Have you heard the old story of a gun taking so long to build because the maker is waiting for the tree to grow for the stock?
Dazzling innovation is an axiom of fine Italian gunmaking. Even so, the gullwing Bertuzzi was a standout.
When we learned of F.lli Piotti’s new “droplock,” we asked the Italian maker for details.
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.
The talented gun-engraving family of Dave, Brad and Wesley Tallett have buckled into the idea of making belts of hide with ferrous fasteners.
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.
“Our Renaissance gun has intricate but delicate scroll that is indicative of the 17th Century style,” says Longthorne Marketing Director Elaine Stewart.
The Perdix, which is a selection from Powell’s Continental line, is a sideplated 12- or 20-bore over/under based on a Batista Rizzini action.
In May Purdey rolled out an over/under intended to compete in the high-bird stakes.
The mysterious Purdey engraver Aristide Barré
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.
The shooting school, which is set on 65 acres, features a outlet and is home to The Really Wild Clay Company, which arranges simulated shoots across the UK.