Michael Yardley

Boxall and Edmiston 16-bore

16-bores are enjoying a renaissance. With this in mind, Michael Yardley takes to the range with the new Boxall and Edmiston 16-bore over and under. He finds it to be…

Rizzini BR550RB side-by-side

The Rizzini BR550RB side-by-side is a lightweight gun with proves to be outstanding and at a very reasonable price. Michael Yardley considers making an order. For more fantastic guns at…

Vintage Purdey side-by-sides

These vintage Purdey side-by-sides prove that fantastic, classic guns can be bought on the second-hand market and at a fraction of the price of their modern counterparts. Michael Yardley discusses…

Holland and Holland Sporting Deluxe.

The Holland and Holland Sporting Deluxe proves itself a thoroughbred in every department. Michael Yardley’s first impressions are of a long, elegant gun but shooting it proves this stunning example…

John Jeffries HPX Elite

The John Jeffries HPX Elite is a long-barrelled gun, intended for use on high flying pheasants as well as clays. Michael Yardley finds this beast-like gun lively, and decides that…

Bosis Queen

The Bosis Queen 20- bore sidelock ejector imported by Victor Chapman is this month’s test gun. It’s the firm’s premium side-by-side and traditionally bench-made in Travagliato near Brescia. As an…

Tips for shotgun restoration. Joseph Lang

Tips for shotgun restoration is useful knowledge if you have decided your old gun is worth it. Restoration can be a timely and costly venture. Michael Yardley’s tips for shotgun…

Restoring your old shotgun.

Restoring your old shotgun is not the easy business it used to be. Michael Yardley investigates what the process involves and asks that difficult question: sentiment aside, is restoring your…