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 lovely percussion stalking rifle that is the subject of this article. He is listed in British Gunmakers by Neal & Back. “Charles Jones took out patent N. 6394 in 1833. In 1838 his address was 26 St. James St.” His…

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WILLIAM MOORE & GREY GUNMAKERS, LONDON

  The story of a famous London gunmaking brand, founded more than two hundred years ago and it’s rebirth in modern times. In 1808, gunmaker William Moore started his business in London, having worked with Joseph Manton initially. His future partner, William Parker Grey, had been the manager of Joseph Manton’s gun company. Since 1820,…

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John Moses Browning The Father of the Modern Firearm | HuntMag.eu

Text and photo: Jens Ulrik Høgh Vast tomes seem to have been written about just about every personality in the world of hunting, and most of these books are based on abundant source material – often straight from the horse’s mouth. However, when it comes to one of the most influential figures in our firearms…

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RUXTON’S OTHER RIFLE

GEORGE FREDERICK AUGUSTUS RUXTON’S OTHER RIFLE Miles Gilbert An article in the Autumn 2001 Double Gun Journal (as it was then known) mentioned double guns used by British sportsmen in the American West 1833-1883. Among those sportsmen listed George Ruxton was known to have had both a shotgun and a double rifle. His written accounts…

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SIEVERT NIELSEN FROM ZANE GREY

by Miles Gilbert SIEVERT NIELSEN FROM ZANE GREY That was the inscription on a ‘95 Winchester carbine held by Tommy Hunt when I met him near Parks, Arizona on the edge of what Zane Grey termed the Tonto Rim. Officially the Mogollon Rim, named for Juan Ignacio Flores de Mogollon (pronounced ‘muggy-own’) who was Capitan-General…

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3 DOORS FROM PICCADILLY

A rare Hammergun of London Gunmaker William Moore & Grey. The gun is a 16 bore using the Grey patent. At the first glance it looks like a Pinfire Gun, but the hammers are only for cocking the firing pins inside the action. Better to see on this picture: The underlever locking mechanism: More information on…

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