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The Ultimate Shotgun: The Cosmi

Our latest partnership is with the remarkable Cosmi SRL shotguns of Ancona, Italy. Nighthawk Custom is proud to announce that we are now the exclusive importer of all Cosmi shotguns in the United States. Cosmi builds the world’s finest and most advanced luxury semi-automatic shotguns. Italian design paired with the highest level of craftmanship, each Cosmi contains over 100 hand-fit parts. The unique and ingenious magazine tube runs down into the stock, creating the ultimate shotgun design. These pieces of art are the most exclusive and bespoke shotguns that are built

The Cosmi Story

Rodolfo Cosmi was born in Macerata Feltria (Montefeltro), the birthplace of artists like Raphael, in 1873. A humble, but clever carpenter and a passionate hunter, he decided to build himself a shotgun using an umbrella rod to save on money. His work proved so successful that in approximately 1890 he started a small production of shotguns with parallel barrels to satisfy the requests of his friends, who were enthusiastic of his invention.

In 1905 he started to dedicate his efforts to his dream, that is the
development of a semiautomatic shotgun. His goal was to create a perfect mechanism with elegant aesthetics.
First of all, he used the opening system of double-barrel shotguns for his semiautomatic model. After that, he realized that the position of the cartridge magazine under the barrel was anti-esthetical and unbalanced the gun.
The solution to this was a genial intuition: to locate the tubular charger inside the stock. These were the steps that led in 1925 to the presentation
of a working prototype: a semiautomatic shotgun with 8-shell magazine inside the stock, with a unique, innovative design.
In 1936 Rodolfo Cosmi died, leaving the business to his sons, Marcello (1900) and Americo (1918), who had always shared his great passion. The Cosmi family moved in 1938 from Macerata Feltria to the current location
of Torrette di Ancona, where approximately 8,000 shotguns have been manufactured so far, uninterruptedly, except for a short period from 1940 to 1945 during the Second World War.

The technical and esthetical perfection of the Cosmi shotguns has been recognized and appreciated by great political leaders and public personalities. Apart from continuous improvements (it must be said that the 1925 prototype is still perfectly working), standard production was integrated in 1990 with titanium models, an innovative material ensuring higher resistance and light weight.
The journey through the history of Cosmi shotguns takes us to the
contemporary scenario: in a time when manufacturers use robotic engineering for mass production in a large scale, Cosmi Americo & figlio has managed to maintain the high craftsmanship of its work. A small number of expert workers combining technology and manual skills takes more than 200 hours to manufacture one shotgun, a work of art characterized by unique perfection and elegance.
Watch the Cosmi Shop video below!!

Watch The Video Here

Every Cosmi shotgun is unique, you will hardly ever find one the same. This makes them bespoke, extremely sought after, and something that will be the ultimate firearm to pass down generations in the future. You can also custom order one to your specs, wants, and needs. For more information on the Cosmi shotguns, reach out to your local Nighthawk Custom dealer, call us directly, or check them out on our website.
We can even help you locate a Cosmi shotgun through our dealers. See the list of dealers below with a Cosmi Shotgun waiting for you.

Bunker Gun Shop
20 GA, Steel, Deluxe

Scheels – Sandy, UT
28 GA, Steel, Rose & Scroll Engraving

Scheels – Sandy, UT
28 GA, Steel, Engraved Quail

SP Firearms Unlimited
20 GA, Steel, Deluxe

Michigan Shooting Centers
410 GA, Steel, Extra Deluxe

Modern Warriors
12 GA, Titanium, Classic Deluxe

Not Just Guns
28 GA, Steel, Classic Deluxe

BattleHawk Armory
20 GA, Steel, Deluxe

Griffin & Howe
20 GA, Superleggero, Deluxe

1306 W Trimble Ave, Berryville, AR 72616

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