WELCOME TO SPORTING ANTIQUES
Sporting Antiques warmly welcomes you to our website. We are a family concern based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. We have over 30 years of experience in the handling, restoration and sale of antique,vintage and modern shotguns, firearms and militaria.
Sporting Antiques is a registered firearms dealer that prides itself on putting our customers first by providing honest advice and 'good old fashioned' service. We aim to meet your requirements to the best of our ability.
We offer a range of antique muzzleloading and breechloading hammer shotguns also a good selection of used modern and vintage shotguns to suit all tastes and budgets. Vintage and modern airguns are also available. Please feel free to drop by when you're next in the Peak District!
WANTED CANON and other Canon equipment willing to trade .
DO YOU HAVE A VINTAGE GUN IN NEED OF CARE AND ATTENTION?
We are based at 1st Floor, 32 St.John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GH. The most direct route to our workshop is from Shawcroft Car Park between the bus-shelter and the pay machine. Please look for our GUNSMITH sign!
and SATURDAY from 9am - 3:00pm
BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT: Monday and Tuesday
We can change these times and days at short notice due to other work commitments
WHAT WE DO
We are pleased to work with both private individuals and trade clients in offering the following services.
AIRGUN, SHOTGUN & FIREARMS SALES
SALE OF VINTAGE FIELDSPORTS ITEM
VINTAGE & MODERN GUN REPAIR
ANTIQUE & VINTAGE GUN RESTORATION
TRADITIONAL 'SLOW BROWN' DAMASCUS BARREL BROWNING
COMMISSION SALE OF GUNS AND SPORTING ITEMS
VALUATIONS AND APPRAISALS
GUN CASE RENOVATIONS & LEATHERWORK
If you have a gun that needs repairing or restoring, please drop in or forward an email to Spencer at email@example.com Please give brief details of the item(s) and attach photographs if possible.
We can offer you a safe way to sell your antique and modern weaponry on a private commission basis. There will be no need for you to be involved directly in the transaction. Our commission rate is 20% of the final sale price plus any costs incurred in restoration or repair required for resale. Details to be discussed and mutually agreed on a case by case basis.
HAVE YOU A GUN TO BE INSPECTED, OVERHAULED OR VALUED?
We are willing to take in overhaul and repair work on antique, vintage or modern arms & armour. Just come along and we will be pleased to give you an estimate there and then.
When receiving an enquiry by email, we like to ask our clients to describe the item concerned (ideally supplemented with photographs) and state details regarding the extent to which repair and/or restoration work should be undertaken.
We will then present our client with a provisional quotation and upon receipt of acceptance will ask that the item be forwarded to us. We will inform you regarding any legal issues at that time.
Upon receipt of the item, we will then proceed to inspect and provide additional comment if necessary. We will also provide you with a turnaround time and firm price for the commission.
We strive to provide a high quality / cost conscious service. Our customers are our most valued asset and satisfying them is our primary aim. We love happy customers !!
From experience we have learnt that a simple online price list is not suitable for the specialized commissioned work that we perform. However, as a guide please look below ..
* Single barrel flintlock/percussion muzzleloader about £160 (plus parts)
* Double barrelled flintlock/percussion muzzleloader about £225 (plus parts)
Prices are similar for breechloading guns and is exclusive of additional parts.
* However, there may be additional costs involved to make these guns legal and/or safe to shoot. We will advise you regarding this additional work and provide a quote before we proceed.
* To fit a new hammer (from a casting) from £35
* Full overhaul to individual parts & reassemble and lubricate £60
* Barrel blacking (old finish) from £65
* Barrel browning (quick brown) from £35
* Barrel browning (traditional slow browning method) from £65
* Service of O/U or S/S from £50
* Service of Semi-auto or Pump from £45
* Refinish of stock & forend from £75
* Barrel blacking (old finish)from £65
* Tightening of action on a S/S or O/U from £55
* Total re-joint (for proofing) from £110
* Stock shortening + parts from £40
* Stock lengthening + parts from £45
* New firing pins from £45
* Fit new toplever spring (blank) from £50
* Fit new toplever spring (custom made) from £65
* New mainsprings (blank) from £50
* New mainsprings (custom made) from £75
* Choke adjustments (per barrel) £30
* Stock setting on O/U & S/S from £55
* Trigger mechanism problems from £45
* Centre bead fitting on O/U from £20
* Caustic barrel re-bluing from £110
* Re-chequering of stock and forend from £140
* Make and fix new screws on an English side-by-side from £30
* Adjusting trigger pulls (each) from £35
If you require any further information please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
When writing an email, please state your country of residence. As it is important to know wher you come from due to laws and regulations for the shipping and handling of weaponry. Thank you in advance.
