Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman is Director of Firearms for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. An internationally recognised authority on firearms and the law relating to them, he is also a firearms forensic examiner who regularly gives expert evidence in the courts. He is also known to millions of TV viewers as an arms and militaria expert on the BBC programme, Antiques Roadshow.

 

Ever since firearms were invented, they have been disguised as other objects, particularly walking sticks. This is unsurprising, as both a stick and a gun barrel look very similar, even…

Break the gun down into component parts so you don't miss anything

Knowing the method of breaking a gun into parts is a very useful skill to have – particularly when you’re maintaining and cleaning your shotgun.  But is it acceptable to…

attic space

I’ve recently got into shooting and have applied for my shotgun certificate. I know that I need a gun cabinet and I’m thinking of storing guns in the attic in…

Sometimes we have a gun that isn’t worth anything, doesn’t work and really doesn’t deserve any space in your gun cabinet. It may be one you inherited or one that…

camping with shotguns

Camping with shotguns – legal or illegal? Q: I’m planning on going camping with some friends when the weather gets warmer and we’re going to pitch our tents on some…

country cottage

All being well, we’ll be able to go further afield this summer and for those of you lucky to have another property, you could well be wondering if it’s legal…

Q:  I enjoy loading my own ammunition for my .223 and .243 rifles. I have been asked to do some reloading for a friend. Is this legal and would I…