WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!
We hope you like our new site which allows orders to be placed with us 24/7 Please note this service is an extension to the telephone mail order service we have offered for the past 34 years. So if you have any questions you need to ask you are still welcome to call us on 01226 756332 or e-mail us at email@example.com Our shop opening hours remain unaltered and we are available from 09.30 – 17.30 Thursday to Saturday with voicemail available outside these times and e-mails are checked every day.
We look forward to serving new customers together with our regular customers! Please note that we have many more products to be listed on the new site and expect to be adding more items at regular intervals so please feel free to check back frequently to see our most recent additions!
UPDATE 14th June 2020
A big “Thank You” to the people who have kindly e-mailed and phoned us to ask how we are coping at this very difficult time we are all going through and your kind comments are very much appreciated. Tomorrow (15th June) we will be reopening the shop at last! The past few weeks under lockdown have proved interesting for us here and whilst we will be open as before from Thursday to Saturday each week it will be under circumstances people are referring to as “the NEW normal” The lockdown period has proved almost surreal to us but we have continued to operate within the strict rules and we have realised that these new circumstances have in fact been rather enjoyable to us. Our old age and health issues have actually benefited from things being a little quieter and more relaxed than usual and we feel our service has actually improved as we have felt under less pressure. So whilst the shop will be “open” Thursday to Saturday we would strongly advise customers to give us a call before traveling any distance to see us. For example this coming Thursday Sheila will need to drive Roger to have injections in his knees (one of us is not looking forward to that!) so there will be nobody in the shop for about one hour.
Although we recently CANCELLED OUR RETIREMENT PLANS for the foreseeable future our future is now dependent very much on the outcome of the enforced lockdown. Many of you will know that Roger’s health has been a source of some concern for a few years now and of course his planned heart surgery and radioactive iodine treatment for his thyroid problem are now on hold and his health is once again deteriorating. To add to the situation we now know that he is now in fairly urgent need of at least one knee replacement. Unfortunately he can’t even be referred to the orthopaedic surgeons whilst the Covid-19 lockdown is in place. Roger is barely able to stand or walk about for more than a couple of hours each day which is severely impacting his ability to get much done in the workshop. On the positive front he is taking this opportunity to put many more items for sale on our website including our latest Boyds stocks delivery.
OUR LATEST SHIPMENT FROM THE US!
Much to our dismay we are showing more and more products on our e-commerce section of this site as being “out of stock” This unfortunate state of affairs is out of our hands as we currently have a large shipment containing many different lines, particularly Magpul parts sitting quietly at our US exporter’s premises in the US. The current Covid-19 situation has made it almost impossible to find a plane with any cargo space available and ready to fly to the UK. To compound the problem and add to our woes it appears that if and when it becomes possible to get the shipment over here we have been warned that the cost of the air freight may well be up to four times the normal rate as everybody is fighting to get their exports out of the US at the same time. We are constantly in contact with our exporter seeking any update on this situation and hope very much to be in a position to tell you that this shipment is on the way to us. We will of course then be able to restock our shop and get as many products as possible back on sale on our website! DARE WE PRINT THIS? WE SPOKE WITH OUR EXPORTER IN AMERICA YESTERDAY (13TH JUNE) AND AT LAST IT APPEARS WE MAY, REPEAT …. MAY SEE OUR LATEST SHIPMENT HERE AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT WITHIN A FEW DAYS. Naturally there is a downside to this (there always is isn’t there!) It appears that for some strange reason the flight was due to go from Los Angeles to somewhere in Qatar where the plane was to be refuelled before coming all the way back to Manchester. Our geography is poor but we daren’t ask why! The Qatar authorities are requiring a permit to fly over their country which would take 10 weeks to get hold of. However it appears that an alternative flight has been found which will accept our shipment and come here more directly and without a long delay (we hope!) Sadly the air freight charge for this will be not be $4,000 quoted previously but now it will be $6,000! We hope to print more positive news shortly …. please watch this space.
