Lion Country Supply sadly announces the closing of the Ugartechea gun factory in Eibar Spain. Due to this, Lion Country Supply will no longer import shotguns from Ugartechea. Although we still maintain an extensive inventory of new Ugartechea shotguns, supplies are limited. Lion Country Supply has proudly imported and sold Ugartechea side-by-side shotguns for almost 30 years with resounding success.
In 1987, I traveled to the Basque region of Spain and met with the areas’ top Spanish gun makers in an effort to establish business and provide importation of a fine line of shotguns. I immediately developed a positive relationship with owner Ignacio Ugartechea and knew his line of hand-crafted firearms were a fit for Lion Country Supply. Ugartechea built solid side-by-sides for a reasonable cost. I knew they would be a winner in the American market, and they were!
We will continue to offer our unbeatable, written 2 year warranty on every single one of these great upland classics sold at Lion Country Supply. Warranty repairs are few, because our Master Gunsmith of 30 years is meticulous and spend a lot of time on each gun. He measures every barrel for choke constriction, triggers pull weights, test fires, opens and inspect hammers, sears and safety travel on every gun before it goes up for sale! We have parts to cover decades of repairs for current owners and future purchasers.
This is your opportunity to own a piece of shotgun history. It is anticipated that Ugartechea values will increase, so order now, and allow Lion Country Supply to provide you with the exceptional service you expect and quality you deserve. Again, we wish the Ugartechea family the best. It has been great working with you and I’m proud of what we accomplished.
John “Buck” Koritko
Owner/Founder, Lion Country Supply