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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
  15. 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
  16. Mark Avery was on Radio 4 just before 9 this morning talking about this as was Tim Bonner
  17. As the title, quite a surprise
  18. Nice to see this, I think - and will check- that there's still a reference to 'gunmaker' on the exterior of 79 Beak St
  19. This was just on another site (Maggot Drowners) Last August I bought a pair of Mitchell MX6 Full Runner reels. Due to circumstances, I only used them for the first time two weeks ago. One reel performed fine, the other not so. The bail arm was very notchy to open, and also by the end of the session, the frre spool lever was not full engaing when the handle was turned. Many reels are poorer quality now than they were (Abu, was made in Sweden, Penn Reels, was made in the USA) but prices are lower
  20. I'm fishing smaller waters generally and have had to shoo off ducks and geese, but have had no problem, yet, with birds coming down. Someone told me that you could effecfively feed them enough to fill them up so they stopped coming after the floaters The person who told me this did tell me he'd had over a dozen fish on his last session...............and 1 duck! I did see someone 'hook a duck' in Yorkshire last year
  21. I'm using dog biscuits to get the carp to the surface, on a warm day you can usually see some near the top, then a dog biscuit fly or piece of wine cork roughly shaped into a biscuit shape. A friend even drills a biscuit and puts a hook through. The takes are quite exciting I'll try bread on the coarse rod tomorrow
  22. I've been fly fishing for carp recently, mostly at a commercial lake near Guildford, though I've discovered an estate lake with wild carp in and they're great sport though not huge fish With an 8wt rod and 10lb leader I couldn't stop a couple getting into lily pads Going again tomorrow and my wife will try for them on the surface with coarse tackle
  23. I did one once in Devon where I could feel the heat of the barrels through the forend of my OU and probably fired over 500, on a real shoot day, say 100-120 birds, I might fire 50 cartridges If people enjoy it that's fine but as above, it's nothing like a real day's shooting
  24. Thanks Tim, it arrived today and I'm very pleased with it; it's in excellent condition and has obviously been well looked after Kevin
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