Category Archives: Shotguns

Vintage .410 ammo

The club ammo store has just been reorganised and guess what was found in the process?

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AYA Model 400 Spanish proof marks

Spanish proof marks from my 1960 AYA Model 400 (precursor of the model 4) 12-bore SxS. Barrel flats: Left to right: F*1 = Spanish date code for 1960 Lion over AYA in circle = AYA house mark ‘X’ in shield … Continue reading

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Miroku M500 20-bore side-by-side

It is an accepted fact in the gun trade that the name engraved on the barrel may not identify the actual maker (this includes ‘best’ English gunmakers who happily had their 3rd and 4th grade shotguns manufactured for them by … Continue reading

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Westley Richards on clays

After a couple of rounds of skeet with the Miroku last Saturday, including a 20/25, which I felt was enough to be going on with, I thought it might be fun to try a round with the Westley Richards (see earlier … Continue reading

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New lease of life for an old Westley Richards

Acquired a nice, if tired, old Westley Richards 12-bore boxlock, non-ejector at the weekend. (Opinions differ as to age: one source suggests 1903 whilst another suggests 1938). After shooting clays with a Miroku over/under, its a bit of a shock … Continue reading

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