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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.

 
What attracts 'Hunters' to Africa?

What attracts 'Hunters' to Africa?

Like most men of a certain age, I grew up with stories of adventure. Whether that was the first hand accounts of my Grandfathers from his time in Burma with the Chindits or the fictional stories I rea...
 
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Traditional Gunmaking, labour of love or madness?

Traditional Gunmaking, labour of love or madness?

The term best gun is always subjective and based on each individuals perception of what 'best' is. When I talk to people who don't shoot, they are naturally inquisitive about how we make guns and why ...
 
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Introducing our new podcast, the Adventurers.

Introducing our new podcast, the Adventurers.

Welcome to our new podcast, the Adventurer, hosted by Steve Horton & Daniel Rix.In our first episode we talk to Charlie Jacoby from Fieldsports Channel. We discuss a variety of topics incl...
 
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Latest Pair of Horton Guns

Latest Pair of Horton Guns

This pair of Horton Guns have taken the best part of 2 years to create, 12 gauge, 30 inch. A labour of love, hand engraved by our Clive Newland (ex W & C Scott and H&H engraver). Hardened and ...
 
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Debanked by our own Government, not just the commercial banks

Debanked by our own Government, not just the commercial banks

Nigel Farage recently brought to light something that has been dubbed, being 'debanked', where a commercial business cancels your account/service because they don't agree with your political stand poi...
 
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George Whitfield, shot by former employee

George Whitfield, shot by former employee

Yes, an alarming headline! Thankfully this was way back in November 1864.We get all sorts of guns in for repair and restoration, this gun is a Wm Tranter patented pistol but made and retailed by G...
 
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Why were barrels damaged by steel?

Why were barrels damaged by steel?

We recently posted some pictures of a barrel set damaged through the use of steel shot. From this we've had a number of comments and questions about the use of steel. Yes, in that instance we believe ...
 
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The effects of steel shot, ouch!

The effects of steel shot, ouch!

We hear it in the press all the time, yes steel is fine to use, no problem at all. To be really frank, they are burying their head in the sand. But don't take our word for it, look at the evidence....
 
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