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Cartridge and Charge Card   All the premier English Gun maker at one time included these quality cards mounted on the case lids with the Makers Trade Label. These are made of high quality parchment paper.  Click on the thumbnail to view 5 x 5 3/4 inches... $15.00

 

Leather Trade Labels  Full cowhide leather 7 3/4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high with 18kt gold lettering...  $45.00      Click on thumbnail to enlarge

 

ENGLISH SHOTGUNS BETWEEN THE WARS

A BUYERS AND SELLERS GUIDE

  The most comprehensive publication available, listing over 1,500 English Gunmakers in alphabetical order. This publication has taken Mr. John B. Friedman over 20 years to compile and has been published by Woodcock Hill Inc. Press. It allows you to know with some degree of certainty that the gun you may be examining is indeed of English manufacture. If you are seriously interested in English Sporting Guns this is one of those must have publications.

72pp wraps...  $31.00   

Limited Edition Hard Backed numbered copies are available at... $105.00

  If you are serious about English guns this is a must have reference publication.

 

BESPOKE BEST LONDON GUNS 

By

THOMAS BLAND & Sons®  

Gunmakers Ltd.

Established 1840

 

THOMAS BLAND " FAIRMOUNT " ROUND ACTION BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN

  We offer you the opportunity to have a new best quality boxlock ejector in 12, 16, 20, 28 or .410 made to your desired specifications. Our new guns are available in your choice of barrel length, with full best colour hardened actions and hardware or in coin finish and the style of engraving of your choice, from deep Holland & Holland style to game scenes or the standard English rose and scroll. You have the option of serial numbers being gold inlaid. All guns are stocked with the finest quality French or Turkish walnut. Your gun will come in a best quality English leather trunk case with accessories if you wish.

  Our intent is to produce the finest quality pheasant, grouse, woodcock or quail gun. All of our shotguns are completely made in England of the finest materials by the best English craftsmen available in the Gun Trade Today. $14,500.00 and up depending upon finish and case options.

  RIFLES - Thomas Bland Gunmakers® Ltd. also manufactures custom made bolt action rifles of the best quality and finish as well as double rifles.

 

 

BLAND DOUBLE RIFLES

 

  Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers® Ltd. have had a long and storied history of manufacturing some of the finest double rifles in the world and are continuing this tradition to this day. Following is a bit about the rifle which is being produced entirely in England and has British Proof.

  Our rifle is a double barreled boxlock ejector designed to deal with dangerous game while offering 100% reliability, it is very strong, trouble free and has two independent firing systems and non automatic manual safety catch.

  The action is constructed of special steel and has "Holland" type scroll fences for added strength and is fitted with disc set strikers in case of needed replacement in the field without having to completely strip the rifle. A removable joint pin is also fitted to help re-jointing and is available in different sizes so that any future tightening can be done with ease anywhere in the world.

  The action has a head design suitable to fit side plates should they be desired, either with or without a detachable pin.

  The large trigger plate conceals two simple firing mechanisms powered by unbreakable coil springs for safety, internal safes include hammer block and rebounding hammers, trigger pulls are set on the high side for safety.

  Barrels are chrome molly and target quality fitted to a mono-block system, this means that any tubes may be fitted. Normal caliber is .470 NE but 375 H&H, 416 Rigby etc. are no problem. They may even be fitted with a shotgun barrels in 20 or 16 bore should this option be desired. They are zeroed in at 60 yards, barrels are normally 24 inches long. The sights are blade front and triple ladder rear sights. The guns will receive Birmingham Proof.

  The design may also include scope mounting, a zero wedge is provided.

  The stock is typical with cheek piece and recoil pad. Spares may be fitted beneath the pad. The weight will be about 12 pounds. The figure of the wood may be ordered as desired.

  Every effort is being made to produce a versatile gun, it can be manufactured in most caliber's, set up for a left handed top lever, side plated, plain or ornate. Engraving may be as desired, the action may be colour hardened. The standard model is " The Cape " which will include best colour hardened action and related hardware, best blacking, 40% engraving, medium stock fitted in a leather trunk case is £11,000.00 plus shipping and US Customs. Delivery time is about 6 to 8 months at the moment. Better figured wood and more engraving may be provided at an additional cost if desired. The deluxe model is " The Cape II " is fitted with chopper lump barrels and will cost £3,000.00 extra and will require an additional 4 months to manufacture. The Cape II will also be fully engraved, fitted with side plates if desired and a very well figured stock.

