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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THOMAS HEUBERG – DRILLING AND MORE

Germany has a great history of guns and gunmakers. Most famous centers of gunmaking for hundreds of years were the small villages of Suhl and Zella-Mehlis. But in the 19th and 20th century, there were also a lot of small makers and manufactures spread all over the country. Certainly one of the most typical German…

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HORATIO ROSS & THE QUEEN OF THE FOREST

by Miles Gilbert & James Donohue Horatio Ross was born at Rossie Castle, Forfarshire near Montrose about 35 miles northeast of Dundee, Scotland on September 5, 1801. He was the son of Hercules Ross and Henrietta (nee Parish) Ross and named for his godfather Lord Horatio Nelson. Hercules Ross and Lord Horatio Nelson corresponded over…

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THINK BIG – A J.&W. TOLLEY 4-BORE

In earlier times, when it comes to waterfowling, only seize counted. Shooting geese and ducks was not a sport, but hard work, very often to earn one’s livelihood. In those times of market hunting, big bore shotguns, so-called punt guns, were an effective method to take out whole flocks of birds while setting on the…

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A HOLLAND & HOLLAND 8-BORE HAMMER GUN

This Holland & Holland is a nice example of a waterfowl gun from the 19th century. The 8-Bore Underlever Hammer Gun looks mighty but elegant. Made in 1882, the gun comes with its original Damascus barrels of 68 cm. The owner later ordered some additional steel barrels of 86 cm length made by Westley Richards….

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HUNT Magazine – HUNT magazine

HUNT Magazine is a new bi-annual publication which will be launched in summer 2019. The collectible quality magazine will celebrate the hunting practices and traditions of communities from around the world.​​​​​​​ Source: HUNT Magazine – HUNT magazine

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A. CORDY & FILS, LIEGE

If  you talk about Best Belgian Guns, you should not forget A. Cordy. It was a family of gunmakers and they certainly made some of the finest guns in Liège. A short history Antoine Albert CORDY was born in Liège on January 22, 1884, died in Liège on December 4, 1957. He was an actioner…

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CHARLES JONES, GUNMAKER TO H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT

By Miles Gilbert It is a short walk from Buckingham Palace to 26 St. James’ St., London, the address on the rib of the  lovely percussion stalking rifle that is the subject of this article. The name is listed in British Gunmakers by Neal & Back. “Charles Jones took out patent N. 6394 in 1833. In 1838 his address…

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