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Hi, myself a my husband are very new to clay pigeon shooting. We would like the buy a second hand shotgun,over under 12g multi choke. Gun shops seem expensive and far and few between. Can you buy private?  

Thanks Jane 

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That would depend upon your license being valid 

always found gun shop’s very helpful personally 

perhaps you would tell us about the guns you’re looking for / tried 

welcome to the forum 

 

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hello, welcome to PW, where are you situated in the UK i presume and what is your budget, ? have you been clay shooting yet ? have you looked at/tried any O/U shotguns?

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Welcome to the forum.

As scully has said yes you can buy private sale.

Only trouble with it is if you don't know what your looking at or what faults to look for.

Where in the country are you and your husband?

Helps with grounds and gun dealer suggestions, may even be members off here to help you both.

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You really need to put a location up.

PW members will then probably recommend a RFD (registered firearms dealer) in your area that has good service.

There may even be members willing to meet at a clay ground and let you try their guns.

Have you a licence yet?

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Welcome to the sport and the forum :)

My family is also new to clay shooting (we have been at it just over a year now), I have had loads of fantastic advice from my local clay ground and instructor as well as from my local RFD.  You may have to travel to an RFD but a good one will take the time to help you find the right gun, with a good fit, and many of the bigger clay grounds have a shop, and will let you try out some of the guns they have.  As others have said, if you put up your location people will happily recommend places to look and offer local help.

Good luck on the hunt, my only advice would be take your time and find the right gun at the right price, its easy to buy quick and then end up changing guns 6 months later (my dad did exactly this).

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1 hour ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, can never understand why people join and ask advice and do not reply to posts, 

I seriously think this is someone ‘fishing’ just to see if anyone will bite regarding the offer of a ‘private sale’ , which is why I mentioned the relevant paperwork. It often puts off people. 
On the other hand I may be totally wrong.🙂

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