In This Issue
Gray's Sporting Journal
U.S. Travel Directory – Alaska & Non-Contiguous U.S.
U.S. Travel Directory – Eastern US
U.S. Travel Directory – Western US
International Travel Directory
In This Issue
Subscribe or Find
New Gift Subscription
Manage My Subscription
There are few better books for travelling than Gene Hill. Wieland has forgiven him for having his James Woodward fitted with choke tubes. The gun is a Purdey, circa 1880.
Wingshooters are truly blessed in that we have at our fingertips a wealth of literature.…
A top-quality rook rifle from Joseph Harkom, one of Edinburgh’s finest makers (later absorbed by Dickson’s). In all likelihood, it was made by W&C Scott to a design by Holland & Holland and (perhaps) finished at Harkom’s shop at 30 George Street. It’s chambered for the .300 Rook.
A “rook,” as in “rook & rabbit” rifle, is a black bird, found in England,…
The author in his element. The rifle is a Snider-Enfield.
Learning the Ropes
When I was but a boy, when dragons roamed the Earth amid smoky tendrils from…
A good day in North Dakota in 2012. At least, Leon looks content, and the Charles Lancaster did its job well. North and South Dakota are proud of their pheasant populations — but the future looks grim.
History Explains Everything
It appears this will be yet another mediocre pheasant year in South Dakota, which means…
This J. Braddell & Son combination gun from the 1870s is a marvel of good taste and a testament to the skill of the anonymous Birmingham craftsmen who created it.
Ruminations of a Scroll Guy
Would that I had a dollar for every time someone has picked up a gun…
H.J. Hussey pigeon gun from around 1912, restocked in 2008. H.J. himself was a noted pigeon shooter, gambler, and all-around rogue, but his “best” guns were truly best.
Understanding Pigeon Guns
As a teenager, poring longingly over the Browning catalogue, I was puzzled. Why, I wondered,…
Bar-in-wood guns, like this 1880 James Purdey, have the steel action bar enclosed by the walnut of the buttstock, which extends past the trigger guard. Stylistically, they represent a bridge from late percussion guns.
And the Madness of Crowds
Every time I go to the Rock Island auction, I learn something new. Sometimes the…
When most shooters think of German guns, they think military: Luger, Mauser, Walther. Rarely do…
The birth of a paper shotshell begins with a huge roll of special paper. Produced by one remaining mill in America, Federal keeps it in business.
Trap shooters are the repository of some strange beliefs, which could be assembled into a…
Stevens Model 47 “Modern Range,” built on the 44½ (NOT the older 44) action.
Wins and Losses
Anyone with an ounce of humanity would sympathize with the evaluators of guns and compilers…
The gun-auction survival kit: Catalogue, tape measure, chamber gauge, flashlight, bore lights, caliper, micrometer. Add an unencumbered credit card, and you’re ready for the fray.
A Boy’s Guide to Gun Auctions
As I write this, the three-volume catalogue for the Rock Island “Premier” gun auction in…
This iconic (and archaic) engraving of an old-time trap shooter appeared on the frame of the famous Ithaca 4E, almost from start to finish.
Revisiting the King of Trap Guns
Trap guns, especially old trap guns, have a magic all their own. They are to…
Next Page »
Need more Gray's?
Sign up for our newsletter
and receive more of the sporting lifestyle you love.
Gray's Sporting Properties
Cannon River Ranch
This is a trout property you thought no longer existed, with 7 MILES of National…