The catalog entry for the Lefever describes it as “Probably the finest and most important Nineteenth Century American shotgun” and “An iconic Lefever worthy of the most advanced collection.”
Although members of the Merkel family have been making shotguns in and around Suhl as far back as the 16th Century, as Editor at…
Aside from the unique marketing moniker engraved on its rib it’s a pretty standard FH35 with a replacement stock, a few dings and a modest price.
It is the sheer quality of Teague’s thin-wall choke tubes that has seen “best” gunmakers offer them on their new guns. And we’re talking about big names like Purdey, Boss, McKay Brown and Westley Richards, to name a few. Since the company was established, its chokes have been fitted to around 27,000 guns, so they are well proven.
James D. Julia’s fall auction will, for the first time, offer a sale day for shooters, collectors and gun nuts of more “modest” budgets.
Currently the Christian Hunter line includes a boxlock side-by-side and a sidelock over/under, and plans call for a falling-block rifle in the near future.
Much has been written about the death of retail, but William Asprey of William & Son has been quoted as saying that there will always be a future for stores that treat customers as “individuals.”
French guns of the 17th and 18th Centuries displayed a superlative elegance and style that gunmakers of other nations sought to emulate. French firearms…
Beretta has gotten into the driver’s seat with a gullwing gun of its own.
You get credit for shooting an expert’s gauge, but this little gun makes it easy.
By Ed Carroll At July’s unveiling of Beretta’s new competition shotgun, the DT-11, I opened the afternoon round of sporting clays by running 12…