Born in 1930, George MacFarlaine was raised in India in the days of the Raj. When he was just six years old, George was accompanying his elders on shooting forays to the inland marshes and on hunting trips to the jungles for big game hunting in Northern India.
George attended Sherwood College, a boarding school in the foothills of the Himalayas where he excelled in science, art and boxing. When he was 18 years old he left the tropical climes of India where he had learned to speak fluent Hindi and Urdu and write Sanskrit and travelled by ocean liner to study engineering in Scotland. After qualifying in engineering, India beckoned once again. On his return to Bombay, George bought his first gun a Westley Richards which was one of four belonging to an Indian Maharajah.
In the 1960’s George settled with his family in the beautiful English Lake District where MacFarlaine Sports was established as a bespoke gun making business and supplier of the finest shooting and sporting accessories.
For more than 48 years MacFarlaine Sports has manufactured the finest English sporting shotguns for customers worldwide, providing a bespoke service. Using the finest craftsmen and materials, the family created a range of sporting guns including rare multi-barrelled shotguns in particular, the three-barrel single trigger ejector shotgun. George made a dozen or so multi-barrelled shotguns which went to customers in South America, England, Germany and the United States of America. Pictured here is the 10 bore triple barrelled shotgun with engraving by Phil Coggan.
George died in 2000 and the business is now continued by his daughter and son-in-law.