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    Question Anyone used Phillip Legget (Bolton)?

    ...I'm intending to have the stoat that my son shot recently mounted.

    There is a taxidermist in Bolton called Philip Leggett - has anyone used him, or seen any of his work??

    Good , bad , or ugly ?

    If so, waddya reckon? (I'm after a decent job as it is for my son, and will be his first specimen). I work near Bolton so the logistics would be easy, hence the specific enquiry!

    Cheers,

    Merlin
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

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    Merlin,

    Stunning work. Have no fears with him.

    Stan

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    Brilliant work - he's doing my silver medal goat for me. His deer heads are superb; as a stalker he really knows what they're supposed to look like in the flesh. He is busy as hell though, so be prepared for a long wait for your trophies.

    Adam.

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    Cheers guys, appreciate the feedback. I'll get in touch with him tomorrow when I'm back in the office.

    Much obliged.

    ATB,

    Merlin
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    Merlin

    I've not used Phil for any mammal taxidermy but I've had two fish (both Arctic Char) stuffed by him - one was mine, one belonged to a friend. In both cases he did a fantastic job and I'd have no hesitation in taking anything else to him.

    I used him as he came recommended by Dave Hornbrook, who did my gold medal muntjac. Dave's recommendation was good enough for me.

    willie_gunn

    P.S. Adam is right about the time it took, but like anything good it's worth the wait.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Merlin,

    Some piccies of the Springbok he did for me.

    Stan
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    Cheers Stan/Willie - I'd rather wait a litle longer for a decent job than have summat that looks like roadkill; it may only be a stoat, but it IS for my son!!

    (Nice Springbok mount BTW Stan - did you get all 3 on the same trip, and if so, was it planned or just good luck that got the 3 different varieties in fron of you?)

    ATB,

    Merlin
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

    "...Nicely just doesn't cut the cheese....." A new twist on management-speak courtesy of a colleague.

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    Merlin,

    Planned. A week in the Karoo and got the common and white on day 1. Two more days trying to get the black. Day 4 was Mountain Reedbuck, that really hurt. Three other common springbok, Steinbuck and baboon whilst filling time.

    Stan

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    Merlin
    I had a Harris Hawk mounted by Phil about 15 years ago still looksgreat now i know that for the last few years he has been doing a lot of big stuff from Africa and you cant fault it i would recomend him

    Paul

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    Merlin

    Google "pennine taxidermy" Dave Hollingworth is his name and hes at Hollingworth near Manchester his work is second to non and hes a keen deer stalker himself so if you get talking to him and pay cash his prices are very reasonable.

    Thanks

    Deer Stalker

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