Saturday, February 26, 2011

Current Event Saturday - Hemmingway's Nitro Express

This post is straight from my brand new Garden & Gun subscription.  They have a newsletter on their website and this post about Hemmingway's Elephant Gun was up on Thursday. 

Even if you don't know a thing about guns you cannot help but see the beauty in this 1913 .577 double barrel Nitro Express hunting rifle that belonged to Mr. Ernest Hemmingway.  It weighs 16 pounds and he used it in 1953 to hunt the biggest beasts in Africa.  It will be up for auction on March 14 and as the article states will likey go for a pretty penny.  Read the article and check out the photo gallery of this amazing masterpiece.

(Photo Credit: Garden & Gun Magazine)


  1. Gorgeous gun! I'm a huge Hemingway fan, and our fishing guide in Key West took us past one of Hemingway's old stilt houses that has since been blown/washed away but the stilts remain standing. It was pretty neat.

  2. Isn't it just beautiful?!?! I love seeing where history took place. I was so amazed in Montana where Custer's Last Stand took place. The marker saying, 'Custer fell here' for some reason just gave me goose bumps. Like, wow, this is what we read about in history!

  3. Garden and Gun huh? Sounds like my kinda read!

    That is a truly a beautiful gun and whomever gets it is a VERY lucky person indeed!