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  1. Update - this has gone to a (possibly THE) Blanch enthusiast who is going to slowly restore the gun and intends to use it. As happy an ending as possible. GBS
  2. Thanks Old Boggy, i'll keep looking for a copy. I was given an 1896 greener boxlock which basically started this whole fascination with guns. I can't get my head around the online pricing of out of print books - it seems to be done by an algorithm. have a look at what sellers are asking for Nigel Brown's 'British Gunmakers, vol 3'! Best, GBS
  3. This is understood. Thank you, their stock is on Guntrader. Thank you, the pretty Wilkes 28g was in for restocking and not for sale, sadly. GBS
  4. I have been tasked with finding a smart .410 or 28g (or possibly both) by a friend. At this time they do not want an Aya, Ugartechea, Yildiz or a belgian hammergun and their preference is for it/them to be British made. I am aware of what is available on Guntrader etc. Does anyone have anything that might fit the bill that they are considering parting with? Thanks, GBS
  5. That's very kind, thank you. I have bought three replacement handles for my two maul heads so this should satisfy my inner Neanderthal for some time! GBS
  6. Thank you for the responses, I think i've found suitable replacement that should be there, or thereabouts size wise. GBS
  7. I've broken the handle on my log splitting maul and need to find a replacement. I also have a spare maul head that I inherited some time ago. The sockets are approximately 46mm x 30mm and 46mm x 34mm. Am I going to have to buy something like this Faithfull FAIAM42 Ash Maul Handle 1066 x 54 x 40mm | Toolden and shave it down to size (and shorten the shaft) or is there an easier way? Lastly, I always thought hickory was the way to go but there seem to be ash and beech shafts available. Any to steer clear of? Thanks, GBS
  8. I think Phil Taylor at Bozard and Co had a very tidy CG 20 (Essex i think) a few days ago. GBS
  9. Thanks Agriv8, This is for a 2009 (current shape) Toyota Landcruiser. The option of a Toyota wiring loom is an additional £100 on top of £400 or so. GBS
  10. Thank you for this. Please can you elaborate why ScotchLocks are such a bad idea? I'm sure I could DIY it but it would be another thing to add to a very long list. I think this may be one of those things that its will be quicker and easier to pay for - happy wife, happy life! GBS
  11. Thank you for all responses, i have quotes of £430 - £880 so far. This is reassuring as they are the lower quote. GBS
  12. Thank you for the replies. I should have clarified, I am looking at companies online who offer to come and do a mobile fitting at your house. I'm slightly surprised at the cost but i think i had underestimated the work involved. GBS
  13. I need to get a tow bar fitted. Does anyone have any experience, positive or negative, of any of the firms that offer this service? GBS
  14. After Windswept's suggestion above, i googled Iron Pyrite Nodule and found this article which is quite interesting, if a little dry, and has a photo of something very similar. The Many Faces of Fool's Gold | American Scientist GBS
  15. Thank you for the suggestion. I don't think it is a sea urchin fossil - photo for comparison. GBS
  16. Thank you, i think that's spot on. I don't specifically recall but I imagine it was chalky being in the Wiltshire downs. This was also in the same field. GBS
  17. Not strictly sporting but found whilst shooting on a Wiltshire field. Despite the appearance, it doesn't seem to be metallic as it doesn't respond to a magnet. I remember finding two of these as a child and never found out what they are. Any ideas? GBS
  18. Very useful and entirely reliable estate car with a huge boot and all wheel drive. Good fuel economy and mostly used for long family journeys. Some small marks from family use. Silver, 2.0 diesel, manual, 96k, full service history - £6,500 ONO The car has a new MOT. If you have any questions whatsoever, please ask. The car is located in the Scottish borders, I am happy to pick people up from train stations if needs be. We are also happy to help with delivery (meet half way) but only once any buyer is completely happy and the car is paid for. We have more
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    Further to some queries, the car will be sold with a full new MOT. GBS
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    GordonR - yes, it is very tidy. We cleaned the inside but the wind blew in a load of sawdust before we could photograph it so it got hoovered twice in rapid succession! Richard Griffith - thanks, I have updated the ad. Any questions or more info required, please let me know. Best, GBS
  21. Useful estate with a huge boot and all wheel drive. In very good condition with some marks from use as a family car. Silver, 2.0 TDI, manual, 96k, full service history - £6,995 If you have any questions whatsoever, please ask. GBS
  22. 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
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