NOTE: Unless you are picking up. all firearms are dispatched to your nearest independent firearm dealer for pickup using the firearm dealer network. There may be a fee involved with pickup.
Using the popular Boyd’s AT-ONE® stock as its basis, this 457 Varmint 22LR variant makes an ideal trainer for the whole family. With the push of a button, length of pull can be adjusted from 12.5”to 14.25”. Comb height is similarly adjustable, with 5/8” of rise available. The stiff laminate stock provides a nice, rigid platform from which to work and the 16.5” threaded heavy barrel makes fitting a suppressor easy.
If we were to pick one thing that our previous rimfire platforms were lacking, it was an American-style push-to-fire safety — something Hunter’s Education instructors and 4-H shooting coaches have begged us to incorporate for years. Though that was the most obvious change, we also took the opportunity to tweak a load of small things at the same time. In addition to the receiver-mounted, push-to-fire safety, we chopped almost an inch of length from the action and slab-sided it to reduce its footprint and weight.
The stamped bottom metal of the 455 is gone, swapped for a classy two-piece interlocking system. To make scope fitment easier, we ditched the 90° bolt rotation in favor of 60°, allowing for larger ocular bell diameters with lower ring heights. To top it all off, the 457 now features a trigger adjustable for weight, creep and over-travel.
With the exact same swapable barrel system as the 455 and the same reliable polymer magazine system, the 457 is without a doubt the best rimfire platform we’ve ever fielded.
PURCHASING A FIREARM BY MAIL ORDER
Step 1) You need a New Zealand Firearms Licence to purchase a firearm. If you don't have a licence then consider applying for one. More information available here.
Step 2) If you have a firearms licence then you can purchase any of the A Category firearms or receivers on our website. Follow the normal checkout procedure to finalise the transaction.
Step 3) Complete a police mail order form. You can download one here with all our details already filled in. You will need to fill in the Make, Model, Calibre sections of the form. You will also need to fill in your personal details.
Step 4) Take the complete police mail order form to your local police station. They will then process the form and send us a signed copy.
Step 5) Once we receive the form, usually within 24 hours after you submit it, we send you the gun via The Firearm Dealer Network. We will email you tracking information so that you can see when the gun arrives at the firearm dealer for pickup.
You can also pick up the firearm from our shop during opening hours. Please checkout the Contact Us page for details on location and opening hours.