Issue 07 January 2020

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Featured In January 2020An Irish Gunmaker in London

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Introducing the December 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 articles by the best writers in the business and by working gunsmiths and professional hunters, as well as news and topical features.

January is the last month of our shooting season in the UK and we feature an article on woodcock, perhaps our most iconic winter quarry.

The travails of exiled Irishman Stephen Grant are covered in our headline article, with some reflections on his output and credentials as a gunmaker.

Changes in the auction world include the first sale by Holt's from their Norfolk base and we get a good look at the correct nomenclature of parts from Purdey.

I hope readers make the most of the days to come and remember to get those guns in for service this February, not next October!

write to the editor

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