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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.

 
The Intercepting Sears

The Intercepting Sears

The intercepting sear is a term banded around a lot within the shooting fraternity when discussing the prowess of ones firearm, yes the old mine is bigger or better than yours codswallop. I still ma...
 
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Barrel blacking available

Barrel blacking available

We are now in the final throws of setting up our barrel blacking and browning shop. This service will be available to both the trade and public from Monday 18th November 2019.Retail pricing Inc VA...
 
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Zoli custom expedition

Zoli custom expedition

Here we have another custom Zoli ready for the customer to collect, made to his measurements. This sweet little 28 gauge features 30 barrels in custom matt black with select walnut which I'm sure you...
 
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Best of British service rifles, really?

Best of British service rifles, really?

Most of you will have either held or seen a Lee-Enfield rifle. However many people often incorrectly assume that the rifle is of British design, when it is actually an American design. This inadverten...
 
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Gun Insurance offer

Gun Insurance offer

W Horton & Sons are pleased to offer you a 10% discount on a unique insurance policy that will cover your gun when your home insurance in many cases won't. In addition to that you get free 60 days...
 
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The effect of Brexit on the shooting industry

The effect of Brexit on the shooting industry

Oh for pity sake, it's that dreaded 'B' word that must be the most used word in the UK since the referendum. Regardless of which side of the fence your political views fall, you like us, must be sick ...
 
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George Hoenig 28 gauge

George Hoenig 28 gauge

We store several guns for clients. One of our favourite guns is the George Hoenig 28 gauge (one of only two ever made). It is a true masterpiece of engineering and completely unique and to get one you...
 
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The origins of the over and under

The origins of the over and under

As the title of the post suggests, this short article is about the origins and evolution of the over and under shotgun, I'm not about to start crediting one maker over another for the invention. Howev...
 
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