This is the last of the air-gun related articles out of The Marksman. It is one of the most interesting, too. Mr. Stokes, writes about his experience with air-guns in the UK for 40 years in 1950!
One of the most interesting parts is how he relates the impact of the BSA Improved Model D and it's rifled barrel in combination with the new waisted pellet. The BSA was a watershed point in modern air-gun history. Stokes does a fine job of describing his first-hand experience of this.
I have no idea what the Lane Bros. air gun is. Perhaps one of our English friends can help on this one.
Also, Mr. Stokes view of the old large-bore pneumatics as being sinister instruments was a commonly held view at that time. The colorful way he expresses this view is priceless.