Video: the secrets of hunting shotguns. What do the terms "monobloc barrels" and "demibloc/chopper lump barrels" mean?
After a short forced break, our series of videos to discover shotguns and their technical aspects continues. In this video, Antonio Poli briefly tells us the differences between monobloc and demibloc/chopper lump barrels.
Video: Fratelli Poli – Monobloc and demibloc/chopper lump shotgun barrels
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The Fratelli Poli's workshop is a point of reference for the restoration of fine guns. In addition to the production of hunting guns, Poli brothers repair and recondition guns of the main brands and it can be said that during their career they have really seen everything, and even more. That's why we turned to them for a series of videos in which Antonio Poli explains the details and features of shotguns.
In today's video Antonio tells us about the difference between monobloc and chopper lump (or “demibloc”) barrel construction, showing us how they are actually made.
Waiting to be able to travel again and offer you new videos, we invite you to watch this new episode, and maybe to review the previous ones. Enjoy it!
To learn more about Fratelli Poli's rifles, their workshop and their reconditioned gun offerings, please visit their website at www.fpafratellipoli.com.
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The first of a series of videos in which the Poli brothers will open the doors of their workshop and tell us about the many technical aspects of the manufacture and restoration of a fine gun. But not only that – they will also reveal some of the "tricks of the trade" refined over years of manufacturing and repairing.
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