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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.

 
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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We have a solution to the lead ban

We have a solution to the lead ban

With all of the major shooting and rural organisations now supporting a lead ban, or perhaps supporting the prospect by not fighting it very well. In our view the science has been overlooked and it is...
 
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Introducing the Limited edition Zoli 175th Anniversary

Introducing the Limited edition Zoli 175th Anniversary

Now available is the limited edition Zoli to mark the 175th anniversary of this fine maker. Built on the Z-Sport action, it is a brilliant addition to any ones cabinet. This is a truly limited edition...
 
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Shotgun Buying Guide - Over and Under action types

Shotgun Buying Guide - Over and Under action types

Most of you will have read buying guides in the various shooting publications over the years. However for me, they don't actually provide or improve your knowledge in terms of what to look for in a sh...
 
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