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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KRIEGHOFF DRILLING NEPTUN PRIMUS

Sempert & Krieghoff Drilling from 1940 Take a look at what master gunsmith Theo Velser of Waffen-Velser in the Eifel showed me during my last visit: This Krieghoff drilling was sold in 1940 by Krieghoff in Suhl to a customer in the Eifel Region in the western part of Germany. It’s a self-cocking Hand Detachable…

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Die JÄGERLIGA in BELGIEN

Neue Vereinigung pro Jagd in Belgien Die Jägerliga ist ein neuer, positiver und aktiver Interessen- und Netzwerkverband für Jäger, Naturfreunde und alle Menschen in Belgien, denen die Jagd am Herzen liegt und die ihre Bedeutung schätzen. Leider stehen die Jäger heutzutage sehr oft im Kreuzfeuer der Kritik: die öffentliche Meinung ist gegen sie, die Medien…

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FERLACH COMBINATION GUN

A Ferlach made combination over and under with three barrels set made by Jakob Koschat The rifle presented here is an Over-Under combination gun (Bock-Kombination) made by Jakob Koschat in Ferlach, Austria. It was built and proofed in 1958 and 1959 (the double rifle barrel). The inscription on the rails of the three barrel bundles…

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Three Historically Important Single Shot Rifles

This is what I got from Miles Gilbert / Arizona: “American single shot rifles may be out of their league in the presence of high grade British and Continental single shot rifles, but they played a very important and historic role. So, attached here is an article featuring Sharps, Remingtons, and a fine Rigby muzzle…

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