The lure of ivory opened the interior of Africa. Bold men in search of Africa`s white gold carved their way through its wilderness and into legend as they lived and died on the tracks of elephants and adventure. Most of her storied hunters were sons of Africa born into the great land but not all.
Africa cast her spell on men from across the seas, men who came to love the land, its game, and the danger and drama of the chase. Some of these men, through the written word, would produce works and deeds that continue to this day to ignite the flame of adventure and the thrill of the hunt in those likeminded souls who have followed them.
The study of African history, Africana, is alive and well today. The desire to see, feel, and sometimes hold history in your hands, is a passion strong in the hearts of certain individuals.
Once in a great while, an iconic figure will inadvertently lend his fame to a companion. Not of flesh and blood but of wood and steel. The rifles carried and used by famous hunters and literary figures become recognized and highly prized treasures of Africana in their own right. This is a film dedicated to their story and the passion of one man to return them to the land and task for which they were born.
This is Historic Rifles-The Long Journey Home.