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Isaac Hollis & Sons 1893 Gun Catalog (UK)

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Isaac Hollis & Sons 1893 Gun Catalog (UK)

37 pages, about 8 1/2" x 11", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice copy. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated.

Merged with Bentley&Playfair in 1900.

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: 37
  • ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS 1893 Gun Catalog ( UK )
  • Birmingham and London, England
  • Breech Loading Double Guns
  • Back Action, Double Grip, Top Lever
  • Single and Double Guns
  • Hammerless and Ejector
  • Pigeon Guns and Duck Guns
  • Muzzle Loading Double Guns and Single Guns
  • Muzzle Loading Double Rifles and Shot Double
  • Guns and Rifles for Boys
  • Guns for Elephant Hunting
  • Breech Loading Rifle and Shot Double Guns
  • Express Single and Double Rifles
  • Rook Rifles
  • Air Guns and Walking Sticks
  • Collectors Guns
  • Revolvers and Pistols
  • Bulldog
  • Implements and Materials for Loading
  • Instructions for Measuring