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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.

 
The Adventures of Giles Tommly-Horton, Volume 2, The Twisted Horn

The Adventures of Giles Tommly-Horton, Volume 2, The Twisted Horn

Placing another log on the fire, I carry on from where I left off on the front page of the Times.Stolen, it reads, The twisted horn from the last living, Passive, clobbed Foot, Sabre Tooth...
 
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Gunsmith Apprentice required - Apply now!

Gunsmith Apprentice required - Apply now!

A great opportunity to learn the art of gunsmithing at our premises in Birmingham. Full training given including day release to obtain an engineering qualification. To apply, you require a minimum of ...
 
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The Adventures of Giles Tommly-Horton, Volume 1, The Ransome

The Adventures of Giles Tommly-Horton, Volume 1, The Ransome

The RansomeWestminster, London, England, February 2020Walking into the smoke-filled Carlton-Fable gentlemens club there is some chappy dawdling in front of me. As annoying as this is, at fi...
 
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An Heirloom saved

An Heirloom saved

A couple of months ago, I posted on our facebook page my disappointment at the failure at proof test of a quite special pair of German finished Purdeys. Yes they are not technically Purdeys as they do...
 
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The Horton Macnab decanter in aid of GWCT

The Horton Macnab decanter in aid of GWCT

The Horton decanter idea was born to produce a charity fundraising project to contribute to the coffers of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and display the skills and artwork of our artisan cr...
 
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Martin Bublik engraved Beretta from Douglas Tate & 'Piggy' Johnson

Martin Bublik engraved Beretta from Douglas Tate & 'Piggy' Johnson

This is a complete one off Beretta with a very unique story.This goes back 20+ years when a Birmingham gunsmith by the name of 'Piggy' Johnson befriended a well known gun author Mr Douglas Tate. T...
 
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Design innovation vs mine is better than yours

Design innovation vs mine is better than yours

Anyone who has read such eminent titles as 'The Gun and its development by W W Greener' will note that despite the authors attempt to remain subjective, he cannot help but infer that his guns are bet...
 
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What is in a name?

What is in a name?

When I restarted the family gun making business back in 2012, I did so with the knowledge that my family has had some of the longest history of involvement in the gun trade of any family in the bu...
 
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