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Introducing the July 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. July is the fourth month of disruption caused by COVID-19, yet the gun trade is showing its resiliance and reporting good sales and enduring interest. The auction houses are beginning to work back towards something close to normal.

We continue our 'Interview with the Gunmaker'  series. The latest interview is with veteran gunmaker and African hunter, Paul Roberts. Paul came under attack in the Daily Mirror newspaper this month for airing his views on African hunting.

Among our features, we examine the patents of the last two Purdey men to run the firm in direct succession to the founder, Athol and Tom. Nick Harlow has written a biography of Tom Purdey and continues his original research into the company history.

We are always interested in hearing about your stories and projects - please keep the messages and qustions coming.

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