The Princeps

From £11,000 inc VAT

Over & Under Gauge


Barrel Length

28, 29, 30, 32"

Chamber Length


High Performance Steel Shot Proofed


Gunfitting Included


Made to Measure Stock


A Distinguished Leader

Since 1802, we have been synonymous with building the finest shotguns. The William Powell Princeps Over and Under is no exception, adding an element of refined class to our already rich heritage of making best quality but very affordable shotguns.

Our brief was simple, to produce a top of the range over and under that complimented and enhanced the choice from our already existing range of continental shotguns. The concept was to create the perfect over and under for shooting Game in the UK, whilst maintaining excellent quality and value for money.

The Princeps is built on an elegant round-bodied action with hand engraved scroll to the sideplates, forend tip and steel capped Pistol Grip.

The stock and forend are fitted with exceptional grade four quality Turkish walnut. Stock dimensions include an additional semi-palm swell which allows greater ergonomic control of the gun and can be made for both right and left handed shots. As with many of our top models, made to measure stock dimensions are included in the price, ensuring a very comfortable fit and much more consistently accurate shooting.

As you would expect, the Princeps is High Performance Steel Proofed with 3” chambers and comes as standard with half and half fixed chokes. There is also the option to have Teague multi-chokes or our own multi-choking system fitted making the Princeps a fantastically versatile all-rounder.

Additional options include ‘Boss Style’ forend iron work, bespoke engraving, upgraded the woodwork still further, single or double triggers, solid gold or silver ovals.

Also included is a gun fitting session with us here in Oxfordshire, a bespoke made to measure stock, leather covered ABS travel case and a 5 year warranty against mechanical defects.

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Made to Measure

Made to Measure to fit your build and shooting style

When you buy a William Powell Princeps you have the option to have the gun made to fit as part of the service. If you know your measurements, you can supply them to us and we will build your gun to fit you, allowing you to shoot to the best of your ability, as well as making your new gun unique to your shooting style. If you are unsure what your measurements are, why not speak to one of our Gunroom staff, who can arrange a Gunfit with a professional Gunfitter.

You will be amazed how much better you will shoot with a gun made to fit you, rather than one bought straight off the shelf.

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Optional Extras

Personalise your Gun with Optional Extras...

All William Powell Continental Shotguns come with a variety of optional extras and personal additions. To find out more about making your new gun unique, please click the button below.

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