News on Products, Issues & Events
Here we will announce up-and-coming issues, products soon to be launched and exhibition news. Should you have any questions on any part of the topics then please Email or phone us at your convenience.
We are very pleased to announce the launching of our large Doglock castings set.
This is a large 8" lock from a 'club foot' stye stocked musket, It boasted a barrel length of 64 inches long and the overal length of the piece being 89 inches.
Origins presently unknown.
Postage and Shipping
From the 2nd April 2013, Royal Mail prices and structures of packaging changed.
Mainly affecting thicker bulkier items.
Also items of excessive length, for example ramrods; are now only transportable by Parcel Force or other courier.
Until this new format stabilizes, there may be some alterations to postage on the website over the next few weeks.
Various LOCKPLATES will be added in the coming weeks.
Many of these will be available in LOCK SETS.
The available accompanying parts will be descriptive aside each item
Manton 'V' Pan locks
Another project soon to be announced for sale is a MANTON V pan double lock set.
Details will follow soon.....
We have introduced a new section to incorporate Edge Weapon parts. Click here
Our kits are now offered with an additional choice of supply - 'Castings Only' format,
No box, barrel, stock, componds etc, just the bare bones casting set.
Our sales price list is now available for view or print off, directly from the site.
Please see the link to the left under our Information pages. Or click here
Although the date has passed, prices will be honoured until the update has replaced this list.
Kits and pricing
After some revising of production and material costs relating to our range of pistol kits; we have had little choice other than to plan an increase to the pricing structure.
Any existing orders or orders that are received prior to the increase date will be honoured at the current price, as indeed one would expect.
The increase will be a significant one, indeed with regret, however if we are to continue producing the kits in the present climate, then the increase is an absolute necessity.
It may be worth us noting that the increase simply brings the kit into line with the current pricing of the individual items contained within it.
This applies to boxed - Sea Service, Dragoon and Queen Anne pistol kits only.
Changes To Section names
Due to our observation of feedback of the past years we have decided to make some small changes to the names of certain categories within the site.
The Lock parts sections have changes as follows:
1/ 'English' sub sections now known as ' Great Britain and Ireland'
2/ Round faced and Flat faced items (ie: flintcocks, hammers etc) have been merged into the one section,
For example - ' Flintcocks Civilian - Great Britain and Ireland'
The products have changed in no other way whatsoever and the drill down on the site is the same. However we may suggest that those of you who have saved pages to your browser favourites, now locate the page once more and re-save.
We have been generously offered the loan of a fine Cannon lock.
It is French and thought to be Naval.
The moulding and production is underway and will be offered as a kit of parts on the site very soon.
Addition of products
Product additions have finally begun.
We are now able to exhibit the many hundreds of items/products that have previously been absent from both catalogue and website.
These additions will of course be added over time, we aim to do so as quickly as possible.
The home page illustrates the very latest additions, however they may be very quickly replaced in the coming weeks.
We are now adding Threading tooling to the site.
For those of you constructing our kits, or assembling lock parts.
These are sold in sets, comprising the Tapping drill, Tap and clearance drill all in one convenient package.
A Currency Converter has been added to the site to assist those wishing to compare our prices to their own currency.
This can be found on the left margin of the page under ''Information Pages'
New Wogdon Locks
Some may be interested to hear that we have acquired and soon to be making available, new sets of double and single WOGDON pistol parts.
The set will include:
Left and/or right lock set.
Trigger Guard (also single guard for those requiring only the right sided lock.
Double or single trigger assembly.
Standing double or single breech.
Tail and middle (intermediate) ramrod pipes
These parts are very similar to those in our catalogue known as LP026, with of course the added benefit of a 'double' choice.
As on all our sets, the parts may be purchased as complete or selected items.
Product additions schedule
The schedule for adding our vast range of products to this store is now in progress.
The store has thus far contained only a small selection of our product range, the majority of which are manufactured 'in house'.
Although the products themselves in many cases are and will be individually listed, there will be various cross references and associated goods opportunities within the product range.
This process is a long one and will take some time to facilitate all the products we offer, however we are confident you will judge it as being worth the wait.
There will be no particular order of addition, however we do intend to add and finish the main lock component parts prior to the other sections.
Our Miquelet lock set is now included in the Lock sets available, this can be found in the
Lock Sets Doglock, Miquelet, Wheelock, Snaphaunce section of the lock sets
Brass browning solution is now back as a stock item.
More to come!
It has been common knowledge that our On-Line store has offered far from our full compliment of products that we offer.
We are presently setting a schedule for the inclusion of our complete range, which when applied will permit a far greater choice than presently experienced.
In view of the volume of items we are predicting many months for this work to be undertaken, as the work involved is quite intense.
