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The British Shooting Show launches brand new second exhibition for the next 3 years
For many years now, the British Shooting Show has been the flagship event of the entire shooting calendar, and the annual show held at the NEC in Birmingham has had little in terms of competition or rivalry for a second option. The BSS has taken that into their own hands by expanding their display even further; offering an additional exhibition at the opposite end of the calendar in September. The British Shooting & Countryman Show is a brand new opportunity at the Event City in Manchester, for keen shooters and country enthusiasts to learn and experience even more. The plans for
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Pneumatica Antiqua - The Antique Air Guns Obsession
For hundreds of years, most common powder firearms were muzzle loading and needed a ram rod; literally a big stick to force everything down the barrel. A fabric patch or wad, grease and a separate special tool to hammer the ball into the muzzle were all part of the kit bag before you got to use the rod, and remember all this for only one shot.   From the very earliest times, however, skilled gunmakers were able to let their ideas run free. Multi-shot flintlocks with hand rotated, pre-loaded cylinders existed centuries before modern revolving guns. In this rarified realm of specialist
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Back from the Brink: The Gunstar Renovation Challenge, S2 Ep.3
[Music]   Part three - the penultimate episode. So last week we tackled the barrel, action, and this week we're gonna be tackling the wood. The love-hate relationship with this gun is definitely swinging in the balance towards hate - I'm not entirely sure whether this week's gonna change any of that. Anyway, enough talking, to the bench!    [Music]   So before we start on the wood I'm actually putting some of the metal bits back in place so that we do sort of finish them together or else you end up with that really awful wood to metal fit, but to be honest you’d completely
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A very German Webley Service Air Rifle
If you like old air pistols then you may well know the name Webley. Their shared pistol design is a spring chamber with a barrel riding piggyback. The barrel is hinged to the front and pulls the piston back away from the user to cock the gun. On release, the piston pushes the air towards the breech block then up and out into the barrel. Very odd - the air does a U turn. Webley decided to have a go at air rifles but strangely kept to this layout.   Their very first MK1 looked like a super-sized pistol but soon became
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