Marcus Janssen visits Watson Bros., the last independently-owned and run London gunmaking firm, where a pioneering spirit lives on.
Every 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.
Marcus Janssen is very impressed with the Browning B15 Beauchamp over-under.
Vic Harker puts the three-barrelled Akkar Triple Crown 28 bore to the test.
Is it really wrong to shoot high pheasants with a 28 bore? Bob Cieslukowski shares his thoughts.
Vic Harker puts John Jeffries' latest long-barrelled game gun, the Perugini & Visini Elite, to the test.
Gunmaker 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.
Vic Harker puts American gunmaker Tony Galazan’s A10 Christian Hunter sidelock over-under to the test.
Mike Barnes meets Juan Cruz Sarriugarte, a gunmaker who crafts glamorous titanium shotguns while his two daughters run the business.
Chris 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.
A fascinating new small bore from Atkin Grant & Lang leaves a lasting impression on Vic Harker.
It may be a long way in looks from the traditional game gun, but the Benelli 828U has a lot going for it, says Vic Harker.
Vic Harker visits Atkin, Grant & Lang in Hertfordshire and discovers that the company’s new proprietors are doing some exciting things with old guns.
Vic 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.
Money does grow on trees, says Chris Batha, who provides an insight into the slow process of growing, harvesting and selecting walnut for gunmaking.
Vic Harker reviews two 20 bore over-unders from Boxall & Edmiston that he believes represent the future for the English gun trade.
After testing their new Hesketh De-Luxe 16 bore, Vic Harker is left with nothing but praise for Longthorne’s marriage of traditional aesthetics and revolutionary design.
After 170 years of dormancy, the fabled name and ingenuity of Joseph Manton is back, in the form of a groundbreaking triple-barrelled 20 bore.
Vic Harker considers the Beretta 690 Field III.
Vic Harker takes a close look at a revolutionary twist in gun design – the reverse slope rib. And he is impressed.
Finding an appropriate way to commemorate 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.
Vic Harker is impressed with the aesthetics and balance of two elegant 20 bores from Rizzini, the RB and the RBEL.
Cutting edge technology, innovative German engineering and a strong hunting pedigree. Marcus Janssen is left wondering what’s not to like about Blaser.
Vic Harker is impressed by the new Beretta Silver Pigeon Classic.
A high-grade English sidelock over-under for £17,500? Vic Harker can hardly believe it either as he puts the Longthorne Hesketh De-luxe through its paces.
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.
Vintage guns are enjoying a resurgence in popularity – Marcus Janssen visited hammer gun enthusiast Wayne Hurt to find out more.
A new sidelock over-under from the States has people talking on both sides of the Atlantic. Donald Butts explains why.
Vic Harker puts Boxall & Edmiston's new side-by-side sidelock through its paces, and is left with admiration for the new kids on the gunmaking block.
Vic Harker tries out the exciting new sidelock side-by-side from AYA, and is impressed with what he finds.
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