There are four grades of enhancements for the B25, of which the Contre-Platinne is the best there is. It is the only grade that includes side-plates as an option. The engraving is superb, the wood is of the highest quality, while the checkering is lavishly intricate and generously applied, even on the concealed butt plate. Teardrops have the effect of visually elongating the side-plated action and streamlining the shape of the action frame. The 3-piece fore-end is another example of the stocker’s art. Two plates of wood are seamlessly fitted to the barrels and held in position by three screws passing through the side ribs, with the ejector system fitted inside. Only the bottom piece moves in order to disassemble the barrels. All Contre-Platinne B25s are delivered with a finely tooled leather case.