When my wife and I first met Jérôme Lanoue, it was on his home turf in St. Etienne, France. Specifically, it was at the L’Atelier Verney-Carron production facility (see that post here). We were amazed by the beautiful work being done by each of the artisans working in Verney-Carron.
Now, though, we’re in Dallas for the annual Dallas Safari Club Convention and the first of the interviews from the DSC convention floor just so happened to be with Jérôme. It’s good to get him on our home turf.
I asked Jérôme to tell me about two of Verney-Carron’s exquisite handmade firearms that occupy both ends of the power spectrum; a relatively tiny 28-gauge side-by-side shogun and a dangerous game double gun chambered in 500 Nitro Express.
As Jérôme mentions, it takes the Verney-Carron craftsmen bout a year of painstaking work to produce custom firearms of this quality.
[Video and photos courtesy of Frances Arnold.]