The Purdey “Self Opening” Double Rifle and Gun

The Purdey “Self Opening” Double Rifle and Gun

There are some distinct similarities between the Japanese and the British. Both are steeped in tradition, both value high levels of workmanship, and both have had a tendency to latch onto a basic design for something…

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1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary; An Affordable Collectible

1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary; An Affordable Collectible

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Amongst the affordable collectible four wheeled creations out there we came across this one today. A 1978 25th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette which pretty much qualifies as a “Barn Find”. Its not pristine, its well used and…

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Schmidt and Bender “Hungaria” Rifle-scopes

Schmidt and Bender “Hungaria” Rifle-scopes

Back when I was living in the Australian Goldfields my group of shooting friends included some Hungarians who made some of the best salami I’ve ever come across and also a very palatable cherry brandy. So…

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1935 Riley Imp “Barn Find”

1935 Riley Imp “Barn Find”

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The Riley Imp of 1933-1935 was a variation of the Riley 9, distinguished by a number of technically advanced design features not least of which was the 1087cc engine with its valves inclined at 45 degrees,…

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The New Kahles Helia 5 1,6-8 x 42i Rifle Scope; In Steel or Alloy

The New Kahles Helia 5 1,6-8 x 42i Rifle Scope; In Steel or Alloy

If you are looking for a rifle-scope for a custom rifle, perhaps even something such as the new Rigby Big Game Rifle, or perhaps something from Holland and Holland in London, then you are going to…

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1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback “Barn Find”, The Original James Bond Bentley

1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback “Barn Find”, The Original James Bond Bentley

Have you ever wondered if the creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming, when he gave “Commander Bond” a suitable motor car, was inspired by a real car? After all, Ian Fleming created many of the names…

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A French Noon-Day Gun

A French Noon-Day Gun

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When people ask me what is my favourite movie my answer tends to put a look of disbelief on their faces. You see my favourite movie is Mary Poppins. I think its by far the best…

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54 Bore and 120 Bore Tranter Revolvers

54 Bore and 120 Bore Tranter Revolvers

Periodically Bonham’s feature an “Antique Arms and Armour” auction and one is coming up in London on Thursday 23rd July 2015. Amongst the more desirable items to be offered in this auction are two Tranter revolvers,…

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The 416 Rigby, A Big Game and Dangerous Game Cartridge “par excellence”

The 416 Rigby, A Big Game and Dangerous Game Cartridge “par excellence”

The 416 Rigby was and is one of the best possible choices for someone who intends to hunt dangerous game but also wants his or her rifle to be suitable for non-dangerous game including African plains…

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Rigby Rifles, The Legend Returns Home

Rigby Rifles, The Legend Returns Home

I must admit that when I first heard that Rigby were back in London, making rifles as they used to, “Made out back and sold out front”, it was a bit like being told that Top…

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