Barry Wilcox

Tempus Fugit – Sporting adventures with Barry Wilcox

Written by  on October 4, 2017

In the early 1980s I moved to Waterybutts, a shooting and fishing lodge in Perthshire. Here I spent some happy times on the River Tay with Jimmy Last[...]

Walked-up grouse in high heat – the not so Glorious Twelfth!!

Written by  on August 12, 2017

Many years ago, when I was a lot fitter than I am now, three shooting pals from the south invited me to join them for a walked-up grouse day on the Glorious[...]

The Glorious Twelfth – the grouse shooting season is nearly upon us

Written by  on August 11, 2017

August the twelfth, the first day of the grouse shooting season is nearly upon us. It is often referred to as the Glorious Twelfth although you’ll be[...]

Gun servicing – look after your gun; lock, stock and barrel

Written by  on January 31, 2017

We are now coming towards the end of the game shooting season and, as ever, we have been very busy with gun repairs and the shop sometimes feels like an[...]

Restock or repair your shotgun?

Written by  on February 20, 2016

Restock your shotgun? You may find yourself asking if you should restock or repair your shotgun if you ever damage your prize game gun. Restocking a shotgun[...]

The evolution of the British over and under shotgun

Written by  on November 13, 2015

Fashions come and go with most consumer goods and what is in favour one year is not always what sells in the next. Since Castle Gunmakers opened we have[...]

Appointed shotgun dealers in the north east

Written by  on October 25, 2015

Appointed shotgun dealers in the north east If you’re looking for appointed shotgun dealers in the north east in order to make an informed and trusted[...]

What’s the best over and under game gun?

Written by  on May 5, 2015

I am often asked – “What’s the best over and under game gun?” Most friends know that I have a passion for old side by sides and[...]

New and used shotguns online

Written by  on March 30, 2015

The Castle Gunmakers website has changed over the years, with a complete redesign and build in 2014, closely followed by the addition of this very blog.[...]

Browning custom shotguns

Written by  on October 16, 2014

A quick history of Browning shotguns Browning custom shotguns have been around for many years, as basic Brownings lend themselves perfectly to the customisation[...]