By late 1863 J.P. Clabrough was listed in San Francisco’s business directory. He may have spent time in California’s gold country too, as records show he owned shares in a Tuolumne County mine.
UPDATE: Results are in from the James D. Julia October sale, and Contributing Editor David Trevallion’s Purdey No. 208 sold for nearly the low and high estimates combined.
Shooting Sportsman Senior Editor Vic Venters was Reid Bryant’s guest Oct. 4 on the Orvis Hunting & Shooting Podcast. Listen below to the conversation on…
The F16 is a new gun with a new action at a favorable price.
Examining one of the oldest surviving Purveys.
L.D. McCaa will head up Westley Richards USA in a shop being designed by the same team that worked on Westley’s UK premises.
High demand for the firm’s handmade side-by-side has slowed development of the over/under . . . until now.
Bill Moore’s collection will be presented for sale at James D. Julia’s October auction.
Pacific Sporting Arms East opened in November in Walled Lake. The new shop’s inventory leans strongly toward guns for competition—which owner John Herkowitz knows plenty about as a longtime competitive shooter.
The Orvis Chapuis Classic in 20 gauge is very light yet handles remarkably well. Read Bruce Buck’s review.
Blixt & Co. teams up with Britain’s Holt’s Auctioneers to hold a first-ever sale in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The Year’s Lineup of New Scatterguns.
“Custom gun” evokes different ideas for many people. For a few, a custom gun is unique in every respect—a handcrafted piece that will draw other shooters’ attention and make them ask, “What is that?”