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    Oxfordshire. Works in Baydon, Wiltshire.
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    Shooting, fishing, camping. Anything out doors.

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  1. Fil

    AYA: Identify?

    +1 And the gun shop couldn't tell you??
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    223 mod

    I've fitted Hausken MD45's to quite few rifles. No complaints. Lightweight and fairly short. Cheap too.
  4. Fil

    ATA Sporter

    ATA's are fine for the money imo.. but if you have the funds go for a second hand Beretta...always.
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    Shotgun Tightening?

    LMAO.... It's not just me then!!
  6. I replaced one twice on a guys gun. They burn out and the ring gets burnt up. He shoots it a lot though but personally I feel it's not good.
  7. They are loctited on. A bit of heat and they unscrew. I convert them all the time for people who get a slot on their fac.
  8. The proof requirements are that the magazine is crimped for the chamber size... in your case not to allow more than 2 3.5" cartridges in the magazine. The fact it holds 3 2.5" cartridges is up to you whether you wish to put them up there. A policeman might have something to say like 3 in the magazine is sec. 1 but it is crimped legally for that chamber/cartridge. Don't know if anyone has been caught out yet.
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    Remington 870 Wingmaster stock required

    Got a stock sorted now guys. Thank you for all your offers and help. Phil
  10. Hi there, I'm looking for a stock to fit the Remington 870 wingmaster pump action. Anything considered as long as its in 1 piece and serviceable. ie: I don't mind having to refinish it. Thanks. Phil
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    Beretta stock extension - help

    Field stocks are smaller in dimension (height and width at toe and heel) than Sporter stocks. Whenever I order OE butt plates or pads off the boys in the work shop at GMK they always ask because of this. So you will have either a Field or a Sporter 687. Assuming it is all original.
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    FAC to 3 shot

    Exactly. Well put. After Hungerford (1987) a lot of gunsmiths did many, many mag restrictions. I still have my converted pipe cutter and still do one every now and then. Some still come in that have slipped through the net from private imports from the Forces and elsewhere. I am near Newbury and up until a few years ago I still had people with pumps not even proofed, let alone mag restricted coming in where someone from Greenham Common air base sold their gun and went back to the States. I even have had a gunshop try to sell a new FAC one but then decided to crimp it as some one wanted it on a S2. It's easy if you're willing to wait a few weeks and spend a few pounds.
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    Recoil pad price and fitting

    £180.00 for a Silvers pad properly fitted I would say is a very good price. They are at least double the work to fit and finish than a continental pad. That's roughly what I charge. The pads cost £60.00 to start with. I know some charge a lot more than that for a Silvers pad. There is lot of work in a Silvers pad. Do the people that slate the price know what a Silvers pad looks like before you even start to fit it? It sounds like you had a good person to do the work. Someone doing a job properly who does for a living is not a rip off merchant at that price let me tell you.
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    London Proof house

    London Proof House..... hmmmm. I don't send there anymore. I use Birmingham and they are usually 2 - 4 weeks but usually 4.
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    Loose on face.

    Not sure, but guns bought at auction with out of proof barrels are sold to dealers only as stock action and fore end only. If the dealer wants the barrels for sleeving them then the auction house must "chip" the barrels. IE cut a slot in the barrels around 6 inches from the face as per regulations. PM me the dealers name. I'll shop him. Not sure why you tagged me though. Do I know them?