Featured In May 2020Jean-Pierre Daeschler

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Introducing the May Issue

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

Our mission is to develop knowledge of British sporting guns and promote their continued use in the field.

May sees the UK enter another month of 'lockdown', due to the Corona Virus but fear not, we have exciting new content to entertain you.

We have focussed this month on Rules of Proof, with case studies of actual guns and their proof marks, showing all the major rule changes during the 1860-1955 period. This will help readers better understand how the marks help us deduce the age of each gun and note any return visits to the Proof House.

We also begin our new series 'Interview with the Gunmaker', in which Diggory Hadoke is recorded in conversation with a leading master of his craft. Rigby M.D. Marc Newton is the first in the chair.

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