Worldwide, those who use, buy and collect shotguns, rifles and firearms, are becoming better educated, and it’s a learning curve, for most. The dissemination of the required knowledge, tends to be by the mistakes we make, the opinions of those who are particularly skilled in our field of interest, or importantly, via the written word when it’s coupled with a visual examination. This gathering of the like minded is directed at, and provided for, such people.
The initial grain of an idea was formed when through pure chance, your scribe met via a mutual friend, a serious collector. In conversation, we agreed that the only contact which we were ever likely to have would be by chance. We also agreed that we also, generally, only ever bought and sold firearms via the Auction Houses, and that contacts by such agents were rarely shared. There remains a place for auction Houses, of that there’s no question, but for those who would collect, add too collections or sell off their less desirable pieces, then the ability to have buyer to seller direct contact, is often near impossible. There also remains the undeniable fact that when a seller has a gun of a given and accepted value, then that will be reduced, generally by one third, that being the Agent’s commission.
This site will provide the facility for those with particular interests to focus upon buying and selling shotguns, rifles, firearms and the associated paraphernalia, but between themselves.
We would welcome the opinions of all those who are able to contribute their thoughts, either by the ‘Feedback & Suggestions’ form located on the ‘contact us’ page, or privately to Admin by the emailing us directly. Similarly, those who feel able or would wish to contribute to the blog, do so, again articles will be read and offered for publication. This Forum is for the benefit of its members.
We would suggest that everyone reads our ‘Terms and Conditions’. Within the relevant section, advertising rates will be displayed. Whilst there is the need to run this Forum from a non-loss making perspective, it is hoped that all charges to members are kept within affordable bounds, and again, the feedback from members will always be welcome. To that end, ‘Wanted’ adverts will be free of charge and dependent upon the usage rate, and the available space, they will be left in place for 6 months, and upon being removed, should the advertiser wish to replace their advertisement, then this will be permitted for a further six months.
Advertising with us will be available through the path of a ‘window’ being leased for a 12 month duration. The renewal date will be on the last day of the 12 month contract. We do not operate an auto renew system and so the member will be emailed prior to the end of the contract to remind them that the ‘window’ lease is about to expire. Should a member wish to advertise more than one item at a time, multiple ‘windows’ will need to be leased. If a member no longer wishes to use the ‘window’ lease, the fee is non refundable. The ‘window’ available will be for one single gun, or a pair. Should the advertiser sell that gun at any time, or wish to remove it and replace it with another, then the facility will be there. The Window, once leased will be for the advertiser to use as they see fit, whilst staying within the bounds of our T&Cs. Please read our ‘Advertising’ conditions.
We hope you have enjoyed finding out about Gun Collectors UK and enjoy your time on our website.