Gunmaker Profiles


Crafting a ‘Hot Rod’ Sterlingworth

“Custom gun” evokes different ideas for many people. For a few, a custom gun is unique in every respect—a handcrafted piece that will draw other shooters’ attention and make them ask, “What is that?”


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.

Magazine “Cover Model” Up for Auction

Magazine “Cover Model” Up for Auction

This image of a Hartmann & Weiss round-bodied self-opener won us over and became an eye-catching symbol of all that a handcrafted fine gun can be. If you like shotguns, this photo can hold you mesmerized by the gun’s perfection — wherever your eyes fall.

Ian Crudgington (1925 - 2015)

Ian Crudgington (1925 - 2015)

In mid-June the British gun trade lost one of its most knowledgeable and enduring craftsmen with the death of Ian Crudgington.

Carl Russell & Co. Gunmakers

High-end gunrooms don’t open every day—in Great Britain or the US—so the debut of Carl Russell & Co. Gunmakers is news.

Making Best Barrels

We spend a lot of time with our heads stuck firmly in the wonky world of quasi-arcane craft gunmaking methods.