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Perfect Gun

The Perfect Gun 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. The blog is named 'Perfect Gun' which in itself is objective and derived from a Horton advertising campaign at the turn of the last century. In this blog we'll give our opinion on a variety of topics related to the guns and the sport they are used for. From explaining the idiosyncrasies and terminology used in the trade, reviewing some of the guns we retail, repair and manufacture to comical stories from the trade and field. We hope you enjoy the content, feel free to leave comments.

 
When is a nag a good thing

When is a nag a good thing

You'd normally associate nag with either an old horse or a Lady who cannot stop bloody whining. Well in the world of engraving a nag is priceless as it's the difference between getting it right or wro...
 
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We want your old Guns

We want your old Guns

We recently launched our Horton remade gunswhich have had loads of interest with several clients lined up to take advantage of a pretty much new gun from acclaimed makers such as Holland & Hollan...
 
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In house engraver

In house engraver

As of Monday 15th June, W Horton & Sons now have an in-house engraver.Clive Newland trained as an engraver at W C Scott in Birmingham. He's been engraving as a profession for some 37 years. No...
 
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Exciting Opportunity

Exciting Opportunity

If you are a Gunsmith, an engraver, or have these skills in part or full and you wish to either reduce your overheads or take the leap of faith of going on your own, we want to hear from you.W Hor...
 
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The effects of COVID-19 on the up coming shooting season

The effects of COVID-19 on the up coming shooting season

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will no doubt be feeling the effects of the Coronavirus known as COVID-19 on your daily life. No longer should we just pop to the pub, visit friends or fa...
 
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Introducing Horton remade guns

Introducing Horton remade guns

This is not a new concept, but one that we believe will be of particular interest to clients who either own, or want to own an old English gun of distinction, from makers such as Boss, Purdey, Holland...
 
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Old English Guns and the Lead Ban, what are your options?

Old English Guns and the Lead Ban, what are your options?

We at W Horton & Sons have seen a marked increase in the number of inquiries for new Grulla, Chapuis and Merkel side by side shotguns in the past three to four months. This is obviously down to th...
 
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Unfortunate name but great rifles - Haenel

Unfortunate name but great rifles - Haenel

If like us you are are afflicted with a 'Brummie' accent and drop your 'H's' as a result, the last thing you want to try and sell is a rifle brand called Haenel. Can you imagine us asking any potentia...
 
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