Michael Yardley

Browning 525 Crown 12-bore

Useful modifications and rich decoration mark evolution in the Browning 525 Crown 12-bore, says Michael Yardley, the latest model of the company’s popular shotgun. For more on Browning, read Michael…

Holland & Holland Royal sidelocks

There’s good reason why Holland & Holland guns are the most copied of all side-by-side sidelocks, says Michael Yardley. He is impressed by this pair of 1906 Holland & Holland…

Browning 725 Grade V

Micheal Yardley is pleased to test another Browning 725, an old friend featured several times in The Field. This time it is the ‘bells and whistles’ version, the Browning 725…

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

Buying one of the most expensive guns in the world won’t, sadly, make you a better shot. But it will certainly make a day in the field far more exciting.…

Beretta SL3 over and under

Michael Yardley is impressed by the Beretta SL3 over and under – a new, upmarket model from the industry giant. He finds it solid, sound when shot, impeccably finished –…

FAIR Lincoln Vogue 20-bore

Having always had a lot of time for no-frills Lincolns, Michael Yardley is pleased to find the FAIR Lincoln Vogue 20-bore a well-made, good shooting gun at an attractive price.…

Purdey Trigger Plate over and under

In the very first review of the new Purdey Trigger Plate over and under, Michael Yardley is delighted by this big beast of a gun – finding it well presented…

Beretta 695

Michael¬† Yardley is impressed by the new Beretta 695 12-bore over-and-under. With excellent first impressions, positive shooting qualities and an attainable price, who could want for more? For more from…

Pair of 1930s Purdey side by sides

There are many pitfalls to avoid when looking to buy vintage shotguns, but Michael Yardley is impressed by this pair of 1930s Purdey side by sides. Fantastic, classic guns can…