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Clabrough & Johnstone c1913 (UK) Gun Catalog

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Clabrough & Johnstone c1913 (UK) Gun Catalog

63 pages with descriptions in English, German, French and Spanish, about 8" x 11", 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 1923 but on advice changed the date to c1913.

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: 63
  • Clabrough Models No. 600, 681E, 897A, 625, 829, 897, 604, 895, 10226A, 500, 510, 630, 894, 614, 615X, 590, 889, 682, 680, 694, 893, 891, 520, 890, 886S, 886D, 888, 75, 43, 840
  • Clabrough .410 bore Single and Double Breech Loading Guns23, 24, 25
  • Clabrough Double Muzzle Loading Guns Models 66, 69
  • Clabrough Single Muzzle-Loading Guns Modes no. 62, 63, 64, 65
  • Clabrough Models No. 580, 81, 80, 647X
  • Clabrough Falling Block Action Sporting High Velocity Rifles Model 100
  • Sporting Pattern Mauser Magazine Rifles Model 90
  • Lee Enfield .303 Magazine Rifles, Models 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
  • Sporting Martini-Henry Carbines 577/450 Bore and .303 Model 697, 699, 693
  • Revolvers, central fire, Models 800, 812, 802, 814
  • Gun cases and accessories