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Introducing the July Issue

Welcome to The Vintage Gun Journal, your free-to-view monthly magazine for all things British gun and rifle.

June saw the biggest auction of the year so far, with Holt's in action over two days of bidding and a sealed-bids sale following on, with results of that still to be announced.

We are enjoying the simulated driven days and keeping the guns going 'bang' during the off-season. I attended one organised by Truly Simulated last week and shared my peg with new M.D. of Holland & Holland, Nigel Stewart, which was very interesting.

The Game Fair dominates the month of July, I will be delivering talks with Fieldsportschannel.tv and The Gun Trade Association on their respective stands over the weekend and look forward to meeting readers and friends for a chat over a beer afterwards.

The debate over how to deal with the incoming necessity for non-toxic shot continues to divide shooting people. Meanwhile, ever more new products are launched to help find solutions for shooters of all types of gun. The cartridge makers are working hard behind the scenes.

British guns continue to defy expectations of a price drop, with auction sales showing good prices and a strong market. Re-barrelled guns are doing better than they ever have.

Readers can be sure that the VGJ will continue to bring interesting stories, beautiful guns and the latest developments in the sector every month.

Now, a solid month of proper sunshine would be nice!

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Diggory Hadoke, Vintage Guns Journal Editor sitting at his desk working hard