 

 

NOTE 

  All gun numbers which end in three zeros  (12000) indicate that  the gun is still in England with the factory and not yet in the USA. This allows one the opportunity to have the gun fitted or adjusted to your particular requirements.

  As you examine the listing of English guns please be aware that the guns, which we offer, are ALL in English proof, ALL the guns that we list are in the best physical and mechanical condition as possible. We do NOT sell any of our own guns or any consignment guns that we feel may end up as a handyman special. All guns are brought up to as close to 100% physical and mechanical condition as possible in England and done properly!!

   As with anything in life: you pay for what you get. There are no free lunches out there.

  If you want a cheap and cheerful gun that may require thousands of dollars in restoration work and may take years to complete.      Look elsewhere!!

Never forget:  Poor quality remains long after the low price is forgotten!

 

CAST

Cast is the bend of the stock; either left or right. Cast may normally be adjusted as required

Cast off  -  is for the right handed shooter    Cast on - is for the left handed shooter

 

 

 

*   *   *   REMEMBER   *   *  *

Any gun listed that has 000  at the end of the listing number indicates the gun is still in England awaiting export to the USA  (such as 121000)

If the gun is actually in stock ( #12345) all of the measurements and price will be included.

ENGLISH SHOTGUNS BETWEEN THE WARS

A BUYERS AND SELLERS GUIDE

  The most comprehensive publication available, listing over 1,500 English Gunmakers in alphabetical order. This publication has taken Mr. John B. Friedman over 20 years to compile and has been published by Woodcock Hill Inc. Press. It allows you to know with some degree of certainty that the gun you may be examining is indeed of English manufacture. If you are seriously interested in English Sporting Guns this is one of those must have publications. 72pp wraps...   $31.00   

Limited Edition Hard Backed numbered copies are available at... $105.00

 

SHOOTING IN SCOTLAND           16 - BORE        PHEASANT & PARTRIDGE   

 

   

16971   SIMPSON   (SUHL) Boxlock non ejector gun, engraved with scrolls and game in a landscape, side clips, best blacking, 14 ½ inch figured stock with pistol grip, 28 inch barrels, chambers of 2 ¾ inches. 6lb game gun... $2,475.00

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16836   BRNO   Sidelock extractor gun, 28 inch barrels, 2 ¾ inch chambers, best blacking, chokes of improved cylinder and half, disc set strikers, straight hand stock, splinter forend, 6 pound 2 ounce gun, in good condition, best blacking, would make a great rainy day gun or a beginner... $1,900.00

 

16000   Thos. BLAND   Of London, boxlock non ejector gun, 30 inch barrels, 2 ¾ inch chambers, chokes of improved cylinder half. Scroll engraved action and hardware, best colour hardening and blacking. Well figured stock and forend with a pull of 14 ½ inches. Weight of 6 pounds 2 ounces...  $3,450.00

 

161007   Geo. BATE   Of Birmingham boxlock non-ejector, 30 inch barrels, 2 ¾ inch chambers, chokes of ¼ and ½, border engraved action with much colour, full blacking to barrels and hardware. The figured stock is 14 ¼ inch pull, 1 ½ inch drop at the comb, 2 ¼ - drop at the heel and 1/8 inch cast off. The bores measure .075 in right and left. The walls measure .028 in both. The chokes measure .004 right and .008 left. This is a lightweight 6 pound 4 ounce attractive and sound game gun. $3,400.00

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MATCHED PAIRS

 

161409 & 161410   COGSWELL & HARRISON   Avant Toute assisted opening boxlock ejectors with side plates, a matched pair with consecutive serial numbers. Both guns with 27 1/2 inch barrels, chambers of 2 3/4 inches. Bores on gun number 1 measure .665 in both right and left. Barrel walls in gun number 1 measure .043 in both. The chokes in gun 1 measure .008 right and .019 left.  Gun number 2 has 27 1/2 inch barrels and chambers of 2 3/4 inches. The bores measure .665 and .667 in gun number 2. The barrel walls in gun 2 measure .049 right and .043 left. The chokes in gun number 2 measure .007 right and .021 left.  Both guns are appropriately marked 1 and  2. All barrels are bright and clean with no dings, dents, pitting or bulges. The engraving is all clean and crisp. The barrels and hardware on both guns is best blacked. Both guns are fitted with hidden third fasteners. The actions retain much original patina. Both stocks are well figured, clean and sound. The pull on both guns is 14 1/2 inches to a chequered butt. The drop @ the heel in both guns is 2 1/4 inches @ the heel and 1 9/16 @ the comb. The cast off is 1/4 inch on both guns. The weight is 6 pounds for each gun. They are contained in an excellent Makers double leather case... $12,950.00

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GUNS STRIPPED & CLEANED  Protect your gun, strip & clean your guns periodically... $65.00 up.  Your gun will be cleaned using the latest ultrasonic techniques.   You should have your gun stripped and cleaned yearly.

