Like many London gunmakers, Cogswell & Harrison offered a range of rifles in a bewildering variety of calibres and finishes. But in addition to offering conventional double rifles and bolt actions based on the established European designs, then proprietor, Edgar Harrison, was constantly seeking to produce inexpensive shotguns and rifles. To realise his aim, he introduced a kind of close-to form technology where the individual components were machine-made oversized, and then fitted together by the hand of a skilled craftsman. In Harrison’s words, it was in the ‘last cut of the file’ that the quality came. Using these new (and for the London gunmaking community at the time) relatively uncommon principles, together with an unconventional new design, Cogswell & Harrison launched the Certus magazine rifle in 1900. It was an affordable alternative to the Mauser and Mannlicher. The Certus rifle was based on Edgar Harrison’s 1900 design, protected by British patent No 4,097 of March 1, 1900, entitled ‘Improvements in Rifles’.
Today Cogswell & Harrison has re-launched a variation of this Certus rifle. Complete with synthetic stock, detachable magazines and 20” floating barrel & ½“ UNF muzzle threading with barrel blending thread protector. Available in the following calibers: .223Rem, .243Win, .308Win
Average weight of rifles 3,300 grams.