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Webley & Scott air pistol

Rare storage case triples price of 1952 air-pistol

The estimate for the rare .177 barrel-cocking air-pistol, model ‘Senior’ circa 1952 by Webley & Scott, was £400-600 and the hammer price exceeded everyone’s expectations. “Incredibly few cases were sold”…


Victory for England FITASC Sporting team in Ireland

A resounding win in Ireland completes a successful season for the England Home International teams. However, the event was certainly not a walkover. The Irish course setters made it very…

shotgun with cartridges

Firearms licensing lapses are “inexcusable”, says HMIC

Many police forces are not implementing firearms licensing systems consistently, putting the public at risk, according to a report published last week by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC). HMIC,…

Red Squirrel

What is the future of the red squirrel?

This week is Red Squirrel Week (Sat 26 Sept – Sun 4 Oct) It’s a travesty that we’ve allowed grey squirrels to out native reds in much of England and proliferate…

grouse shooting

Rural communities highlight importance of grouse shooting

A new report published today shows the importance of grouse shooting and moorland management in supporting fragile rural communities. Created by Scotland’s Rural College and the University of the Highlands…