A very warm welcome to Heritage Guns
We are dedicated to the restoration of fine shotguns and their accessories. Using a finely balanced combination of traditional and modern techniques and materials, we work tirelessly to bring these beautiful examples of true craftsmanship back to full working condition.
I am delighted to tell you that the USA
consulate in London has
finally issued my visa after 2 years of waiting!
I will therefore be hoping to see you all at the shows listed below.
The Southern Side by Side
Vintage Gunners Cup
Venue: Warrington Sporting Clays in Wellesville, PA.
We are already looking forward to next year!
Some Recent Additions To Our Stock List
I have a great affection for Blanch Back-action SLE’s as my father
shot with one from his early 20’s until he retired from shooting
at the age of 85. When I say ‘one’, I mean he used the same gun
for 60 odd years! It may not have seen a huge number of shots but
it certainly saw huge amounts of weather and is still in good
functioning condition in my guncase some 20 years later.
This pair of James
Purdey hammerguns are a very rare thing in that they have never
apparently been broken up nor lost their original case, complete
with original charge label. Hammerless pairs of the late C19th can
quite often be found together but as hammerguns were superseded,
they were almost invariably split up and sold on or gifted to
employees and impecunious relations.
Click here for the full story.
Holland & Holland records show that this gun was finished in 1891
for ‘Dodd’ and is a very lovely example of Holland & Holland's
'flag ship' gun. The original Whitworth Fluid Pressed Steel
barrels have survived the intervening years brilliantly and were
specified with cylinder chokes but a little choke has been added
over the years in the left barrel. There is considerable original
hardening colour on lockplates and parts of the action. The highly
figured restock is thought to be quite recent and although we have
no indication of just when it was done, the head of the stock is
stamped ‘AWR’ which might help in tracking down the stocker and
his records. The stocking is the work of a very skilled craftsman
and this leads one to assume that the work was done by a stocker
with considerable experience of H&H stocks, maybe even an ex-H&H
worker. The gun balances almost exactly on the knuckle. With its
excellent weight and balance, interceptor sears, fine stock and
barrel dimensions, this gun would make a superb target or game gun
for the discerning shooter. Presented in a contemporary leather &
brass case, relined with ‘Rifle Green’ baize, equipped with some
accessories and fitted with the Gunmakers’ labels.
We have become familiar with the cartridges of RST Ltd through the US double gun competitions and exhibitions that we attend and can thoroughly recommend their products. Their range includes many light loads for those shooting classic guns or simply wanting to take advantage of light recoil and improved patterns. For those not able to access CIP standard ammunition, we would strongly recommend the use of the RST Ltd cartridges in our guns, ensuring of course that the correct case length and load is used for the gun in question.
Technical inquiries about RST Ltd cartridges should be addressed directly to them.