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  1. holloway

    Awful attitude at gun shop.

    I appreciate all cases are different and it sounds like your customer was being dishonest but this gun was purchased in good faith as a gun that works as it should ,it double discharged on the only 2 occasions that he fired it on Tuesday morning ,he was not lying he was not trying to pull a fast one or rent a gun for the day and he was made to feel like a lying scammer by the shop salesman he sat out the rest of the flights with binoculars only.
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    Alliant Steel Powder

    I used this load for the first time on geese last week and it is brilliant thankyou all for posting it .( out of interest does anyone what pressure it runs at )
  3. holloway

    Awful attitude at gun shop.

    Gun shop should know that
  4. holloway

    Awful attitude at gun shop.

    They shouldnt sell it until it has been tested it HAS to be fired.
  5. holloway

    Awful attitude at gun shop.

    I see what you are saying but a dress isnt really a health hazard is it,and if it was the case he certainly would have finished his weeks shooting wouldnt he .I have noticed that this particular shop seems to advertise a lot of customer gun sales sold as seen, this was not the case here luckily.Put another way if you had a gun returned would you not be mightily relieved that someone brought it back and had managed to avoid injury to themselves ? Or would you rather they said nothing to you and started legal proceedings for injuries sustained. Have just checked there sales list and out of 39 guns advertised 23 sold as on the behalf of a customer with no warranty ! asking for aggro in my opinion.
  6. holloway

    Awful attitude at gun shop.

    No he missed
  7. Whilst up in Scotland last week a friend discovered a problem with his shotgun which meant he couldnt use it safely.Not wanting to sit out the rest of the week gunless he decided to seek a cheepy for the rest of the week . A 3 inch Zabala was quickly found in a local gun shop for £180 a bit rough but still tight, the shop owner wouldnt budge on the price even saying it was worth £100 more.The deal was done and the next morning a chance arose to test the gun on a low goose .It is here that the problems started, both barrels discharged at once causing a great deal of discomfort and alarm to the new owner .Half an hour later another chance arrived the result was the same both barrels going off at the same time. Needless to say it was straight back to the shop to see what they had to say about the bargain gun ,not a problem we will send it away and get it looked at he said.My friend wanted to return the gun and get his money back he,d had a nasty shock a very bruised shoulder and cheek bone and to my mind was well within his rights to demand his money back. The dealer seemed reluctant at first suggesting rudely that the buyer had merely been" renting" the gun for the morning flight .Agreeing to return the money only when the safety aspect was layed on even then with poor grace . Do you think that the buyer was within his rights to demand his money back ? or should he have allowed the dealer to send it away for repair ?Either way the attitude was awfull.
  8. holloway

    Winchester 6500 Sporter

    The gun room in Ivybridge to my memory has 2 but they may be 28 inch they are on guntrader.
  9. holloway

    DVDs, mostly wildfowling

    fowl play 1 ,2 and 3 please, you have mail
  10. Dont worry about pictures for me as i have owned just about every one of these old classics but better ones of the action may help to sell it .I post only to try to educate the many who would not look at this twice yet would happily buy a revo ,hatsan ata or some of the other cheap Turkish stuff (other cheap countries guns are available). To make this today it would be well over £1000 probably nearer £2000 30 years old probably never gone wrong and probably never will.All for £475, trouble is with a new ATA you can get 12 months warranty makes you laugh dont it !
  11. Basically a high end Winchester 101, only with upgraded wood work more unusual with the 30inch barrells fully multi choked ,as i remember the engraving on this was very nice as well sadly the pictures dont show this and i think a gold plated trigger .In its day a fairly high grade gun manufactured in the same Japanese factory as the classic Winchesters.i think they did a grade 1,2 and 3 .Not to be mistaken for the Italian classic doubles which were a lot cheaper gun.Any chance of a picture of the engraving ?
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    Deactivated weapons

    Did you see what he did there 😀
  13. holloway

    New coat required, need advice

    French issue isnt bad either just search on ebay ,only thing to watch out for is some of the breast pockets get in the way of my gun mount so i always avoid pockets on top right ,then quick wash in re proofer and perfect for another year or two.
  14. holloway

    Swift Audubon 8.5x44 HHS 828 binoculars

    I have some of these and they really are very close to the performance of £1000 plus bins.Waterproof as well and boxed .If i was looking for high spec bins at an affordable price these would be the ones.
  15. holloway

    New coat required, need advice

    I have had 2 ridgeline coats the smock which leaked in the sleeve was returned and the replacement leaked after 6 months, went on to US marine Goretex 3 years on still perfect at a fraction of the cost.