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English Phil
September 23, 2008, 08:29 PM
Hi,
I own and shoot a 44 NMA in Arizona and am joining a shooting club in the U.K. I live in North Hertfordshire.
I am aware that there are several members on this site who live in the U.K. and enquire if they know of a good gun store near me that supply black powder firearms. Have found one in East Barnet. My local firearms licensing officer has suggested buying what I want at Cabbela's, Phoenix and get it shipped to a dealer in the U.K.
Thanks

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KiltedClaymore
September 23, 2008, 08:34 PM
sorry, no advice from me (not meaning to waste your time). but as an irishman, i have to ask why on earth you would want to live in england when arizona is better? not that im inviting you english rabble back across the pond :neener:

English Phil
September 24, 2008, 01:02 PM
Hi KC
We have a flat in Arizona City, AZ where we spend 6 weeks a year, can't persuade the wife to move, the kids etc, etc.

Calibre44
September 24, 2008, 02:19 PM
Hi Phil

One of the best places in the UK to obtain pretty much any BP Pistol is here (http://www.henrykrank.com/)

Just get your local gun shop to phone them and order your gun. If it’s a Uberti they typically take 3 months to arrive.

If you want BP Accessories try here (http://www.peterdyson.co.uk/) – I can highly recommend them and you can order by phone.

tinygnat219
September 24, 2008, 02:27 PM
English Phil,

I feel for you in England, I really do. Just wanted to extend the invitation that if you ever wanted to fire a semi-automatic cartridge rifle, pistol, etc. You are more than welcome to with me.

Give me a PM if you are ever in the Washington, DC area ( I live in Northern VA) and this Colonial will be more than happy to take you to the NRA range, or somewhere else around here and get you shooting something that doesn't smell like Irish Cooking! (I actually like Blackpowder, but I only have one or two Muzzleloaders)

I remember our roots, and that the English Bill of Rights that said this:
"And the subjects shall have arms for their defence." - English Bill of Rights, 1689. This very document was cited in the recent Heller vs. DC ruling.

Maybe it's our turn to give back to our brethren. :D

Take care, and I think your idea of buying the BP guns here in America with a weak dollar is one of the saviest financial moves you can make right now!

Smokin_Gun
September 24, 2008, 02:32 PM
English Phil, glad you found a shop closer to you:)

Calibre44, Nice site...how much is 1850#'s to the dollar?

SG

Calibre44
September 24, 2008, 04:49 PM
Here are a couple of good UK forums where you could post your question to get some local info relevant to where you live.

BBS Forum (http://www.airgunbbs.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23)

Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain (http://www.mlagb.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl)

Calibre44
September 24, 2008, 04:54 PM
Heay SG

Sorry I’m not exactly sure what you mean by ‘how much is 1850#'s to the dollar? – can you re-phrase it for me as it’s getting late over here and my brain is slowing down?

Thanks

bonza
September 24, 2008, 05:28 PM
SG's asking about the exchange rate between the English pound & the US$. Our keyboards don't have the symbol for the (currency) pound on them, but the # sign most of the English-speaking world uses as an abbreviation for 'number' is used here as a replacement for the 'lb' abbreviation for pounds.

KiltedClaymore
September 24, 2008, 07:17 PM
get you shooting something that doesn't smell like Irish Cooking!

OI! corned beef, potatos, carrots, and cabbage are the greatest foods on earth. besides my mexican food (if you like your tounge, i dont recomend eating my cooking. i eat habenaros like candy). but, when you come back to the great state of Arizona and your in the phoenix area. PM me. get you shooting some o' the guns irish republicans used. dont worry, its safe (an uncle of mine is english-south african, so we learned to put up with "tea time" :neener: :p)

mec
September 24, 2008, 07:34 PM
where we spend 6 weeks a year,

Hopefully in the winter when Phoenix does not rival the surface of Mercury for btu s.
such Britains as I have met at the SHOT shows would be more than welcome to move over here. In fact we ought to PAY them to do so. Same for the Scots 'though I can only understand about one out of three words they say.

English Phil
September 24, 2008, 08:26 PM
Many thanx for the replies, Krank & Dyson look a good bet.

mykeal
September 24, 2008, 09:15 PM
the Scots 'though I can only understand about one out of three words they say

Ah, mec laddie, ye dinna ken the brogue? Tis nae unco queer, that.

Having lived in Edinburgh for 5 years I've picked up a bit o' the auld tounge myself. It's likely a Glaswegian that you 'canna ken'.

KiltedClaymore
September 24, 2008, 09:36 PM
Same for the Scots 'though I can only understand about one out of three words they say

lol. ever listen to robin william's bit called "never go drinking with a scotsman"? if you havent, look it up, it's very funny. personaly i have no issue understanding scot-speak. but im a mix of irish, scottish, and saxon-welsh(the people who lived there before the norman's invaded) so i kinda have a advantage thanks to family heritage.

but really, all gaels are welcome to come. brits also accepted on a case-to-case basis.

