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Latest News from Longthorne Guns


Demo day video - Sporting Targets
If you would like to see the video please follow the link to Youtube


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRaL04fYato

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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 - from 1hr 25.30 minutes in and from 2 hr 39.38 minutes in. The piece was split in to 2 and they went out at 7.26am and 8.39am respectively.

There was also a small video on the FB site of BBC Northampton on the factory https://www.facebook.com/bbcnorthampton/

Thanks to BBC Radio Northampton for your support.
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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, John and Luke (not forgetting  Prada!!)

James Longthorne Stewart will also be doing a talk about modern guns and manufacturing  in  'The Field' classroom(with 'Sporting Gun' ) at 15.00 on Game Fair Sunday, followed by a question ad answer session.

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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 can make it and we look forward to meeting you.

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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 had the pleasure of experiencing one of their Simulated Game Days, offering a range of 16 sensational (and very realistic)drives replicating  pheasant, partridge pigeon and including their newly installed grouse butts to suit both experienced and inexperienced guns. ...

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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 contenders the very best of luck.

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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 turned up on the day to support the event, John Williamson, Ian Goodwin, David Edwards and  Jim Rothwell, we really appreciate you.  Thank you also to David Edwards for again instigating the event, you are a star!!

Many thanks also to Mike Barnes, Editor at Large, Fieldsp ...

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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. 

James was accompanied by his wife and Marketing Director Elaine, and 'Prada' the springer who managed to contain her excitement for most of the ceremony!! 

Thank you 'Tom' for the nomination an honour indeed.

HISTORY:  In ...

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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 several very beautiful vintage Rolls Royce and Bentleys for the morning.

The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce, including Bentley cars built from 1933 onwards.  From just eleven people at the ina ...

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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 of course) mounted onto a walnut plinth.

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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 count down began at 19.00 and selected Clients were invited to join them at a gin bar until the final unveiling.  The response was amazing, and we are delighted to be working with this very enthusiastic family company.

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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 international elite shooters who will be competing for the trophy.

This is the second time the event has been held and it is hoped that it will be held annually.

The trophy will be designed to incorporate a set of 'Longthorne' barrels mounted onto a walnut plinth. ...

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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 either category you can join their separate Prancing Horse Register. The Club is international in concept, with members in 36 different countries. It has something to offer all its members.

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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 Wootton The result is the Lamp Light, a table lamp made from an offcut of valuable and historic Turkish burr walnut, which went on exhibition for Nottingham Night Light and a week at NTU’s Feast of Lights exhibition which celebrated the work of students, staff and alumni The ...

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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.  It is available with a non-selective inertia single trigger  or double trigger.  Weight will be around 6.5 lb with 32” barrels and straight hand stock.  The deluxe engraved  model will retail for around £23,500.00 initially including UK vat ...

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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 tremendously.  

This 244 bird day was a bit of an experiment for Longthorne but an overwhelming success.    Such was the demand that all places for this shoot were filled before we were even able to formerly publicised it, but based on ho ...

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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 newsletter on the website to be kept up to date.

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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 bore 24 gram 8 Plastic


*Copper coated coated shot reduces deformation of the shot.

These have been specially specified by Longthorne and designed to complement our guns/ some stocks may be limited

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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 companies we were competing against and it will be displayed with great pride.

"It's fantastic to get some recognition for our all efforts as a company, in developing and patenting our barrel technology" stated Managing Director James 'Longthorne' Stewart.

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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 exceptional.  Many thanks to Eley for generously donating the cartridges and to Northampton Shooting Ground for accommodating us and to our staff (and wives) for helping to make this a fun day, we appreciate it.

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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 Shooting Ground for some fun and 'serious' competition .  Our thanks go to Northampton Shooting Ground and  Eley Cartridges for supplying the cartridges for the day.

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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 processes involved in making a Longthorne gun.

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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 freelance reporter, and it was a pleasure to meet him and his wife.

To listen to the recording go to:  http://www.marketplace.org/2016/08/23/world/uk-gun-maker-cheery-two-months-after-brexit-vote


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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 not to let him leave.

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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 skills. 


Thank you to the CPSA Instuctors who shared their knowledge and skill throughout the 4 day course at Doveridge in Derbyshire and preliminary courses which ultimately lead to him receiving the qualification.

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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 for  all the hard work they have done on our behalf, in particular Peter Finnie, Henry Hunt-Grubbe, and US Associate Rich Wesorick........result!!



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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 encouragement from a locally renowned DTL coach Jack continued to progress and improve his scores and entered his first competition  in 2010 at 14 where he did really well which further motivated him. 2012 to 2015 Jack was in the top 10 English DTL juniors and in 2015 shot  his ...

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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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