To this seemingly not very urgent topic, I was forced to turn by a randomly seen gun. It was released around 1912 at the Tula Imperial Arms Factory, as evidenced by the perfectly preserved hallmarks on the trunks – an eagle and an inscription. A significant year, the 100th anniversary of World War II, ahead – the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. According to the owner, the release of several batches of hunting weapons was specifically linked to these events.
The gun seen is from this series, although no confirming symbols could be found on it. Nevertheless, for amateurs and experts, such guns are of undoubted interest. For example, this almost century-old product is not only elegant, but also fully operational. The remaining advantages can only be appreciated by weapons experts and collectors. A specific gun prompted reflection on the fate of the old gun in general, and each of them sooner or later will have such an epithet.
We all strive (especially for collective hunting) to go out with an expensive graceful gun. The trunks are blued, the engraving shines, on the bed of a beautiful nut an intricate carving – and nowhere is a scratch or a speck. We understand that such a luxurious product is more suitable for demonstrating its image, and not for practical hunting, Continue reading