    

         

161535   CORTONA   New Best Italian manufactured Over/Under. The Special Prestige model, a 16 bore on a 16 bore frame. Barrels are 28 inches, chambers are 2 3/4 inches, the chokes are screw in. The gold plated trigger is single selective. The case colour hardened action is fitted with side plates with gold inlay on the left side depicting a setter pointing a pheasant. The left lock depicts a pair of flying grouse. The bottom plate depicts a gold inlaid setter head holding a pheasant. The trigger guard is inlaid with a gold woodcock. The gold inlays are surrounded by fine scroll engraving. The very well figured straight hand stock and slim forend (with pushrod release) are oil finished. The heel plate is a chequered wood cap. The stock is fitted with a gold oval. The pull is 14 1/2 inches, the drop at heel is 2 3/8 inches and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is neutral. The weight is a perfectly balanced 6 pounds 6 ounces The gun is contained in it's aluminum makers case...  $3,000.00

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MOUSE PAD     Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd. mouse pad made as a replication of the 1900 Trade Label. Four color (gold background, white black and grey) 9 1/2 inches by 8 inches. Works perfect with all forms of mice including optical...  $8.50

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161512   HERMANN BUTTNER     Of Suhl, best boxlock over/under boxlock double trigger ejector gun. Barrels are 28 3/8 inches with best blacking and solid top rib. The chambers are 2 3/4 inches with chokes of .010 under and .020 over. The walls are .031 over and .030 under. The scroll backed action is coin finished with beautiful engraving, carved fences, scrolls and game scene. The trigger guard is carved horn. the fantastically figured stock and forend has a drop @ heel of 2 3/8 inches and 1 1/2 @ the comb. The pull is 14 3/4 inches with a 3/4 inch best English leather covered recoil pad. The semi pistol grip has a horn  piece inlaid in the tip. The chequering is 32 lines per inch on the stock and forend. This is the finest O/U we have seen available... $4,950.00

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161368   D. GOTOBED    A Birmingham back action rebounding hammer gun. The 30 inch barrels are both clean and free of any marks or pitting. The best browned nitro proofed Damascus with recent 2 3/4 inch chambers. The bores both measure .682, the barrel walls measure .032 in both. The chokes are .004 right and .010 left. The rotary under leaver action is full scroll engraved. The stock is exceptionally well figured with a pull of 14 inches including a 3/4 inch ebony extension. The drop @ the heel is 1 7/8 inches and 1 1/2 inches @ the comb. The cast is off 1/4 inch...  $3580.00

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161585jc   PERRINS & SON     Of Wooster a best quality side-lever ( left side )  back action ( rebounding hammers )sidelock non-ejector gun with best quality 28 inch best Damascus barrels ( Nitro Proofed ) and 2 1/2 inch chambers. The bores measure .668 in both barrels, the chokes are cylinder right and .010 left and the walls are .035 right and .028 left. Both are clean and bright. The action and hardware are best scroll engraved. The extremely well figured stock has a 1 inch best English leather covered recoil pad and a pull of 13 1/4 inches making this a perfect gun for a lady or a man who requires a short pull. The drop@ heel is 2 1/8 inches, the drop @ the comb is 1 9/16 inches with no cast. The weight is 5 pounds 13 ounces...  $5,400.00  Now reduced to $4,000.00

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161591jm   BROWNING   A - 5  in pristine condition again including the bone heel plate. Barrels of 26 inches with a rare solid top rib. The choke is full and may be adjusted as required. The barrel and action retains near 100% perfect original blacking. The chamber is 2 3/4 inch. The stock  has slight figuring with a pull of 14 3/8 inches. The drop at the heel is 2 1/4 inches and 1 5/8 at the comb. The weight is 7.1 pounds... $1855.00  Reduced to $1,000.00