(if someone feels im ragging on the british, i am. but it's all in good fun, no malic intended. even if Britain's rulers/politicians/subjects oppressed my ancestors for 700 years...)

glad you found a place to buy the holy black smoke-stuff!

English Bob
September 25, 2008, 02:28 PM
I would actually enjoy oppressing paddies, especially if they talk as much bollocks.

"get you shooting some o' the guns irish republicans used" ..... I imagine we're talking about M16's...very popular in the province...now I wonder who they got those from?

:barf:

Calibre44
September 25, 2008, 02:56 PM
Thanks bonza…. well at the moment it’s about 1.85 dollars to the pound, which is still quite good for us of course.

But the financial problems in the States are starting to trickle over to here. So it’s not as good as earlier in the year when I was in Orlando and it was just under 2 dollars to the pound. Coupled that with the fact that everything is cheaper than in the UK anyway and I was in ‘seventh heaven!!’ I walked around your shopping malls with ‘eyes like dinner plates’

We have a saying in the UK ‘Make hay while the sun shines!!’ and that’s just what I did. Bought loads of clothes and had a great time in Bass Pro where I brought back loads of shooting accessories – no Firearms sadly but at least I got to see cases of handguns - which, believe it or not was what it used to be like in our gunshops before the handgun ban.:mad:

I’m coming over to New York for a few days next Spring and then onto DC. The main problem I have is when to buy my dollars. The other good thing is that with the handgun bans there I should feel at home and equally as safe … :rolleyes:

One thing I can say about your country though is it’s just AWESOME!!!!!!!:):)

Hope that answers your question SG

mec
September 25, 2008, 03:20 PM
"I’m coming over to New York for a few days next Spring and then onto DC. "
You will be very welcom if those places are still there come spring.

"but im a mix of irish, scottish, and saxon-welsh(the people who lived there before the norman's invaded"
After reading Rutherford's Princes of Ireland and Rebels of Ireland, I believe I am too with probably a bit of Spanish and Moor thrown in.

HisSoldier
September 25, 2008, 09:12 PM
Two lovely people showed up here on the Oregon coast, Jacqui and her son.
Her son went nuts with our freedoms, I heard many stories of how it will be after osama bin hussein gets our country under his boot! Gun shows where all you get to see are military weapons. "You can have a two two" (What they call a .22, or in Amerispeak a "twenty two") Jacqui said, but you have to belong to a club. You can have an airsoft, but don't show it about! Sickening!

Like being raised in a nursery and never getting out. (No offense intended)

If we live long enough,,,,,,,,

KiltedClaymore
September 25, 2008, 11:25 PM
After reading Rutherford's Princes of Ireland and Rebels of Ireland, I believe I am too with probably a bit of Spanish and Moor thrown in.

isnt it fun to figure out what nationality(s)/ethnic group(s) are in your heritage?

and it seems English Bob has become slightly irritate! sorry Bob!;)

(i was thinking more along the lines of the Armalite AR-18, AK-47, assorted semi-auto handguns in numerous calibers, and assorted revolvers in several calibers. not the place or time to argue though)

scrat
September 26, 2008, 12:27 AM
Good luck UK guys

bonza
September 26, 2008, 01:07 AM
Calibre 44, Pleased to help, & I know what you mean about the stores over here! I was born in the UK, but my parents decided to get out while the going was good & took the family to Australia when I was eleven. My exposure to firearms in my younger years were the 'Pop-Gun' that I had to have my Mom recock for me while she was pushing me around in my pram, the holstered pair of 'Colt .45' cap guns that were seemingly a permanent part of my wardrobe, if old photos are anything to go by(!), & lastly a plastic FN-FAL from Woolies that fired plastic bullets (spring powered) that I could effectively keep the family dog hunkered down behind the pouffe with! Come to think of it I did once sneak a peak at my Dad's BSA 'Meteor' that he kept in his wardrobe, but sold not long after I'd made the discovery.
Luckily for me, my Mom was the more adventurous one, & when we were down under she bought me a Slavia air rifle for $15 when I was legally old enough to own a 'real' gun (15!). From there it was all down-hill & I got seriously into competition shooting on a local, State, & National level by the time I was nineteen.
I moved to the U.S.A. before Australia went really anti-gun, but have been back three times in the last fifteen years. Still a great place to live if your interests are solely target shooting, but the U.S. is were it's really at for all the other aspects.
I'm almost exclusively a black powder shooter now & a member of the USIMLT. The only 'modern' guns I own are my S&W carry gun & a No.4 Lee Enfield .303, 'cos that's what my Dad used in the Army back in the '50s.

English Bob
September 26, 2008, 03:11 AM
and it seems English Bob has become slightly irritate! sorry Bob!



Yeah maybe just a little irritated, I served for two years over there in South Armagh. :uhoh:

Cosmoline
September 26, 2008, 03:32 AM
We have a flat in Arizona City, AZ where we spend 6 weeks a year

You ought to have had it repaired by now. You're going to run out of water!

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