My Father P V Nelson, heads for retirement with the supreme Legacy Guns

Monday 2nd Jan 2012

Peter Nelson’s culmination of a career in gunmaking

Buyers of guns sometimes justify purchases in terms of their investment potential, which can be significant during times when stocks and real estate are shaky. But in recent years the returns have been strongest from top-of-the-line classics: guns so pristine, valuable and ornately engraved that they are rarely shot: guns known as “high art guns”.

Readers know Peter Nelson as one of today’s finest gun makers – he having apprenticed as an actioner with James Purdey & Sons and been an independent gunmaker working from his home in Buckinghamshire, England since 1989.

Nelson has made some of the world’s most spectacular guns and his extraordinary talents have attracted the attention of ‘best’ gun fanciers and collectors.


To read more of this article the “Legacy Set of Four” by Douglas Tate – it can be found at

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