It belonged to who?!

celebrityEvery once in a while, a shotgun or rifle with an incredible background story will find its way to auction. Selena Barr considers a selection of interesting lots with distinguished previous owners.

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The overlooked side-by-side shotgun

frontGunmaker Mark Crudgington of George Gibbs Ltd. considers whether the popularity of the over-under is nothing more than just a trend, and argues that the side-by-side still has its place in the shooting field.

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Kemen guns

kemen_guns_frontMike Barnes meets Juan Cruz Sarriugarte, a gunmaker who crafts glamorous titanium shotguns while his two daughters run the business.

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The surge of the 16 bore

16bore2Chris Batha looks at the recent resurgence in popularity of the 16 bore shotgun in both the UK and the USA, and argues that it is down to balance. And in more ways than one.

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New guns from old

agrant_front2Vic Harker visits Atkin, Grant & Lang in Hertfordshire and discovers that the company’s new proprietors are doing some exciting things with old guns.

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The big three

bigthree_browningb25_frontVic Harker looks at the top-end offerings from three of the world’s biggest and best-known manufacturers of over-unders – Beretta, Browning and Perazzi.

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For the love of walnut

walnut_side_profile_frontMoney does grow on trees, says Chris Batha, who provides an insight into the slow process of growing, harvesting and selecting walnut for gunmaking.

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The pride of Purdey

Finding an appropriate way to commempride-frontorate 200 years of gunmaking excellence was always going to be a challenge for James Purdey & Sons.But, as Marcus Janssen discovered, the end result is nothing short of spectacular.

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Blaser F3

Blaser F3Cutting edge technology, innovative German engineering and a strong hunting pedigree. Marcus Janssen is left wondering what’s not to like about Blaser.

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Boxall & Edmiston over-under

Boxall & Edmiston’s new range of bespoke over-unders is the result of a happy marriage between classic British gunmaking and cutting-edge modern technology, says Vic Harker.

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