According to the legend told by historian Herodotus, at the end of the battle of Marathon in 490 B.C., a messenger was sent running from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory of Greece over the Persians. That messenger became the first Marathon runner. He was chosen for his endurance and inner strength and his ability to pace himself, which translated into a controlled, even and incredibly elegant stride. All that was expected of him back then is still expected of a long distance runner today!
It is not by accident that “Marathon” is the name of the new FAUSTI semiautomatic shotgun that re-defines looks and mechanics of a firearm that is hardly ever considered a “Best Gun”. The craftsmen at FAUSTI were given the difficult task to completely redesign the gun, from frame to stock and engraving neglecting NO detail. They have clearly succeeded and the result is a “tailor made” autoloader where even stock dimensions are custom – just like in a bespoke gun.
The Marathon comes in the most traditional 12ga and 20ga either gas operated or with inertia system. The gun features barrels in different lengths all made of special SAE4140 steel whose integrity is checked by means of ultrasounds; a red fiber optic sight effective under any weather and light condition; 5 interchangeable choke tubes suitable also for STEEL Shot and a solid frame machined from a block of the best aluminum alloy (Ergal). The finishing details are second to none: from the traditional coin finish of the frame to the half pistol grip of the stock in select walnut embellished by a nice steel cap, long trigger guard and fine, hand cut checkering. The trigger group assy in techno polymer reinforced with fiberglass helps reduce the weight of the gun without affecting its stability, reliability and resistance; the rubber recoil pad alleviate felt recoil. Both the gas operated and the inertia versions come with rotating locking bolt that makes operation smoother and more fluid. Percussion is always strong. Ejection is always flawless contrary to what happens in most hunting guns of the same type.
The Marathon features completely redesigned long side plates flowing seamlessly into the fences. The resulting steel canvas is perfect for the beautiful laser engraved English scroll that surrounds hand engraved game scenes cut by Bulino. The Family Emblem takes the place of honor on the frame.
The Marathon is the result of a complete new way of “thinking autoloader”. It will certainly meet the favors of those who love the FAUSTI brand and those who are looking for a solid and reliable firearm that looks elegant and traditional.
Like a marathon runner, the new FAUSTI semiautomatic shotgun is built to go the distance and win the most challenging races – the races only sportsmen at the DNA level can win!