Michael Yardley

Carl Langton. Top 10 gunsmiths.

Carl Langton didn’t do a formal London apprenticeship, but works for London makers now. They work with all marques and make our list of the top 10 gunsmiths. So if…

Stephane Dupille. Top 10 gunsmiths

Stephane Dupille is the man to visit when your stock is called into question. One of our top 10 gunsmiths this Frenchman is a whizz on English guns. Knowing when…

Bill Blacker. Top 10 gunsmiths. Barrels

The top 10 gunsmiths are those chosen who are at the top of their trade. Whether you have a stock that needs straightening, a gun looking for a service before…

The most expensive gun in the world Purdey side by side. The Purdey side-by-side. The most iconic shotgun of all?

The most expensive guns in the world won’t make you a better shot. For that take note of our editor’s 11 pheasant shooting tips. But they will make the attempt…

Krieghoff k-80 Parcours

This month’s test gun is a 32in Krieghoff K-80 Parcours over-and-under imported into the UK by Alan Rhone of Wrexham. Rhone is well known for his long-standing involvement with this…

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…