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161536   CORTONA   New Best Italian manufactured Over/Under. The Special Prestige model, a 16 bore on a 16 bore frame. Barrels are 28 inches, chambers are 2 3/4 inches, the chokes are screw in. The gold plated trigger is single selective. The case colour hardened action is fitted with side plates with gold inlay on the left side depicting a setter pointing a pheasant. The left lock depicts a pair of flying grouse. The bottom plate depicts a gold inlaid setter head holding a pheasant. The trigger guard is inlaid with a gold woodcock. The gold inlays are surrounded by fine scroll engraving. The very well figured straight hand stock and slim forend (with pushrod release) are oil finished. The heel plate is a chequered wood cap. The stock is fitted with a gold oval. The pull is 14 1/2 inches, the drop at heel is 2 3/8 inches and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is neutral. The weight is a perfectly balanced 6 pounds 6 ounces The gun is contained in it's aluminum makers case...  $3,000.00

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161610jm   A. H. FOX    Philadelphia Sterlingworth. Barrels of 28 inches, chambers of 2 1/2 inches, chokes of .015 right and .026 left. The bores measure .660 right and .661 left. The walls are .035 right and .036 left. The barrels are in good condition, no pitting, a few very slight marks. The action is sound and tight. The blacking is 80 to 85% the stock is quite reasonable and not banged about. All pins (screws) are in good condition. The stock and forend retain much finish with a length of pull at 14 1/2 inches. The drop @ heel is 3 inches and 1 3/4 at the comb. The weight is 6 pounds 4 ounces... $2,500.00 Reduced to $1,900.00

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161465   BROWNING   Belgian A-5  Sweet Sixteen. Beautiful mint 26 inch barrel with solid top rib fitted with Briley flush thin tubes. The 2 3/4 inch chamber. The perfect stock has a best hand rubbed oil finish and a mint factory heel plate. The pull is 14 3/8 inches. The drop @ heel is 2 5/16. The drop @ the comb is 1 5/8 inches and the cast is 1/8 off This is a perfect gun in every way... $3,550.00 

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161648jm    Chas. LANCASTER     Rare double trigger under/over 16 bore in fantastic condition. Barrels are 28 inches with 2 3/4 inch chambers, the bores measure .665 in the Over and .663 in the Under barrel, the chokes are .009 in the Over and .018 in the Under, the barrel walls measure .035 in the Over and .035 in the Under. The action is scroll engraved with scrolls up the top barrel. The scalloped action has side flats with sharp tear drops. The gun is gold inlaid with the number 1 on the barrel, top leaver and trigger guard. The very well figured straight hand stock has a pull of 15 inches with a best 1/2 inch English leather covered recoil pad. The drop at the heel is 2 7/16 inches and 1 11/16 inches at the comb the cast is nil. The gun is an extremely well balanced 6 pounds 12 ounces... $12,250.00

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161639   WEBLEY & SCOTT    Birmingham rare boxlock non-ejector M-500 in near pristine original condition, very little used gun with 28 inch barrels, chambers of 2 3/4 inches with certificate of Proof from the Birmingham Proof House. Both walls measure .032 and both bores measure .617. The chokes are .012 right and .033 left. The gun retains full original colour hardening and best blacking. The round knob figured stock has an un-cut pull of 14 1/2 inches with a drop of 1 1/2 inches at the comb and 1 3/8 inches at the heel. The cast is 1/8 off and may be adjusted as directed. The weight is a perfect 6 pounds 1 ounce. A perfect upland gun... $4,975.00 

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TUFFPAK

The Adventure Begins When You Pak

Tuffpak is Simply Efficient, it is unlike any Gun Case you have ever seen! With room for up to 3 scoped rifles or 5 shotguns, travel with a Tuffpak means more gear with fewer bags. Plus it is light years stronger and easier to carry than any other case out there on the market. There are no dividers inside which means you decide how many firearms and how much gear your require for your trip. Your firearms travel secure in their padded slips ready to pull out for easy Airport examinations and your adventure with no agro from damaged cases or cases with no wheels to facilitate easy travel.

