Gordy & Sons is delighted to announce that following Dallas Safari Club Convention, luxe Austrian gunmaker Johann Fanzoj will be showcasing their fine rifles in-store until Feb 14. Fanzoj offers a wealth of old-world, traditional craftsmanship at a very high level, which they combine with modern materials and state-of-the-art technology to create stunning new visions for the ancient craft.

 

Established in 1790, the family-run gunmaker will be displaying eight guns and rifles in total, each one a unique work of art, including double and single shot rifles, as well as a rare combination gun. On display will be one of their titanium bolt actions, as well as a leopard-themed rifle from a set of three weapons; rifle, knife and pistol. With photo-realistic animal engravings and amazing scrimshaw inlays by one of the best metal artists of our time.

 

A double rifle themed 'the great migration' impressively captures nature's eternal cycle of life and death, hunters and the hunted, with platinum inlays and deep relief hand engraving of more than 100 animals migrating over the action parts. The rifle is embedded in an exhibition crocodile gun case, along with the finest handcrafted accessories. It comes with a hardbound book - one of the highlights which demonstrates the brand's skill and unique positioning in luxe gunmaking.

 

Fanzoj The Great Migration ~ POA

A spectacular double rifle in caliber .375HHMag with spare barrels in caliber .308W. Engraving concept: ‘the great migration’ relates to the treacherous annual journey of millions of wildebeest from the Serengeti to the Mara River. This magnificent spectacle is depicted vividly and elaborately on the gun parts, with deep relief hand engravings of more than 100 African animals recalling their role in the eternal cycle of life and death, the hunters and the hunted. The heads of the Big Five are all inlaid in platinum on otherwise black surfaces, underscoring the fine, understated masculine character of this rifle. The rifle is embedded in an exhibition crocodile-hide gun case (Vince Rickards), along with finest handcrafted accessories. Engraved by Austrian master engraver Franz Mack. A beautifully balanced ensemble in both style and color. This rifle is Number 2 of a limited series of total 3 Big Game double rifles themed to ‘the great migration’ and executed over a seven-year time span.

Fanzoj Kipplauf 5,6x50RM ~ POA

Fanzoj’s smallest Kipplauf, in cal. 5,6x52R, is a beautifully handcrafted round-body single shot rifle. Short and lightweight, with octagonal barrel, built in the range of the most effective small center-fire cartridges available; with underlever opener, safety hand-cocking mechanism, forward set trigger as a special feature. Weight: 2.2kg; barrel length: 58.5cm; overall length: 101.5cm. The stock is made from Circassian walnut burl shown with a strong marble figuring. It has a forend tip of buffalo horn, and a traditional leather covered recoil pad. The rifle is mounted with a Swarovski Z3 3-10x42 scope, with a quick release swivel mount. Engraving: fine bouquet scroll engraving, case color hardened (St Ledger). The rifle comes complete in a cognac-brown custom-made leather case with accessories.

Fanzoj Kipplauf KB-1 ~ POA

A beautiful traditional rifle, and a modern precision tool. Round-body action, with underlever or sidelever opener, ultra-strong “Kippblock” lock designed for exceptional precision and durability; with safety thumb-cocking mechanism; Fanzoj direct adjustable trigger, selected top-quality barrel steel, stress-relieved, with fully integral rib and rib extension. Stock: custom made of luxury Circassian walnut wood with a hand rubbed oil finish. Hand-engraved to the customer’s order. Available in steel or in titanium (Fanzoj KB-1 TITANIUM), in any caliber of client´s choice. Interchangeable barrels allow for carrying one gun with multiple calibers.

Fanzoj The Leopard ~ POA

A premium bolt action rifle, cal. 300WM, from a set of three spectacular weapons themed to ‘the leopard’; rifle, knife and pistol. Each piece unique, stunningly engraved by Richard Maier. The mix of scrimshaw, deep relief and bulino engraving, gives depth and at the same time creates a three-dimensional effect, impressively demonstrating the talent and versatility of one of the greatest metal artists of our time. Many hundreds of hours were spent depicting the realistic animals´ skin texture on top of each weapon, up to the base of the barrel. Spectacular scrimshaws in mammoth ivory seem to almost come alive, as if ready to jump at the observer. The rifle comes in an exhibition leather oak gun case with handcrafted accessories of fossilized mammoth ivory, 24k gold plated, with a leopard portrait on the case lid.

