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About kevin55

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  • Birthday 12/12/1955

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    Kilburn, NW London (originally South Derbyshire)
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    Clay and game shooting, fly and coarse fishing

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  1. Hi All Does anyone know how to refurb Potashnick stocks? I've posted details elsewhere as a separate topic (thinking I was posting under SBS) Thanks Kevin
  2. Hi All I bought a William Powell with lift up lever and stock extension, good barrels and the stock with a few water marks "that can be oiled out" and got a bit of money off for that reason. Stupidly I looked at the barrels in the daylight outside the shop and only looked at the stock inside the shop, though I did think the extension match was very good The finish is Potashnick I'm told so some kind of antique wood matching; there still is a Cornfield Potashnick site offering the service. How do I repair the water damage without going for the same kind of finish? As someone sai
  3. I have 1 and 2 and they're great books Just leafing through them is like looking at a lost world A sad loss
  4. This might be of interest, from "The British Boxlock Gun & Rifle":
  5. 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
  6. https://www.vintageguns.co.uk/magazine/what-next-for-holland-and-holland- Compares it to Bentley & VW Phaeton
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Steel: The Purdey Guide (received yesterday) The-Use-of-Lead-and-Non-Toxic-Steel-Shot-in-the-UK.-A-Guide-for-Purdey-Customers.pdf
  10. Likewise, though this article is interesting: https://www.sportingshooter.co.uk/features/shooting-with-steel-instead-of-lead-shot-1-6702877
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Likewise and she struggles with more than a brace picking-up
  14. 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
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