About Us - our mission statement

The mission of the Vintagers, a non profit Incorporated Club, is to provide opportunities for the use, appreciation and collection of side-by-side vintage/classic sporting shotguns and rifles built from 1860 to 1940.

• The purpose of the Vintagers is to maintain and operate side-by-side vintage/classic sporting shotguns and rifles, to conduct firearms use, display exhibitions, and historical re-enactments of the use of firearms, and to promote/organize ethical hunting, conservation, and safety.

• This Club commenced in June 2000 when four friends who had an affinity with both vintage/classic sporting shotguns and the game of sporting clays, recognised that in general the emphasis on score and individual competition grading discouraged the use of fine game guns at clay target events. In response, they set up shoots with emphasis on fun targets, period attire, fine dining and good fellowship.

• Membership in the Vintagers is available to those who share our enthusiasm for the vintage/classic Double Gun. Members are invited to all shooting and social events promoted by the Vintagers.

• Members shall make every effort to use a side-by-side cartridge or percussion gun of good quality, and proper attire, that reflect the Vintage Years (1860-1940).