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'Talking Game' - Longthorne Client offer
Fur, feathers, food & features Talking Game, celebrating the best of game shooting   Established in 2018, the mission of Talking Game is to encourage all, but especially those within the shooting fraternity, to eat more game as part of the process of ensuring that game shooting continues to ...

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New visitor to Longthorne
We love having visitors, but this month we have had a very special visitor, 'Dixie'.   Dixie belongs to one of our gunsmiths, she was rescued in Spain just as the breeder was about to dispose of her with her sister and mother in a ditch.  She is the most adorable little dog and gets a ...

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Congratulations Leon
Many congratulations to one of our Longthorne owners Leon 'G' who scored 98/100 at The Welsh Open last week with his new Longthorne Celtic, dedication indeed!! Keep up the good work Leon!!

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New Product - Adjustable comb kit
I am sure you won't think this is the most exciting thing in the world, however, in keeping with the theme, we are now making our own 'English Made' adjustable comb kit, we just did not consider it 'proper' to put anything but an English made kit in an English gun and as our boxlocks come with an ad ...

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Made In Britain
For those of you who were unable to see us on the Channel 4 'Made In Britain' series last year.  We are delighted that the producers have now kindly granted us a licence allowing this to appear on our website and our social media.

The series aims to give an insight into various UK ...

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Would you like to be a Longthorne dealer ?
We have several shops in the UK lined up to stock our boxlock shotguns and would be interested to hear from shops in Europe/Australia/New Zealand who may be interested in stocking Longthorne products.

We are looking for shops with passion for not only traditional skills but also innovation ...

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Show News
Sadly tthere wont be a Northern Shooting Show or Game Fair this year due to the current situation, but we  look forward to supporting these two great events next year.  However we will be participating in 'The Virtual World Gunmakers Evening'  in September and will be publishing detai ...

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Covid 19 Measures for visitors
In order to reassure visitors to the factory we would like to inform you of the measures in place to protect you and our staff.

  • General visitors are currently restricted to 'Urgent' only.
  • All visitors will be offered a face mask and gloves.
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    Longthorne update
    We hope you are all healthy and managing to keep fit and well during these difficult times.  It makes us very sad indeed to think that many of you will have lost loved ones or may have been sick yourselves, if this is the case, we hope you make a full recovery very soon and our thoughts and con ...

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    SUPPORT FOR KEY MANUFACTURERS
    These are difficult times for us all and we hope you all stay safe and well.

    In an effort to assist key manufacturers and processes, we would like to offer our exensive  engineering facilities  to make spare machine parts, medical equipment, or anything else required to keep our country fun ...

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    Corona Virus Policy
    We have decided, in view of the Corona Virus risk, to greet you with a smile rather than a hand shake or a cheek kiss.  We also have antibacterial gel available for staff and visitors should this be required.  As part of our policy to limit risk we are also issuing a small questionnaire to ...

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    10 Mar 2020
    Longthorne 'Sporter Deluxe' boxlock
    We are delighted to announce the 'birth' of our very first boxlock, this model is our mid-range model, we are also currently making a model with less engraving and a side plated version which will have more ebellishment.  There, are more exciting models to come in due course. These all incorpor ...

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    New Longthorne caps
    Our new hats have arrived, available in burgundy or grey and are now available from the web site shop

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    RIP PHIL
    Our Meols Hall day was marred this year with the passing of our dear friend and customer Phil Watson (fondly known as Number A043) a couple of days earlier.  Phil had been joining us each year with his Wife Carole and dog 'Bracken' despite having had pancreatic cancer for the past three years.

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    Longthorne review by Jonny Carter
    If you would like to see our latest review by Jonny Carter, Jonny speaks to Longthorne Sales Manager, Alex Black, click on the link below:

    Gun Review by Jonny Carter

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    17 Jan 2020
    Longthorne boxlock
    Our new boxlock is well on its way to reality and will be with selected dealers, very soon to be announced!!

