1942 Willys MB Jeep

Guns, cars and motorcycles naturally go together as do planes and boats as well. It's nice when we can merge more than one of our interests. Many years ago I was on a vermin control shoot out in the "outback" of Australia. In Australia a "ranch" is called a "station" and a group of us had ...

Self Opening Guns by Purdey

At their upcoming Modern Sporting Guns auction scheduled for 2nd December 2015 Bonhams will be offering one Purdey self-opening gun and four matched pairs. So for Purdey collectors and for those perhaps aiming for a once in a lifetime purchase of a Purdey self-opener or a matched pair this auction presents an excellent opportunity. The first ...

Paris 13/11/15

Our hearts go out to the people personally affected by the events of Friday 13th November. To lose a loved one in any circumstances is heart rending. But to lose a loved one through the murderous actions of fanatics is particularly difficult, because it is such a pointless ending of a precious life. Less than a ...

The Correct and Safe Way to Carve a Pumpkin

It is completely beyond my intellectual powers to understand why people celebrate Halloween. It becomes even more difficult to understand if that same person who will happily celebrate witches, demons and ghosts refuses to celebrate Christmas but instead insists on wishing everyone "Happy Holidays" instead of Merry Christmas. I don't celebrate Halloween. The notion of celebrating ...

The Beretta Silver Hawk

When it comes to choosing a shotgun my personal preference tends towards the side by side double. The reason for this may seem a little unusual. I am right handed but was born with a dominant left eye. When I first started shooting it was primarily pistol shooting and no-one noticed that I was aiming ...