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Almost ninety years ago, John Moses Browning perfected his B25 action. Built in Belgium, the famous gun-making house of Fabrique Nationale were chosen to produce this shotgun, hand built and engraved; they still do to this day and pretty much to Browning’s original specifications.

For more than twenty years I have concentrated upon sourcing and selling these J M Browning “B25’s” and in particular, the model known as Lightweight Game or “LWG”.

Featuring 27 ½” barrels, these desirable over and under game guns are available in many “grades”; (“grade” describes engraving detail, combined with the quality of walnut used in the stocking and fore-end production.) Indeed, for those discerning shots seeking to shoot an over and under with the balance and handling characteristics of an English side-by-side; look no further than a Browning LWG.

The stock is void of a “pistol grip”; the “straight hand” is similar to that found upon a best side by side with “Roach Belly” to produce aesthetic appeal.

Barrels feature a tapered rib and are choked quarter and three-quarter. This configuration throws formidable patterns, maintaining dense pellet counts which, in turn, ensure efficient striking energy resulting in impressively clean kills.

A handmade gun sits in the hands and is so finely balanced, (and to use the much used phrase), really does feel, “an extension of the arms”; fitted properly, it really does point where you look.

Prices start at circa £12,000 and reach over £60,000 for a best engraved and side-plated model. Bespoke requests involve a trip to FN gun-makers in Liege; clients can discuss preferences and enjoy the attention which comes with a truly bespoke order.

Currently I have in stock four, pre-used guns, they are priced between £4,000 and £6,000. You are very welcome to make an appointment to view and if one should appeal, to try it out on my shooting grounds; I assure you the most professional and thorough advice.

Perhaps 2014 is a good year for (B25) investment?

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Side by Side Day 2019

Side by Side Day 2019

Wednesday July 10th, 2019

A fun clay day for users, (and those who fancy their chances!) with the Side by Side.
No Over & Unders Allowed!

Simulated Game Days

Simulated Game Days

Driven Grouse . Driven Partridge . Decoyed Woodpigeon . Duck Flight
Driven Pheasants from our fantastic, “towers”.

No Plastic!

No Plastic!

Hurrah! At last some shooting folk are waking up to the horrors of Plastic.

How It All Began

How It All Began

Throughout the late 1800’s shooting live pigeons, released from boxes or, “traps” was an extremely popular sport amongst shooting folk. The use of the live bird for a target was, however, looked upon by many as a barbarous act and was soon outlawed. For a while the...

Buying a better gun

Buying a better gun

Often I am asked, “Why should I spend on an expensive gun when modern production models do the same job?” Indeed, I am one who strongly advocates that “provided the gun fits and the user has mastered a polished preparation and gun mounting routine, the value of the...

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