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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WESTLEY RICHARDS – OR NOT?

Picture above: Andrew Maloch and Charles Smith both obtained whole guns, or very nearly so from WR. WHO MADE THIS WESTLEY RICHARDS? OR, WHO MADE THIS, WESTLEY RICHARDS? By Miles Gilbert and Ian Jackson The commas in the title of this little article are appropriate because one function of a comma is to give pause. During the…

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THE “RUSSIAN PURDEY”

By Aleksey Morozow Not many people in the West know of it’s existence – a best gun made completly in Russia by master craftsmen: The Russian Purdey, as it’s often called. Read what Aleksey Morozov, gun writer and hunting journalist can tell you about these amazing guns and enjoy the pictures of an outstanding example of Russian…

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JULES BURY – LIÈGE BEST GUNMAKER

One of the better known makers of Belgian Guns during the “Golden Age” of Liège was Jules Bury,  arquebusier in Liège passage Lemonnier, 11. He was registered with the Liege Proof House from 1896 to 1947. Bury was famous for his double rifles and also built the legendary Super Britte. But of course he also made quite…

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TOY FOR A BOY – DREYSE TESCHING from 1894

Probably there was a lucky boy at the end of the 19th century who got this nice little single shot rifle made by a famous German gunmaker in Sömmerda as a present, maybe for his birthday. Of course a gun is no toy, but this Flobert or Tesching rifle surely was a perfect tool for…

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