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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Slipknot88, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Slipknot88

    Slipknot88 Person of interest

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    Geoff Boxall a great name in the world of airguns has died:(
     
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    Wild Bill co2 Pistol Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    RIP Mr Boxhall.
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    R.I.P Geoff.
     
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    Used to enjoy his articles rip Geoff.
     
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    Real shame, RIP Geoff.
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Another from my Airguner days, people say the mags don't give honest reviews these days but I remember him being more honest than most.
     
  7. Slipknot88

    Slipknot88 Person of interest

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    Very true.
     
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    SlugFest Engaging Member

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    That's sad to hear. His gun tests were PROPER tests ;).....none of the pandering to sponsors of today. Whether Geoff praised it or slated it, you could genuinely trust his judgment. I was looking through some old AGW mags only recently, read one of his reviews and wondered where he would be now. I'm glad he was still around at that point.

    RIP Geoff.
     
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    He was a true gent mate,he lived in Cornwall and in his early 80s.
     
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    Airgunner was an exciting fresh new magazine in 1984 who else has the first edition of 'Airgunner'? John Darling on the front cover iirc?

    Geoff wrote for Airgun World earlier where his review of the Weihrauch 77 I remember the most vividly mostly because it had that famous Winchester look.

    Rest in peace Mr Boxall.
     
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  11. Slipknot88

    Slipknot88 Person of interest

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    He imported the kassnar range of scopes,pellets and the norica range of air rifle's from his company GOWERS in Leighton buzzard, you could always get a bargain there.
     
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    Rest in peace Geoff. I can't really add anything else to what has already been said, just remember his unbiased articles of my youth back in the days when the mags were informative..........dom
     
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    Great shame. Well respected name from my airgunning youth gone.

    RIP
     
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  14. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Sad news
     
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    Redcap 114 Donator (Les)

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    Sad news indeed.

    Regards.
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    :loser: Guilty :thumb:
     
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    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    Very sad, was thinking about putting a thread up about him before xmas. I remember his articles - many too technical for me but the detail and skill was always clear to see. Perhaps he's having a beer with JD...who knows....?
     
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  18. Slipknot88

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    Yep probably,I bet John ford and John whiscome are there too.
     
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