GRIFFIN & HOWE

Founded in 1923 by Seymour Griffin and James Howe, Griffin & Howe continues to build its custom rifles as well as providing the full spectrum of gunsmithing services and importation of fine English guns.
Griffin & Howe has been building custom rifles since 1923. Prices may vary greatly depending on configuration, desirability, condition, quality of wood, and special features. Most used Griffin & Howe Custom Rifles in average condition and without special engraving start at $4,500+ and rise according to condition and nature of the individual gun. Since 1923, fewer than 2,800 have been made, not including rifles that have been re-barreled by G&H and are so marked. In 1930, Griffin & Howe became a subsidiary of Abercrombie & Fitch and remained with them until 1976, when it became a privately held company. Because all Griffin & Howe rifles are essentially special ordered, accurate pricing can be ascertained only by examining each individual gun. Low production, coupled with the amount of experienced sportsmen who prefer to hunt using a vintage bolt action have resulted in values climbing in recent years. Very few show up at gun shows or auctions. Elaborate specimens by this maker/trademark will command over $10,000. Engraving by Joseph Fugger, Winston Churchill, Robert Swartley, or Rudolph Kornbrath will add multiples to the value.
During 2011, Griffin & Howe acquired the sales records of Von Lengerke & Detmold and Abercrombie & Fitch. These records cover the recording sales and inventory between 1901-1976. Within the records, most of the "new sales" are grouped by make and model. Please visit www.griffinhowe.com for more information on how to access these older records.
Pricing on new custom rifles, with a wide selection of options, is available directly from Griffin & Howe.
In 2023, Griffin & Howe and The Hudson Farm Foundation celebrated the 100th anniversary of Griffin & Howe. Hudson Farm celebrated their 25th anniversary and also the opening of the brand-new Griffin & Howe Showroom.
Current custom gunsmith, rifle manufacturer, and importer established in 1923, with store locations in Andover, NJ. Previously located in Bernardsville, NJ (gunsmithing also) until circa 2021, and Greenwich, CT. Griffin & Howe also had a New York City store location until April, 2003.
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GRIFFIN & HOWE Firearms Models

G&H ALL-AMERICAN RIFLE Image

G&H ALL-AMERICAN RIFLE

.22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Win., 7mm Rem. Mag., .308 Win., or .300 Win. Mag. cal., Proof Research double stress or turned down stainless steel carbon fiber barrel, Mauser 98 claw extractor, Springfield inertial ejector, bl...

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ROUND BODY GAME GUN

12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, case colored round frame with sidelock action, "SAFE" in gold, H&H style selective ejectors, 25-30 in. barrels, double triggers, checkered straight grip stock and splinter forearm, G&H nam...

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BLACK RAM

12 or 20 ga., boxlock action, inertial cocking system, single bolt locking system, SST, 30 or 32 in. barrels with Briley chokes, traditional checkered Turkish walnut stock with pistol grip and recoil pad, 8 1/4 lbs. Mfg. by Zoli, importati...

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G&H CUSTOM SPORTER

most popular cals., custom honed action with lapped lugs, Douglas premium barrel, hand engraving, French walnut sporter stock with ebony forend tip, G&H pistol grip cap, "Griffin & Howe, New York" barrel address, custom or...

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Round Body Game Guns Pair

12, 16, 20, 28 ga. or .410 bore, scroll engraved with case colored hardened finish, "SAFE" in gold, round sidelock action, H&H style selective ejectors, 25-30 in. barrels, double triggers, checkered straight grip and splinter...

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BROADWAY

12 or 20 ga., case hardened frame, 26, 28, or 30 in. VR barrels, scroll engraving with gold accents. Mfg. by the Belgian Browning custom shop using a B125 action, 1999-2003.

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CLAREMONT

12 ga. only, case hardened frame, shallow frame BOSS style lock-up, 30 in. VR barrels standard, scroll engraving with gold accents. Mfg. by Gamba beginning 1999.

G&H HIGHLANDER MOUNTAIN RIFLE Image

G&H HIGHLANDER MOUNTAIN RIFLE

.22-250 Rem., .243 Rem., 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win., or .300 Win. Mag. cal., right or left-hand configuration, Proof Research Sendero light carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel or Bartlein stainless steel barrel, polished stainless steel or b...

G&H LONG RANGE PRECISION RIFLES Image

G&H LONG RANGE PRECISION RIFLES

.22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win., .300 Win Mag., or .338 Lapua cal., right or left-hand configuration, Proof Research carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel or Bartlein stainless steel barrel, polished stainless steel or blac...

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Extra Finish Claremont

similar to Claremont, except has coin finished frame with full coverage acanthus scroll engraving and drop out trigger group. Importation began 1999.

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BRITTE

12 ga. only, best quality sidelock ejector, built by Britte company in Liege, Belgium before WWII, purchased by G&H in 2001.

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CONTINENTAL SIDELOCK

12 ga. only, best quality Britte action, finished by Belgian gunmakers such as Lebeau-Courally, various scroll patterns, case colored or bright finish, finest European walnut stock. Disc. 2006.

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MADISON

12, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, case hardened frame, 26 1/2, 28, or 30 in. VR barrels, scroll engraved with gold accents. Mfg. by the Belgian Browning custom shop using a B25 action, 1999-2006.

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SUPERBRITTE

12 or 16 ga., unique side opening design, built by Britte company in Liege, Belgium before WWII, purchased by G&H in 2001.

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TRADITIONAL GAME GUN

12, 16, 20, 24, 28 ga., or .410 bore, square body action, color case hardened with bright brush finish, DT, seven pin lock assemblies, 29 in. barrels with IC/Mod chokes, English style straight checkered Turkish walnut stock, available with...

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SILVER RAM

12 or 20 ga., boxlock action, inertial cocking system, single bolt locking system, SST, 30 or 32 in. barrels with Briley chokes, traditional checkered Turkish walnut stock with pistol grip and recoil pad, game scene engraving, 8 1/4 lbs. Mf...