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  2018 MLAGB National Clay Shoots
Posted by: martin_crix - 09-02-2018, 02:21 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (3)

Ladies & Gents,
The events below are the 2018 MLAGB National Clay Shooting Competitions. Full details in Black Powder magazine.

2018 National Muzzle Loading Clay Shoots

North of England Muzzle Loading Championships, Greystone Wood Shooting Ground, Weston Moor, Otley, Yorkshire.                 -           Saturday 21st April 2018
National Muzzle Loading Clay Pigeon Championships, Yeaveley Shooting School, Yeaveley, Derbyshire.                                      -           Saturday 26th May 2018
Scottish Muzzle Loading Championships, Scottish Clay Shooting Centre, Leuchars, Fife.                                                            -           Saturday 16th June 2018
Hornsey Wood Pigeon Match (Helice), Rugby & District Trap Club, Crick, Warwickshire.                                                            -           Saturday 14th July 2018
DTL National Flintlock Championship, Northampton Shooting Grounds, Sywell. Northants.                                                         -           Saturday 28th July 2018
DTL National Percussion Championship, Northampton Gun Club, Sywell. Northants.                                                                 -           Saturday 4th August 2018
Autumn National Sporting Championships, Cheltenham and District Gun Club, Stoke Orchard, Gloucestershire.                 -    Saturday 15th September 2018          
National Muzzle Loading Skeet Shoot, Eriswell Lodge Shooting Ground, Lakenheath, Suffolk.                                                     -     Sunday 30th September 2018

Look forward to meeting up with you during the year.
Martin Crix - MLAGB Shotgun Secretary

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  Chronographing ML long guns
Posted by: Jeff R - 07-02-2018, 06:25 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (5)

Hello everyone. There's a strong following for the black arts  of ML at the Derby shooting club (DRPC1999 - MLA affiliated Of Course!) and we need some recommendation on a decent quality Chronograph to measure projectile speed from ML long guns.  Give us some advice too on how far in front of the muzzle the Chrono can be safely placed without getting wrecked. We have heard that 7 feet is an OK clearance for this?  Can we get closer or is this too close already - give us your minimum distance plse. The actual  make of the best Chronos would be very useful. Thanks Jeff R

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  Manton Breech Loader proof mark question
Posted by: mmcalc - 31-01-2018, 06:00 AM - Forum: Shotgun - No Replies

I have just received this nice 16 gauge. It has a very interesting history. I would like to ask if anyone can help me interpret the proofs. I am not sure, but I think it has been proofed at least 4 times, that latest being after 1954.



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  Alexander Henry Inventory
Posted by: ResearchPress - 20-01-2018, 08:58 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the birth of Scottish gunmaker Alexander Henry (4th June 2018), his great great grandson Richard Brown, would like to create an “inventory” of his rifles and shotguns, to gain some idea of how many are still in existence. Richard does realise this can never be “complete”, and will be “out of date” as soon as it is created!

Donald Dallas’ recent book “Alexander Henry Rifle Maker” lists all serial numbers from no. 120 (starting when he took over Samuel Gourlay’s business in 1852) to no. 8545.

Richard is seeking serial numbers of firearms and a geographic location from those who may be able to assist.

Further information here:  Alexander Henry Inventory


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  Wanted Martini Henry/Breechloader
Posted by: Gus - 20-01-2018, 06:28 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - Replies (15)

Does anyone have a .577-450 Martini Henry rifle collecting dust in the gun safe looking for a new home ?
Condition is more important as I will eventually putting this on my FAC so a good bore is essential.
I could be persuaded into a different Breech loader but not a Snider or Springfield Trapdoor (Lovely rifles just not for me)

If you do having something of interest please call me (Ian) on 01375 400567 or 07487 822388
or email guswalker@blueyonder.co.uk
Many thanks

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  Burnett Southampton
Posted by: Feltwad - 16-01-2018, 04:12 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

I am looking for a gun case trade label original of repro of Burnett Gun maker  Southampton . PM me if you have one to sell 
Thanking you   

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Posted by: admin - 15-01-2018, 07:48 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

The Subs thread has been moved to the MLAGB Members Forum

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  Game shooting the traditional way
Posted by: Mantonman - 13-01-2018, 02:41 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (2)

You may find this link interesting: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ayteegsps/posts/?ref=page_internal

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  Original double 20 bore M/L
Posted by: Grumpy - 06-01-2018, 10:26 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

            Original double percussion 20 bore Probably Belgian. Made around 1860? Had lots of attention about 25 years ago from one of our well-known club gunsmiths. I then used it on clays with my local branch.
Ambidextrous. Back-action locks engraved "Mortimer" (I don't believe it!) Replacement ramrod with brass head and useful worm. Nice walnut stock. Barrels only 25" so were probably shortened in the past. Muzzle thickness 50 thou.
I haven't used it for years, so it's now "off-ticket" - no licence needed.
£300 or near offer.
I live 60 miles from Wedgenock, but I do shoot there, so can meet there one weekend if that helps.
RFD to RFD can be arranged.
Phone or message me for more details and pictures.
Tel 07947 550133

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  British Gunmakers (History)
Posted by: ResearchPress - 31-12-2017, 12:04 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

My Research Press Library downloads have been reorganised. Contents currently include a list of English and Welsh gunsmiths and gunmakers from around 1550 to about 1850, studies of gunmakers of Oxford, Probin gunmakers of 18th Century Birmingham, and Ketland guns in America. In addition, three articles discuss and illustrate the barrel markings found on provincially made British firearms. All are free pdf downloads, available via Research Press Library


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