Looking back at classic BSA air rifles

Phil Hooper takes a look at some of the classic BSA air rifles dating from 1904 to the outbreak of the Second World War This Lincoln Jeffries-inspired BSA Improved Model ‘D’ of around 1912 is exceptionally well made and is

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Restoring vintage airguns with Jonathon Young

Gems were once the underdog of the vintage airgun scene, but as Jonathan Young explains, they’re gaining in popularity even if they look a little rough The Gem was designed in the 1870s in the United States, while this particular

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Jonathan Young on the Webley Service Air Rifle

The Webley Service Air Rifle is a much-loved piece of airgun history, but Jonathan Young ends up with an example that’s been loved a bit too much. Collectors love the Webley Service and seek out the best examples they can,

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How to make a vintage airgun box replica

It’s easier to find a vintage air pistol than it is to find the box, and Phil Hooper explains how to make a convincing replica so the gun will look more at home. I’ve already explained the process of restoring

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Buying advice for vintage air pistols

You’ve decided to grab a vintage Webley & Scott air pistol, and Phil Hooper has some advice to make sure yours is decent, not a dud. If my previous article managed to convince you that you can’t call yourself a

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Best vintage air pistols on the market

Would you want to buy a vintage Webley air pistol? Phil Hooper looks at the reasons to get one and considers the various models on offer. If you’re already an airgun collector, then you will doubtless have one, or more

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How to replace an airgun breech seal

Simon Everett shows how easy it is to replace a breech seal, even a vintage leather item, breathing new life into a much-cherished rifle. Replacing the breech seal on a vintage rifle like this Cadet only requires a few basic

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The collecting bug bites

If you’ve got an itch to begin a new airgun collection or expand your existing one, what should you do next? Just scratch it, argues Jonathan Young Your wife says it’s gone too far. Your dog looks at you in

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Gun collecting with Jonathan Young

So you want to be a collector? You’re suddenly overcome by an urge to buy more airguns. There’s nothing wrong with that, argues Jonathan Young as he leads you down the rabbit hole of gun collecting. Waking up on any given

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Holt’s Auctioneers Valuation Days

Ever wondered the value of that old vintage airgun at the back of your safe? Or have you recently bequeathed some ancient-looking shooting-related antique that’s now just collecting dust? If so, bring your items of interest along to a free

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