    This brand new sporting boxlock shotgun is to be available in 12 gauge initially, with the option of 30” or 32” barrels, with either a sporting or raised tapered rib and multi chok ...

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    CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS and Oli Wissenbach
    Our Christmas shutdown starts on Friday 20th December  until 2nd January 2020.  May we wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe Christmas and thank you for your custom.

    This year we have decided to make a donation to our charity VSF  (http://www.vsf.org.uk/) in luie of sending Chris ...

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    A LONGTHORNE RIFLE
    The brand new Longthorne Rifle is now complete and ready for engraving and stock fitting. This rifle is a 30-06 and will be available in .243, 30-06, .308 bolt action and .375 H&H double rifle.  This is one of the many new exciting projects we have been working on.

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    USA DEALER
    We are delighted to welcome Pacific Sporting Arms as 'Longthorne' dealers.  Well respected throughout the USA, Pacific Sporting Arms have locations in California and Michigan, they recently took delivery of their first Longthorne 'demonstration model' and have sold it already!! and we are thril ...

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    Longthorne's TV debut on 'Made In Britain' ITV 4 Wednesday 23rd at 8pm
    Thank you to you all for watching us on 'Made in Britain' last Wednesday 23rd October on ITV4, the support we have had has been amazing!! If you haven't seen it and would like to you can see it on: https://www.itv.com/hub/made-in-britain/2a5692a0016 There are some other fantastic British b ...

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    11 Oct 2019
    'Make it British' podcast with Elaine Stewart
    Marketing Director, Elaine Stewart was interviewed by Kate Hill of 'Make it British' recently,when we had the opportunity to show her how we do things at Longthorne, if you would like to hear it please click the link, we hope you like it

    http://makeitbritish.co.uk/podcast/longthorne-guns-the-ultimate ...

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    PRICE INCREASE FROM 01.01.2020
    After having held our prices firm for quite some time now we now have to advise that due to increased manufacturing costs they will be increasing on 01.01.2020.

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    LONGTHORNE DEALERS UK
    We are delighted to advise that we have appointed several shops/shooting grounds as 'Dealers' within the UK and will publish these in the coming weeks.

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    11 Oct 2019
    Longthorne SXS
    We concede, our Side x side has taken longer than we would have liked to create, as a British SME  striving to manufacture everything in house so that we can keep our products 'British' as well as breaking the mould when it comes to technology and innovation,  it's a fine balance juggling ...

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    11 Oct 2019
    LATEST RECRUITS
    Over the past few months we have taken on several new members of staff, qualified engineers Arren and Ian, trainee Simon and time served gunsmith Stakke from Belgium have slotted in perfectly, we are currently looking for more engineering trainees so if you know of anyone we would love to receive th ...

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    Katari Hunting and Falconry Exhibition
    In September, we again joined a contingent of other British Brands when we exhibited and this show for the second year running.

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    BASC Simulated day at Shuckbrough
    Marketing Director, Elaine Stewart and Sales Manager Alex Black really enjoyed this event last Friday (28th June 2019)organised by Louise Farmer from BASC on at the fabulous Shuckbrough Hall, the stunning home of Sir James Shuckbrough and his family, great weather, great company and generally a very ...

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    27 Jun 2019
    THE 28 BORE HAS ARRIVED
    It gave us great pleasure today when we handed over our very first 28 bore to a very happy client.  This first is a Celtic design, with 30" barrels  and 3/4, 3/4 fixed chokes and weighs just 6lb!!   This guage has been a long time coming, new models always take time to perfect bu ...

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    Guns-on-Pegs Visit
    We all enjoyed a very pleasant day last Friday (14th June) when a group of Guns-on-Pegs Premier members visited the Longthorne factory, we always take great pride in showing how we make every part of our guns in house at the factory, combining traditional methods with state of the art technology, it ...

