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  1. I had a friend went to live, in a tree, with a monkey. In Nepal. What sort of a monkey was it I hear you ask? A female monkey of course! As there was nothing "odd" about my friend!
  2. Correct 1922 Anglo Irish Treaty.
  3. Correct. This will be the border in the Irish Sea that the DUP decided that as they'd rejected May's proposed deal they accept as part of Johnson's deal. Turkeys voting for Christmas. Johnson has a majority of near eighty in Parliament. May didn't. So Johnson doesn't need the DUP but he will need the USA if he wants those supposed easy trade deal with America as it isn't Biden who has the power it is reserved to Congress not the President. The "Irish American" lobby "on the Hill" is powerful as is the Jewish lobby and is/was the NRA. The ship of the DUP having any clout over the British Prime Minister sailed with May's exist and Johnson's defeat of Corbyn. Johnson doesn't need them but he does, desperately, need a US trade deal. Which means all those "Irish American" Congressmen and Congresswomen and Senators get to say "No". Guess who's going to be thrown under the bus? They are saying now in Northern Ireland that the initials DUP stand for DUP = Don't Understand Politics.
  4. I understand that it mostly comes from China. So when lead is banned in accordance with the wishes expressed by BASC and by the Countryside Alliance and etc. then the next thing that those that wish to ban shooting will attack will be the environmental cost of steel shot and the plastic cartridge case. Yet paying Danegeld never worked even though BASC and the CA believe that it will. But "Oh" they say we can use "eco wads". https://www.vintageguns.co.uk/magazine/safety-concerns-over-eco-wads
  5. I do have and in a traditional guncase too a THREE INCH CHAMBER with pistol grip side by side boxlock ejector. It has indeed a beavertail forend. I'll post some pictures tomorrow. It and its case would be £200 cash on collection. From memory it's a double trigger but aside from that it has thirty inch barrels and looks good in its case. I am five minutes from J21 of the M1 at Leicester Forest East. Use postcode LE9 2AL as a rough location indication.
  6. Look on Guntrader for the BSA SKB 200 series of side by sides. Some sold as BSA but it was SKB that actually made them. They are a good well made gun. https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/reviews/shotgun/bsa-skb-model-200-12-bore
  7. Pre-emptive strike! I used to love it as the eating of them was sublime. Breasts, diced fat back bacon, done slow in a pie. Oh...the memories.
  8. Well as we may know from the rallying cry "Balle D et le revance pour Alsace Lorraine" (Balle D and revenge for Alsace Lorraine) the French in 1898 were using an all bronze bullet in their Lebel rifles. Known as Balle D the world's first spitzer miltary rifle bullet and at the time as revolutionary to war on the land as would later be the dreadnought battleship on the sea. Given that they issued the rounds into the millions I wonder if we've lost the knowledge of how to make monometal bullets in volume at cheap cost? As I am supposing that it wasn't merely a matter of low wages in ammunition factories being a factor?
  9. Yea! Like the .410 Zabala side by side that I bought that weighed over 6lbs! My late father's G E Lewis "Light Magnum" s/b/s 262 barrel boxlock ejector 20 bore with 2 3/4" chambers weighed less at 5lbs 12 ozs!
  10. What LEVER357 says pretty much word for word. John L Longstaff sold them in the late 1970s. Longstaff was what Tim Hannam's and Henry Krank then would subsequently emerge from and, indeed, operate still from the same address that John did.
  11. Exactly. But from my knowledge of what happened in relation to pistol shooting after the 1996 handgun ban it will become a closed self-selected coterie of individuals. There will effectively be no new entrants that this clique does not itself see fit to appoint. No longer how well can you shoot but now how well do you know X, Y or Z.
  12. I think what may be an issue is that so many of these were made with the at the time "in vogue" or "de rigeur" twenty-six inch barrels when English Skeet and DTL and Trap were the dominant clay sports. Sporting was unheard of save what were called "sporting" targets at weekend hay bale shoots over the farmer's field. As with any gun have the wall thicknesses checked and also looseness when closed as, as others say, spares may be an issue especilly springs and ejectors if those wear. It all depends on the price asked really. Oh...and if you are tall the length of pull, the stock, will be short! I had one of the S/B/S the BSA branded one and as the OP says they were unfaultable save for maybe a tad too much drop on the stock.
  13. If the OP is near Leicester I can let him "borrow" five or so Fiocchi 3" and five or so Eley 3" Subsonic and possibly Bornaghi to take away and try at his leisure if I am shown his valid SGC.
  14. So this unqualified ban that HSE has proposed shouldn't go ahead unlike the at the time unqualified ban that BASC proposed? Because be clear when in February 2020 BASC led this call for a voluntary ban it was published with no derogations, exceptions or exemptions proposed. Yet now is BASC saying that there should be derogations, exceptions and exemptions? That BASC saw fit not to mention two and a half years ago?
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