Great Bri­tish ser­vice

Sporting Gun - - LETTER OF THE MONTH -

I have owned and used a Longth­orne Hes­keth over-and-un­der side­lock 12-bore for al­most four years. They are fab­u­lous guns, 100 per cent Bri­tish made in the com­pany’s own fac­tory. It makes its own bar­rels, un­like many other gun mak­ers in this coun­try and these bar­rels are to their own, patented de­sign and are prob­a­bly the strong­est shot­gun bar­rels in the world.

I had my gun ser­viced af­ter 12 months by Longth­orne, which they did free of charge. Dur­ing the three years since it,

I have shot thou­sands of car­tridges through it, both at game and clays, with­out any prob­lems.

At the end of the past game sea­son,

I thought it was about time for another ser­vice, so I sent my gun off to Longth­orne and the ser­vice was com­pleted. Un­for­tu­nately, dur­ing trans­porta­tion back to me, the fore-end was dam­aged. Longth­orne told me to send the foreend back to them and they made a brand new one com­pletely free of charge.

This is ex­em­plary ser­vice from a great Bri­tish gun com­pany. Sin­cere thanks to Jim and Elaine Ste­wart, they are great peo­ple to deal with.

Steve May­nard

Ed – It’s good to hear that Longth­orne looked af­ter you so well, and I only wish I could af­ford one of its ex­cel­lent guns.

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