Each TUFFPAK comes with the following:

 

        

TUFFPAK CASE shown above is the standard rifle, shotgun case shown with two  Large scoped big bore African rifles in their slips. These weigh including TUFFPAK a total of 44 pounds. There is still 6 pounds to go for Aircraft carry weight.. The Price is only.. $365.00 The Nylon removable carry TUFF SACK shown in the photo is available in Black or Tan and is... $60.00 

The TUFF PAK is available in a variety of other types. Rifle & Bow Combo, Bow Cases, Take Down Rifles With TSA Locks an

 

The TUFF PAK is available in a variety of other types. Rifle & Bow Combo, Bow Cases, Take Down Rifles With TSA Locks and Wide Bow Cases. Call us for further information.

 

 

Woodcock Hill Inc. & Thomas Bland & Sons®

 Are Now

If you are looking for a high quality inexpensive lightweight Under Over double barrel shotgun where the 12 is on a light 12 frame, the 16 is on a very lightweight 16 frame and the 20 is on a light 20 frame then you need look no further. These are all manufactured in Italy using the highest quality materials to and including well figured stocks.

       

 

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MOUSE PAD     Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd. mouse pad made as a replication of the 1900 Trade Label. Four color (gold background, white black and grey) 9 1/2 inches by 8 inches. Works perfect with all forms of mice including optical...  $8.50

 

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ENGLISH SHOTGUNS BETWEEN THE WARS

A BUYERS AND SELLERS GUIDE

  The most comprehensive publication available, listing over 1,500 English gun makers in alphabetical order. This publication has taken Mr. John B. Friedman over 20 years to compile and has been published by Woodcock Hill Inc. Press. It allows you to know with some degree of certainty that the gun you may be examining is indeed of English manufacture. If you are seriously interested in English Sporting Guns this is one of those must have publications. 72pp wraps...  $31.00   

Limited Edition Hard Backed numbered copies are available at... $105.00

  If you are serious about English guns this is a must have reference publication.

 

 

 

                                   

 

LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PADS

Woodcock Hill Inc. & Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd. now have the staff  who are specially trained to make and fit the Best London Style pigskin leather covered recoil pads that are the standard of the world.                       

LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PADS   Best pigskin (use only English pigskin for the best leather covered recoil pads) leather covered  recoil pads. They are made to order here in the United States to your specifications. Our staff has been trained in England by the firm which makes the Leather Pads for the top English Gun Making Firms. We use only the best English pigskin and materials. We offer a quick turn around time.  $350.00  Call for details on trade prices.

                

    

 

 

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20000   CORTONA    Italian Over/Under ejector, the Grande Model, 28 inch barrels, 3 inch chambers, screw in choke tubes, single selective trigger, push rod forend release, a well figured straight hand stock with a pull of 14 1/2 inches. the drop at heel is 2 3/8 inches and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is neutral. The slim lightweight action is engraved with a grouse on the left side, a pheasant on the right and a woodcock on the action bottom plus a woodcock on the trigger guard... $2,100.00

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20341   W. LOCKE   Birmingham made boxlock ejector 28 inch, 2 ¾ inch, skeet/ic, 5lb 8 oz, 14 3/8 inch figured stock, with best leather covered pad, Prince of Wales grip, nice scroll engraving. The bores measure .618 right and .619 left, the chokes are .002 and .005. The drop at the comb is 1 5/8 inches and 2 1/2 inches at the heel. A lightweight game gun...  $3,950.00

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20826   TRI-STAR   New unfired in makers box Italian made shotguns, 28 inch barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers, chokes are screw-in, pistol grip, splinter forend, double triggers, scroll engraved actions with full colour hardening. Drop @ heel 2 7/16, drop @ comb 1 1/2 and 3/16 cast off. Weight 6.7 pounds. Walnut stock with a pull of 14 3/4 inches... $800.00

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201097   THOMAS HAWKES   Of Birmingham a boxlock non ejector 28 inch barrels, chokes of IC/Half, 2 ¾ inch chambers, 14 ¼ inch figured stock, 1 ½ inches drop @ the comb, 1 ¾  in the middle and 2 3/8 @ the heel. The cast is ¼ inch off.  Best blacking and full colour hardening, action with border engraving, gentle round knob grip. 5lb. 9oz… $3,300.00

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201422    HOLLIS BENTLEY & PLAYFAIR    Of London and Birmingham  back action sidelock hammergun with rebounding serpentine hammers. The barrels are nitro steel  of 28 inches and 2 3/4 inch chambers (nitro proofed). The bores measure .624 in both right and left. The walls are .025 right and .024 left.  The chokes are .006 right and .033 left.  The action retains 90% original colour hardening. The barrels are the same. The well figured stock is 14 5/8 inches with a 3/4 inch best a drop @ the heel of 2 3/16 inches and 1 1/2 inches @ the comb. Weight of 5 pounds 8 ounces The cast is off 5/16 inches...$4500.00

