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  1. EMT

    Recoil pad price and fitting

    Hi Lloyd, It was me that posted the original question about the recoil pad. I had been quoted £180 to fit a Silver's recoil pad to my AYA No.2 which I thought was a bit steep. The general consensus was that I had been ripped off but when I went to pick it up, it was perfect! They had sanded the pad down to the actual wood and then re-oiled the stock. It looks the absolute dogs danglies and the stock looks way better than when I took it in. They have also shaped the pad and polished it. I went around the Game Fair stands checking the fit of all the guns with a silvers pad on at the weekend and almost non had that seamless transition from wood to pad. So was it expensive, yes. Was it worth it, I think so.
  2. He didn't go into details but as soon as I get it back I will post some photos and a review on the finished item.
  3. Thanks for the replies folks. I thought it was a bit steep. Yes they are supplying the pad but it is a one for one replacement so nothing to come off the stock. ?
  4. Maybe I am just getting old and behind the times, or maybe I didn't realise the amount of work involved but I have just been told its going to be £180 to fit a Silvers recoil pad on my Aya No. 2. Does that sound about right and I am being a tight **** or have I been ripped off?
  5. EMT

    Side by Side Club

    Absolutely spot on!
  6. EMT

    Side by Side Club

    These were definitely not Devon high birds, just lowly Essex birds. It was still an absolute please to watch.
  7. EMT

    Side by Side Club

    As mentioned in one of my earlier posts I had the opportunity to pick up behind a team of muzzle loaders last season. Having watched them shoot the best cartridge to bird ratio of any team last season, along with the fact I have never seen so few runners (my dogs were getting very bored) I assumed they must have been using either a lot of choke or very big loads. When I asked them what they were using, I was amazed to see they were using an ounce of 6 shot and apparently their guns were that old that choke hadn't even been invented then, so they were all cylinder.
  8. EMT

    Side by Side Club

    I picked up behind a team of muzzle loaders last season and it really was something special. The whole pace of the day was much slower and boy could they shoot. In fact they had the best bird to shots ratio of any team this season. And the best bit was they let us all have a go at the end of the day. Fantastic team with some absolutely stunning guns.
  9. EMT

    Side by Side Club

    It is an AYA No. 2 with 28" barrels. It was bought new by a Colonel Pickard from the Royal Artillery and he took it all over the world, shooting with maharajas etc. He sold it to a very good friend of mine. When my friend bough it, he spent a day with the Colonel looking through all his old game books and looking at his shooting photos. He said it was very impressive. I have watched my friend shoot with it, a lot better than I do with my O/U for years and when he bought a new AYA No. 2 he said I could have his old one.
  10. EMT

    Side by Side Club

    Well I couldn't resist any longer. Bought this yesterday and love it.
  11. EMT

    stock refurbing

    The original pictures didn't do it justice. Thats much better.
  12. EMT

    stock refurbing

    He put the same picture on FB earlier.
  13. EMT

    stock refurbing

    Its not Jason's usual standard of work.
  14. If I had a bumper bag I might have considered it but I couldn't of hit a cows **** with a banjo yesterday and only had a bag of 8. I won't say how many I missed. In fact I have just had it for tea. Pan fried pigeon rolls with fried onions and a red wine sauce. Bloody lovely it was too.
  15. One of those events happened yesterday that is probably a once in a lifetime event. I had just finished a quick sessions on some laid barley and there was one bird I couldn't find despite my 3 labs looking for it for ages. I had given up trying to find it and was driving along the headland about 50 yards from the hide when I saw a pigeon going into the hedge. I jumped out of the truck and as I got about a foot away it shot off down the hedge line at a ridiculously quick speed, especially as the grass on the headland is very tall. I remember thinking bloody hell thats the quickest runner I have ever seen. The bird stopped about 8 feet away and just as I approached it, still thinking it was a runner a stoat shot into the hedge. For some reason my brain wasn't in gear and I went to pick the pigeon up fully expecting it to be alive but it had obviously been dead for a while. It was only then that I realised the bloody stoat had stolen my pigeon! Luckily I had my Mrs and daughter with me to witness it or I don't think anyone would have believed me. I have heard of foxes pinching birds and even birds of prey but never a stoat.