Douglas Tate

Douglas Tate

Doug Tate is an Editor at Large for Shooting Sportsman and is the author of British Gun Engraving (Safari Press, 2000).

A Decorative-Arms Collection

A Decorative-Arms Collection

There was a time when all the royal palaces of Europe featured a cabinet d’arms displaying everything from swords to sidearms to shoguns in gleaming vitrines. Now an exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art, in Reno, that is timed to coincide with the SCI convention illuminates this lost world.

Longthorne's 28

Longthorne Introduces a 28

Longthorne Gunmakers, the English firm famous for its patented barrel technology, recently complemented its collection of 12-, 16- and 20-bore over/under shotguns with a 28-bore.

A Charles Boswell Quail Gun

A Charles Boswell Quail Gun

Some guns are made to create a brilliant impression in their entirety. Others are intended for detailed delectation engraved in a way that rewards close inspection and insists on their handling and the play of light. The Tallett-engraved Charles Boswell .410 is a rare example of both.

Beesley Is Back

Beesley Is Back

If you wanted to know what interested British gunmakers—and their clients—during the shotgun’s golden era, you could do worse than look to Frederick Beesley.

A Renaissance from Longthorne

A Renaissance from Longthorne

“Our Renaissance gun has intricate but delicate scroll that is indicative of the 17th Century style,” says Longthorne Marketing Director Elaine Stewart.