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201432   CZ AMERICA    Turkish made quality boxlock ejector single selective trigger over/under gun with 28 inch barrels, 3 inch chambers and vent top rib. The barrels are fitted with screw-in choke tubes.  The gun has some scroll engraving to the action and side plates which is colour hardened.  The figured Turkish walnut stock has a sleek round knob pistol grip.  The chequering is hand done and first rate. The pull pull is 14 3/4 inches, drop @ heel of 2 1/8 inches and 1 1/2 inches @ the comb. There is 1/8 inch cast off.  Weight 7 pounds 3 ounces... $1,150.00

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201546   BROWNING    Very rare F N Belgian A-1 with double triggers, straight hand stock and 28 inch barrels with vented top rib. The gun is very little used retaining virtually all original finish. The chambers are 2 3/4 inches. The bores are bright and clean with Improved / Modified chokes. The stock is 14 7/8 inches with a drop of 2 1/8 at the heel and 1 1/2 at the comb. There is a 1 inch factory recoil pad. Weight 6.4. The makers box is included... $4,800.00

         

 

201466   BROWNING    A-5 Twenty in pristine original condition right down to the bone heel plate. The gun has a vented top rib on it's 28 inch barrel. The chambers are 2 3/4 inches. The barrels and action retain 100% blacking. The stock and forend retain 100% best hand rubbed oil finish and mint original chequering. The drop at the heel is 2 3/8 and 1 5/8 at the comb. If you are looking for the ideal wild quail gun look no farther...  $1,850.00

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201506   Chas DALY    Empire Grade, new unfired Over Under, special gun with straight hand stock, hand rubbed oil finish and silver estuation. The barrels are 26 inches, with chambers of 3 inches. The well figured stock has a pull of 14 1/8 inches, single trigger, drop @ heel of 2 1/8 inches, 1 1/2 inches @ the comb. The cast is off 3/16. The weight is a well balanced 6 pounds 3 ounces. Comes with makers screw in choke tubes...   $1,850.00 

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201638   HOLLOWAY & Co.    Of Birmingham a boxlock extractor gun in little used condition, retaining much original colour hardening, finish and chequering. The barrels are 26 inches with chambers of 2 3/4 inches, barrel walls of .028 in both. The chokes are both Improved cylinder. The bores are both bright and clean, free of any dents, dings or bulges. The action and hardware are very well engraved. The well figured stock has a pull of 14 3/8 inches with a 1 inch leather covered recoil pad. The weight is a very well balanced 5 pounds 4 ounces. This is a perfect gun for quail, grouse or woodcock.... $4,300.00 

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201666dh   RIZZINI    The Aurum boxlock ejector little used. The barrels are 28 inches and the well figured stock has a pull of 14 1/2 inches with a professionally fitted Kick-Eez pad. The drop at comb is 2 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 at the heel. The cast is neutral.  The weight is a very well balanced 6 pounds 10 ounces. This gun is in its makers case. This gun comes with a full range of Briley Choke Tubes some 13 in all and with a cost of over $500.00. Price a new Aurum on the web without the choke tubes and you will see this is priced for a quick sale... $2,300.00

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201673   W. RICHARDS   Of Liverpool and Preston boxlock extractor in superb condition. Barrels are 28 inches, chambers are 2 3/4 inches with barrel wall thickness of .026 in both barrels. The bores measure .624 right and .632 left. The chokes measure .004 right and .032 left. The silvered action and related hardware are scroll engraved. The barrels and related hardware retain near 100% blacking. The stock is extremely well figured with a pull of 14 1/2 inches with original horn heel plate. The drop at the heel is 2 1/4 inches and 1 3/8 at the comb. The gun is a very well balanced 5 pounds 7 ounces.  $3,800.00

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Birmingham & London Proof House   NOTES ON THE PROOF OF SHOTGUNS English and Continental proof marks, explains the proofing in detail. A must for the serious gunner...  $20.00

 

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ENGLISH SHOTGUNS BETWEEN THE WARS

A BUYERS AND SELLERS GUIDE

  The most comprehensive publication available, listing over 1,500 English Gunmakers in alphabetical order. This publication has taken Mr. John B. Friedman over 20 years to compile and has been published by Woodcock Hill Inc. Press. It allows you to know with some degree of certainty that the gun you may be examining is indeed of English manufacture. If you are seriously interested in English Sporting Guns this is one of those must have publications. 72pp wraps...  $31.00   

Limited Edition Hard Backed numbered copies are available at... $105.00

  If you are serious about English guns this is a must have reference publication.

