Craftsmanship, design, innovation and exclusivity are the common denominators of all the products created by our family over years of gun making. We are a family whose history is forever intertwined with the gun making production of the Valle Trompia region. One of the first examples is a flintlock pistol whose lock was signed in 1845 by Giovanni Zoli.
The 175th Anniversary of that first accomplishment gives us the opportunity to celebrate a new and important achievement with those who share our passion for best quality guns.
We want to celebrate like we always do, by keeping the focus on the product which is the ultimate expression of what we can do. This pragmatic way of celebrating expresses and narrates the history of generations before us and will leave a strong and visible mark for generations to come.
These are the fundamental reasons why we have created a Limited Series and called it the 175. A 12 ga over and under shotgun in a dedicated hunting version and in an all-around competition configuration.
The history of our family is indelibly connected with the passion of many hunters and target shooters who have accompanied and supported us every step of the way from the very beginning. They are showing an unbreakable loyalty to the Zoli brand. It has been wonderful to be on the journey in such good company and it will be even better to continue on…
The engraving on our Model 175 is the result of the cooperation between our company and the artists with whom we have worked over the years for the realization of many exquisite engraving. The 175 project features the leaves of the Acanthus Spinosus plant with their thorny margins and deep incisions that run through them and meet at the leaf midrib, all executed in low relief. Examples of this beautiful decorative theme can be found on Corinthians Capitals in Ancient Greek architecture; one of the oldest examples is in the Temple of Apollo Epicurius in the Peloponnese region.
The engraving pattern on the model 175 is executed in low relief. The contrast of the carved background is increased using the “dot” technique, while leaves are given more volume through “shading”.
The engraving pattern is characterized by many exquisite details and refinements that are reminiscent of the theme that inspired it. The number 175 is given the importance it deserves in an oval on the trigger guard and top lever. The Zoli Family Coat of Arms prevails on the action back and is surrounded by two banners, one featuring the company name and one with the Anniversary date. The Zoli Coat of Arms gives this magnificent Model the necessary “backing” it needs to achieve the delicate and crucial task it has been assigned. It also reinforces its artistic and monetary value over time.