Issue 06 December 2019

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Featured In December 2019Is that gun in proof?

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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 and news and topical features.

December is right at the heart of our shooting season and everyone is out with a gun, as much as the wet weather we have suffered this year has allowed.

This month we take a retrospective look at cartridge development, explore the work of gunmaker David Dryhurst and consider the means by which guns are deemed 'in proof', safe to use and desirable to buy.

We follow Holt's auctioneers back to Norfolk and hear a success story of hunter-led conservation that dates back to the 19th century.

May your feet tread frosty ground and the birds fly well for you this month.


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