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    'The Yorkshire Gent' interview with Longthorne MD James 'Longthorne' Stewart
    Thanks go to 'The Yorkshire Gent' for a terrific interview with our MD at this year's  Northern Shooting Show.  James discusses our beginnings, staff, Longthorne's phylosophy and much more.  The interview is about 1 hour long and commences about half way through after a very interesti ...

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    More space, more machines!!
    We recently installed two manual lathes and a manual mill to compliment our range of high tech CNC equipment, we believe in building the basics as far as training is concerned, and decided that we needed to further enhance the manual skills being learnt at college by our apprentices, practice makes ...

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    NEW MODEL
    Recently launched at The Northern Shooting Show in Harrogate, England..... an 'off the shelf' model, aimed at the sporting market, this sleek and sophisticated 'Black Edition' model comes with standard stock dimensions, 30 or 32" barrels. Fixed choke as standard choked 1/2-1/2 (30") 3/4-3/4 (32") - ...

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    23 Apr 2019
    Vital Signs Foundation
    We are delighted to announce Vital Signs Foundation as our official charity for the next two years. Any charitable donations we recieve will be going to them.

    VSF is a smaller charity, as such they dont have huge overheads like some larger charities so all the money raised goes exactly where it shoul ...

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    17 Apr 2019
    Skeletonised butt plate
    We like to make different things at Longthorne, here's a butt plate with a difference, the butt plate is polished buffalo horn surrounded by an engraved steel butt plate.

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    05 Apr 2019
    Visit by Silverstone UTC
    We have pleasure in hosting a visit by Silverstone UTC today.  The team from Silverstone UTC received the winning bid from a recent on-line charity auction supporting 'Nikki's Helping Hands', the bid being a Longthorne workshop tour with buffet lunch.

    Nikki's Helping Hands is a charity cons ...

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    Pinless side lock
    Here is a lovely example of a pinless sidelock we recently made for a Client in Canada, we thought it would be a shame to interrupt the vignette with pins, we love it, hope you do too!!

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    05 Apr 2019
    STONEYCAIRN
    Thank you to Stoneycairn Sporting for featuring 'Longthorne' in their new 'shoot book'. Longthorne Sales Manager, Alex Black is featured on the front cover with a Celtic model, the Celtic is also featured inside the book.

    Stoneycairn meticulously source the very best shoots which offers their clients ...

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    03 Apr 2019
    Brand new round action
    Introducing the brand new Longthorne Deluxe Round Action. This new Round Action shotgun is a true sidelock mechanism and is the latest model to enter the ever growing Longthorne stable of finest English made shotguns and rifles. This particular model is a 16 gauge and features the round body, seamle ...

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    09 Feb 2019
    LONGTHORNE OPEN DAY
    So, for all of you asking, we are NOT attending the British Shooting Show next week, instead we are having OPEN DAYS at the factory.  We will be opening our doors to you all on Friday 15th (8am until 5pm) and Saturday 16th (8am until 12 noon).  You can visit and see how we manufacture what ...

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    07 Dec 2018
    Our Christmas night out
    A very pleasant evening was had by all on our seasonal night out, as last year, at The Hopping Hare in Northampton.  Excellent food and good company, what more can you ask for?  Happy Christmas Team!!

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    The Field’s 165th Anniversary Party
    Directors James and Elaine Stewart were delighted to attend this momentous occasion on 4th December hosted by Editor Jonathan Young, who has himself been at the helm for several decades despite his youthful appearance!!, Congratulations to 'The Field' for having stood the test of time, well deserved ...

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    19 Nov 2018
    Business as usual
    It is always disappointing and sad to hear of yet another British gunmaker going into liquidation as one did last week, however, we wish to reassure you that at Longthorne it is business as usual and if there is anything we can do to help you with your requirments we would be very happy to do s ...

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    RIP Mr Story
    We were saddened today to hear of the passing of one of our Clients, Mr Story, Our sincere condolencies go to his family. 

