Sunday 16th October 2016

from 11.30am

The 4 in One Open Day

What a day it will be, We have some collectors thinning their private collections.
Stands from local gun shops who will be showing what they sell in their shop.
Please note new Rifles will not be offered for sale and may be exhibited only. If you wish to purchase a new rifle then you must do so from a Registered Fire Arms Dealers premises.

A chance to try and use many models of target rifle.

Extensive adverting in local gun shops, Facebook, Twitter and online forums.
Plus at local Gamefairs and show through the clubs mobile shooting range.

Refreshments available, plus bar from 12 noon.

All held at Walton Lions home the Great Barr Conservative Club on:
Sunday 16th October 2016
Starting at 11.30am.
The bar will be open From 12 noon.
Admission £2.00 per person.
Admission will included One Free entry to each open shoot Competitions.
Shooting Competitions Registration from 11.30 noon.
Start competing from 12pm.

The Great Barr Conservative Club is very close to M6 Junction 7.
Additional parking is available at the Scott Arms Pub's Car Park (pay and display limit 3hrs) or in the pay and display shoppers car park to its rear. The Martime Youth group will be on hand to direct you to other local parking if required.

Event ONE: Stands

This event is for collectors and entusiasts to buy, sell or swop
legally held guns and accessories.
Tables are available to sell, are open to non RFD holders, to sell on a face to face basis only, from their privately held collections. Thin you collection down, trade on unwanted items for one you want or get some cash.
Take a table from just £10.00

We have stands from local gun shops to show you what they sell in their shop and sell non RFD required items may. Item such as new guns must be purchased from the RFD holers premises.

This starts at 11.30am, trade for as long as you like, but we would like you to stay till around till at least 2.30pm.

Want a stand just email us for a form.

Event TWO: Vintage Bell Target Shoot.

The Lincoln Jeffries Vintage Shoot
in conjuction with Lincoln Jeffries.
Shoot in the old fashioned way using period rifles (provided if required).
You can uses your own Vintage Lincoln or BSA model rifle if you wish.
Open or peep sights .177 only.
Pellets will be supplied by Marksman made by Lincoln Jeffries
Costumes optional but would be nice.
We have added some Lincoln Jeffries History at the Bottom of the Page.

Event THREE: Modern Bell Open Shoot.

Modern Bell Open Shoot shoot as we do today, a competitive open shoot.
Loan Rifles for non owners available.
.177 Rifles with Open and Diopter sights only.
Max 7 ft lb

Event FOUR: Have Go Plinking Range.

Have-a-Go, would just like to have a go try different Rifles.
Never tried the sport, well now is your chance.
 Just £1.00 for 10 shots Have-a-Go.
Try different rifles or just practice.
Experienced shooters available for coaching.

Anyone under 18 will be supervised at all times while on the range.

Copies of the  show leaflet are available.
Email us us if you want some.

Some Pics from previous events below.



Lincoln Jeffries
 Born in 1847, Lincoln Jeffries was the son of gunmaker George Jeffries of Norwich. In 1866, after working in the family business, he obtained employment in the gun trade in Birmingham. By 1873 he had set up on his own at 31 Whittall Street. By the turn of the century his business was well established.

Using the Lee Enfield Long Pattern Bolt Action .303 rifle, the British had not done well during the Boer War. The rifle sights were inferior to the German Mauser used by the Boers. But the main problem was that the Boer forces, though heavily outnumbered, comprised farmers who had been using rifles since young. Their stalking, hunting and shooting skills eventually forced the British into peace negotiations.

After the war, the British government encouraged school Cadet Forces,Boys Brigades, Working Men’s Clubs, etc to focus on shooting practice. The airgun was ideal for this purpose, but the airguns available were not accurate enough for serious target shooting.

Imported airguns were modified to improve their accuracy, subsequently being re-sold as British models. In 1903, Lincoln Jeffries offered his Lincoln Air Rifle as ‘the most accurate airgun sold.’ But Jeffries realized that improving an inefficient design was not the solution, and he worked on a new design of airgun. He had already been secretly developing and testing various prototypes and, in 1904, he patented a new design of air rifle with fixed barrel and breech and an under lever system for cocking.

Meanwhile, with the end of the Boer War and the vast British Empire at peace, BSA was in a very delicate financial situation. After completing their final batch of 41,000 Lee Enfield Mk 2 rifles, government orders declined, and the Empire’s largest arms manufacture was looking for work.

Presumably, this is why, when Lincoln Jeffries approached BSA to manufacture his new air rifle, the company’s board of directors agreed with Jeffries that an air rifle manufactured with the same precision as a military weapon would certainly raise the image of the air rifle and help improve markmanship. Of course, with more interest in shooting generally, it would also help sales of BSA guns and rifles. A contract was signed in 1905 and both Lincoln Jeffries and BSA produced the new air rifle.

[ Information taken from BSA & Lincoln Jeffries Air Rifles by John Knibbs (out of print)]

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