BROTHERS IN ARMS

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The Shoot­ing Party of Shen­stone, Staffs, UK, the shoot­ing and outdoor pur­suits com­pany, have been ap­pointed the UK’s sole ex­clu­sive dis­trib­u­tor of CO2 steel BB ri­fles, pis­tols and as­so­ci­ated shoot­ing sports equip­ment for Lee-En­field (Guns) Ltd.

Chair­man, Mike Hur­ney, told us, ‘The le­gendary Mosin-Na­gant Rus­sian ri­fle, which we in­tro­duced in 2016, be­came such an in­cred­i­ble suc­cess that we ne­go­ti­ated an agree­ment with Lee-En­field (Guns) Ltd to dis­trib­ute to the UK trade their ‘Brothers in Arms’ se­ries of iconic ri­fles and pis­tols, and the first prod­uct in the se­ries is the Lee-En­field SMLE ri­fle. The sec­ond prod­uct is the Mauser Kara­biner 98k (car­bine 98 for short, of­ten ab­bre­vi­ated as Kar98k, or K98k), a bolt-ac­tion ri­fle that was adopted as the stan­dard ser­vice ri­fle by the Ger­man Wehrma­cht. Ob­vi­ously, we’re in­cred­i­bly ex­cited about th­ese fan­tas­tic new prod­ucts, which will be the first of a whole range of iconic repli­cas.’

Priced at £399 for each model, the new guns will be avail­able in July, and Air­gun World’s vin­tage expert, John Milewski, is ev­ery bit as ex­cited as Mike Hur­ney about their ar­rival. Look out for our ex­clu­sive re­view! Con­tacts: Mike Hur­ney, mike@the-shoot­ing-party.co.uk. Char­lie Shep­herd, char­lie@the-shoot­ing-party.co.uk

The Lee-En­field SMLE (be­low) and its Mauser 98k coun­ter­part will be­come best-sell­ers, as the Mosin-Na­gant did be­fore them.

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