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Clabrough & Johnstone c1908 (UK) Gun Catalog

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Clabrough & Johnstone c1908 (UK) Gun Catalog

24 pages, about 8" x 7", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice photocopy... Printed on high quality 20# 102 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated. This catalog we previously dated as 1915 but on advice changed the date to c1908.

When the l890 US Tariff was enacted, English exports to America began to decline. In l893 Clabrough sold his company to an employee named Douglas Johnstone and retired to San Francisco. Johnstone added another line of guns, under the name Clabrough & Johnstone, and he carried on the business until World War I. Like many English gunmaking firms, C&J was forced to amalgamate with other firms. In l9l4, they joined forces with Hollis, Bentley & Playfair, which were all under the management of John O. Redgrave, a lifelong Clabrough employee who became the proprietor in l9l8. In l937, battered by import taxes, then the Great War and finally the Depression, Clabrough & Johnstone closed its doors. All that remains today is the unique legacy of a gunmaker that had roots both in England and the American West Coast."

One of the most unusual and least known of all English gunmakers, J.P. Clabrough built high-quality guns in Birmingham specifically for the American West Coast.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 24
  • The "Clabrough" Guns
  • 886T 7 890T Hammer Gun
  • 890 & 890D Hammer gun
  • 891 & 892 Hammer Gun for trap or field
  • 889 & 590 Hammerless Gun
  • No. 1 7 621a Cross bolt Hammerless Gun
  • 10226a & 10226b Hammerless gun
  • 895 & 511 Hammerless gun
  • 829 Hammerless Double trigger Gun
  • 829 Hammerless Single Trigger gun
  • 603 Hammerless Double trigger Gun
  • 803 Hammerless Single Trigger gun
  • Registered trade marks