The website for Kirlish Rifle & Pistol Club, a gun club based in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
An absolutely superb resource for the truly classic and iconic Martini Henry Service rifle.
JCM Country Supplies based in South Gloucestershire stocks everything from shooting to gun dog accesories and egg boxes.
Contact Jim Morgan
Enfield-Snider.com is the foremost and most detailed website on the internet on the subject of the Enfield P53 through to the final genesis of the rifle with the Mk III Model Snider Rifle.
Contact Richard Stork, he is based in the traditional Market Town of Devizes. Richard is a highly knowledgeable Gunsmith, offering the full range of services from sales to repairs.
Contact John, for fine quality Replica guns, blank firers, Modelguns, Modelgun parts and accessories, TV / Film prop guns.
Contact Sal, for a fine range of quality de-activated weapons and weapon spares. Specialising in L1A1 SLR Rifles and spares.
Contact Firearms expert Alastair Blant for a range of shooting courses.
Contact Debbie and John for fantastic photography
“After a lot of research and good reviews I decided to contact John at Classic Firearms to purchase my first deac. My target was an SLR, restored by John himself and the superb quality and finish of the restoration was matched only by the level of service and attention received from him. John was always willing to spare time to talk and email, even after the sale. I’ll certainly return when I’m next in the market for a deac.”
Colt arrived yesterday and I must say I'm more than happy. I think I mentioned that I had previously bought deactivated guns just to get an idea.
A few people had said there is no comparison between the old and new and I can see what they mean. A real tangible link to the past in your hands is something else.
I was a bit worried about buying from the internet and not fully inspecting what I was buying and paying a sizeable amount of money into someone's bank account is also a leap of faith. However having said all that the whole process was made easy from viewing your website to both email and phone conversation and final completion of the sale.
Very much a pleasure doing business with you and I'm sure I will be back for more.
My first purchase and hopefully not the last I make. John is a knowledgeable collector himself and deals in quality items not found in the stock of other more prominent dealers. I especially appreciated the biscuits, which I understand are reserved for his better clients.
I bought an L1A1 in August 2013 and it came with the black plastic furniture. I wanted the option to have wood furniture on it and ended up acquiring 2 sets, sending back both as neither of which were up to the job. I'd almost given up hope, thinking all the decent sets had gone. Then I found John's website - and there it was - a mint wood furniture set that would be just the job on my L1A1! I contacted John and within 2 days, the set had arrived and it was on my rifle. All I can say is, its perfect. John is a totally genuine person and very straight forward to deal with. I can't recommend him enough....
I made an initial enquiry about the availability of John's p1907 Wilkinson bayonet at around 9.30 on Wednesday. By midday on Thursday it was sitting atop my Lee Enfield SMLE.
Talk about quick service! I decided to go with John rather than some of his competitors because of the large number of pictures and accurate, honest descriptions of his products on his website. I wasn't disappointed. The bayonet was exactly as described. I'd have no hesitation in using John again.
Best regards, John Leach
I ordered an SLR which did not disappoint. The service I received from John was excellent. I would highly recommend this site and will be purchasing from John in the future.
I bought an excellent Maltby No4 from John, it was exactly as described. I am very pleased with gun and would definitely buy from him again. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Nice dealing with you John.
Many thanks, Michael Clark (no relation to John, as far as I know!)
Just received the AR15A2 from John, absolutely delighted with it.
It lived up to the superb quality photographs, and his honest and accurate description. Being advertised as a pristine piece I had high expectations...it didn't disappoint.
I find it refreshing to be able to make such an informed purchase so easily, with everything you would wish to know made clear from the start.
Communication has been quick and concise, and a nice chap to boot! Cheers John, until next time..
''A very pleasant buying experience - there are not many military dealers like John and he was more than willing to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Great communication throughout the sale with the items delivered promptly and well packaged. A very fair man which is a 'breath of fresh air' in today's collectors market. I couldn't have asked for more and I highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you John!''
Ordered and received an L1A1 SUIT sight from John, the sight was as described and in very good order, John kept me informed throughout the transaction and has been very helpful in relation to the purchase of further parts for my rifle. My experience of dealing with this company has been excellent and I will not hesitate to use this service in the future.
"Both a collector and supplier of the trade, I experience both sides of the coin. John is approachable, knowledgeable of his craft and honest in his dealings. I recently had occasion to seek John's help in adding a piece to my personal collection and couldn't have asked for anything more."
"First of all, thanks to John and his kind offer of instalment payments.
My L1A1 arrived via courier and after signing for it, found it to be extremely well packaged.
The item was in better condition than I would have expected a 50 year old rifle to be. More than pleased with the deactivation, and I shall certainly do business with Mr Clark again if he has any items that I wish to purchase. Outstanding service, and a very friendly, knowledgeable person to deal with. I can recommend this man and his business unreservedly."
Regards and best wishes,
Both the L2A1 and Sten MkIII arrived bang on time as promised.
Both have exceeded my expectations, both of the guns are of exceptional quality and to say I am very pleased would be an understatement.
As a discerning collector of many years I can not recommend your service highly enough, your knowledge, attention to detail and very competitive pricing is unique in my experience.
It has truly been a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to doing more in the near future.
Very many thanks, Chris Matt.