Fanzoj Thunder and Lightning Horse ~ POA

Thunder & Lightning: the duality of all being embodied in the breathtaking images of a black and white stallion. This rifle is from a set of two luxurious bolt action rifles, both cal. .375HHMag, handcrafted using the finest materials, and stunningly engraved by world renowned metal artist Ritchi Maier. The black stallion is currently available to view here. The precision workmanship is immediately evident. Light-colored and highlighted black metal parts harmonize wonderfully with the rifle´s dark, reddish stock. Horse hair and plaited mane details were artistically modelled in the steel and flow in marvelous detail all over the gun. The incredibly fine horse image on the magazine plate is engraved on a solid 18k white gold plate and has a border of 86 flawless top Wesselton diamonds, which gives it a virtually divine brilliance – a regal quality. The tasteful combination of precious materials, white gold and diamonds, make the rifle exceptionally valuable, yet it still looks understated. The rifle comes in a black exhibition gun case with black Japanese silk inside and compartments in black alligator.  An accompanying book with stunning photography tells the full story.

Fanzoj Dracon ~ POA

A fabulous theme, brought to life on a bolt-action rifle in cal. 300WM, embedded in an exquisite case (Vince Rickards) with details of red lizard leather and finest handcrafted accessories. The whole ensemble is unmatched in creativity and level of detail. Design concept: Dracon is an opulent ride into the mystical world of dragons, rulers over the elemental forces; powerful protectors and challengers alike on man´s eternal search for the Dragon´s pearl. Powerful the Earth Dragon, wingless with branches and leaf-like scales. Magnificent the wings of the Air Dragon, that spans in marvelous detail across the upper parts and bolt. A Water Dragon winds up the barrel, in an eternal power-struggle with the unleashed Fire Dragon, which secures the rifle´s butt end against unauthorized energies. The implementation of this complex theme, on such different surfaces and levels, with masterfully deep chiseling and gold or platinum inlay work is remarkable. An accompanying book with stunning photography tells the full story.

Fanzoj The Bockbüchsflinte Falcon in Gold ~ POA

A delightful masterpiece in 20gauge/ .222Rem. Versatile, elegant and light-weight. Weight: 2,45kg / 5,4lbs. The engraving features a magnificent, rich ornament with 24k gold inlays, with feathers and birds of prey woven into the ornament. Hand-engraved by Franz Haas, one of the best ornament engravers of our time. Fanzoj are currently experiencing a revival of this beautiful traditional European model, featuring one rifle and one shotgun barrel. Initiated by an individual customer´s order, they have re-designed the technical and aesthetic concept, and re-introduced it, perfectly composed with modern quality steels, on a Fanzoj round-body action with sidelever opener. Available in 20ga or .410ga (smooth barrel), in combination with any high-powered small rifle barrel up to cal. 5,6 (rifle barrel).

Fanzoj Titanium TI-3 Bolt-Action Sporting Rifle ~ POA

The Fanzoj TI-3 is a unique bolt-action rifle with all components made of titanium alloy. The latest Fanzoj TI-3 model’s basic design remains that of the original Mauser M98 yet with technical modifications to the action that improve accuracy and stability. A new, direct adjustable titanium trigger and ultra-stable titanium scope mount emphasize the exclusivity and high-performance character of today’s TI-3. On display: TI-3 Titanium rifle in cal. 300WM, elaborately engraved with 24k gold inlays, beautiful stock of strongly marbled Circassian walnut; complete with custom case, Swarovski Z8i 2-16x50. A substantial effort, the first time actually, that Fanzoj has engraved a Titanium rifle with a complex ornament and light-color surface finish, as the material´s special properties make it almost impossible to engrave.

 

For more information please contact one of the gun sales associates on +1 (713)-333-3474 or info@gordyandsons.com.