Top guns with Jonathan Downs

Jonathan Downs feels the need – the need to look ahead to the next set of antique firearms auctions  Rock Island Moline, Illinois, USA, 3-5 May Rock Island has regular sales throughout the year but the big ones are the

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Prove Me Wrong

‘Gavin Gardiner’s catalogue landed on my desk this week, sporting a Boss 12-bore over & under on the front cover. The gun was made in 1995 and was never collected by the owner; remaining in store since completion and arriving

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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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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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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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Change Is Afoot

  Let’s be honest: 2017, like many of its recent predecessors, wasn’t an overwhelmingly great year. If I could sum it up in just one word I think it would be ‘uncertainty’. I had made a vague promise to myself

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Auction View: Antiquated Law?

Diggory Hadoke questions the proportion of after sales at auctions, and looks into the implications of a firearms law review on the value of guns at auction. September is a busy month for auctions. I missed Gavin Gardiner’s Gleneagles sale

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Law tightened on suspended sentences

A new Act has come into force that classifies more people as “prohibited persons” with regard to firearms.

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