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Behind the scenes at Leupold Optics

Sporting Rifle’s Thomas Nissen visits one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hunting optics, Leupold Optics. The optical manufacturer Leupold Optics—or Leupold & Stevens Inc, as the company is actually known—is located in a beautiful industrial neighbourhood in the northwest

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Behind the scenes at BSA – the GTN interview

We got the opportunity this month to sit down and virtual chat to managing director Simon Moore and head of sales and marketing Jon Hatton about the recent and less recent history of this fine old British brand. BSA has

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Posted in Interviews

Behind the scenes: Key moments in Alan Paine’s history

Gun Trade News meets up with James Hinton and Kam Sahota of Alan Paine to discuss some of the most decisive moments in the company’s recent history. When GTN last spoke to Alan Paine, the brand was marking its 110th

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The Viennese faults

Diggory Hadoke explores the possibility of European auction houses usurping classic British sales. An interesting letter appeared on my desk recently. It was from a European auction house and it was asking for consignments from the UK. The auction house

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Wild wild west Kensington

Holt’s have enjoyed big sales of late – and with a change of address and even more hammer action on the horizon, Jonathan Downs gathers for a Holt’s extravaganza.   Holt’s Blackheath, London – 13 December 2018      

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Mat Manning teams up with Stuart Grant to help retailers

Mat Manning catches up with Stuart Grant from Elite Optical Distribution, as they seek to help retailers get more from airgun sights and accessories. The airgun market is booming but most retailers could be doing a lot more to take

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Posted in Market Opportunities

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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Hoisting The Sales

MY LOCAL SHIP’S CHANDLERS CAN BE QUITE BUSY ON THE GROUND FLOOR. This is where they sell anti-foul paint, varnish, binnacles, line and life jackets. On the first floor they have sailing shoes and clothing. Just the other day, the

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More To The Point

Taking a look at two ways of maximising point-of-sale potential, GTN meets a few specialists who can help you achieve your goals. You’ve taken the all-important time to revamp your website; creating an online hub to promote your company, attract

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Setting Up Shop

GTN goes window shopping to bring you best way to make visual merchandising work for your business   Humans have been trading since the dawn of civilisation. Merchants of yore would arrange their goods in a way that would attract

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