Michael Yardley

The Merkel 65E is competitively priced, looks good and shoots well.

The Merkel 65E sidelock is a gun in which I must declare an interst. I had some influence on the specification. About a year ago I was invited by Merkel…

Boxall & Edmiston 20-bore over-and-under

The Boxall & Edmiston round-action 20-bore over-and-under was first seen at last year’s Game Fair “in the white” and drew much positive comment because of its elegant, dainty appearance. The…

The new 20-bore version of the Browning 725 is all the more interesting because of its 32in barrels and semi-pistol grip configuration with slimmed fore-end. The firm had quite a…

Perazzi DC side-by-side review

Perazzi is famous for its over-and-unders but this month we test the new DC (Double Caccia) detachable-lock, side-by-side. The gun weighs in at 73⁄4lb with 30in, 3in-chambered barrels. It has…

EJ Churchill Coronet over-and-under review

Mike Yardley struggles to fault the EJ Churchill Coronet over-and-under shotgun in his review: it is well designed, shoots well and offers value for money

Purdey 20-bore sporter review

A fine over-and-under shotgun made with Pergugini & Visini, this sporting gun is still a Purdey