RIMFIRE MAGIC RIFLES
How about a bit of good news for a change? We have received back from the Proof House a small number of our latest batch of fifty four receivers and Power Custom bolts so can now start on the orders currently in our workbook. Hopefully those of you with rifles on order with us won’t have to wait too much longer HOWEVER we don’t know when we will be in a position to actually supply you with your new rifle due to the current lockdown so once again we must ask you to be patient on this point as of course it is completely beyond our control and sadly under the current circumstances it is virtually impossible to go shooting anywhere for the time being! Naturally public safety must come first and we are acutely aware of the distress it will be causing to many keen shooters so let us all hope that things get back to some sense of normality soon.
Yes, at last we have around 85 beautiful new laminate stocks all ready for your Rimfire Magic or Ruger® 10/22® rifle. Naturally we have plenty of the favourite Evolution stocks in Nutmeg, Pepper, Forest Camo, Royal Jacaranda, Sky Blue, Applejack ….. even Pink! The really good news is that we also have some of Boyds latest creation …. the At-One stock! This is their new thumbhole version which features adjustable length of pull and comb height and whilst we admit to a certain degree of bias here ….. they are gorgeous, and of course practical too. See what you think ……..
They have a barrel channel to accept .920″ barrels and the example shown here is fitted with a 16″ VQ carbon fibre barrel with compensator in a Coyote laminate stock. The stocks are available as a separate item in our online store for £325 and currently offered in Nutmeg, Forest Camo and Coyote laminates.
The good news doesn’t end there as the new US exporting arrangements we are currently setting up with Boyds will allow us to order smaller quantities of stocks with quick delivery and we will no longer need multiple US export licenses in place and need to have stocks delivered on a pallet. Moreover we will be able to offer virtually ANY Boyds stock for ANY rifle too …..
The popularity of these fine lever action rifles has led to a bit of a shortage and despite placing regular orders with the importers we are still unable to get our hands on enough of them! We are delighted to confirm that we are Pro Dealers for Raytrade UK Ltd who import not only Marlin rifles but also our favourite centrefire rifles …. the Remington 700. Whilst we try to carry a reasonable number of both these marques in stock at the shop we are able to quickly provide a price quote and availability for any model of Marlin and Remington rifle plus of course ANY other item from any other manufacturer whose products are supplied by Raytrade including Chiappa, Nesika Bay, Bushmaster and Dakota Arms rifles etc
MARLIN DARK SERIES
We are taking advance orders on any Marlin rifles including the latest Dark Series Model 1894 in .357 and .44 mag They feature a 16.25″ threaded barrel, black painted wood stock with webbing finish, XS sights and scope rail and big loop lever with Paracord wrapping. Naturally ours will be supplied in a fully tuned and slicked package, ready for use on the range. We currently have around 20 Marlins on order with the importers and of course will post details when we get our hands on them. Included on this order is a number of the new Marlin Dark series in both .357 and .44 calibres. As well as the basic model we are also expecting some of the Tactical versions which are fitted with a Midwest Industries aluminium M-Lok style handguard and 16″ barrel. With their parkerised metal work and black wooden butt stock we think they are a great addition to the Marlin range and destined to be rather sought after too! We are accepting back orders for them right now so please feel free to get in touch if you are interested. You won’t be surprised to learn that they will all be tuned and slicked before sale! We were recently asked by a customer if we would tune his Dark Series Marlin in .30-30 calibre (we don’t see many in this calibre) and here is a photo of this gentleman’s rifle after we fitted the handguard he had purchased separately.
Whoops…. nearly forgot! We would also like to thank all those people who have e-mailed to say that they have read about the cancellation of our retirement plans (yet again!) and said how pleased they were to see it. Although we are going through the worst two years of our lives with various health issues we genuinely have to say that one of the biggest reasons we have tried to keep going is the kind sentiments expressed by so many of you we have come to regard as not just just customers but friends too! Thank you all!