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    Shooter since a boy, Solicitor interested in appeals against revocation/refusal to grant & other. <br /><br />Chipping Sodbury Gun Club member.<br /><br />Born in Hampshire, living in Bristol since 1990.

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  1. Beautiful work @alan123shooting thanks for sharing!
  2. I bought this ex-demo in 2008, it's a Mk1 525 game model, grade 1 but with enhanced wood, and you can see the choke marking. This is one gun I think I will never willingly sell.
  3. Brevettato is Italian for "Patented". It's not a model name. I suspect they've misread the engraving. Bit like when you see a gun described as "Acciaio" which just means "steel".
  4. @The_Engineer just a note of appreciation of your beautiful AYA hammer gun. What a find!
  5. Since the data leak I had a couple of bank accounts set up in my name, flagged as fraudulent and shut down. I'm obviously seriously unimpressed with the slackness of the data security of the original company. My "credit rating" appears unaffected. The guntrader website & service seems to be unique, and so embedded into the gun trade now, though, that it is hard to see an alternative shopfront for RFDs. Whilst I will use it to browse the gunracks from time to time, I will never advertise a gun privately there again.
  6. I only ever used standard cartridges up to the 70mm chamber length. I had an unspoken theory at the time, that a child who was with us maybe put something up the barrels when I wasn't looking - but that seemed bizarre at the time. Or maybe I had left too much oil in the barrels after cleaning.
  7. My first gun was an E Rizzini sideplated 28" sporter which my Dad bought me after I did my GCSE's. It never missed a beat and I shot well with it, but one day after a clay shoot I noticed ring bulges just after the monoblock joints in both barrels, so it sadly had to be scrapped. Claimed on home insurance for accidental damage and the proceeds helped buy a Lanber. Emilio Rizzini is the budget brother but the guns were excellent value for money. I don't know what caused the bulges to this day. I know of another specimen which is never cleaned but is still going strong.
  8. Like @Walker570 's sticks very much too, very elegant.
  9. I've now got some Gen 2 Primos sticks, should be just what I need... will report back on how I get on in the field. Thanks for all the suggestions and comments.
  10. Another one of the good ones gone, RIP Harnser, always a pleasure reading your posts. Rest easy and rise in glory.
  11. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firearms-security-handbook is the official national guidance if that assists
  12. One this morning near some grain, .22RF nicely on the ground for me. 120
  13. Thanks both - useful stuff !
  14. I like the look of these for sitting quietly in the woods waiting for squirrels, for stalking them, and possibly for lamping for bunnies on foot. They will also double up for photography, it appears. Any user comments on them ? Anything else around the same price (£100-150)which can be used sitting or standing at the press of a button? Are the gen 3 worth the extra £50 over the gen 2? Thanks in advance
  15. Er no, BASC have been challenging this since November last year. Bringing a judicial review against such a decision is a costly venture, and if the police forces rely on similar justification to that cited upthread from Hampshire it might be a risky endeavour. Writing to the PCC to complain about this is a first step in which is more likely than anything else to produce a resolution more speedily for members. If the suspension of processing grant applications continues and some test cases of would-be applicants come forward then a judicial review may be advisable, as long as the Government haven't passed their intended legislation to restrict judicial reviews by then, that is. https://basc.org.uk/north-yorkshire-police-in-breach-of-statutory-duty-says-basc/ (Nov 2021) https://basc.org.uk/firearms-licensing-what-you-need-to-know/ (5 Dec 2021) https://basc.org.uk/basc-warns-firearms-licensing-delays-at-untenable-level/ (11 Jan 2022)
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