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Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear
      #28566 - 03/04/05 02:25 AM

Sometime ago we ran a thread on current double rifle makers. I have updated the list from contributions.

IT IS STILL VERY MUCH WORK IN PROGRESS!
and incomplete.

The aim is to have websites for every maker that has one and contact details.

Thanks for the great response and also some very enjoyable photos on the original thread at
Double Rifle makers of today (old closed thread) This is being closed as it is too slow to load.

This list is still Work In Progress. any corrections, additions, web sites etc are welcome

Inaddition I would like a historical listing of makers of those which no longer make rifles but many of us may still have them or like to view photos of them. Please feel free to add to the HISTORICAL LISTING as well.

The lines with bullet points are finalised and also have a listing in the "Double Rifle LINKS" forum.

CURRENT DOUBLE RIFLE MAKERS


UK



Italy



France & Belgium




Germany & Austria




Spain

    * Arrieta
    * Sarasqueta (out of business?)
    * Grullas
    * Arrizabalaga
    * Armas Ego
    * Garbi




USA & Canada



Russia & Eastern Europe




DOUBLE RIFLE MAKERS OF YESTERYEAR
(makers no longer in current production of double rifles)


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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28573 - 30/03/05 03:03 AM

Add Demas under france... www.demas.fr

and I believe you've got the wrong Rizzini listed. I was thinking Fratelli Rizzini, although I haven't seen a DR from them in a while, I'm sure for 95K they'll build one.

Also add Art under Italy. http://www.armi-art.com/


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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28575 - 30/03/05 03:11 AM

Charles Lancester's are still available through Mr Dave Perkins.
One more for the uk list, http://www.hellis.com



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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: ArnoldB]
      #28598 - 30/03/05 08:29 AM

Demas was bought out by Verney-Carnon, but they still make their own stuff for the moment.

Also for France add Gaucher, though they merged with Bretton, to make Bretton-Gaucher.

Also the Rippamonti familly in France, both Guy and Bernard, make double rifles.

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28607 - 30/03/05 01:03 PM

In Germany we have left out:

JP Sauer & Sohn
Franz Kettner
Otto Bock
Hermann Schneider



In Austria we have left out:

Franz Sodia


Belgium:

Fabrique Nationale



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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: CptCurl]
      #28615 - 30/03/05 01:52 PM

Aren't there any double makers in Oz?

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28640 - 31/03/05 12:31 AM

Historical Listing
G. Little & Co. 63 Haymarket, London (1889-96)


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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28663 - 31/03/05 04:34 AM

I didn't see Mahillon for the Belgian listings

http://lamaisonduchasseur.com

the site seems to be down for maintenance at this time, but I think that's where to find the current flag-wavers for the Mahillon guns.
A good one for your past-and-present makers list.


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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: 500grains]
      #28674 - 31/03/05 06:58 AM

I think Century Arms has in the past but mostly reconditions and re-regulates .

www.centuryarms.com.au

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: RLI]
      #28675 - 31/03/05 09:07 AM

Usa
Mr George Hoenig
http://www.finefirearms.com/hoenig.html

Belgium
Liege Arms with Jaques Maillearo(spelling of his last name might be off...)
There's another more recent company in Belgium but the name escapes me right now.



Old names not in use right now:
J.Bourne, there should be a few old double's about in Africa, if memory serves me right made quite a few .600 double's (that's what the internet gunclub once told me, down right now to check)

Army&Navy
W&C Scott


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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28682 - 31/03/05 12:57 PM

Belgium:

Jules Bury

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28692 - 31/03/05 07:58 PM

Hello Gentlemen,

Been visiting this wonderful forum for more than a year,all the time learning from you knowledgeable folks.Finally, found an occasion where I can muster the courage to contribute some thing.

http://guggi-arms.com/main/frame_e.htm


"Waffenstube Guggi"of Austria makes some very beautiful double rifles. They are more on the lines of what one adresses as
" Objets d'art". I wonder if any one will be willing to take these beauties to the bush.Regards to all-
Vikram.

Some nice pics to go with it.








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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: vikram]
      #28716 - 01/04/05 02:57 AM

In reply to:

Aren't there any double makers in Oz?




500grains,

Some very nice doubles have been made on shotgun actions eg Cenury Arms, but no actual maker to my knowledge.

With the wealth of existing vintage doubles here mostly from India there probably wasn' a great need. Also most Aussie hunters traditionally have used smaller bores so the big bore double was only for safaris to Africa or Shikar in India. The British double trade served the Commonwealth of Australia quite well.



Vikram

Welcome to NE.com. Glad to have you aboard and thanks for the addition and nice photos. Beautiful Germanic doubles there.



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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28717 - 01/04/05 03:20 AM

Some of the gunmakers' websites are:

http://www.ejchurchillgunmakers.com/
http://www.wwgreener.com/
http://www.bossguns.co.uk
http://www.gunandline.com/content.asp?ArticleCode=596 This company owns MacNAughton, Dickson, Alex Henry, Daniel Fraser, Harkom and possible some more names that I don't know.

