Fine Guns

Smith & Torok case

Making a Case for Cases

With the days of sliding one’s best gun into a fleece-lined slip and chucking it into the back of an SUV being long gone, casing today’s high-art guns—together with the equipage that comes with them—provides new opportunities for the style-conscious sport.

Left: Robin Brown removes a packed pot from the kiln and heads for the cold-water quench. Right: an action body freshly imbued with color and a hardened surface.

Color Case Hardening

Finishing is a defining element of fine British gunmaking: a dash of scroll on the locks, the deep luster of an oil-rubbed stock and the rich blacking of the barrels. But perhaps even more significant is the color case hardening, which is the icing on the cake and serves to both protect and provide a splash of color where none otherwise would exist.

Buchan’s New Firelock

Buchan’s New Firelock

If you associate Scottish gunmaking with trim round-actions, you are not alone. However, for those who champion a broader view of Caledonian firearms, there is Buchan Guns, which offers both an Italian-style triggerplate over/under and a London-style sidelock designed, built and finished in Scotland.

Bosis Releases the Wild 28

Bosis Releases the Wild 28

The new 28-bore Bosis furthers Italy’s reputation for creating guns that combine harmonious loveliness with unfailing mechanical engineering.

The Fabarm Elos N2 AllSport

The Fabarm Elos N2 AllSport

The Fabarm Elos N2 AllSport is a versatile target gun designed specifically for high school and collegiate competitors as well as smaller adults.

20-bore A.H. Fox FE Grade gun

A Rare Fox to Be Auctioned

On May 28, when the one-day Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms auction takes place at Morphy Auctions, in Denver, Pennsylvania, shotgun collectors will have the opportunity to purchase a rarity.