This image of a Hartmann & Weiss round-bodied self-opener won us over and became an eye-catching symbol of all that a handcrafted fine gun can be. If you like shotguns, this photo can hold you mesmerized by the gun’s perfection — wherever your eyes fall.
“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?”
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.
Jack Rowe, the Birmingham-born-and-trained gunmaker who had practiced his trade in the US since 1982, died June 12 at home in Enid, Oklahoma.
In mid-June the British gun trade lost one of its most knowledgeable and enduring craftsmen with the death of Ian Crudgington.
High-end gunrooms don’t open every day—in Great Britain or the US—so the debut of Carl Russell & Co. Gunmakers is news.
We spend a lot of time with our heads stuck firmly in the wonky world of quasi-arcane craft gunmaking methods.