 

    

 

LOOKING FOR A WELL MADE VERY NICE GAME OR SPORTING GUN

REASONABLY PRICED  CHECK OUT THE CZ GUNS

 

 

EXPORTING FROM ENGLAND      28- BORE     EXPORT PERMITS ARRANGED

 

        

281317   BERETTA   Quail Unlimited, new in makers case. Over/under, 1 of 750, 26 1/2 inch barrels, chambers are 2 3/4 inch. The stock is 14 5/8 inches with a drop @ heel of 2 7/16 and a drop of 1 1/2 @ the comb. The weight is 6 pounds 2 ounces...  $2,000.00

 

281530jc   BROWNING   One of a kind Custom Citori single trigger under over. Barrels are 26 inches fitted with screw in choke tubes (4). The extremely well figured stock has a pull with wooden Beretta heel plate of 14 1/2 inches. The chamber length is 2 3/4. The drop at heel is 2 inches and 1 3/8 at the comb. The cast is off, 3/16.  The weight is 6 pounds 10 ounces. The gun is beautifully gold inlaid with vine and leaf Scroll and Game scenes by Thierry Duguet. The stock has beautiful skip line chequering. This gun was featured in the May/June 1996 issue of the Shooting Sportsman (pages 50 & 51). The gun is virtually as new in pristine condition throughout. The gold inlayed game scenes show a single pheasant in flight to the left side and three quail in flight to the right side. A gold ring around the muzzle end of the breech end of the barrels. In December 2006 Mr. Duguet quoted $10,000.00 for the same work plus a years wait. The receiver of this gun is featured as an example of Mr. Duguet's work under shotguns on his web site www.cstone.net/tduguet. The piece of wood for the stock and forend cost over $3,000.00 plus the cost of stocking. A complete documentation package accompanies this superb work of art. It a bargain at only... $8,570.00  now Reduced to:  $6,500.00

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Epitome

 

                                                                          There was a little man and he had a little gun,

                                                                                  He killed his sitters very dead, dead, dead,

                                                                                            But he stopped in his swing when the birds were on the wing

                                                                                                             So he never hit the damn things in the head, head, head

 

 

 

    .410 BORE  

             

4101689rh    BROWNING    Superposed  long tang Diana Grade skeet Belgian made gun with 26 3/8 inch barrels with bright clean bores, 3 inch chambers, standard skeet chokes. The gun is in absolutely superb condition with 100% finish. The only blemish is the pin which holds the forend, it has a slight burr. The wood is extremely well figured, both stock and forend without any marks, the chequering is equally un-marked on both stock and forend. The engraving is perfect. The weight is 7 pounds 2 ounces. The length of pull is 14 1/2 inches with a factory Browning vented recoil pad. The drop @ heel is 2 1/2 inches and 1 1/2 inch @ the comb. The cast is neutral. This is an extremely rare gun in such condition... $9,775.00

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4101242       WEBLEY & SCOTT    Scarce bolt-action Deluxe Model .410 virtually unused condition. The barrel is 25 3/4 inches and is clean. The choke is mod. The figured stock has a pull of 15 inches with it's Webley trade Marked heel plate. The drop @ heel is 2 1/8 inches and 1 12 inch @ the comb. The weight is 5 pounds.  A great gun with which to play with a bit of class... $775.00

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4101398hs   BROWNING    Model 42, pristine condition, the only thing missing is the box.  25 1/2 inch barrel 2 1/2 and 3 inch chamber. The left side of the action has a grouse being pointed by two pointers inlaid in gold.  The right side has four flying ducks inlaid in gold. The action is fully scroll engraved. The extremely well figured stock has a pull of 15 3/4  inches. The drop at heel is 2 1/2 inches with a drop of 1 5/16 at the comb. The cast is off 1/4 inch and the weight is 7 pounds and 8 ounces… $1,600.00

