PERAZZI- ITALIAN GUN DREAMS

RED ALERT When shotgun shooters see red, this is not a cause for concern but rather for joy. Because red is the favourite colour of the Italian premium shotgun manufacturer Perazzi. THE COMPANY Not far from the traditional Italian armoury of Brescia are the production facilities of Perazzi. The small town of Botticino Mattina is…

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NEEDHAM NEEDLE-FIRE GUN

FROM MUZZLE TO CENTER The transition from muzzle-loader to breech-loader took place relatively quickly in the 1860s. Within a few years the age-old method of loading shotguns and rifles from the muzzle disappeared. This change took place rapidly, but not easily and in a straight line. Rather, there were numerous solutions, which often led into…

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KIEGHOFF “ULM PRIMUS” O/U 20 BORE

GERMAN GOLD Earlier I already told in my blog the story of German Gunmaker Krieghoff, please click here for more information. Today I want to present another fine version of the Krieghoff Ulm family, a ULM PRIMUS 20 Gauge. Over-and-under shotgun BDF Krieghoff Ulm Primus, cal. 20/70, steel bascules, double barrel hooks and double greener lock,…

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ALAIN LOVENBERG – MAÎTRE GRAVEUR

The Golden Age For centuries, Liège was the most important firearms forge in the world. Already since the 16th century, weapons were produced here for both military and hunting purposes. But the city on the banks of the river Meuse experienced its heyday between 1814 and 1914. It was the so-called “L’age d’or – the Golden…

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JOHANN FANZOJ – NEW ROUND-ACTION SHOTGUN

MODERN CLASSIC Johann Fanzoj, best-gun makers from Ferlach, Austria just introduced their new creation. The beautiful round action shotgun is a synthesis of modern gunmaking technics and classic best gun handling and field use. Source: ELEGANCE AND CLASS. BUILT TO PERFORM. JOHANN FANZOJ GUNMAKERS ARE INTRODUCING THEIR NEW ROUND-ACTION SHOTGUN. – Johann Fanzoj

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SIX-SHOOTER from HARTMANN & WEISS

Don’t be too excited by the headline: Hartmann & Weiss, famous German Gunmakers,  are not following the steps of Samuel Colt. Though among the best gunmakers of the world, they are “only” making longarms as rifles, shotguns and combinbation guns. Nevertheless, I’ll call this awesome falling-block rifle “six-shooter” because it comes as a six-barrel set….

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JD Dougall, Gun and Rifle Manufacturer to HRH the Prince of Wales

by Miles Gilbert The remainder of information on the top rib of this lovely double rifle includes the 59 St. James’s St, London address and then in front of the delicately engraved and blued two leaf sight “From H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES K.G. G. C. S. I. INDIA. 1875 & 1876. This 9lb. 4oz…

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KRIEGHOFF “ULM” O/U Shotgun

The first Krieghoff was build in 1886. In that year Ludwig Krieghoff together with a partner founds the „Sempert & Krieghoff Gewehrfabrik“ (Sempert & Krieghoff rifle factory) in Suhl, Thuringia. They produced guns and rifles for hunters. Ludwig Krieghoff realized the importance of a well fitted gun. He became famous for his slogan “Die Läufe…

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Citroën Sahara, the four-wheel-duck

From Auto Motor Sport 1961 This is such a wonderful article of late car Guru Fritz B. Busch in German  Car Magazin Auto Motor Sport: Source: https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/oldtimer/citroen-2cv-sahara-fritz-b-busch/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=manually English version by Google Translator: https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.auto-motor-und-sport.de%2Foldtimer%2Fcitroen-2cv-sahara-fritz-b-busch%2F%3Futm_source%3Dnewsletter%26utm_campaign%3Dmanually

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ISCHLER STUTZEN – ONE SHOT IS ENOUGH

One of the most beautiful type of guns in my eyes is the so called “Ischler Stutzen” from Austria. Ischler Stutzen is the collective name for the legendary one-shot hammer stalking rifles, used by Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. “Ischler” referred to the Austrian village Bad Ischl, where these rifles were made first by gunmaker…

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