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    2019 Longthorne Day at Meols Hall
    This is an excellent opportunity to come and meet some Longthorne owners if you are considering a Longthorne purchase or for just a frendly day out.  If you would like to try a Longthorne please advise when booking and we will check  availability of guns.

    To be held on 25th Januar ...

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    03 Sep 2018
    Katara International Hunting & Falconry Exhibition
    We were delighted to have attended  this event as part of an inaugural 'British' Contingent, organised by The Game Fair in partnership with the Katara exhibition organisers.  The event was  in Doha, Qatar and this was their second year.  Longthorne w ...

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    20 Aug 2018
    Visit by The Institute of Clay shooting Instructors
    It's always a pleasure to host this lovely group of distinguished gentlemen and one lady, and what a contrast it was for them as the last time they visited, around 5 years ago, we were in our former workshops in Lancashire, where we served a bbq breakfast, this time it was afternoon tea in much ...

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    Well done 'Team GB'
    Sponsored shooter, Jack Halsall, along with the rest of the serior England team won the Home Internationsls last month, great result guys!!

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    15 Aug 2018
    Congratulations Brett
    Well done to Brett Winstanley who won the competition to shoot the highest number of clays in one minute at this year's Game Fair, although Brett didn't achieve the world record he was only 5 short of it!!    Longthorne MD James Longthorne Stewart did a great job of loading for h ...

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    New forend clip
    This month saw the completion of our new style forend clip, this will be available as an option on all of the range.

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    05 Jul 2018
    We welcome our latest Apprentice
    Welcome Sean,our latest apprentice, who started with us this week.  Sean will be studying towards a HND in Mechanical Engineering.

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    01 Jul 2018
    Congratulations Richard Bunning
    Huge congratulations to Richard Bunning who became overall winner of The CPSA World English Shooting Championships on Sunday after a very close sudden death shoot off .

    As headline sponsor of the event Longthorne will offer sponsorship or a cash prize to Richard.

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    14 Jun 2018
    LONGTHORNE PROUD SPONSORS OF THE CPSA WORLDS
    The ‘CPSA World Sporting Championship is recognised as being the most prestigious event in the clay shooting calendar, enhanced by the magnificent setting of EJ Churchill  Shooting Ground,  Longthorne are delighted to be the main sponsor of this event .  ...

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    01 Jun 2018
    Powis Castle Longthorne Day Last February (2017)
    For those of you who havent seen this, we spent a lovely day with great company at powis Castle in February last year, we hope to organise some more days like this this year, if you would like to be kept informed please subscribe to our news letter, on the web site and we'll keep you up to date with ...

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    Congratulations
    Directors and staff would like to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their second son!!

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    19 Apr 2018
    Worshipful Company of Gunmakers
    We are delighted to say that our Directors James and Elaine Stewart  became liverymen of The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers this week.

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    British shooting Show raffle
    Congratulations go to Mr. Holloway of York (England) for winning our British Shooting Show  raffle, Mr. Holloway wins a  Longthorne goodie bag including polo shirt, 2 english bone china mugs, english silk tie, shotgun wallet, cap and bottle of stock oil.

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    09 Apr 2018
    Congratulations Jack
    Many congratulations to one of our sponsored shooters Jack Halsall who, after coming joint first overall on the first day (shooting with his 'Longthorne'....of course!!) ended up coming  5th overall, 5th in AA class, and 4th in seniors at the end of the competition in the first round of th ...

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    LONGTHORNE MADE TO MEASURE TWEED CAPS
    We now have a fabulous range of tweed caps, Clients can either purchase from stock at the factory or can choose the style, tweed and size and have one made just for them (takes around two weeks), available in a number of different styles and tweeds.  These are all manufactur ...

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    New model 'Nouveau'
    We have been busy busy over the past few months and have recently unveiled our new 'Nouveau' model, this is at the top end of our standard range, consisting of a very intricate scroll design inspired by the 'art nouveau' movement with birds (swifts) and flowers (including orchids) entwined within th ...

