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The latest gun auction information

Jonathan Downs is slightly overwhelmed this issue, as sale after sale of dizzyingly good guns gets underway and the auction houses really start to hit their stride again HoltsWolferton, Norfolk September 2-3Forthcoming: December 7-8 Before the second wave of Covid

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New shooting products for September 2020

All the essential new kit released this month, with details of how to stock it? We’ve got you covered…  Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon III Field As you would expect from Beretta, this gun is beautifully proportioned and balanced. Manufactured from

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What are people looking to buy as lockdown eases?

So the punters want to splash some hard-saved cash on high-end items… They’ve had weeks cooped up to dream about what they might buy and suddenly they’re unleashed. What are they looking for? We allowed ourselves to dream big… Purdey

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A discerning duo

Michael E Haskew returns to share the provenance of a shotgun and a rifle coming up for sale: a handsome Hereward and a princely Purdey The Holt’s December auction and Gavin Gardiner’s Bond Street event feature an outstanding shotgun and

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Trading places

We look back on a summer of deals, and with business deals signed, sealed and delivered at the Game Fair, Diggory Hadoke shares a refreshing take on the industry The Game Fair The weather was varied, the crowds reasonable and

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Movers and shakers

With changes at leading organisations across the shooting industry, GTN has an update on the new names to look out for  Eoghan Cameron has been elected BASC chairman following the association’s AGM in June. Eoghan has been on the council

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Auction news and big game issues

Diggory Hadoke explores auction trends and the public threats that can impact big game industries. Recently, Gavin Gardiner put up a significant collection of air rifles for sale by internet bidding, prior to his 1 May London auction at Sotheby’s

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‘Hidden gems’ are no longer so hidden, says Diggory Hadoke

‘Hidden gems’ are no longer as elusive as they once were and, as Diggory Hadoke explains, lots from the provincial auctions may be worth the gamble A surprising number of people seem to be buying guns unseen from provincial auctions

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Auction in the sun!

Jonathan Downs looks ahead to the summer auctions hoping to achieve the highest levels of success. Holts Kensington, London – 18 June 2019 This month Holts is holding its summer sale, and they have several vintage pieces worth keeping an eye

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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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