Fine Guns

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.

Ray Sasser

Ray Sasser: A Life Well Lived

Sportsmen recently lost one of Texas’s—and the country’s—strongest voices for the outdoors and conservation with the passing of Ray Sasser. Sasser died February 21 in a Dallas hospital following an eight-year battle with lymphoma. He was 69.

Boxall & Edmiston

Boxall & Edmiston

What happens when the former Manufacturing Director of Holland & Holland, Peter Boxall, joins forces with the Managing Director of Sterling, James Edmiston?

The House of Winchester

The House of Winchester

Gun buffs who have a penchant for the big screen—and who don’t mind having their brush pants scared off—will want to check out the new horror film Winchester.

The ACGG’s Simson Project

When considering custom gunmaking, many aficionados first look to the UK or Europe for inspiration and quality work. But they should not ignore the American Custom Gunmakers Guild (ACGG), an organization whose members have been raising the gunmaking bar for 35 years.

Final Julia’s Auction in Maine

Final Julia’s Auction in Maine

In many ways the end of an era, the auctions of Extraordinary Firearms and Sporting & Collector offerings at James D. Julia from March 21 to 23 will be the last gun sale to be held at the firm’s Fairfield, Maine headquarters.

Fausti XF4 Sport

Fausti XF4 Sport

Since 2009 I have reviewed Fausti shotguns five times and never been disappointed. The new Fausti XF4 Sport is just such a target gun. It is said to be a multi-discipline gun suitable for trap, skeet, sporting clays and FITASC.

Dan Morphy (left) and Jim Julia recently merged their auction houses.

Julia’s Merges With Morphy’s

On December 14, 2017, an era came to an end. That’s when James D. Julia Auctioneers merged with Morphy Auctions to create one of North America’s largest antique auction houses.

FAIR Iside 20-Gauge

FAIR Iside 20-Gauge

Since the company was established by Isodoro Rizzini in 1971, FAIR has been making guns in Marcheno, Italy, in the country’s famous Val Trompia.