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    Another Demonstration Day in Belgium
    We will be visitng Wim and Daisy Sonck at Worldclass Guns & Ammunition again on 2nd/3rd June 2017 for the opening of their new showroom on 2nd and a demonstration day on 3rd, details will be published when available.  if you are interested in attending please contact 'Worldclass' see Dealer ...

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    'WOODWARD' STYLE ACTION
    After having spent many months of design we are now making a 'Woodwood' inspired action based on the original but improved to encompass modern engineering standards and  made with modern materials, enhancing the longevity and reliabilty and supplied with Longthorne patented barrels.&n ...

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    NEW DISPLAY STANDS
    We were delighted with our new shotgun display stands, banners and brochures used for the first time at IWA last week.

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    DOES YOUR GUN NEED SERVICING
    We recommend your Longthorne gun is serviced annually to keep in tip top condition, we charge £250.00 including vat plus freight costs.

    Included in your service:
    Disassembly of action and lockplates
    Inspect for signs of wear and tear and replacement if considered necessary
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    NEW VIDEOS
    Watch top shooting/game photographer Jonathan McGee shooting with a Longthorne 16 bore this season at The Pennyholme Estate in the North Yorkshire Moors (England)  and also with a Longthorne 20b at Newton Rigg College.


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    10 Jan 2018
    Price Increase
    We have held our prices for  over two years  but Alas, we have to advise that from 1st February 2018 our prices will be increased. 


    We will of course honour our current prices for any deposits received prior to 1st February  2018.



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    17 Nov 2017
    Staff Enrichment
    At Longthorne we work hard and play hard, and this month we decided to take the Guys shooting, although we all contribute towards making our  guns, a couple of the guys hadn't shot before and were keen to have a go.  So after a brunch of pheasant burgers, carefully prepared by our MD James ...

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    26 Nov 2017
    MD James Longthorne Stewart shows how he prepares pheasant and duck with feathers
    Besides being our MD, James Longthorne Stewart loves cooking, and what is better to cook than freshly prepared free range game, particularly at this time of year when there is an abundance of it, James shows you how he does this with pheasant and game.


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    New Recruits
    Alex Black has recently joined us from Eley Hawk, and has slotted in perfectly.  Alex hails from Yorkshire,  is a family man, keen shooter, BASC qualified Instructor and very 'snazzy' dresser, and it hardly feels like he's worked elsewhere!!  He looks forward to me ...

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    22 Oct 2017
    Northamptonshire Day - BBC Radio Northampton interview
    We had a great time on sunday, weather held out and it was a pleasure meeting many of the locals at Holdenby House, Northamptonshire, England at BBC Northamptonshire Day.  If you'd like to hear our interview with John Griff tune into  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05jkbh0 ...

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    05 Oct 2017
    HIGHLY COMMENDED - RURAL BUSINESS AWARDS
    We were absolutely thrilled to  have been awarded 'Highly Commended' in two categories (Innovation and Employer)at The Rural Business Awards' this month.  Thank you to all who considered us worthy of these honours.

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    26 Oct 2017
    Welcome, Lucy !!
    We are absolutely delighted to welcome our new sponsee,  Lucy Marsden.  Lucy has been shooting since I was 8 years old and lives and breathes shooting whether it be game or competition shooting. She  was one of the original BASC Youngshot Ambassadors and is also a ...

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    23 Sep 2017
    Help for Heroes Visit 2017
    It was our pleasure for the fourth year running to welcome some of the servicemen from the Shooting for Heroes program to Longthorne last month.  As is the tradition, the morning started with a 'Longthorne breakfast' followed by a workshop tour and then off to shoot some clays and have som ...

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    Belgian Test Day
    This day was another great success, , all Guests shot with Longthorne guns and we had some excellent feedback.  Thank you to all who attended and  especailly Wim and Daisy Sonck from Worldclass Guns & Ammunition for organising the event.

