Something on the side? New Side Lever Rifles available at Drapers

Looks like we’ve got a couple new contenders getting in on the Side Lever game here at Drapers Gun Centre Nottingham with the familiar face of the Daystate Huntsman Revere in .177 and .22 now in a new lightweight Safari Stock and the Brand New BSA CLX R12 in .177 and .22 a hybrid rifle between the ever popular R10 and CLX models of rifle using a 12 shot magazine from the CLX and the bottle from the R10 this is sure to start turning some heads down at the range.

Daystate Revere Safari

The new Safari Edition Huntsman Revere incorporates Daystate’s tactile, raised-grain stock with height adjustable cheekpiece, increasing this classic model’s appeal both to hunters and target-minded shooters

Classic sporter looks, a sleek design and a lineage tracing back to Daystate’s inception over 40 years ago: the Huntsman series is iconic and has remained a firm favourite with field shooters the world over. The latest, Huma-Air regulated Revere sets performance levels good enough to entice precision-minded target shooters too, and this has led to the development of the new Safari Edition – a Huntsman offering added practicality and versatility for field and range shooters alike.

The Safari Edition features Daystate’s tactile, raised-grain wood stock. Ambidextrous and incorporating a lower-seated action that’s been a hallmark of the Huntsman’s design for years, the ‘high-grip’ advantages the textured Safari stock brings are further enhanced by stippled panels to the grip and forend. Combined with its natural camouflage look, it has all the perfect attributes for the field.

However, the Safari Edition’s stock has been subtly tweaked to also accommodate the needs of target shooters, without compromising the Revere’s inherent sporter feel. A rise-and-fall cheekpiece allows perfect eye alignment for both varmint and target-styled scopes – and its comb is finished in a soft-feel rubber for extreme comfort in all conditions and shooting disciplines.

The Safari stock’s forend has been shaped to suit all holds and disciplines, too, with a broader shape and flatter base to assist those preferring to shoot off a bench. Its weight-relieved construction will appeal to hunters with large permissions to trek across, though stud-points have been incorporated for those who want to fit a sling, bipod or other shooting aid. The scalloped butt is as practical as it is aesthetic, ensuring good balance in the shoulder for hunters, and making the ideal anchor if shooting off a benchrest or bean bag.

Action-wise, the Safari Edition keeps all the attributes that have made the Huntsman Revere Daystate’s biggest-selling rifle: a factory-installed Huma-Air regulator, sidelever cocking – user swappable for right- or left-hand use – that keeps cocking effort minimal even on the 40ft/lb model, self-indexing magazine with new loading gate (with a single-shot loading tray supplied for those who prefer to manually feed their pellets), probe-charging with integral rotary dust cover, shrouded match-grade barrel with threaded muzzle, adjustable two-stage trigger with manual safety catch and a tough, anti-glare metal finish.

Available in gun shops from the end of July 2022, the new Safari Edition of the Huntsman Revere melds sporting and target elements in perfect harmony. The classic Daystate that always offered perfect combination of performance, handling and style now just became even more versatile.


Following the successful unveiling of the Ultra CLX model in 2021, BSA Guns are delighted to announce their next launch in form of the R12 CLX Pro. This will initially be available in .177 and .22 with additional calibres planned.

Building on the success of the ‘Thumbhole’ version of the R10, we have designed the new, Mono-block side lever, regulated R12 CLX Pro to maintain the classic and much-loved Thumbhole stock. Maintaining the core benefits and features of the Ultra CLX and utilising the Sidelever action launched exclusively in the 160th Anniversary Ultra CLX, this new gun combines the key features and benefits into our new Flagship model. As ever BSA will present the R12 CLX Pro in one of Minelli’s quality made stocks. This latest thumbhole variant will be available in both walnut and black pepper laminate.

Designed, developed and manufactured at our Head Quarters, in Birmingham England, we have taken advantage of the very best in new design and prototyping processes and facilities, the benefits of this new PCP are easily seen when compared to its ancestor the R10 TH, and no doubt other competitor products. With over 50,000 test shots put through our specially designed automated test equipment, we truly have put this new PCP through its paces.

Throughout this process, we have kept the core values of the ‘R10’ firmly at the forefront of our minds. We engaged with the expert designers at Minelli in Italy to ensure we jointly delivered a stock design that was clearly a “BSA Thumbhole”. The achieved result completely met the brief.

Accuracy, Precision and Craftmanship have been combined to produce this next generation, new R12 CLX Pro but don’t just take our word for it, judge it for yourself and come on over to have a feel of the future.

As always we love to see new products come out from some of the shops favourite manufacturers and we’d love to hear your opinion on them too. So if you're looking for a new hunting rifle or just wanting a new range gun before the holiday season kicks in why not have a look at some of the latest out!

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