Here’s the plain and simple facts on the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun. We encourage SSAA members to share this information with fellow shooters and non-shooters alike.
What is the Adler Lever Action Shotgun?
What is a ‘lever action’ firearm?
A lever action firearm uses a lever located around the trigger guard area of a firearm to load cartridges into the chamber of the barrel. Each actioning of the lever requires the operator’s finger to be removed from the trigger.
Is lever action technology new?
No. Lever action technology was invented in the 1860s, making it over 150 years old.
Is this type of firearm new to Australia?
No. Lever action shotguns have been available in Australia since 1887 including models with more than 7 round capacity. In 1996, lever action firearms were classified as ‘Category A’ and there have been no safety issues with them.
What makes the Adler different to the lever action shotguns already in Australia?
The only differences are cosmetic. The Adler simply has a more modern and ergonomic design relative to other models of lever action shotgun and a lighter weight alloy receiver.
Does the Adler have any new technology?
Firearms experts from the Australian Federal Government have confirmed there is no new technology in the firearm and that it operates in the same manner and same speed as all other lever action shotguns.
Is the Adler a ‘rapid fire’ gun?
The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department have stated that the term ‘rapid fire’ is “problematic as there is no technical definition for this term” and suggest that firearms should be classified based on whether they are semi-automatic or fully automatic.
Is the Adler semi-automatic or fully automatic?