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About kevin55

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  • Birthday 12/12/1955

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    Clay and game shooting, fly and coarse fishing

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  1. I have 1 and 2 and they're great books Just leafing through them is like looking at a lost world A sad loss
  2. This might be of interest, from "The British Boxlock Gun & Rifle":
  3. Here's 1 from South India, the photos were taken in 2016, the serial number dates it to 1900 Owned by the last of the old Van Ingens, taxidermists in the Raj It was still in use
  4. https://www.vintageguns.co.uk/magazine/what-next-for-holland-and-holland- Compares it to Bentley & VW Phaeton
  5. I think H&H are owned by Chanel, bought apparently when they wanted a brand with masculine appeal I can't see anything on the internet about Beretta buying them, but would assume H&H are struggling
  6. Roy Martin Gunsmith, Notts has an Arthur Turner boxlock https://www.gunstar.co.uk/turner-arthur-boxlock-ejector-12-bore-gauge-side-by-side/Shotguns/1284535# And there's another boxlock on Gunstar and 6 on Gun trader, but no sidelocks
  7. Steel: The Purdey Guide (received yesterday) The-Use-of-Lead-and-Non-Toxic-Steel-Shot-in-the-UK.-A-Guide-for-Purdey-Customers.pdf
  8. Likewise, though this article is interesting: https://www.sportingshooter.co.uk/features/shooting-with-steel-instead-of-lead-shot-1-6702877
  9. Gallyon are doing something that looks to be very nice The focus will be on creating a world class English gun, hand finished to exacting standards, desirable in the field and valued as an heirloom. https://gallyon.com/heritage
  10. Dunkirk 3rd time I've seen it and still love it Did you get the 3 different time periods, an hour for the Spitfire events, a day for the boat and a week on the beach? So when we first see Cilian Murphy he's picked up by the boat but later in the film he's helping to bring people ashore as the perspective then is from the week on the beach I don't think he shoots anyone after his fuel has run out, it's just a different point of view from the beach I think 1 of few films in the last few years shot on film
  11. Likewise and she struggles with more than a brace picking-up
  12. Hi Chris I've found this, Guldmann was a Swedish importer: In the earlye years after 1950 Julius Guldman in Korsör Denmark founded a agency to import guns from AyA to Sweden and Denmark. Up to the mid 70-ties when the over/under replaced the side-by-side on most of the market AyA was one of the most popular brands in Sweden and Denmark. The most popular models were Hunters Gun or Shooting Star. These are not the models name that AyA uses, and therefore the need for this page since Guldman imported more or less the complete line of models (with some changes) but sold these
  13. You must have a very understanding wife LB; I'm down to 3 Barbours, 1 Musto and a Goretex DPM (£10 off Ebay) after my wife gave me 'you can't possibly use all these, so lose them'. The Musto won't stand up to heavy rain
  14. Mark Avery was on Radio 4 just before 9 this morning talking about this as was Tim Bonner
  15. As the title, quite a surprise
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