Like every little boy of my generation I loved watching Western movies , playing cowboys and Indians with my childhood friends little realizing it would lead to a career in gun making.
After being 5 years in a boarding school in Walbourg from the age of 9, I learned a certain way of thinking. Within these years I became a member of a Shooting team, the Racing Club in Strasbourg to shoot regularly and learned a lot about the shooting technique. Shorty after I knew this is the job I want to learn: the world of guns.
At 16 years old I went to study in Belgium to the famous Leon Mignon Gun making School in Liege and 3 years after I had my diploma in manufacturing hunting weapons.
With my qualification in my pocket I started working at Armurerie Sipp in Strasbourg this was my first step in the real gun making world.
In 1998 I had the chance to work at Holland and Holland in London; in one of the best and most famous gun making company's in the world and get closer to the fine bespoke English guns. I worked 4 years in the finishing shop preparing guns and rifles for customers and 2 years in the action shop .
To further my experience, in 2004 I joined James Purdey's and Sons where I specialized in the complex world of the over and under Woodward guns and their particular ejection system.
Being away 8 years from my homeland, in 2006 finally, I decided to move back to France, in Alsace to set up my own business and continue working for James Purdey's assembling side-by-side and over and under guns in my little workshop.
Three years later -adapting to the demand of the local market -I extended my workshop and opened a clothing & accessories store, whilst still manufacturing new bespoke weapons , gun maintenance , renovation with scope-fitting a specialty that we have become renowned for . An array of new and second hand shotguns and rifles always in stock or to order, declarations also arranged.