We regularly receive numerous requests for information regarding the history of antique weaponry and their makers. We are happy to provide whatever information we can, but the timescales involved in research means that we will charge for this search.
If you wish us to search for a particular item, kindly forward any details you have eg full makers name, address, serial number along with any photographs.
Kindly understand that the volume of information available depends greatly upon the maker concerned - but we will certainly do our best !
NATURAL 'SLOW BROWN' BARREL BROWNING
Damascus patterns are beautiful and we strive to bring out the best in each item we finish. We specialise in natural 'slow brown' barrel browning for the best results. No more chocolate dipping!
We tailor the depth of colour according to customer requirements. Please see some sample photos below.
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN WALNUT BLANKS - STOCKING WORK
We have a number of matching pieces of American walnut for stocks and forends. They are dried, seasoned and well-figured - some have some really beautiful burring.
Available in a variety of lengths for side-by-side, over-and-under, rifles and even long muzzleoaders. We also have maple and one long piece of bog murtle suitable for a muzzleloader.
We have also recently acquired some large pieces of seasoned ENGLISH WALNUT which can be cut for Rifles, Muzzleloaders or shotguns.
* Shotgun size £150-£500
* Muzzleloader size £200-£600
* Shotgun size £125-£200
* Rifle/muzzleloader £200-£250
Less figured seasoned walnut is available for those who want to "have a go". Prices from £50.
All prices inclusive of UK postage + packing
HANDMADE LEATHER CARTRIDGE BAGS AND STRAPS MADE LOCALLY
Handmade leather cartridge bags made locally. Best grade leather cartridge bag measuring 28cms x 22cms x 9cms. Will carry up to 100 cartridges. With a wide shoulder strap made of canvas webbing for carrying comfort. Would make a lovely present to a lady or gent. £90. These are out of stock at the moment
English made leather belt straps for guncases, cases, cartridge magazines etc.
36" long leather straps, 1" wide with brass buckle, back tongue and two loops. Colours in light or medium brown.
Leather belt straps for guncases, cases, cartridge magazines.
£25 per pair plus £3.00 UK postage + packing
£15.00 per strap plus £2.00 UK postage + packing
We are having problems sourcing good quality component parts for our straps and belts . Hence the wait for special orders these items are of limited supply and can take months rather than weeks to fulfil a orders.
* Please ask for a quote for quantity or overseas orders.
SCUBA DIVING AIR CYLINDERS OR FOR FILLING PCP AIR RIFLES CHARGING 12L .. 232 BAR NEW TESTS
A NUMBER OF SCUBA TANKS FOR DIVING OR FOR FILLING AIR RIFLES.
FULL TEST MOST ARE 12 LITRE, 232 BAR WITH SOME TESTED AT 207 BAR .... 125 POUNDS EACH
THREE ANTIQUE BREECHLOADING RIFLES JUST IN .NO LICENCE REQUIRED
BELGIUM ALBINI BRAENDIN LIFT-UP BREECH 11.4 MM VERY CLEAN FULLY STAMPED
J.Purdey & Sons 16 Bore Side By Side, Sidelock,Ejector, Patent Easyopener and in a Case . £18,500
Circa 1908 Action Classic Fine Rose and Sroll.
28inch Barrels 2 1/2 chambers ,Blacked furniture.
Toprib as the following engraves along it:
J.Purdey & Sons Audley Street London.
Barrels made of Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Pressed Steel.
Stock 15 Inches with Recoil Pad .
Charles Rosson of Derby Vintage Classic
20 Bore side by side Boxlock Non-Ejector 28 inch barrels
Recent nitro proof to 20-65. 15.8mm and 15.8mm bores. 14 1/4" stock. 5 1/2 pounds.
COGSWELL AND HARRISON Ltd. SIDE BY SIDE HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK 16 BORE EJECTOR £3250
Fully Engraved action and Sideplates No 1 of a pair .. 28 inch barrels 2 1/2 inch chambers , 14 1/4 pull straight grained stock, no butt pad