Good Service for firearms and related items

#3
Martin Elworthy Guns in Cornwall seems good. He helped the missus (after she was sold a dud by The Sportsman) pick out very nice gun, took us to field and set up a clay trap for her. Great chap and didn't maker her feel an idiot when she had to ask fairly basic questions.
 
#4
KWG Ashford,, gets 5* from me , always bang on the money & no BS , & its country store is well stocked with great deals on dry dog food.

LT
 
#5
theres a shop near me in the North/West I know who are very concientious and level people to deal with.
but as I have known some of his family quite well personaly, and one has worked for myself in the past, mine could be considered a biased recommendation.

T. and J. J. McAvoy Gunsmiths
3 High Street,
Standish,
Wigan,
WN6 0HA

McAvoy Guns
 

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#6
#9
I would agree with that, I would also add Norman Clarke with the good guys.
HPS are good, provided you have the bank balance to cope. I've always found Norman Clarke excellent - every time I've spent money at his tent at Bisley he does me a (small) discount for some reason!

Midway UK aren't too bad provided you either go into the shop or ring them up. Their prices are something else though ...
 
#10
Here in the Reich I use Frankonia, the branches in Kassel and Hannover. It's worth checking beforehand if the gunsmith is in house and out of house (central workshop) repairs can take quite some time. The pricing is competitive and I have yet to find fault with the work done. I've tried the smaller local gunsmiths out and was always let down or overcharged.
 

ugly

LE
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#11
Not sure who that Bipped blerk is, keeps losingg my order and I always have to get the keckle on! That said, I like gunshop Cathill East Barnet. Funny old fecker honestly.
I also will nominate FA Andersons of East Grinstead for despite losing my ammo already paid for they bailed me out of the poo on shipping a rifle back to the Great Norman Clark after sedgar Brothers decided to call me a liar.
Cheers to all apart from Edgar Brothers, cnuts.
 
#12
I can add to the recommendation regarding HPS. I had my TR restocked with laminate and its a very good quality job. Not cheap but comparable with Clarkes. They also spotted a crack in my trigger and fixed it without charge.

Also, although its a bit far away, can I recommend Brian Dick in the US for Lee Enfields - BDL LTD Rifles and Accessories. Sounds strange but I bought a Long Branch No. 4 from him and it was far cheaper than getting one in the UK. Obviously its a pain with all the paperwork but he's very knowledgable and if you are prepared to wait (3-4 months) it will be much cheaper.
 

ugly

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#14
Does that mean the Ruger fits now?
 
#15
Yes,it may need some smoothing- the cheek piece is slightly proud but girly is pleased.
Scope mounts may be ok but will need some time on the training area to determine that one
 

ugly

LE
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#16
Bring it down when you are ready then!
 
#17
Portsmouth Gun Centre, Hampshire.

Good Service and well stocked. The 2 guys working in the shop are knowledgeable and friendly. If you are new to the sport they will take the time to go over options which are not always the most expensive items they may have in the shop.
They treat everyone as well as regulars be they male, female or youngsters. My 7 year old daughter now has a nicely fitted break barrel Air Rifle to use with Daddy with a cut down stock that can be increased in size as she grows. Daddy got a good stiff ignoring when they were fitting the Rifle to her! Quite rightly it was her comfort not what Daddy thought that was important.
 
#19
I have to give a tick for Peter Starley in Warwick for anything reloady or gunpowdery..

(and yes, I know he does MidwayUK as well, and I don't find the prices unreasonable...)
 

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