61 cm (24inch); with classy quarter rib over free-floating barrels and a highly effective patented muzzle-adjusting device of titanium, enabling the barrels to be rotated inside for perfect alignment to each other, zeroed and then fixed in position. The barrels can be fired independently of one another, in any sequence and at any time interval, without undesirable shifts in the point of impact.


Trigger:

Double trigger, with front trigger working as a single trigger, firing the right, then the left barrel; rear trigger for bottom barrel


Stock:

Custom made from luxury walnut burl


Engraving:

Individual engraving to customer order


Weight:

3.8 kg (for 9.3 cal)