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    Scottish Borders
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    Shooting of all varieties, fishing (mainly fly) and vintage guns.

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  1. Despite what the advert above says, the gun is actually in the Scottish Borders and NOT Wiltshire. Correct on GW but not PW for some reason. GBS
  2. Yes, Toby has the details of this and another 16g back action sidelock but the database hasn't been updated yet. GBS
  3. He struggles with holding the phone and swiping at the same time so i have to do his online dating for him!
  4. Two to add - an acrobat leaping from tree to tree and a youngster earlier in the year. GBS Total 1362
  5. I appreciate that this is a big ask but here goes. We have a scruffy terrier, who is mostly JR, and have a number of friends who would like a puppy of his. The trouble is, he doesn't have a girlfriend. If anyone has a terrier and would be interested in having puppies, please let me know. He is a large, scruffy terrier who is very mild mannered, safe with children but also a ratter with a good streak of mischief in him. Thank you, GBS
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    Many moons ago i used a door from Lathams to build a strong room as part of the process of becoming an RFD. I don't recall there being any problems. GBS
  7. Ideally parts 1 - 4. thanks, GBS
  8. Are you removing as much loose soil as possible from the trap area and the tunnels to either side? This prevents soil being pushed ahead of the mole and triggering the trap. I try to smooth off the tunnel floor where the trap is set by pushing down the soil with a fist or spade handle. GBS
  9. And I had a bit of fun trying to photograph the rabbit warren Inside the barrels.
  10. I’ve now measured the barrels. The good news is that it is in proof. However, that’s where the good news ends. Wall thicknesses are mid-low teen thousandths of an inch. So, it will need sleeving. If anyone is interested in taking this on as a project, and is under no illusion as to the cost, please let me know. It does need to go to someone with the motivation, and means, to carry out the work as the longer it lies around the more risk there is that someone mistakenly shoots it. GBS
  11. What would you like to judge? I’ll try and take a photo to show what you’re after. GBS
  12. Thank you for all of the replies, i'm impressed that there is some enthusiasm for the gun. The problem lies as follows, assuming (and this is the big one) the barrels are OKish, then it will still need: Barrels - dents lifted, rib relaid, lapped, and browned. Action - re-jointed and thoroughly serviced. Stock repaired (cracked through the hand but quite neatly), refinished and re-chequered. It is a very nice piece of walnut. This would be the bare minimum of work required and would cost, i imagine, using a small independent 'smith, the thick end of £2k. At the end of t
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