Gold Medal Concours d'Elegance of Fine Guns

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Gold Medal Concours d'Elegance of Fine Guns



GMC III

-the Third-
Gold Medal Concours d'Elegance of Fine Guns
Proudly Presented by the NRA
Honored Marque - E.J. Churchill Gunmakers

-and The-
Western Double Gun & Rifle Championships
Proudly Presented by Ithaca Classic Doubles and Krieghoff International
At Rock Springs Ranch & Lodge, April 20, 2002



The 3rd Gold Medal Concours d'Elegance of Fine Guns, and the Western Double Gun & Rifle Championships, on April 20, 2002, at Rock Springs Ranch & Lodge in California, are history. The turnout of skilled shooters, fine guns, fine people, exhibitors, sponsors and enthusiasts was unprecedented.

The panel of judges at Concours III included Roger Lake (fine-gun specialist at Butterfields), Ray Poudrier (co-founder of the Vintagers and producer of The Vintage Cup), Richard Gallyon (of Gallyon & Sons, Gunmakers), Chris Batha (of E.J. Churchill Gunmakers) and David Moore, of William Larkin Moore. Sincere thanks and appreciation to these gentlemen for their time and efforts.

Best in Show was a heavily embellished Johann Springer 16-bore underlever hammer side-by-side, cased but unserialized, that is the property of a collector who wishes to remain anonymous. The Boothroyd Award ("the people's choice") went to Paul Dorsa's spectacular A1-grade Parker No. 180178 with 28ga. and .410 barrels.

The Ithaca Classic Cup, for high overall honors in the shotgun event, was won by John Swineford. He is the Western Double Gun Champion for 2002.

The Krieghoff Cup, for high overall honors in the rifle event, was won by Peter Leffe (shooting a .500 Nitro Express). He is the Western Rifle Champion for 2002.

Thank you for your support!

CONCOURS AWARDS & WINNERS


Note: New Completed after January 1999
Classic Made between January 1900 and January '99
Vintage Made before January 1900


Concours Awards - Shotguns


Classic British Hammer 12-Bore
Silver Medal W.R. Pape #10603
Vern Brinkerhoff
Vintage British Sidelock SxS 12-Bore
Gold Medal Purdey 14-Bore Percussion Gun #287
owner's name withheld by request
Silver Medal Jos. Lang Percussion 12-Bore Gun #549
Paul A. Smith
Bronze Purdey 16-Bore Flintlock Gun #224
owner's name withheld by request
Classic European SidexSide
Gold Medal Exhibition-grade Simpson Sidelock 12-Bore Gun #192148
Larry Shelton
Silver Merkel Model 219E Droplock 12-Bore Gun
Richard Edlund
Bronze J.P. Sauer Sidelock 16-Bore Gun #
Kirby Hoyt
New European SidexSide
Gold Medal Ferlib Fantasy-grade 20-Bore Sidelock Gun #153*
Malcolm Weaver
Silver Fabbri Sidelock 12-Bore Gun #330
Paul Dorsa
Bronze F.lli Rizzini R2 28-Bore Gun #1743
Paul Dorsa
Vintage European Hammer
Gold Medal Gastinne Rennet 12-Bore Gun
Vintage American SidexSide
Gold Medal Lefever Optimus-grade 16-gauge Gun #11470
(built for the Columbian Exposition of 1895)
Leslie Neary
Classic American SidexSide
Gold Medal Parker Bros. A-grade 10-Gauge Gun #23889
Paul Dorsa
Silver Parker Bros. 28ga./.410 (two-barrel set) Gun #180178
Paul Dorsa
Classic British Over/Under
Gold Medal Boss & Co. 20-Bore Sidelock Gun #5977
Ray Ferraris
Silver F. Beesley Shotover 12-Bore Gun #2614
Richard Edlund
Classic European Over/Under
Gold Medal Fabbri Sidelock 12-Bore Gun #816
Richard Edlund
Classic European Multi-Barrel
Gold Medal Lancaster 4-barrel
Richard Edlund
Special Awards
The German Gun Collectors Association Award for "Best Germanic Gun"
Johann Springer 16-bore SxS Underlever Hammer Gun (unserialized)*
The Grouse Point Almanac Award for "Ideal Light-Gauge Upland Gun"
Ferlib Fantasy-grade 20-Bore SxS Sidelock Gun #153
Malcolm Weaver
The Vintager Award for "the vintage side-by-side gun that best exemplifies the standards and traditions of The Order of Edwardian Gunners"
Wm. Powell Bar-in-Wood 12-Bore Gun
Robert Christensen
The Lefever Collectors Association Award-for "Most Outstanding Lefever Gun"
A-Grade 12-Gauge Gun
Tim Ritter
The Gallyon & Sons Award for "Most Outstanding English Hammer Gun"
Wm. Powell Bar-in-Wood 12-Bore Gun
Robert Christensen
The William Larkin Moore Award for "Most Outstanding Italian Gun"
Fabbri 12-Bore Sidelock O/U Gun #816
Richard Edlund
The J. Rigby & Company Award for "Most Outstanding Rigby Gun or Rifle"
Rigby No. 1 (prototype) 12-Bore Sporting Clays O/U
Alan Gornick
The Boothroyd People's Choice Award (by popular ballot)
Parker Bros. 28ga./.410 (two-barrel set) Gun #180178
Paul Dorsa
Best in Show (by consensus of the judges)
Johann Springer 16-bore SxS Underlever Hammer Gun (unserialized)*


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