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A Match made in Heaven

Reuniting long-split pairs is something of a mission for many owners of one or other of the ‘orphans’. Pairs (usually shotguns) are made to enable the shooter to operate in a grouse butt or on a pheasant or partridge peg

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Setting the Standard

The major auction houses all had good pre-Christmas sales to round off 2018, from the intimate to the gargantuan. Beginning with Bonhams, who set the bar at the end of November, Jonathan Downs explores how the estimates fared Bonhams, Knightsbridge

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Point and Click

Social Media has altered the way we do everything. Even the gun trade, the steeped-in-history, grizzled, old, gun trade has bent a knee to the new king. Frequenters of Facebook will know that there are interest groups of all kinds

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Gleneagles Has Landed

Gavin Gardiner – Sotheby’s Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, 27 August 2018 Sotheby’s has been holding auctions at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland, since 1967. Gavin Gardiner himself has been associated with the auctions of Fine Modern and Vintage Sporting

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Get With The Times

Auctions, in my opinion, offer different things to different people. I have been writing about the London gun auction scene in magazines, both at home and in the USA, since 2003. There have been some significant changes over those fifteen

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Watch This Space

AUCTIONS ALWAYS CONTAIN ONE OR TWO SURPRISES. Holt’s this summer had a cracker. The item in question was a round action, non-ejector gun by Dickson, the renowned Edinburgh gunmaker. It has to be said, it was not the best one

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Bonhams Open For Consignments

Bonhams Knightsbridge is enjoying a spell of significant growth. In recent years their Sporting Gun department has become one of the global leaders in this field. This is represented by their prestigious sales, which feature the highest quality British and

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London’s Calling

At Southams, a takeover and a new state-of-the-art premises is boosting their profile and widening their appeal  Londons Auctions get most of the attention and the capital remains the international hub for quality firearms auctioneering. At least, that is how

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Gavin Gardiner’s Valuation of Lots

Auction of Modern and Vintage Sporting Guns With sporting guns continuing to achieve Record Prices at auction, there has never been a better time to sell and recent results speak for themselves. Gavin Gardiner are now accepting consignments for their

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Rock Island Records

Rock Island Moline, Illinois, USA – 13 -15 April 2018 When the Rock Island Auction company hold a sale, they do it big. This last premiere firearms auction was apparently the largest grossing sale in their company’s history: not surprising

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