Game Fair and the Arrival of New A/W Stock

12th August 2019

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The last weekend in July saw The Game Fair return to Hatfield House. With temperatures reaching the high 30’s in the preparation and set up days, it was a shame the British weather was at its most indecisive for the 3 days of the show. Surprising us all with rain and mud, but in true […]

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A magnificent pair of classic James Purdey & Sons

28th January 2019

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A magnificent pair of classic James Purdey & Sons 12 bore 28″ barrel game guns with 2 3/4″ chambers, actions with delightful round body fine bouquet and scroll engraving. Well figured walnut stocks fitted with gold ovals. This fine pair of shotguns are presented in a makers double leather motor case with accessories. These beautiful […]

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Chequering

12th May 2018

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We are currently refurbishing this gun and as part of the refurbishment works we have replaced the heel and toe plates and we are re-cutting the chequering. Here are some photos and video of the chequering.

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Building a New Carl Russell & Co 470 Rifle

12th May 2018

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We are currently building a new Carl Russell and Co 470 rifle which we are building on a Holland and Holland back lock action. The Holland and Holland back lock action was introduced just after World War One, this bolstered action is both elegant and strong. The Carl Russell and Co double rifle we are […]

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Purdey Lightweight Best Sidelock Ejector

1st May 2018

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We are pleased to offer for sale this 12 gauge side by side James Purdey & Sons Lightweight Best Sidelock Ejector. This lovely Purdey shotgun has 27″ barrels, 2 1/2″ chambers and is choked 1/8 & 3/4. This James Purdey & Sons Lightweight Best Sidelock Ejector has a well figured 14 1/2″ straight hand stock to […]

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Pair of Henry Atkin Shotguns

10th April 2018

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We are pleased to offer for sale this pair of Henry Atkin spring opening sidelock ejector guns. Barrels Both guns have 28″ barrels and 2 1/2″ chambers. The ribs are engraved Henry Atkin (from Purdey’s) 41 Jermyn St. London S.W. No.1 3/4 and full choke. No.2 imp cyl and 1/2 choke. No. 1. Right .730″ […]

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Repairs, Servicing & Alterations

20th March 2018

Repairs, Servicing & Alterations

Carl Russell & Co have an on-site workshops where our time served gunmakers carry out restoration, servicing and repairs to all makes of shotgun and rifle. Restoration: You may have an older gun that you feel requires part or total restoration. There are few companies left in the country who retain the skills necessary to […]

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Workshop – Repairs, Alterations and Servicing

14th February 2018

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Carl Russell & Co Gunmakers with On-site Workshop. Based in the Stable Yard on the Hatfield House Estate. We offer repairs, servicing, alterations and refurbishment. Undertaken in our workshops on-site. Examples of repair work that we offer include: Replacement of broken or worn parts Re-jointing Regulate ejectors Regulate trigger pulls Re-laying of ribs Raise dents […]

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The story of William Powell

30th January 2018

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This is an interesting article about William Powell that was published in the Shooting Sportsman in the USA. We currently have a William Powell & Son 12g hammer s/s thumblever bar-in wood. 30″ nitro prooved barrels with 2 1/2″ chambers, choked 1/8 & 1/4 with recent re-brown. 14 3/8″ straight hand bar-in-wood stock. Thumblever action […]

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