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My first shots with my new gun were at driven grouse in Scotland. Missed with the first barrel and swung through, killing with the second.

In one butt Kiri and I shared the gun (a W.Thorn) and killed 11 grouse for 12 shots!

I doubt the moors saw many 1874 hammer guns with under-levers and non-rebounding locks this season! All good fun!

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Good gun, good shooting!

With kind regards,
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I'll skip the part involving envy and jealousy and just say how marvelous the day must have been, especially with that old soldier Major Thorn!

While on the subject of hammerguns I have to ask if that beautiful Reilly hammergun you were shooting stateside awhile back became part of the Diggory Hadoke Collection?

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That is now in the collection of a friend in Texas. I wold like to have kept it but I say that too often to remain solvent and have to let them go. That being said, the guns I choose to keep and use tend to be 1870s bar-lock guns with Jones under-levers. They just seem to suit me.

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Where did you get the label for the "aiming fluid?"

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Ah, the Aiming Fluid was a special commission from a couple of American chaps who came over to shoot with us. Bringing American Whisky to Scotland - the cheek of it! smile

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Originally Posted By: Krakow Kid
While on the subject of hammerguns I have to ask if that beautiful Reilly hammergun you were shooting stateside awhile back became part of the Diggory Hadoke Collection?


Pictures of aforementioned Reilly - I miss her lots after three lovely seasons use in the UK, but like Dig, I can't unfortunately keep every gun! Now being used in a good home in the US.

http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbt...7072#Post157072

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Dig, I've never shot driven grouse, but I have shot driven pheasant/partridge mixed in Scotland a few times. Always with a modern ejector gun. Talking 250-300 bird days. How much of a disadvantage (if at all) do you find with an underlever hammergun, in terms of shots you might have fired but were unable to do so, on something like a typical 300 bird driven day?

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CBL1 - Man, those pictures still make my heart flutter. The thread registered immediately in my memory even after all this time. I know what it's like to have to sell a cherished gun, I just hope you were able to eventually make up for it.

I recall not knowing much about E M Reilly back then. I did see on this forum a chap over your way with a beautiful Reilly 8 bore Dig found for him.

In the past year and a half I've purchased two E M Reilly .500 BPE's. They're quite nice as well, I must say!

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Well Dig found me a E.Paton double 8 bore hammergun which I am pleased to say gets plenty of use on the marshes of England and is very much a cherished gun smile

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