Damascus barreled shotguns

We have just finished some work on a lovely pair of John Dickson Damascus barreled shotguns (shown below), and I thought I’d ask Barry ‘Gramps’ Wilcox to write a short piece explaining some of the history and process behind Damascus barrels.        I...

Gramps goes fishing for eels with a clod of worms

Fishing for eels the old fashioned way After writing last months fishing for eels blog in which I recalled standing up to my chest in the freezing waters of the Several Fisheries at the Bickerly, Ringwood – “treading”- my thoughts turned to one of...

Shotgun restocking and upgrades

Here at Castle Gunmakers we specialise in all types of shotgun restocking and upgrades, from ‘Best Guns’ such as Holland and Holland, Purdey and Boss, to all types of boxlocks and over and unders. Whether you have a damaged stock that needs replacing, or...