Fine Guns

An early example of the company’s high-grade guns, this thoroughly embellished 12-gauge, Serial No. 126, features back-action locks of the maker’s patent and a 
cloverleaf-shape doll’s-head slotted for a third fastener.


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.


Vic Venters on Orvis Podcast

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…