Some 40 years ago I bought a double-barrelled shotgun made by McCarthy Buck. Can you tell me anything about the maker and the age of the gun? I would also like to sell it on and wonder what would be a fair price?
I have an ESS and intend to obtain another dog later in the year. I have reviewed many breeds, but have always been a fan of rottweilers. I recall reading an article dealing with this breed as a gundog.
Is there any way I can naturally colour roe heads that were shot early in the season and are quite pale in colour? Would it be possible to achieve the right colour by rubbing the antlers against a tree?
The gun is Damascus-barrelled and has an under-lever. Inscribed on the barrel is Henry Atkins from J. Purdey, 18 Oxendon Street, London. Presented to E. Sheen by members of the Cornwall Shooting Club 1836. Have you any information on this gun, please?
I am on the verge of purchasing a couple of ferrets, but do not know which sex I should be obtaining. I would like ferrets that are easygoing and, of course, ones that will bolt rabbits. Do you have any suggestions as to which I should choose?
I am intending to buy a gundog puppy for rough-shooting. Can you advise me who to approach for the information about the relevance of hip and eye scores? I also don't understand technical terms, such as FTCh, FTW, GWT winner and D/DC?
I have a young springador that I wish to train for roughshooting. As this dog is the result of mating a springer spaniel to a labrador, should I treat its training as though it was a labrador or as a spaniel?
I read that it is unlawful to deliberately catch, kill or take wild polecats. I am confused as I think the 1981 Wildlife & Countryside Act provides limited protection for polecats in Schedule 6? Please can you clarify this?