Made by Akus, one of Turkey’s top gunmakers, the Plantation Grade is a beautifully finished smallbore side-by-side, decorated with bone-charcoal case-colored side plates. It has a nicely figured Turkish walnut stock with an oil finish, and generally looks as if it costs much more than it does. Akus guns have a good reputation, especially if you forgo the single trigger in favor of the traditional double triggers. The Plantation Grade goes for $1,999, but if you’d rather spend less and can live without the side plates, you can get the Estate grade for $1,699. Both are rated for steel shot.