Hey there D.K.,
I have owned a Fausti for about 2 years now, and this is a gun that defies what a earlier author had written about too good to be true!
The Fit and finish is great on mine, it shoots very well. I ran 60 clays ,out of the box new and she did wonderfully. My Uncle was Class AA champ many years back-I got to shoot his top notch guns. He had stuff worth thousands! the Fausti shot as well as the majority of his 5000 dollar guns!
The only complaint on this Gun was the "Hinge" is stiff for a bit, it wears in and it's not a long term problem. The Trigger Pull is crisp, the safety is a switch type the Barrels can be selected and that switch is located in front of the trigger guard. There is nice engraving on the receiver sides and on the bottom.
The ejectors are fine, and the Gun comes with Full, Mod and Improved Chokes. Recoil is Moderately Light with # 6. I shot some turkey loads and That gave the fausi some bite, but it's not really that kind of a gun.
The Stock is Wood, I think it's Walnut- I honestly am not up on that, really nice job on the Checkering which is on the Fore and at the grip. I'd be glad to send you a photo of the Shot pattern @ 25 yards from our range here in Murray County, GA.
I envy you for being in such a great Bird state, there is no Highland bird hunting here, it's Turkey and Deer.... UGH! This gun would be great in your situation. I am a big guy, 6'1" and 300 lbs, the Gun fits like a glove for me.
I used to Pheasant and Wood Cock hunt in the Sussex County area of NJ also Penn and NY state. We have some partrige here but far and few! this would be great for Rabbits too, Balance is great, it was a well thought out design, it's easy to keep your follow through when shooting skeet or trap
If there is any further Information I can provide, perhaps copy the Manual or other documentation, Please feel free to let me know at: kb2seo"at"yahoo.com.
The gun was a Valentines gift from my Wife and Kids and believe me, I really like it!