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    01 Aug 2017
    New Equipment Arrival
    This past  month has been a bit manic at Longthorne,  we have a lot of guns to get out befor the end of September for this year's UK game season, but right on queue our latest machine arrives!! We have had to compensate for several production issues in recent years due to machine ...

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    16 Jul 2017
    RURAL BUSINESS AWARDS
    We are delighted to have reached the finals of two categories in The Rural business Awards, Rural Innovation of the Year and the Rural Employer of the Year categories of the Rural Business Awards 2017!
     As a manufacturer of innovative and bespoke English sporting shotguns, a product which typifi ...

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    BBC Radio Northampton Interview
    Anyone listing to BBC Northampton's(radio) Breakfast with Stuart Linnell this morning will have heard us being interviewed.  You can listen to what went out on  iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0592jfp
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    Game Fair News
    We we are counting down the days now and  look forward to seeing you all at The Game Fair.  Longthorne Clients are of course welcome to pop in to rest  weary shopping legs, leave bags with us, and/or have some liquid refreshment.

    This year's team will be James, Elaine, Chloe, Nia, ...

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    Jonathan McGee Media Day
    If you would like to try a 'Longthorne' you could pop into Doveridge Shooting ground on 12th of this month  http://www.doveridgeclaysports.co.uk/

    Where we will be attending a media day for Jonathan McGee Photography and will have some of our demonstration models with us, we hope you ca ...

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    23 Jun 2017
    Highly Commended
    We are very proud of our Marketing Director, Elaine Stewart, having been awarded 'Highly Commended' in The Institute of Directors, Director of the Year Awards 2017 - East Midlands on Friday. Sincere congratulations to all the very Inspirational and worthy winners of the Award.

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    15 Jun 2017
    PR DAY AT BRYNGWYN HALL
    Despite our recent heavy schedule, Longthorne  recently attended a PR Day at Brygwyn Hall, Powys Bryngwyn is a privately owned historic family house and estate, owned by Lady Auriol Linlithgow, I am so pleased we managed to fit this in!!

    Besides meeting a very nice group of shooters, we h ...

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    12 Jun 2017
    IoD Director of the year
    We are delighted to advise that our  Marketing Director, Elaine Stewart has reached the finals of The Instritute Of Directors Awards - East Midlands Director of the Year.

    Elaine is extremely proud and indeed honoured to have reached this position and we wish her and her  fellow contend ...

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    07 Jun 2017
    Belgian Demonstration day 7th August
    We will be back in Belgium on Monday 7th August 2017 to hold a simulated game demonstration day, starting at 10.00.

    Please contact World Class Guns & Ammuntion (wim@worldclassga.be)  if you would like to participate in this.

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    02 Jun 2017
    FCA Approval
    Great news!! we now have Financial Conduct Authority authorisation and are therefore able to offer retail finance packages subject to status to individuals within the UK. So for those of you who thought you couldnt afford  the gun of your dreams this may be the ideal solution.

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    31 May 2017
    Try Day at 'Sporting Targets'.
    Thank you to all of you who attended our 'Try Day' at Sporting Targets last week we were overwhelmed by the brilliant response.  It was lovely to meet you all!!  I think you will all agree that we had a great day and the weather was perfect.

    Thank you so much to our Longthorne Clients who t ...

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    27 May 2017
    Les Compagnons De Saint-Hubert
    Longthorne MD, James Stewart became a member of Les Compagnons De Saint-Hubert in Belgium on 27th May.   One of only two British fellows to join the brotherhood this year, James stood alongside BASC Chairman Peter Glenser during the ceremony which took place in the church of St-Hubert.&nbs ...

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    26 May 2017
    Rolls Royce Ethusiasts Club Visit
    Following on from our Ferrari Club day a couple of months ago  we had a visit from members of The Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club on Friday 26th, our largest group of visitors yet had a champagne brunch followed by a workshop tour.  It was a pleasure to see our carpark taken over by seve ...

