"With uncompromising quality haunting their craft, today's game gun builders offer hunters firearms as efficient in form and function as the game they hunt," Richard Grozik writes in this exploration of why the classic handcrafted side-by-side is still the best gun for bird shooters.
This book is a study in appreciation, as Grozik details the sweat and blood and care that goes into the making of a best-quality game gun. The hours of hammering and hand-filing that form the fine tolerances of the barrels. The precision fitting of the bridle, springs, tumblers, and pins that compose the intricate workings of the lock. The carving and filing and cutting of the stock from a fine piece of walnut. The finishing touches of checkering and engraving. All these elements combine to build into the game gun a balance, responsiveness, and handling you can't find in machine made shotguns.