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April 30th 2017
The Pheonix 2017

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By Sword & Musket will be attending the Pheonix show towards the end of May and will have a single table within the new tent as set out by the NRA.

As space will be limited, if you want specifically to see any individual rifle, please let me know and I will make sure it is there.

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April 28th 2017
The Northern Shooting Show 2017

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By Sword & Musket will be there,

We believe we are to be in the new Exhibition Hall and we look forward to seeing you there.

LETS TALK GUNS !!…………………………….

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June 22nd 2016
Imperial IHAMS Fair 2016

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God Willing An’ The Creek Don’t Rise – I’ll be there……….

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                                                                                 ………………. with lots of Goodies !!

BISLEY,   9th  &  10th   of   JULY

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May 19th 2016
The PHEONIX SHOW 2016 – not good news !

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It is with much regret that By Sword & Musket will not be exhibiting at The Pheonix due to “circumstances out of my control

It has not been possible to secure a position at the show where we felt that we could show our Classic Military Rifle to any advantage and so will not be able to come to meet the our customers that we rely on so much.

The Jolly Red & Green Tent will not be in its usual position.  I can only reitterate that visits to the Bunker in Kent are thourghly recomended and encouraged.

I will be floating around on the Saturday, if anybody wants to see anything please make sure you contact me in advance so I can put it in the boot.

One is not amused…………………

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February 21st 2016
British Shooting Show 2016

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For the second year in a row Sword & Musket returned to the slightly unfamiliar ground of the British Shoothing Show at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

For a fur and feather show the results and interesting conversations that followed were highly encouraging.

The punters had their eyes open for a bargain and were curious enough about the prospect of worthwhile investment to spark their imagination.  The prospect of something to cherish and use as it increased in value, deffinately wetted more than a few appertite.  The urge to try something different in the gun cabinet started to take effect.

Luckily the show organisers had done enough pre-show promotion to ensure that the footfall would be high, with a wide range of interests being sought by the visitors.

Some feed-back has started to trickle this way and a gentleman has taken the trouble to send this in:

Morning,

I’m Bob Jackson, we spoke on Friday late morning at the Shooting show, I know that you will have been busy over the weekend speaking to hundreds of people and hopefully sold some rifles to like minded people, I hope that you can remember us we were from Cumbria and I loved your Long Lee but I am currently on the hunt for an Arisaka 99 at the moment. Peter was looking for a No4 Mk2. I have a real hankering for older rifles as well as WW2 weapons and live firing as apposed to neutered De-activated.

I would just like to say that I could have talked for hours with you about rifles and especially their history and condition. I was well impressed with your passion for your rifles and its good to meet people passionate about what they do and sell, all too often it appears to be simply a business and a commodity. I was impressed with your honesty too many dealers use the buyer beware philosophy. You know that you are selling history and its importance……….the story is as important to me as condition.

The Accrington Pals link to the Long Lee is important and meaningful giving provenance and a picture in your minds eye of what it and its user went through.

Best regards Bob Jackson

People say the funniest things !

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November 8th 2015
New Stock Arrived from USA

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Not to put too finer point on it…. THEY ARE HERE !!!

Took longer than normal, or is this now normal…?   we shall see

A superb, interesting selection of long guns, military rifles, standard and Sniper.

This delivery includes; 3 x  US 1903-A4 military Sniper Rifles

4 x   Finish Nagants,

3 x  Swedish Mausers

No 5 Jungle Carbine,    Gew’ Commission 88,      A3 Smith-Corona,      A3 Remington,    K98 Mauser,        Winchester 1895

And quite a few more.

 

All need to be stripped proofed and prepared to normal standards…………….. patience

 

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June 13th 2015
Birmingham – June 21st

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Just to let anybody know who is interested By Sword & Musket is appearing at the Birmingham International Arms Fair next Sunday the 21st of June.

If anybody would like to see anything in particular, then I will be only too happy to bring it along to the Fair for their perusal.

Otherwise it will be the usual excellent display of Classic & Collectible Rifles at new lower prices.

So grab your FAC and get along to grab your chance.

Also on show will be more than a few Antique long guns.

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See you there ….!

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June 7th 2015
Pheonix Result !

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Sword and Musket  returned to Bisley  for the 2015 Pheonix Fair.

Once again a great Fair with a good turnout, lots of good chat and trade accomplished in the space of three days.

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We were outside in our the now infamous green and red tent enjoying all that the weather could throw at us, but actually it was pretty good.

Many Thanks to Shaun of the Bisley Pavilion who organised this successful gathering and Long May it Last.  We will definitely see you all there again next year.  It should be noted that this  vibrant and successful fair is under threat from the “Powers That be”  and all support should be directed in its area should the need arise at some future date,  it could well be a watch this space situation .….literally

I-Phone upto Feb 15-June 15 110I-Phone upto Feb 15-June 15 108Pictured above here are the two re-barreled K98 rifles.  They came in as matching rifles – a rare thing these days but, the bores were completely exhausted.  So what to do ?  Easiest  soultion “De-activate” but this is contrary to our mission statement.  So brand new barrels were sourced from Walther-Lothar and professionally fitted.  We wanted to see what the general reaction to this would be from the shooting crowd and they were well received. So much so, they have both gone now.  Seen here in the white, it is also possible to have the same blued. So, two lucky new owners now have the laborious task of running in two perfect new barrels on their genuine K98s – what a drag !  I-Phone upto Feb 15-June 15 120 …………………..Inquire Within…

 

 

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May 17th 2015
Pheonix 2015 – Putting in an Appearance

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By Sword & Musket are returning to Bisley with as stronger a selection than ever before.

Lookout for the red & green tent.  By Sword & Musket will be in position so you can view as much of the current stock as possible, just outside the Pavilion for the entire show period. Also included will be a good collection of pieces from the most recent shipment just in from America and freshly proofed.

As usual there will be the a wide selection of Classic Collectible rifles from around the world and throughout the ages.

There will be a strong representation of American and British Service Rifles.  American lever-actions from both Marlin and Winchester.  It goes without saying there will be a full selection of Springfield 1903s’

Naturally the European contingent will be represented by Mausers’ from Germany and Sweden.   The isle of England produced some Nazi stopping Enfields’ that were quite good – which will be represented.

The high tech department will be covered by the famous Schmidt-Rubin straight pulls of the Swiss.

Please make sure you come and visit us, even if it gets a little crowded in the famous tent at least pick up a card and get in touch later.  We look forward to seeing you and talking “guns”.

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March 22nd 2015
New Shipment of interesting Items is in.

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The next selection of interesting items has finally arrived from the USA.

Briefly comprising of:

1 x Swedish M38 Mauser in 6.5 x 55mm by Carl Gustafs

3 x Remington 1903-A3 US Rifle

1 x Springfield 1903 MkI US Rifle

1 x Enfield No 5 Jungle Carbine

1 x Lee Metford w Enfield Rifling

1 x Springfield 1861 Musket

1 x Enfield P53 Musket by Barnett of London

1 x No 4 Lonbranch FTR British Rifle

3 x K31 Schmidt-Rubin Straight Pull Rifles

1 x Waters 1816 Flintlock US Musket

1 x Wickham 1816 Flintlock US Musket

1 x Marlin .45-70 L/A Rifle

2 x Lithgow SMLE WW .303 British Rifles

1 x Enfield .22 SMLE Trainer MkIV

1 x MAS 45 .22 French Trainer

1 x Finish-Nagant 1961 B/A Rifle Unissued !!

All will be appearing along with existing stock at shows this summer.

Or visit the Bunker….

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