Much of the work we anticipate to be undertaken before the years end.
It is also our intention to add these items to our paperback catalogue, this is however most likely to be following the Website completion.
Various Steel and Brass rod sections have been added to the store Click here
Since this site has been operational, we have placed customers data and confidentiality foremost. We are pleased to announce that we now have a posh new logo to prove it!
The 'Security Metrics' logo on the left side of the screen is displayed in order to show visitors to the site, that we are PCI compliant.
This is to say that our system has been inspected and tested to the levels required by the latest Ecommerce data security regulations.
Round faced Griffin lockset added to site. See Locksets/English round faced.
Baker Patch box and Lovells Bayonet catch added to site.
Overseas Payment Transfers
Banking transfers from overseas will now be subject to a £6.00 additional fee.
This is a fee charged to us by our bankers.
We do request a prior arrangement with the customer for any invoice payment by this method.
Kit construction contact change
Please note the new email address for 'Steve Lodding' has changed.
Steve is our US contact for Kit building/construction, details can be found on the 'Kit' page of the site.
The Newland pistol lock and the Doglock have been added to the site.
The Doglock was supplied to us by the late 'Kit Ravenshear'
Dollar strength, yet again!
The exchange rate is presently of benefit to those in the USA buying into the English Pound.
Last report did show $1.50 to the Pound, a welcome indeed considering the $2.00 to the Pound only a few weeks previous.
We have now added SOLO as a method of payment.
Also we have made amendments to some Debit card criteria:
- Switch and Maestro now have the choice of Issue number or Start/ Valid from date.
These amendments are in place due to the ever changing criteria requirements by card companies.
American Express is accepted, however this form of payment does attract a fee, this is due to Amex charges to us. If this would be your chosen method of payment, please email / contact us first so we may advise as to the additional charges at the time of order.
Barrels and Parts
Pistol barrels and plugs have been added to the site.
Available in machined or blank versions. Click here
Ramrods have now been repositioned within the site and occupy the new section of Ramrod and Loading
This facility allows account customers to organise their requirements previously arranged with us, where known items are not at this moment available through this site.
The 'package' is displayed in a sub-section veiwable by that customer only, therefore all details of the order are completely confidential.
This also enables the use of the On-Line security payment facility.
Should items be required that are known to you, yet not yet available through the WebSite, then please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will see to the rest.
It is with much regret that we have decided not to exhibit further at the London show - Earls court.
There has over the years been a shift in the customer requirements of the show.
Whereas previously we facilitated the needs of the restorer and builder, it appears that in the main, the collector is now the prominent attendee of the show.
This of course adds a quality element all of it's own to the already high profile exhibition, however it is mainly to the benefit of the 'Arms dealer' as opposed to those offering services and supplies in which we play a prominent part.
We would however wish to thank - John, Margaret and Adam Slough for their input and assistance over the past years, also to wish them every success for the future of the exhibition.
An answer to your shipping problems
Whether you be a dealer, collector or hobbyist - it is most likely that you would be aware of the ever increasing restrictions being impossed on the transportation of Antique and Sporting firearms.
All the major transport companies from the U.K. have decided that it will now be forbiden to send such items overseas.
This is a problem we faced earlier this year when attempting to send to the USA for the Las Vegas show.
We were fortunate to come across the services of Michael Miller, of whom most would be familiar.
Being a dealer of high quality Arms and Armour for many, many years, Michael has also been involved with the shipping side of things for some time and has been aware of the issues we all seem to be facing. He has injected much effort in order to increase his services to a wider field of customer.
We can certainly vouch for his companies expertise, as we have experienced it first hand as mentioned above. There were even issues with our consignment requiring attention over the Christams period, which were undertaken faultlessly by his team. I think we can safely say he pulled out all the stops when needed.
If you wish to discuss any issues with Michael and his team then they may be contacted by the following methods:
Phone: +44 (0)1273 834567
Fax on +44 (0)1273 835632
Email : email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
As from 31st January 2007 the address and Phone / Fax details will change as follows....
THE DAIRY, HECKINGHAM HALL FARM
PHONE - +44 (0) 1508 548003
FAX - +44 (0) 1508 548004
EMAIL and WEBSITE remain unchanged
Please note - a redirection facility has been allocated to the previous address, for those concerned of the safety of any shippments already in transit.
Lock set now available to compliment the casting set already available. Click here
For those raising the issue of the the 'rogue ' part within the Brescian lock set, please Click here
Snaphaunce lock set
Snaphaunce lock set now available
Alex Henry Lock Set
The latest addition to our Lock Sets range is the Alexander Henry Rifle Lock See under Latest Additions or Lock Sets Percussion Rifle
2012 Show dates now listed
See 'Arms fairs'