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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.

 
Barrel types, what is a chopper lump vs a monoblock?

Barrel types, what is a chopper lump vs a monoblock?

In June 2018, we posted on our Grulla site a short piece around shotgun barrel manufacturing. Why are chopperlump barrels seen in old English, Spanish and German sidelocks and boxlocks so much preferr...
 
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Stock shapes  Straight hand or pistol, which is better and why?

Stock shapes Straight hand or pistol, which is better and why?

A post we did on our Grulla shotgun site in October 2017 is a very useful read for those unfamiliar with the terminology and the benefits of stock shapes on both over and under and side by side shotgu...
 
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The real guns of the Peaky Blinders

The real guns of the Peaky Blinders

Most of you will have either watched or be aware of the hit TV show Peaky Blinders written by Birmingham writer, Stephen Knight (pictured below in our shop). The series has an element of truth ble...
 
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Bit of a scare

Bit of a scare

We recently announced on our Facebook page that we had Sam Sheeran joining us as we embark in the next chapter of W Horton & Sons Gunmakimg history in Birmingham's historic Gun Quarter. While Sam ...
 
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Gilding the Lilly

Gilding the Lilly

We have several customers who come to us with a preconception of what is the best gun, this is often conceived out of myth rather than fact. For example the other day we had a potential Arab client se...
 
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Nothing for a pair in this game

Nothing for a pair in this game

Here we have a fine pair (well sort of) Grulla 216RB side by sides which are similar in price to the AYA No2 Deluxe, however these shotguns have made to measure in the price and feature the H&H as...
 
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Chapuis Artisan Pair

Chapuis Artisan Pair

A great pair of Chapuis Armes Artisan game shotguns featuring grade 5 wood and hand engraving in the makers canvas case. Head over to the W Horton & Sons Gunroom page to view more photos and a sho...
 
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Perugini & Visini Pair

Perugini & Visini Pair

We have the pleasure of offering for sale this fine pair of Perugini & Visini game 12 gauge shotguns form this maker who is now working with the guys at Frank Beesley creating game guns at three t...
 
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