Issue 10 April 2020

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Featured In April 2020The Patents of James Purdey the Younger

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Introducing the April Issue

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

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

Here you will find interesting articles by the best writers in the business, by working gunsmiths and professional hunters, as well as news and topical features.

With the country in 'lock-down' and ravaged by COVID-19, we hope readers will have plenty of time to peruse the VGJ this month.

We discuss the effects of the current climate on markets and then get back into the stuff we all love - old guns and shooting. Arthur Hearn is our blast from the past, with a 1930s view on bores and barrels.

We have great contributions from Donald Dallas and Nick Harlow on guns and patents. There are a lot of Purdey features in this issue - more by accident than design but all adding to the knowledge base.

And if you think you could contribute an article - please contact us; you could see your work on these pages in future.

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