BOSS & CO. A SHORT HISTORY

BOSS & CO – 20-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR. Courtesy of Holt’s Auctioneers. Boss & Co – A Short History of the Worlds Finest Gunmaker A Video by Holt’s Auctioneers Among the names whose mere mention inspires awe in gun enthusiast circles is undoubtedly Boss & Co., London’s oldest gunmaker. It is also…

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SPRINGER DOUBLE RIFLE

Double rifle Franz Windischgrätz Today I would like to present another hunting rifle from the manufactory of Johann Springer’s Erben. Since I went into detail about the history of this maker in the previous article (Springer Sidelock Ejector), I will report a bit about the owner of this wonderful double rifle here. As Springer confirmed…

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BIG HAGN RIFLE by THOMAS HEUBERG

The HAGN System Block breech rifles are basically very popular for mountain hunting and similar hunting ventures due to their short design, light weight and easy handling. In Take Down version, they are even handier and thus ideally suited for hunting trips. Martin Hagn was born in Munich in 1943 and thus belongs to the…

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Joh. SPRINGER’S ERBEN, WIEN

This fine Sidelock ejector from Joh. Springer’s Erben is not only a fine gun, but also a piece of history. How it all began Among the most prestigious gunsmithing companies of the old Europe is in a prominent place the traditional house Joh. Springer’s Erben, Vienna. The foundation of this manufacturer of fine hunting weapons…

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CHRISTOPHE – BURY 12 G

This Doublegun is another particularly beautiful piece of Belgian gunsmithing. The gun is signed on the bottom with < L. CHRISTOPHE A BRUXELLES>.   Christophe is the oldest gun store in Brussels. Founded in 1819, the house was supplier to the King of the Netherlands and since 1830 to the Queen of England. The family…

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DICK WOOTTON’S SHARPS CARBINE

RICHENS LACEY ‘UNCLE DICK’ WOOTTON by Miles Gilbert Most of us have probably crossed Raton Pass on I-25 between Trinidad, CO and Raton, NM. Until it was developed by Wootton in 1866 travelers had to go the long way around the lovely, often snow capped Sangre de Christo Mountains. Frontiersman, mountain man, trapper, hunter and…

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A REAL LONG RANGE OUTFIT

A REAL LONG RANGE OUTFIT by Miles Gilbert and Frank Wells That was the title Jack O’Connor gave to his May 1946 Outdoor Life Arms & Ammunition column. The gun was a 1943 K 98 Mauser battle field trophy that he had P.O. Ackley barrel and chamber for the .270 Ackley Magnum. Stocked in Tessier French…

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