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 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.

The Gough Thomas Atkin

The Gough Thomas Atkin

Who hasn’t fantasized about the ideal double? We all have ideas of what makes a perfect gun, yet few of us ever will put those ideas into practice.