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ALOOF etc.


This Web Site is an attempt to link together a series of Web sites (plus other useful information) specifically for the Fourten shotgun (.410) user, collector and reloader.

Shooting this diminutive shotgun is a minority sport in the UK and information about, and for, the Fourten shotgun hard to come by.
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Royal Armouries
Whats New
Previously published articles on the .410

Leeds, Fort Nelson, The Tower of London and Louisville, Kentucky

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After a New Gun?

August 2010
Tim Woodhouse on Firearms Control
July 2010
Tim Woodhouse goes Playing on the Skeet field
May 2010
Tim Woodhouse shows that Without lead, the .410 is dead
January 2010
Stephen Compton shows how to make a .410 Slug swaging die
December 2009
Tim Woodhouse goes .410 Hunting for Quail and Woodcock
December 2009
Marshall Williams looks at some Mini Shells (OK, they are 12 bore but with .410 sized payloads!)
June 2009
Tim Woodhouse on .410 Chambersizes
May 2009
Webley & Scott .410 pistol, 1935
Jan 2009
Tim Woodhouse's articles, including Small Gauge Hunting practice with skeet
Courtesy of Shotgun Sports Magazine
Dec. 2008
Marshall Williams and the Polywad Gram Crak-R Loads
Courtesy of Shotgun Sports Magazine
National Smallbore Champs Results
and Report from Tim Woodhouse

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Tim Woodhouse and The 2 faces of the .410
Tim Woodhouse investigates TShot
Wylye Valley Small Gauge National Championships results
Ron Goodge has Nearly a life with a 410
Fun Patterning 410 loads
May. 2007
Tim Woodhouse revisits the Rem 1100 Special Sporting with reloading tips

Whats Not So New .......

We are indebted to Marshall Williams for being able to publish his thoughts and experiences with "The Maligned .410 bore", An Article on the Marbles Gamegetter, Contributions to our Messages Pages, and ALOOF and Related articles (Articles reprinted from Shotgunsports magazine and Gun Digest/Krause Publications plus 0thers!).

Many thanks also to Tim Woodhouse for his excellent very knowledgable articles.

We also wish to give our thanks to Robert Sears for being allowed to publish his article "Should a .410 be in your battery" (previously published in the "American Rifleman").

We are also very grateful to N. Bird for permission to publish his excellent article The .410 shotgun - versatile and efficient (previously published in "Shooting news")


Stephen Compton has put a huge amount of research into developing blueprints for a .410 slug swaging die

World .410 Skeet Championships
Shoot Offs(Video)


Because Its There!
American & British .410 Shotguns

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Because it's there!


2nd massive, fully revised and extended edition.

 10 new chapters , 60% more material.

Every possible aspect of shooting the .410 is extensively covered.
Game, Sporting Clays options affiliate program, Skeet, Mini FITASC, Cartridges, Reloading, Shot sizes & hardness, Chokes, Wads, History, Extensive Shot performance, Velocity, Energy & Penetration charts,  Gun tests: Over & unders, side by sides, autos, pumps, shot pistols, Comparison with the 28bore.The 'lost gauges' of 32 & 24 bore and much more.

 Only 24.99 plus.p&p  (UK Price)

UK Customers:
Clayshooting Books
Books can be bought online at:

UK Customers:
By fax (24hrs) on 01722-716052
By phone during office hours Mon-Fri using Visa, Switch or MasterCard
credit cards on 01722-716052  
Or finally by options trading affiliate programs post using the coupon in the book shop section of
Clayshooting Magazine.

USA Customers:
Carol Barnes
Gunnerman Books
P.O. Box affiliate options 81697
Rochester Hills, MI 48308, USA
Phone 248-608-2856 VISA and MasterCard accepted

For signed copies (Inc. International deliveries):-


Also available from ..
Paul Morgan    Old & New Books on Fishing & Field Sports
Coch-y-bonddu Books, Machynlleth, Wales SY20 8DJ, U.K.
UK Tel 0870 300 2004         From overseas +44 1654 702837
UK Fax 01654 702857         From overseas +44 1654 702857

 American & British 410 Shotguns
Ronald S. Gabriel

Hardcover 208 pages.
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 0873496795


Representing the culmination of 30 years of research, this book catalogues the 125-year developmental history of the 410 in both Britain and the United States. Coverage includes makers such as Browning, Ithaca, Winchester, Boss, Holland & Holland, Purdey and others.



 1920's Winchester junior trapshooting, click for more details

Richard Powell Slugs

BASC .410 "World Championships" 2009

Report & Results

Free Targets
We Require information on..

Load a handfull of slugs into your Safir T14 ;-) and have a plink at this lot ...
If you have a computer and a decent printer, load it up with reasonably thick A4 paper/card (we use 160 g per sq metre) and print out the particular targets you require.


Trapshooting on the Computer
couldn't resist this bit of fun! (Ignore the reference to Skeet!!)

Reloading Web sites (for the Fourten) for Cases , Primers, Powders, Wads etc. Reloading Equiptment (Presses, scales, measures etc.) Info on History, Guns, Cartridges & Manufacturers/Suppliers stocking .410 bits and pieces, Pages from old catalogues, adverts, cartridge boxes etc. for the Nostalgia pages, Relevant books etc. etc. etc. --- Email :-

Yorkshire Powder Burners

Muzzle Loading Association

UK Police Firearms Guidance
Food for Thought
Watch out for ...

This is an interesting guide and contains the UK Home Office interpretation of current UK Firearms regulations and is an essential tool for the UK Firearms collector or Ammunition collector.
The file is a .pdf file (Adobe Acrobat format) and is 872 KBytes.
Right click the following link and 'Save Target As..' onto your hard disk.

Other UK Home Office Firearms documents.

The following are the June 2003 records for the American National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) for the longest runs in regulation comp. without missing a target!

Gauge Men Women
.410 777 265
12 ga. 2462 1183
20 ga. 2173 801
28 ga. 1718 443
Dbls 710 259

Video of 2006 Shootoff

The 2010 UK CLA gamefair

2010 - Ragley Hall, near Alcester, Warwickshire

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Clay and Game Shotshell Reloaders

Also have a go with the shotgun-insights "Perfect Pattern generator"
(You will need to have an uptodate version of Sun Java loaded)

Whats Not So New

Feb. 2007
Marshall Williams and the .. Remington Smallbore Wingmasters
Courtesy of Shotgun Sports Magazine
Jan. 2007
Marshall Williams tries the .. RIO #12 cartridges
Oct. 2006
Collecting .410 Cartridges .. the 'missing' email is here
Aug. 2006
Steve Thornhill on the .. Importance of patterning
June. 2006
Tim Woodhouse BASC .410 championships 2006
April. 2006
Marshall Williams Barnaul steel cased .410s
April. 2006
Tim Woodhouse Remington 1100 Special Sporting .410
Jan. 2006
Marshall Williams CZs Bobwhite and Woodcock
Dec. 2005
Steve Thornhill compares .. .410 and 36ga
Oct. 2005
Marshall Williams BASC .410 championships 2005
Sept. 2005
Tim Woodhouse BASC .410 championships 2005
April. 2005
Marshall Williams Book Review
March. 2005
BASC World Championships Friday June 3rd
Feb. 2005
Marshall Williams investigates
Winchesters 2005 Cartridge offerings

May. 2007
Tim Woodhouse revisits the Rem 1100 Special Sporting with reloading tips
New URL! We are now

March. 2007
BASC 2007 World Champs, 7th July
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