In the past year I have
built a small gun room and workshop at my homebase near Savannah,
GA. The gun room will be an “appointment only”
destination for the discerning sportsman.
Here I will carry a selection of fine custom guns from a variety
of makers and prices from around the World, together with
a selection of pre-owned guns.
Many times the decision to purchase can only be made from
a brief handling of the gun at a show or in a store . In my
gunroom, every gun in the inventory can be examined at leisure,
then when your selection or selections are made, they can
be tried out on the shooting grounds, so you can get a true
impression of handling, balance and recoil.
A custom gun requires a custom fit and following your final
choice, we will proceed to the pattern plate and work together
to achieve the correct stock dimensions. We will also determine
the gauge, barrel length, chamber, chokes and engraving you
desire to accompany your order to the gun maker of your choice.
Pre-owned guns, where applicable, can be hot- oil bent and
leather pads can be fitted to your personal requirements.
I have chosen the guns to very strict criteria: They must
be of superb quality and function flawlessly, have intrinsic
balance and handling, shoot straight and have both realistic
delivery times and dependable after-sales service.
I realize that though we would all wish to own a Fabri or
Boss, our budgets impact our choices. With this reality in
mind, I will offer a range of prices and makers to cater to
From England: E.J. Churchill
A pair of EJ Churchill Shotguns
Manufacturers of the highest
grade handmade English Sporting Shotguns and Rifles. In 1891
Edwin John Churchill established one of the most competitive
gunmakers of all time.
Founding its initial success on the live pigeon shooting circuit,
the reputation of the company was based firmly on the fine
balance, exacting fit and superlative finish of its guns,
but ultimately how they performed in the field.
The finest of all these guns was the ‘Premiere’,
which exhibited all of the qualities expected of the highest
grade English sporting gun : style, grace, balance, durability
and innovation. These qualities were no more obvious than
in the manufacture of the pinless sidelock, which provided
a firing mechanism impervious to the weather, as well as allowed
the engraver an uninterrupted surface on which to indulge
Today, E.J. Churchill Gunmakers still upholds these qualities
throughout its range of the very best hand -built guns and
rifles. We would be delighted to build one for you.
From Italy: Famars - Abbiatico & Salvinelli
A & S Pegasus Detail
Manufacturers of Side by
Side, Over and Under Shotguns together with Double Rifles.
Founded in 1967 by Mario Abbiatico and Remo Salvinelli, Famars
immediately placed itself in the luxury long gun market, merging
the tradition and the class of the best English armourers
with magnificent mechanical and manufacturing innovations.
From 1976, all firearms produced by Famars bear the trademark
“Abbiatico & Salvinelli”. In that period,
the famous “Jorema” Boss Over and Under gun was
introduced- the first of its kind in Italy.
From Italy: Rizzini These Over and Under Shotguns offer an
incredibly high level of dependability and durability with
widespread component interchange ability between models. These
guns look great and have the style and handling characteristics
of guns two or three times the price. Reliability and ease
of service give the discriminating shooter a gun for all reasons
From the USA: Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company
A Galazan Over and Under
Please refer to the NY factory visit on page 6. What more
can be said about the combination of modern technology and
old world craftsmanship that achieves the supreme quality
of every gun produced. A.H. Fox, Model 21’s and, of
course, the Galazan Side by Sides and Over and Unders are
all made completely in-house in Connecticut, USA.
From Spain: Grulla
Manufacturers of handcrafted shotguns since 1932, with a
short break caused by the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939),
they have just celebrated 70 years of gun making.
Initially, five dedicated gunmakers started the company,
building on experience gained over many years in the Eibar
Over the years, the craftsmen who replaced the original
five have maintained the same exacting standards of quality
and finish that have given the name Grulla such a prestigious
From Spain: Kemen
Kemen KM-4 Deluxe - Detail
Manufacturers of Sporting Over and Unders. Since 1990,
Kemen have been renowned for their quality and craftsmanship.
Kemen means “strength” in the Basque language
and this gun has more than lived up to its name. Its reputation
for durability and quality is second to none. Kemen has
become the first choice of the world’s leading competition
clay target shooters. George Digweed shot the only perfect
score of 100 straight at the World Championships using his
Kemen O/U. Sporting shooters who expect and demand the best