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The Adventurer

The Adventurer is our platform to vent, review, educate and inform. We have an opinion and love nothing more than to share it, we'll also invite some friends and colleagues to contribute from time to time. Our blog is named 'The Adventurer' is subjective and we'll cover a wide range of topics that any keen sportsman and all-round good chap will find interesting and informative. From explaining the idiosyncrasies and terminology used in the trade, reviewing some of the guns, rods and reels we either refurbish, repair or manufacture to comical stories from the trade, field and riverbank. We hope you enjoy the content, feel free to leave comments.

 
Guns with soul

Guns with soul

We have lots of nice guns come through our workshops from a variety of esteemed makers. Every now and then you get to see guns that have that je ne sais quois, they have a feeling that triggers someth...
 
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Hortonium latest, International patent pending

Hortonium latest, International patent pending

As it says in Aesop's fable, the Crow and the Pitcher, necessity is the Mother of invention. When the 'voluntary' lead ban was announced many years ago now, many in the industry thought it would never...
 
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Howdah bout that then

Howdah bout that then

We British are an eccentric bunch at times, never more so than when we had an Empire, we have an innate ability to administer our way into and out of anything. Even Tiger hunting in India which had be...
 
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Why are we shooting and fishing less?

Why are we shooting and fishing less?

In recent years, the decline in shotgun licence holders is alarming to say the least. Its a similar story in fishing, but why?Most people will lament and seek to blame someone else rather than lo...
 
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Gunstock Blanks explained

Gunstock Blanks explained

We restock a whole host of different guns, from our own side by sides to your stock bolted over and under shotguns. Although most people know what they like, in itself subjective, very few know the va...
 
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Hortonium latest

Hortonium latest

Those of you who haven't been living under a rock will know that the UK, Europe and the US (7 states) are or will be banning or restricting heavily the use of lead ammunition. Here in the UK, the spor...
 
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A fool and his money are soon parted.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

We provide a gun sourcing service to clients who wish to own a fine English (or Scottish) shotgun or pair, the conversation generally starts with the client expressing an interest in one of the 'big' ...
 
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Conservation through hunting - Killing the Shepherd.

Conservation through hunting - Killing the Shepherd.

I was chatting to James Rose, MD of Lyalvale (Part of Fiocchi) at the British shooting show a few weeks ago who explained how they are planning a campaign to introduce people to shooting, commendable ...
 
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