I've recently bought an M3 Grease Gun from John and the whole buying process from start to finish has been outstanding in every respect.
The web site is one of the best I've seen for the ease of use and clarity and quality of photographs , giving an excellent idea of exactly what you're purchasing.
The communication throughout the purchase demonstrates a superior level of customer service and then there's the item itself.
The weapon is in immaculate condition and is an outstanding addition to my collection.
Many thanks once again.
Do I get a discount for this?
With regards as always, Mike.
I have been buying from John Clark for two years now and recently I have bought two quality deacs, a Kongsberg Colt and a RZM PPK.
Both are fantastic and rare items and I am delighted with them both.
The great thing about buying from John is that the research he does is informative and accurate, the pictures are quality and detailed.
I do not need to see the guns before buying, the description, honest appraisal and photos tell me all I need to know. Above all John is a man of his word and a pleasure to deal with.
Thank-you. David Baker.
I recently bought a P1853 musket from John via his web site. I would very much like to compliment him on the item as it is excellent, a real beauty and better even than his description. Communication and delivery were suburb and John even though recovering from an illness had the item delivered by secure courier before I expected it could be done. Many thanks John and my compliments on your splendid service. If I should wish to buy similar items again I'll know where to look first.
22nd January 2013
'We are making our first documentary about WW2 and this was our first foray into the world of deactivated guns. Naturally for authenticity sake we were keen to acquire 'The Real Mcoy' as props for the close up scenes.
We bought two rifles from John, one for the Brits and one for the Hun, oh and a Genuine US cavalry dispatch riders bag just for fun. ( THE ultimate man bag as John so rightly says!)
We'd just like to take this opportunity to say that we were absolutely delighted with the quality of 'The Merchandise' we received. Added to that, John's sales service, packaging and friendly advice is absolutely first class and we look forward to purchasing more goodies from him in the future.
Steve, "Airborne Art"
P.S Our only regret... Someone pipped us to the post and got the Thompson!
John was good enough to offer flexible terms and was very patient awaiting payment.
The deactivated Thompson arrived well packed and I found it better than described, a wonderful piece to add to the collection. Needless to say, I am more than happy with the purchase and it was a pleasure to do business with John, and I would highly recommend him.
I’ll be watching this site in the future for possible additions to my collection.
1911 arrived today, Johns been very helpful and his service is second to none, very, very happy!
This is my second purchase and I will be back for more, thanks again John.
Being a small private collector and no real access to traders except via the internet.
It was a joy to find John's site and talk to him in person. Very knowledgeable and prompt in getting things moving.
Wouldn't hesitate to purchase from him in the future.
Rifle arrived today, great gun, great service thank you very much indeed.
Thanks John, for the L1A1 received today. Lovely piece, just as you described. Certainly never seen one quite as sympathetically deactivated. I'm sure we will be dealing again in the future.
Regards, Andrew Dineen
There is an advert which states "it does what it says on the tin".
I think that John falls into the same category. I have just purchased a handgun from him for my collection and can say that the description in the advert was more than matched by the gun. I can also confirm the point made by another person in that he goes the "extra mile". I for one hope to be a returning customer.
Bought a gun and was exactly as described and would definitely buy from him again! Great site.
This Gentleman always goes the Extra Mile to Please a Customer!
Nothing is too much trouble to satisfy a Customer if he is in a Position to do so.
A Conscientious Procurer of Fine Quality Collector Grade Items!
I heartily Recommend John to anyone looking for a sound,top notch item for their own collection! You will have to go a LONG way to compete with THIS Seller!
"When I'm looking for a pistol I want to see what I'm getting as well as a realistic appraisal of the piece. Too many times I've had to go back to ask for better images and also for further information that should have been listed in the first place.
With Classic-Firearms each piece is very well photographed (best I've come across) and a fair description of the piece is given, for example high point wear or this is an original magazine but not issued with this year code pistol.
I'm hoping to buy more items in the future"
Kevin, London SE.
I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the service provided by the www.classic-firearms.co.uk, and with you in particular.
Don't even know where to start. Conversations were great, the deal was amazing, responses' time to my questions took no time at all. Gun is excellent, postage is quick, arrived safely well packed. What else I can ask for?
I have been impressed with your approach and from what I have seen to date, I have in fact already forwarded your name to couple of fellow collectors.
With Regards Victor
I bought a lovely deac from John, it was exactly as he described, I was very happy with it and I would definitely buy from him again in the future, Highly Recommended to anyone.
I have purchased two guns from John, which have been exactly how they were described. Both top quality items. He is a genuine man with a passion in this field. Great to talk to and very knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
I've bought several fine deacs from John and never been disappointed .
Received my 1942 M1 Garand today and what a wonderful piece of history I've acquired.
I had no problems whatsoever, quick shipping, item exactly as described - what a brilliant company to deal with!
John doesn't just sell guns for the money, he sources the best quality weapons available and takes time to describe them in every detail, you can tell he loves the weapons he sells and it shows!
Very helpful from start to finish and what a joy to hear one of the most famous sounds of world war 2 as the clip ejects from the rifle with a satisfying "ping". I can't rate this guy highly enough, if you want the best authentic weapons for a great price then you've come to right place. Thanks again John, from one very happy customer.