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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.

April, here in Shropshire, has been cold but the country is slowly re-emerging from COVID. Auctions are resumed and business and sport opening-up with some hope that it will stay that way.

The spectre of a lead shot ban moves closer daily and the repercussions are being handled with denial on some sides and action on others. Ammunition solutions gather pace and the market seems to be holding steady.

London has a new Proof Master but gunmakers are reporting concerns, with ever more powerful proof tests being applied. New guns that have passed easily for thirty years are now failing. Will this lead to heavier, less traditional guns becoming the norm; especially for steel? We plan to investigate.

Thsi month we have some interesting guns to look at, including a Horsley that isn't and a hammer gun rescued from the scrap pile to win a competition.

The Harley Davidson is ready for some sunshine, simulated game days will start, and we wish all our readers a fantastic spring. I hope to meet up with many of you soon. The Game Fair is only a matter of weeks away!

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