In addition to Ernest Hemingway's safari hunting rifle that we wrote about on Wednesday, a rare gold-inlaid Browning 12-gauge automatic shotgun that was presented to president Richard Nixon in 1970 will be offered at James D. Julia Auctioneers' Important Firearms sale in Fairfield, Maine on March 14. The gun, estimated at $50,000 - $75,000, is also historically significant in that it was the two millionth Browning shotgun made.
Aug. 15, 1971: In what became known as the "Nixon Shock," President Richard Nixon took the United States off the gold standard — ending convertibility between the dollar and gold. Nixon also announced a 90-day freeze on wages, price... Read Post
James D. Julia is auctioning off Ernest Hemingway's Westley Richards Droplock.577 Nitro Express double rifle. It is the gun he used on his 1953 African safari. According to Phil Bourjaily, this gun, which took a lion and a rhino, is... Read Post
A remarkable double-barreled elephant gun made by London's Westley Richards in 1913 that belonged to Ernest Hemingway and was used by the famed author on safari in Africa is being offered for auction on March 14. The impressive.577-... Read Post