I was able to find another old article from a long out of print magazine with a nice feature on Stembridge Gun Rentals, Inc. – circa 1996. This was published in the July 1996 issue of “Machine Gun News”, written by Dan Shea of Long Mountain Outfitters. Read more
I was able to find a very old article from a long out of print magazine with a nice feature on Stembridge Gun Rentals, Inc. – circa 1969. This was published in the January 1969 issue of “True Magazine: For Today’s Man”.
It is quite a fascinating read with a nice historic photo. As was the case with the Guns Magazine article, “Shoot For Effect”, I have shared a PDF of the article below (see “Guns Magazine” Stembridge Gun Rentals Article – Circa 1998).
I recently acquired a very rare James Bond Walther PPK for my own collection, so I have done some research as to what handguns have been offered to the marketplace attributed to use in the films as the side arm of James Bond. I thought it might be of interest to readers to know “what is out there”. The focus of this article is primarily hero and “real” firearms (no stunts). Read more
In in quick review of the new catalog for the Little John’s Auction Service January 22-23 event (“Extremely Important Collector’s Auction“) , there does not appear to be much of interest to movie and television original prop collectors specifically (though a few non-Stembridge pieces): Read more
As was the case with the Point of No Return pistols (see Auction Report, Part 7),when I was originally researching the Stembridge Collection catalog for Little John’s Stembridge Collection Auction, one of the few pieces on my “short list”, which I considered secondary to my two top wants (the T2 and True Lies pistols) was one of the pair of Heat sidearm pistols offered, which were attributed to use by Al Pacino in the Michael Mann film. Read more
Thanks to Brandon Alinger for sending me this article some time ago. Unfortunately, I forgot I even had it before the Little John’s Stembridge Auction, as it featured some pieces actually auctioned off back in June (notice the grips on the Payback and Titanic pistols match one of each auctioned off). This is an excellent article about Stembridge Gun Rentals written by John Fasano with incredible photos by Ichiro Nagata.
I did recently contact the writer of the article, and interestingly enough, Stembridge closed before the article was published, so it seems it must have been done right toward the end.
This is the tenth in a series of articles reporting on the Stembridge Armory Collection Auction in Los Angeles, hosted by Little John’s Auction Service.
Part 10: Raiders of the Lost Ark Pistol Read more
I spoke with a representative from Little John’s Auction Service today, who managed the Stembridge Armory Collection event this past June, and have a quick update on future Stembridge pieces at auction. Read more