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  1. Hi everyone, thanks for the various offers and approaches. I have found a scope that fits budget and capabilities. Thank you all very much. Rgds,
  2. Hi Dave, thank you very much for your honesty. I will continue looking if you don't mind and pull my offer to buy the scope.
  3. Sounds good to me Dave, PM me your contact details and we are done. Tks.
  4. Hi, I am looking for a 3x12 ish scope with Side Focus to sit on a HW110 with a Pard for ratting. Did have some good glass on it when I used it for squirrels but have since changed over. Budget of up to a max of 200 quid please. Please PM me if you have one or post on this thread and I will get back to you. Tks for help.
  5. Re steel... I would definitely say no. In fact I was advised that despite it passing proof there is no need to start shoving 32g 6's down the barrels which makes sense. A 1960's Porsche could do 90 miles an hour, but why unless you have to? Same logic I think applies to any mechanical device that has serious age and wear on it. On the lead ban, I would suspect that guns of an age may be exempt if and when it is applied. Just my two cents.
  6. All, To begin with thank you very much for maintaining some patience with me. This has been a hell of a long wait and I hope when I attach the photos they will bear testament to the skills of genuine craftsmen with patience far outstripping those of us waiting on them to finish what we asked them to do. The gun took 5 attempts to pass proof, none of which major. There was some mild bulging on one of the chokes which was then sorted, it got returned by the proof house because it had been browned so all of Dan's hard work had to be removed, it got refused once just because the chamber was 0.03mm too short (I had asked for both chambers to be bored to fit current cartridges and thus pass proof). In the end, thanks be to whatever Deity you are into, it passed. I am now the proud owner of a fully restored Hellis SbS, 12G with a beautiful Damascus barrel, refurbed stock and a beautiful case to live in that is in full proof for at least another 100 years. I did have the privilege of taking it out for a shoot in early December, it shot like a dream, was a joy to handle and with 26g Hull Imperial 7's was easy on the frame. I am very, very happy with it.
  7. As above, looking for a scope with side ao for a .22 digital night vision set up. Ideally would be a 4x12x50, good condition, relatively agnostic about brand as long as it's in good condition. Happy to pay for postage or collect from Kent, Ashford/Maidstone area.
  8. I was wondering if the 16 bore you have would be suitable for a intro gun for my 9 year old twins re weight and length of pull. If so I'm interested, a pm would be great please.
  9. @OB, perfectly put, after all this I will be distraught if it fails proof or worse, blows out. But, better in the proof house than 3 inches from my face! You are right too, I am thrilled with the outcome so far and really looking forward to it arriving back to me. @OB, perfectly put, after all this I will be distraught if it fails proof or worse, blows out. But, better in the proof house than 3 inches from my face! You are right too, I am thrilled with the outcome so far and really looking forward to it arriving back to me. I should also say, thank you very much to Dan for not only bringing the beauty of the Damascus back to life but also fixing an issue with the rib. Brilliant, sympathetic job.
  10. I hope so too. Huge thank you to James and for anyone interested, proof of quality I would say.
  11. Right, as James is far too modest (and apparently busy) to reply to praise I am going to provide an update. And the best way to do that is to use visual examples. You will see earlier in this post the before photos of the gun (the first shot here is a before photo) and these are the after shots. I still need to get the gun reproofed and have the chambers lengthened to 65mm to fit current standard cartridges. There is a school of thought that says why restore the gun only to then subject it to a potentially destructive test. Well, my answer is better in a proof house than 3 inches from my face. That said, this is the work done by a tradesman and there are damn few of them left.
  12. Right, I sent the gun and case to James Reynolds at the Woodworking Gunsmith. I am amazed at the progress in ten short days and the base beauty of the stock. The case was knackered so we are using another one but applying the labelling etc. Picture 3 is the stock after the acid stripping of the varnish. Picture 2 is the original as it arrived in his workshop Picture 1 is the stock after the first oiling. Im amazed and there is at least another 5 to 8 weeks to go.
  13. Money should be in your acount. Tks.
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