Fine Guns

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Rarity’s the Norm in Holt’s Sale

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.

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Making a Masterpiece

“If artists are fully appreciated only after their deaths, can the same be said of artisans? Yes, in the case of Guido Rizzini, the artisan who founded the Italian gunmaking firm F.lli Rizzini with his brother, Amelio, in 1971.”

Salvinelli EXL Sporting

The EXL Sporting was very nice to shoot. It definitely had that racy Italian feel. I really enjoyed shooting this gun. It required no technique changes and was equally at home with swing-through or sustained-lead methods.

Charles Gordon & His Guns

In 1884, when he came into his full inheritance, Gordon started collecting in earnest, ordering guns in profusion. Most were out-of-period muzzleloaders.

An Iconic Lefever

The catalog entry for the Lefever describes it as “Probably the finest and most important Nineteenth Century American shotgun” and “An iconic Lefever worthy of the most advanced collection.”

J.P. CLABROUGH

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.

Magazine “Cover Model” Up for Auction

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.

A Pattern of Success

It is the sheer quality of Teague’s thin-wall choke tubes that has seen “best” gunmakers offer them on their new guns. And we’re talking about big names like Purdey, Boss, McKay Brown and Westley Richards, to name a few. Since the company was established, its chokes have been fitted to around 27,000 guns, so they are well proven.