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#358178 02/19/14 08:55 AM
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Here is a photo of a letter I found in an envelope taped to the back cover of Vol II of 'The Modern Shotgun' by G. Burrard. I'm hoping some people here find this interesting. He discusses the fact it took him 8 yrs to write the three volume book and he also discusses the 'air cushion wad' which was invented after he wrote the book, but before the advent of the plastic shot cup wad. [img:center][/img]


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Here's a photo of the 'air cushion' wad. Apparently, Burrard thought highly of this wad. [img:center][/img]


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Very cool. Thanks for posting.

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Drew,
Circa 1950 Eley cartridges in the U.K. were in short supply. At that time the only shell available at times, was the Pneumatic.The recoil was indeed light. The problem was that in my experience they were feeble and seldom resulted in a hit on any intended target.
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Neat letter, Buzz. Thanks for posting!!

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Nice letter, thank you for posting.

The Home Guard during WWII were a volunteer force of mostly older fellows. They were immortalised in the 'Dad's Army' BBC TV series, still getting repeats here. Burrard was clearly the Captain Mainwaring of Hungerford!

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I'd rather be Captain Mainwaring of Hungerford than Andy of Mayberry any day.

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That really is a most interesting letter. Thank you for posting it. While Dad's Army was a fun series to watch, behind it was the thought that is expressed somewhat in the letter. It was the spirit that I have always admired. In January 1941, the time in which the letter was written, England had been alone in carrying on a war against a superior foe in armament for well over a year. With the continent having fallen to Germany, it was still very much in the minds of the English that an invasion of their island could be expected. Nevertheless, they carried on with business as usual and preparing as best they could to defend their island. Outfits like the home guard made it clear that there was serious determination to stop anybody who would try to take England.

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hello buzz,
what a fantastic find.i have always held burrard in highest regard and your letter only reinforces my opinion.thank you for sharing.
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mr w martin


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