Is my BSA .303 rifle an ex-military conversion? I am writing from the US, and I have a sporting rifle in.303 British calibre. It appears to be a military rifle which has been altered to a conventional sporting rifle.
I own an old BSA Standard air rifle in .22 calibre which has been in fairly regular use since the 1950s. I need to fit new springs and washers and I was thinking of fitting a telescopic sight because I find it not to be as accurate as it once
Shorten a rifle barrel: I have a CZ BRN .17 HMR rifle and would like to change the moderator for one that does not shroud the barrel but would increase the overall length by 3in. If I had the existing barrel shortened by that amount, would it affect accuracy?
Pigeon shooting: What’s the best way of decoying pigeons coming to small bare patches in standing rape – do I use a rotary machine and, if so, should I place it away from the area where birds are trying to drop in?
Why don’t you see shotgun cartridges closed with an eight-star crimp any more? A few years ago they were a common sight but nowadays all you get are six-star closures. What, if any, advantages did eight-star crimps give?
Chapuis shotguns: I have recently acquired a Chapuis shotgun, an over-under 12-bore with sideplates. However, I am experiencing difficulty finding any information about the model, the year of manufacture and the value of this gun. The only mark is a serial number 10055.
Which rifle is best? I am considering purchasing either a CZ 455 16in barrel rifle, an Anschutz 18in barrel rifle or a Sako Quad, but I would appreciate some guidance. The new CZ 455 is said to have some bullet feed problems. Also, is this rifle’s quality compromised by its…
I wonder if you could tell me anything about a gun that I have had hanging over my fireplace for more than 40 years. It is by Bayfield and Needham and has the words "From Westley Richards" on the barrel.
Q) My house overlooks our village pond, which supports a healthy feral mallard population. This spring, I have noticed that a particular drake (recognisable by the lack of a neck ring) has paired up with an equally recognisable duck for the third spring in a row. Is this unusual? V.…