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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Diggory Hadoke lets us in on his tricks of the trade with a recipe for the perfect stock oil, and a step by step guide to refinishing your wooden stock

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Friday, February 21, 2014

With no barrels and no stock, will a Purdey that is discovered in a police station in Ireland be salvageable?

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

It’s not all about having a pretty exterior, as Diggory explains…

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Maintaining a boxlock has become more costly over the years, says Diggory Hadoke

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Visiting Gavin Gardiner while he was preparing for his August Gleneagles auction, he passed me a 12-bore hammer gun by Edward Paton, a good gunmaker from Perth. First of all I noticed the apparently swamped rib with the odd-looking visible breech face. Next, I was drawn to the absence of a bottom rib. Then the penny dropped; the barrels were made from a single piece of steel, including the central ‘rib’, and were engraved ‘Joseph Whitworth & Co.’

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Famous Firms and their Boxlocks

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