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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.

 
E J Churchill shotguns in disguise?

E J Churchill shotguns in disguise?

I wouldn't normally discuss a clients guns, however we've been given the task of retailing several of this clients guns. To that end I must give them the justice they deserve. To do that I have to giv...
 
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The Barrel sleeving process

The Barrel sleeving process

We've recently had a lot of enquiries for barrel sleeving for shotguns. One of the main questions is whether doing this would make the guns suitable for superior steel shot. The fact is, the actio...
 
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How to measure your shotgun chokes

How to measure your shotgun chokes

I'm sure we've all been in the presence of someone who is the self proclaimed expert on shooting and all things shotgun, you know the sort of chap who is like the Harry Enfield annoying father-in-law ...
 
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Barrels, In proof or out of proof?

Barrels, In proof or out of proof?

A lot of confusion surrounds what makes a gun barrel either in proof or out of proof. Even if its out of proof, it may not be the end of that barrels usable life.When a gun barrel is initially pro...
 
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Why is lead ammunition being banned?

Why is lead ammunition being banned?

The HSE consultation period here in the UK has ended. They have made some revisions to allow certain athletes to continue to shoot lead ammunition for target shooting. One has to ask, which manufactur...
 
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The Crossover Conundrum

The Crossover Conundrum

We were contacted this week by a client who unfortunately has the onset of glaucoma in his right eye, this has resulted in his left eye becoming more dominant as the condition has worsened in his righ...
 
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Wads up Doc?

Wads up Doc?

Many of you will remember lead being removed from petrol back in 1986 in the UK, if you are too young to remember then you're a lucky swine. Anyway, lead was removed due to evidence suggesting that le...
 
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The Dutch Connection

The Dutch Connection

As a business, we've publicised extensively the difficulty of employing foreign workers in the UK. Why do we need Foreign workers in the UK? Simple, there us no gunsmithing school or qualification in ...
 
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