Sunday, June 16, 2013

Clapton's Guns

Apparently Eric Clapton has commissioned and sold  more guns than I have (and each and every one was probably worth more than my house). Many articles out there, a few by gunnies, some by folks horrified he would buy guns at all, some just concerned with auction prices. I assume we can all use Google, though I found fewer pix than I had hoped. One of the better is here.

Actually he seems to acquire and get rid of things the way many of us do, just on an inconceivably expensive level, so both MDMNM and I are right on what his taste is like: eclectic.

“I start out with a fairly broad spectrum – got obsessed, then engulfed, and finally narrow the collections down.

“I built a gunroom that can house a certain amount of guns, and now I have to clear the decks for the new guns I have on order."

Here are a couple of classic Bosses (I think I would have kept one!) and a rather gaudy Evans.

Sin agua...


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Interesting to see 'the gun that taste forgot' for sale.I've heard of it before but never seen it. I wonder who will buy it?

Anonymous said...

Clapton also owns Cordings "Country Sporting Outfitters" on the north side of Piccadilly. They stock beautiful ,mainly British, handmade clothing , shooting suits ,socks , and the like, at huge prices , but often in rather garish, gaudy colours. A "first stop look", when the sales are on, for any shooter in London


The Suburban Bushwacker said...


Well every day's a school day!

I quite like their tweeds as I'm firmly in the 'leery-er the better' camp when it comes to sporting atire.


Anonymous said...

Funny - I still have the same old ugly LC Smith from 1947 you saw me with last meeting...this could mean I am either broke or satisfied or both!

Steve Bodio said...

For what it's worth, I know that three readers of this blog shoot plain old LC 12's. and I can't say that about any other old American maker.

No, maybe Fox too.