Good hunting!

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: vikram]
      #28718 - 01/04/05 03:21 AM

Hi Vikram,

When are you moving to London? Do mail - I'll look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: mehulkamdar]
      #28752 - 01/04/05 04:45 PM

Nitrox

Thanks for the welcome.I gathered about 14 names and websites of Double Rifle makers from various countries.Hope this helps.

Double rifles makers


1. Wolf of Suhl, Germany

http://www.jagdwaffen-wolf.de/

2. Antonio Zoli of Italy
www.zoli.it
3. Bernard Ripamonti of Paris, France
www.3acil.com/ripamonti
4. Bretton-Gaucher of St.Etienne, France
www.bretton-gaucher.com
5.Fabarm, Italy
http://www.fabarm.it/prodotti.htm
6. Gebruder Adamy Jagdwaffen of Suhl, Germany
www.adamy-jagdwaffen.de
7. Graham Mackinlay & Co Gunmakers ,England
www.glasgowgunmakers.co.uk
8. J. Roberts & Son (Gunmakers) Ltd ,England
http://www.jroberts-gunmakers.co.uk/
9. Karl Hauptman of Ferlach, Austria
http://www.hauptmann-rifles.com/
10. Les Paul Gun & Rifle maker, England
http://www.leslieapaul-gunmakers.com/entry.htm
11. Zapf Jagdwaffen of Suhl, Germany
http://www.zapf-jagdwaffen.de/
12. Lu-Mar of Italy
http://www.lu-mar.it/indice.htm
13. Redolfi F.lli, snc. of Italy
http://www.redolfiarmi.com/
14. TJF - Traditionelle Jagdwaffen Fertigung 0f Suhl, Germany
http://www.tjf-jagdwaffen.de/




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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: vikram]
      #28755 - 01/04/05 06:33 PM

Hi Mehul,
Nice to hear from you.I have been thinking of contacting you.If everything goes well, I shall be at Warwick by September this year.I shall mail to you in detail, soon.Best- Vikram.

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28765 - 01/04/05 11:06 PM

Ooops! Forgot one in my own gunbox:



And let's not forget:

Johannes Springer of Vienna.

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: CptCurl]
      #28767 - 02/04/05 12:29 AM

Thanks everyone. Have been re-building the list above but need my Admin and Links logins on at the same time. So as to build the links on the DR links forum and this thread.

Thanks Vikram for your efforts and everyone for the new suggestions. It is becoming quite a list.



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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: NitroX]
      #28828 - 03/04/05 12:43 AM

One of the smaller gun makers not far from me is Trevor Proctor, very high quality work all built to order, doesnít have a web site, he gets most if not all his work by word of mouth. I have one of his bolt rifles in 30-06. Although half the price of something by Westley Richards, I couldnít quite stretch to one of his doubles. I have handled a few and they are very very nice.

T T Proctor Ltd
Gunsmith
88A Water Lane
Wilmslow
SK9 5BB
Telephone: 01625 526654
Facsimile: 01625 526654
info@ttpproctor.com

[image]uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/phil.hodson@btinternet.com/detail?.dir=/7639&.dnm=45a0.jpg[/image]

Sorry Nitro but the chances of my pics working are very low so if you could sort it out I would be most grateful

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: Phil_in_the_UK]
      #28843 - 03/04/05 02:25 AM

Phil,

Have you been able to get Trevor Proctor's website to load? It has been down for some time from what I remember and I tried www.ttproctor.com but it didn't work.

Good hunting!

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Hello Vikram... [Re: vikram]
      #28855 - 03/04/05 06:01 AM

Thanks for those links...


The Bretton link is my favorite, I think I shouldn't have opened that link.
I have a few very nice pinfire guns, that Bretton Commemorative makes me weak, I think my checkbook just ran out the door to hide in the garden...

...perhaps it's time to get that 28bore Lefaucheux garden gun and hunt it down.

One of those in 8x57 would be just tooo cool!


Gotta wonder what the price is though.
hmmm...


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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: mehulkamdar]
      #28871 - 03/04/05 06:47 PM

Mehul, I didnít even know he had a web site, have you ever got the link to load, I just get unavailable.

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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: Phil_in_the_UK]
      #28895 - 04/04/05 02:18 PM

Mark Sullivan, formerly of Holland & Holland, is making best quality doubles in London:

http://www.londongunmakers.com/wouldyou.htm

How about these fellows?

Stephen Grant
Symes & Wright
F. Beesley
Daniel Fraser
Hartmann & Weiss
William & Son
Asprey & Garrard





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Re: Double Rifle Makers of today and yesteryear [Re: Phil_in_the_UK]
      #29068 - 07/04/05 02:34 PM

Phil,

The site hasn't been active since 2001. From www.archive.org I was able to take a peek at the site as it was back then. Check this link: http://web.archive.org/web/20010929215604/http://www.ttproctor.com/

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