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Perrins Owners Club and Vintage guns meet Sat 10th May 2014

posted 6 Apr 2014, 12:37 by The Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association   [ updated 6 Apr 2014, 12:38 ]
We have received information on the second biennial meeting of the Perrins Owners Club.

Perrins guns were sold in Worcester from 1831 through to 1892 when the firm became H. E. Pollard.

This event is at the South Worcester Shooting Ground, and is open to anyone either with, or interested in, any vintage guns. Any HBSA member owning a Perrins or any other pre 1914 gun is most welcome to bring it along, discus and compare it with other like-minded owners. Whilst security of the gun remains with the owner throughout the day, the organisers will be providing security cord on each table - so if you bring a padlock you will be able to attach it.

Even if you don’t have one of your own then you will still be most welcome.

The event is from 11.00a.m. with the punt gun being fired at mid day.

There is no admission charge and participants are all welcome to stay and chat as long as you like. It is intended to have a meal at a local hostelry in the evening and anyone proposing to stay-on for the meal should please email the organiser (John Clements).

There will be a few clay stands for anyone who wants to fire off their old guns – as long as they are safe!!

Author David Baker is hoping to be present and will be happy to give you an opinion on your gun. Amongst other experts, Lewis Potter, a local gunsmith and authority on black powder rifles and shotguns and Graham Banks, a local gunsmith, who spent most of his worked life with Chris Asthorpe, the man who developed sleeving will also be attending.

As well as looking at these fascinating pieces of living history there will be an opportunity to have a go at firing black powder shotguns courtesy of the local muzzle loaders club.

The South Worcestershire Shooting Ground is at Hook Common, Hanley Castle, Worcester WR8 0AX,  it is close to Upton-upon-Severn in South Worcestershire with easy access from the M5 or M50;  tel.: 01684 310605.

To see more about the work of the Perrins family go to: www.perrins-gunmaker-of-worcester.org.uk/
for directions to South Worcester Shooting Ground www.swsg.co.uk or contact… John Clements on info@swsg.co.uk

With thanks to HBSA member Paul Elford for bringing this to our attention.

Chris Smith

Hon Sec.