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.
Examining one of the oldest surviving Purveys.
Purdey No. 208 — the fifth-earliest gun known extant from the storied London maker — will be auctioned at James D. Julia’s October sale of fine guns.
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?”
English gunmaker Boxall & Edmiston, which has been in the forefront of computer-generated design and manufacture while retaining elements of traditional crafts-manship, has created an online tool to create the ultimate custom gun.
For the sporting man who has everything . . . except an investment-grade pair of miniature sterling silver Purdey sidelocks in a presentation case for his desktop . . . the Holt’s Auctioneers June 30 sale in West London has that last need covered.