There are two kinds of visitor to this site:

VISITOR TYPE 1: The owner of 1 or two guns who wants to find out about them, the gun maker who made them and the date they were made. He usually has little interest in the detailed aspects of designs, patents, ballistics or similar details. He seldom has a need to use our Forums.

The owner of two or more guns, his interests are deeper and wide-ranging, he may be an expert in guns and shooting, and may be a regular contributor to our Forums.
It costs money to expand and up-date this site, and to research and answer individual questions, and to deal promptly and efficiently with the day-to-day running of it. Nowadays, most people realize that the idea that everything on the internet should be free, is out-of-date and unrealistic. There are costs and somebody has to cover them!

Many people come to this site once every year or so, and get all the info they want from the historical database. We ask them for £9.99 for a 7 day subscription. If you think this is a lot, please bear in mind that you might buy 2 or 3 reference books at £50-£700 each and, if you get any useful info you probably won't get all the info that is available, and you cannot search them electronically. If you subscribe to this club and do not get what you want in the historical database or elsewhere on the site, you can ask on the Forums. Some knowledgeable person may give you the answer and we will certainly try to find it for you. If the answer is not found, at least you know the info is not readily available!
We have to restrict the ability to ask questions on the Forums to registered members only.
If you think you will be coming to the site for info twice (or more) in a year, it makes sense to take the annual subscription at £19.99.
Members will be notified by email when their subscription nears expiry.