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    19 May 2017
    Holt's High Gun Cup 2017
    We were invited to sponsor and make the trophy for  this event in Dornsberg Schutzen last month and  had the honour of  handing it over  to the lucky winner Rolf Schoenlein, ironically a fellow gun maker.

    The trophy was made from a set of Longthorne barrels (deactivated ...

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    Our first international Dealer appointed
    We had great pleasure in appointing our first international dealer in Belgium recently namely 'Worldclass Guns and Ammunition' consequently 'Longthorne' was launched with a bang last weekend at the 'Hunting Gent' show.  'Worldclass' had kept it under wraps until Friday night when a half hour co ...

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    LONGTHORNE TO DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE TROPHY
    Longthorne are sponsoring and have been asked to manufacture the trophy for this year's 'Holt's High Gun Competition' to be held at the prestigious Dornsberg Shooting Ground near Lake Constance, Germany on 20th May.  This event brings together, by invitation,  many local and internati ...

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    Ferrari Club visit to Longthorne
    We had the pleasure of hosting a visit from three Shires Ferrari earlier this month when several members visited for brunch and a factory tour.

    Membership of the prestigious Ferrari Owners’ Club is open to anyone who either owns or has owned a Ferrari. If you do not yet fit into eithe ...

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    Sympathy
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families and victims of those who were killed and injured in recent events in London, Manchester  and overseas.

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    13 Mar 2017
    Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors
    We are delighted to announce that our MD, James Longthorne Stewart was granted membership of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors on Monday and is proud to join the ranks of some very nice chaps.  Picture shows him giving a presentation at the AGM on Monday.

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    The Lamp Light- a sparkling collaboration!
     By Janet Wootton, IoD Press Officer and Environmental Artist

    An IoD Northamptonshire industry visit to Longthorne Gunmakers Ltd of Northampton led to an unexpected creative collaboration between the company, Nottingham Trent University and Environmental Artist(and IoD Press Officer) , Janet Woo ...

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    SXS UPDATE
    Our 12 bore side x side ejector, side lock,  triple bite action shotgun  is well into production, and will be available with barrel lengths from 28-32”, 3” chambered and  proofed for steel.
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    Update on Powis Castle Longthorne Day
    Many thanks to all those who attended our first Longthorne Shoot and The Powis Castle Syndicate who suggested holding the day, in particlular 'Longthorne' owner and Powis Syndicate Shoot Captain David Edwards and his lovely wife Pam, not forgetting Rose and Peter who helped treme ...

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    05 Jan 2017
    LONGTHORNE SHOOT AT POWIS CASTLE
    We are very much looking forward to our first 'Longthorne Day' at Powis Castle on 12th January.  A group of Longthorne owners and some guns wanting to try a 'Longthorne' will attend.  We hope to do more of these next season, if you are interested in joining us please register for our newsl ...

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    Merry Christmas to you all!!

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    21 Nov 2016
    Longthorne specialist 16 bore cartridge range
    We are now stocking the following 'Longthorne' cartridges:

    16 bore 21 gram 7.5 Fibre
    16 bore 26 gram  6 Fibre
    16 bore 26 gram 6 copper coated shot Fibre*
    16 bore 28 gram 5 copper coated shot Fibre*
    16 bore 30 gram 4 copper coated shot Fibre*
    16 bore 30 gram 7 Fibre
    12 bore 30 gram 5 Fibre
    12 ...

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    28 Oct 2016
    Longthorne wins Business Innovation Award
    We were honoured last night to be awarded with The 2016 Northamptonshire ACS Business Innovation Award, a proud moment indeed.  As relative newcomers to  Northampton we were extremely humbled  to be considered worthy of this award especially considering the many fabulous companie ...

