Fine Guns

William & Son’s New Shop

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.”

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.

The Art Guns of Verney-Carron

The Art Guns of Verney-Carron

French guns of the 17th and 18th Centuries displayed a superlative elegance and style that gunmakers of other nations sought to emulate. French firearms...

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.

Skeletals in the Closet

(Photo courtesy of Philipp Ollendorff, www.jagdwaffen-ollendorff.com.) The bar-in-wood's beauty is in the eye of the collector By Douglas Tate To my knowledge, no art...

Buying a Used Gun

Buying a Used Gun

Shooting: Armed with knowledge & tools for buying guns used By Chris Batha My father ran an antiques and curio shop in an old...

Beretta Launches the DT-11

Beretta Launches the DT-11

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...