Michael Yardley

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…

William and Son over-and-under

The William and Son over-and-under is our test gun. It’s a 12-bore with 30in barrels, a low-profile and hand-engraved action and weighs just over 7lb. It cleverly brings together modern…

Purdey's craftsmen. Richard Bayley

Purdey’s craftsmen have an international reputation for impeccability, and they uphold this as part of one of the most renowned bespoke gunmaking firms in the world. The Field meets the…

Purdey factory gun

The Purdey factory has been renovated. At its premises in Felgate Mews, Hammersmith, it has been transformed into the ideal environment for everyone on the premises, from visitors to the…

AYA English game-gun

The AYA English game-gun is the product of a collaboration between Sportarm of Dorchester, ASI of Snape, and AYA the Spanish manufacturer. First impressions of this “English” game-gun are of…

Browning 725 20-bore. Lighter version.

On test this month is the Browning 725 20-bore over-and-under. We have looked at a 725 20-bore before, the excellent 32in-barrelled Hunter (July 2014 issue). This is a lighter, 30in…

Game Fair guns. All lined up.

The best Game Fair guns will be lining the paths of Gunmakers Row at the CLA Game Fair 2015.  Head up north to Harewood House in Yorkshire and join The…