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    Shooting for Heroes update
    A true honour to welcome these guys and girls on 24th, breakfast was followed by the usual workshop tour and then a trip to Northampton Shooting Ground,  we had 3 stands and a flush and a very informal none competitive type of competition, I must say the level of shooting this year was exc ...

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    19 Sep 2016
    Shooting for Heroes visit 2016
    We are delighted to be able to welcome 'Shooting for Hero's' for the third year running on Saturday 24th September.  Prevously held at our premises in Lancashire this will be the first year at our new factory, following a BBQ breakfast and workshop tour, the Guys will head up to Northampton Sho ...

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    Institute of Directors visit 01.09.16
    It was our pleasure to welcome members of The Institute of Directors to Longthorne last thursday Evening, following refreshments and an informal talk by our MD James Longthorne Stewart, the group of around 15 had a tour of the  factory where they saw first hand the various proces ...

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    25 Aug 2016
    Longthorne on American Public Radio
    On monday we were interviewed by Stephen Beard for a slot on American Public Radio  discussing UK 'subject of the year ... 'Brexit'.  Stephen has spent four decades in radio. Before joining 'Marketplace' in 1993, he worked for 20 years as a BBC staffer and fre ...

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    A visitor to Longthorne
    We were delighted to welcome Toby Caunce to Longthorne this week doing three days work experience.  Toby, a very bright young man,  is planning to enter the field of engineering, he is hoping to do a 'Masters' at university and wanted to explore some options, although we were inclined ...

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    CPSA Level 1 Instuctor
    We are massively proud to announce that  our MD James Longthorne Stewart is now a qualified CPSA Level 1 Instuctor.  James takes a great deal of enjoyment fitting guns to our Clients, and in helping people shoot and the qualification is an endorsement of these ...

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    21 Jul 2016
    WE'VE REACHED THE FINALS!!
    Delighted to have made the finals of  in the Northampton Business Awards in 'Northampton Business of the Year' and 'Business Innovation' categories

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    USA Patent Presentation
    We felt extremely honoured to have been awarded with our US Patent this year which was recently presented to us at a champagne reception at the offices of Gill Jennings Every in London, England, followed by a celebratory meal  with some of the GJE Team.  We cannot praise these guys enough ...

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    New 16b cartridge range
    We now stock 16 bore cartridges in 21 gram 7.5's fibre wad made to our specification, the picture shows the effect of one of our 16b guns recently using them.

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    14 Jul 2016
    A NEW TEAM MEMBER JOINS LONGTHORNE
    We are delighted to welcome Karol to Longthorne.  Karol joined us just 3 weeks ago and is already a valuble Team member, his area of expertise is in programming.

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    13 Jun 2016
    The Field Game & Country Fair
    A great time was had by all at this event last weekend, great venue, lovely visitors and top quality exhibitors lookig forward to next year.  Thank you to all those who visited our stand.

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    29 Mar 2016
    Longthorne guns on ITV Anglia news
    After having a real media week this week with BBC filming on Tuesday 29th March 2016 and ITV on Friday 1st April 2016 we are pleased to say the ITV news item is now available to see .
    We will publish details of the BBC feature in due course

    Thank you to both the BBC and ITV for your support ...

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    Longthorne Delighted to sponsor Jack Halsall
    Jack started shooting from a very young age, he was six years old and received a Coey 410 shotgun for Christmas.  He shot his first cartridge at a local shoot and was instantly ‘hooked’. He continued to shoot several different disciplines weekly with his father . With some encourag ...

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    Side x side imminent
    Our first side by side is now in production and the barrels will be displayed for the first time at IWA Germany on 4th March

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    By Car: We are about 10 minutes from junction 16 M1 in the centre of Northampton.

    By Train: The closest station is about 5 minutes away (Northampton) and we can pick you up from the station by prior arrangement.

    By Air:  The Closest airports are Luton (41 mls) Birmingham International (46 mls) Heathrow (70 mls) Stanstead (89 mls) Gatwick (105 mls)

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