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Rescued British sporting antiques

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A historic gun that was used to protect coaches on dangerous journeys through the Wild West is just one of the sporting antiques that Lockyer of England has turned into a piece of sustainable artwork - making a unique gift for the festive season.

Earlier this month, Lockyer secured two retail partners, luxury antiques gallery Nicholas Brawer, based in Madison Avenue, New York, and interiors specialist De Jong Interieur, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. They are also stocked by Lady’s Wood Shooting School, Bristol, UK.

Once a vintage sporting arm has been discovered by Lockyer, it is painstakingly restored. It is also decommissioned, deactivated and then certified by the Proof House, the national organisation which tests sporting arms for safety. Although it can no longer be fired, it can still dry fire, without destroying the appearance or patina and makes it legal to own and display the Lockyer Sporting Antique at home. 

The rescued sporting arms are discovered worldwide, as well as people inheriting them. Lockyer, with bases in Dorchester, Dorset, and Bexhill in East Sussex, has already started receiving private commissions to turn the bequeathed antiques into works of art.

The Lockyer Sporting Antiques are priced to suit diverse Christmas gift budgets, starting at £3,120 for an Army and Navy 12-Bore Boxlock, rising to £14,270 for a pair of Joseph Lang & Son 12-Bore Sidelocks. Each comes in a beautiful case, with a description of its unique history.

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