The advert did not give much away. ‘Unknown, 16 Gauge Hammer Shotgun’, said the heading. The firearms dealer, Alan White of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, was really helpful, but he did not know the make, and the gun did not even have a serial number.
In a previous article, I described my newly acquired Damascus-barrelled Midland hammer gun, dating from the 1890s.
When introducing myself as a Young Shots Journalist in December, I said I was keen on old guns and aspired to own a Damascus barrelled hammer gun.
As the main season for woodpigeon shooting approaches, one problem arises: how to make room in the freezer? I had a few successful days last year, and many pigeon breasts remain to be eaten.
I got into game shooting largely by accident – or should that be by luck?
The New Year is a time when many people think about making healthy changes to their diet.
Crows are one of the smartest British birds. Their plumage is shiny and jet black and they are very clever and cunning.