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  1. Both my previous Fabarms did the same, steel throughout the full range.
  2. That will be my next purchase, absolutely lovely thing in grade 5.
  3. Breiley guns has a mint one in for £1295, had a look at it a few weeks back, lovely thing.
  4. I agree mate, but still worth a good look over. Like I said if you get a good one they are excellent, just I got a couple of lemons ( which could have been damaged in the proof house, not the factory) Lincoln make a quality gun and are available new for £599 for the base model, for the same you can also get a higher grade 2nd hand. Don’t for one minute think more cash=a better built gun, it should but sometimes it doesn’t. Pre lockdown I was shooting at oak edge following a party where 1 individuals beretta had lost its hinge pin, all manufactures can make a lemon. The Turks can make a quality product for virtually no money, just ask any Hassan pigeon shooter who has thrashed their gun and it still keeps going bang.
  5. Not for me unfortunately, I’m one of those individuals that have absolutely zero luck with anything 2nd hand (not much better with new) but I have a guarantee to fall back on.
  6. Just to thrown into the mix my experience of ATA. I purchased the junior stocked game variant for my wife as it seemed to represent excellent value for money. She loves it, it’s not missed a beat, so I picked one up as a rough gun as I didn’t want to bash my miroku based on the gun my wife had. I ordered a 30” laminate version, the first one arrived with a dink in the stock, the second arrived with a dented rib, the third was ok and it performs well. Unfortunately the safety started to play up so I took it back to my RFD who exchanged it for a new W&S 912b. It appears to me that if you can get hold of a good one they represent excellent value for money. The guarantee is 2 years, so you will have confidence there. The W&S is a different beast altogether, much higher build quality of the mechanical aspects but needs to have the stock properly treated from new, failure to do this and the first time it gets wet the finish turns to a dull washed out mess. I have now given up on finding a good/cheap/new rough gun and am back to taking my chances with my MK70.
  7. I’m with you there. According to Tracey Kox in the DM today women are yet again enjoying having a right hairy bush because of CV19 lockdown.
  8. I had my 32” 525 “fitted” at on rather posh and expensive RFD, couldn’t hit a barn door with it. I then changed my gun multiple times until I ended up with an MK38, 32” with a trap fore-end, which I can hit a barn door with. Many people have said the exact same thing to me, a 525 is essentially a MK38 (or vice versa) so much so that I started to believe them and had another go with a mates 525. Blanked two stands at millride, couldn’t even hit the “training birds” with it. My other pal then bought his 30 year old MK 70 out and I had a go with that, i now own one of those, neither has been fitted but I shoot better than I ever have. I only wish I had spent the money on a proper fitting session from a fitter, not an RFD as I must have blown 10 times the cost on PX of guns to luck into finding two that actually fit out of the box.
  9. You’re not wrong there! I had a nasty shock last year when I decided to do an Experian check prior to arranging car finance. I was still linked financially to my ex, we had been divorced for 8 years. I had to reopen communication with her and sort it out.
  10. Thanks for that, got a reservation on one this afternoon. Cheers buddy👍
  11. I’m still waiting on a price. If you don’t mind would you PM me and let me know how much your paying please? Cheers
  12. Some clown in my house was admiring the lock up engineering of his new MK38. Turned the gun over to absorb the lovely clunk and fitment of the action, closed the action and caught the web of skin between his thumb and index finger into the action removing a fair chunk which has not grown back.
  13. Sir, you are clearly a mathematician of the very highest order. I shall brief Mrs Taileron on this formula which must be adhered to.
  14. Sat down last night and counted up how many I have had since getting my ticket in 96, WOW.....I’m ashamed of myself. If Mrs Taileron knew how much cash I have parted with. Absolutely, positively not going to buy any more😳
  15. I have been exactly the same over the years, every one I purchased was “definitely a keeper” The problem was I did just that and kept them. Realised in lockdown that I have a load of money tied up in guns that I was unable to use. I have now parted with all but 4. The new “keepers” are my Yildiz .410 (daughter) Yildiz 20g (wife) MK38+MK70 (me). If I was brave enough to work out how much cash I have parted with over the years I suspect the remaining few hairs on my head will immediately fall out.
  16. After buying my little one a .410 recently, I got the itch and had to have one just for a bit of fun. I managed to narrow the field down to a Yildiz, which my little girl has and a bettinsoli evo. A sliver pigeon would be the ideal gun but I just can’t justify the expense for a bit of fun. Tracked down an evo at Croxton service station just outside ecceshall, part of MJR Militaria, I dealt with Duncan who was a nice bloke, we negotiated a discount for cash on a brand new gun and away I went. Mistake No.1, should have bought a yildiz, the Evo had an awful trigger which after 25 shots gave up completely with a parting gift of a nice double discharge. I was seriously expecting the usual RFD mess about and a refusal to refund, followed by letters, emails and the like. Not the case this time, he was hugely apologetic for my troubles and immediately offered me a refund/repair/replacement of my choosing. Spot on service from a genuinely nice guy.
  17. Quite a rare beast in GR6, I bet the wood is lovely. I’m going to retire in a couple of years and have promised myself a nice GR5/6 as a gift to myself.
  18. Same here buddy. I have a 32” MK38 with a trap fore end, that is muzzle heavy, but I find it fantastic for DTL. My MK70 is a 28”, I whacked a pair of 1/2 & 3/4 Teague Extended Chokes it it, the balance is spot on, exactly on the hinge. Absolutely love it.
  19. No problem mate, they usually crack behind the grip and can be repaired very successfully so have keen eyes. If it’s an Invector gun, it’s old, invector plus is 90,s tech
  20. I have a grade 1 MK70, low in the comb, very flat shooting, absolutely excellent gun. GR5 have a long documented history of cracked stocks. GR 3 is the best overall option but a good one holds a premium price. They are really rock solidly built, look out for the bottom hinge pin being flattened on the lower side (heavily used), sloppy trigger or cracked heel plate. All can be sorted but obviously it needs to be reflected in the price. A good friend has owned one for 32 years and it’s never missed a beat, he is a keeper and has really abused his gun. Best of luck buddy👍
  21. Breiley extended bolt handle and 4 beretta victory Extended Chokes to fit Affinity. Case and key also. I have used them in my gun for about 12 months, selling as I have parted with my Affinity (with deep regret). Sizes Cyl, IC, M, IM. £60 for the lot, plus postage. Absolute bargain as the bolt handle alone cost £45.
  22. Wow, what a lovely comment to make about something that has a personal meaning to the individual.
  23. Thanks for the responses, I had not heard of Phillips cleaner so have ordered some.👍
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