Dale Tate's original concept was to create
brand new hammerguns in the old style of the sidelock guns of the
1890's, complete with the word 'patent' on the top lever.
An extractor double trigger gun,
Tate's Hammergun is made using only the best English and American
craftsmen on this side of the Atlantic to produce it. He has succeeded
beyond all expectations!
There are two lower priced models:
The Vintager and The Concours.
The new Vintager Model Hammergun starts
at $7,500. The engraving is kept to a minimum in order to maintain
the affordable price, but the internal parts receive the same amount
of time and work as the more expensive versions which start at $18,000.
The Concours, which has upgraded
wood, can come with sideclips and has more embellishments, starts
Chokes can be regulated to your specific
choice of cartridge at an extra cost.
TATE GUNS ARE PROVEN WINNERS!
The very first Vintager
produced, a 30 inch, 12 gauge hammergun, won High Honors for a Hammergun
at the Vintage Cup in Sandanona, New York last year, 2003, with
Robert Shimmon shooting it.
At the April 2003 Western Side by
Side Championship at Camanche Hills, Daniel Graviet won the Hammergun
Championship with a 28 inch, 12 gauge Tate Hammergun.
The A Class winner in that same show
was Willy Bruce also shooting a 28 inch, 12 gauge Tate. Bob Sadunajski
won the B Class also with a Tate Hammergun. (It really helps to
have good shooters, too!)
Dale's idea was to make affordable
hammerguns for people who are in love with hammerguns but don't
want to deal with an old gun with an unknown provenance. This
way they can shoot their hammerguns without any worries about
old steel or malfunctioning parts, etc.
For more information on the Tate
Hammergun and his other Fine Guns, please contact Dale Tate at
209-763-9040. Look for the new web site: www.angloamericansport.com.
By Barbara Nyholm for
Anglo American Sport