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.
Mike Barnes meets Juan Cruz Sarriugarte, a gunmaker who crafts glamorous titanium shotguns while his two daughters run the business.
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.
In the market for a new over-under? Vic Harker looks at an exceptional new example from EJ Churchill and Perazzi.
In the first of new series, Richard Rawlingson looks at the story behind one of the most influential guns of the 20th century.
Vic Harker looks at a remarkable new gun from James Purdey & Sons.
2008 marked the 40th anniversary of one of the most successful guns of all time. Richard Rawlingson reflects on the achievements of Daniele Perazzi.
Is an English gun a good investment? Ian Andrews of Christie's provides the answer.
Gunmaking at Piotti is very much a family affair, as Richard Rawlingson discovered. A tradition which was once a cornerstone of English gunmaking is alive and well in Val Trompia.
Creating your very own bespoke shotgun might sound like a flight of fancy, but this alternative to an off-the-peg model is more affordable than you might think, and it’s laden with benefits, says Alastair Phillips of William Evans.
Vic Harker puts the Beretta 486 Parallelo through its paces and argues that, despite the rise and rise of the over-under, there is still a place for the side-by-side in the game shooting field.