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4101383       WEBLEY & SCOTT    Scarce bolt-action Deluxe Model .410 virtually unused condition. The barrel is 25 3/4 inches and is clean. The choke is mod. The figured stock has a pull of 14 3/8 inches with it's Webley trade Marked heel plate. The drop @ heel is 2 1/4 inches and 1 12 inch @ the comb. The weight is 5 pounds 2 ounces.  A great gun with which to play with a bit of class... $885.00

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4101473   WEBLEY & SCOTT    Scarce bolt-action Deluxe Model .410 virtually unused condition. The barrel is 25 3/4 inches and is clean. The choke is mod. The figured stock has a pull of 15 inches with it's Webley trade Marked heel plate. The drop @ heel is 2 1/8 inches and 1 12 inch @ the comb. The weight is 5 pounds. The stock is very well figured.  A great gun with which to play with a bit of class and of all we have ever seen this is by far the best... $985.00

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Thomas Bland & Sons® Gunmakers Ltd will provide you with a very competitive price for any products manufactured by the Companies listed below.

AYA

 

If you would like a custom made Spanish AYA, give us a call for a price.

 

RUGER - BROWNING - BERETTA - WINCHESTER  REMINGTON - KIMBER - COOPER - DAKOTA

 

 

 

A LITTLE BIT OF FISHING

 

RODS

 

F427    A.B. MOORE     Two piece split cane trout fly rod, 8 foot, 9 inches, virtually unused, in cloth carrier and aluminum case...  $420.00

 

F637    CARTER & Co.    Three piece split cane trout fly rod, 8 foot 6 inches, in good condition, cloth cover, and aluminum case, extra tip, needs help...  $330.00

 

F712    HARDY    Glen Loy number 7, split cane 9 foot 6 inch trout fly rod, virtually unused, this rod was a Angling Times Prize Rod, and is superbly finished, contained in it’s cloth bag and aluminum case... $575.00

 

 

REELS

    

F400  HARDY    LRH Lightweight, 3-3/16. Very popular reel in trout fishing history. Perfect for a 5 or 6 line and backing. Factory new in soft case with extra spool.........$550

 

 

        

 

CONDITIONS OF SALE

   Thomas Bland & Sons® Gunmakers Ltd. & Woodcock Hill Inc. deal only in high quality lightweight game guns, intended strictly for sporting purposes. They should NEVER be fired using loads that exceed their Proof specifications. Should you have any questions concerning the proof of your guns, their chambers’ length or any other questions concerning safety, call or visit a qualified gunsmith or gunmaker before taking any chances.

 

While used guns are sold with "no warranty expressed or implied", Woodcock Hill Inc. Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd. inspects each gun for serviceability and functionality. Guns that do not meet English Proof Rules are not sold here and you can buy your gun with confidence.

 

PRICE INCREASES & TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS

 

   Prices are unfortunately subject to increase at anytime without notice for reasons that may be beyond our control... We are also not responsible for any typographical errors which may occur.

 

EXAMINATION PERIOD

 

 All guns with the exception of those purchased under a LAY AWAY plan have a 3 (three) day examination period. Upon examination, should you decide that you do not wish to keep the gun, simply return it in EXACTLY the same condition as it was sent to you for your - no questions asked - refund There is no examination period for lay away guns, be certain before you buy.

PAYMENT

 

Payment for guns must be by certified cheque, money order, Bank draft, valid Credit card (VISA /MASTER CARD ) or a personal cheque given time to clear before the gun is shipped. Clearance periods for personal cheques are only required for the purchase of guns.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

For those of you who have access to E-Mail we are able to download

photographs to your e-mail address.

 

CREDIT CARDS

 

      We welcome the use of   VISA or MASTER CARD

There is a 4% service charge on the use of credit cards for  gun purchases only

 

LAY AWAY

 

   We will arrange for you to lay away items for a reasonable time . Lay away requires a suitable deposit. The guns placed on lay away are not subject to the three day inspection period and the deposits are not refundable.

All sales are final when placed on lay away or after the three day examination period.

 

TRADES

 

   We do accept guns on a trade basis; however it is better if you sell your gun either yourself or on consignment. Give us a call and we will try to work out some arrangement that will be satisfactory.

Contact us and discuss your requirements to have a bespoke gun manufactured and you dreams can come true in approximately a year.

All guns are listed by gauge and are double triggers, straight stock and splinter forend unless otherwise stated.

After you check our list of sporting arms should you wish, contact us by E Mail  -

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Phone (570) 864-3242   Fax (570) 864-3232   

We maintain a large inventory of high quality sporting arms.

 

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