Sporting Scene

Restoring Classic Side-by-Sides

A North Carolinian readies vintage guns for new days in the field

Made in the South

Rifles with a Davy Crockett Pedigree

A Tennessee gunmaker
reproduces a powder rifle with
serious history


Tour the Ultimate Shotgun Collection

A trove of classic doubles brings America’s golden age of shotguns to life


Thomasville Doubles

A new shotgun series inspired by the Southern quail woods


Pretty Sight

A British-Italian collaboration yields an exceptionally agile bird gun

9 Slideshow


Celebrating 500 Years of Beretta

A new book of photographs and essays tells the story of the family-owned Italian company’s passion for sporting tradition


Sure Shots: Eight Great Gun Shops

Eight of the best shops in the South and beyond for the bird-gun enthusiast


The Rebirth of the Sweet Sixteen

Long a favorite among Southern hunters, a classic shotgun returns to the field


The House of Beretta

For half a millennium, in a small valley in Italy, one family has been producing some of the finest guns in the world

8 Slideshow

Arts & Culture

One of the Country’s Finest Gun Engravers

A closer look at the craftsmanship of one of Lisa Tomlin

14 Slideshow


Ernest Hemingway’s Guns

Excerpts and photos from the book Hemingway’s Guns: The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway, by Silvio Calabi, Steve Helsley, and Roger Sanger


True Patriots

Virginia collector Michael Tuccori’s eighteenth-century Kentucky rifles are studies in American history

Sporting Scene

A Gun for the Ages

On the hunt for a very famous Greener