Meet the Gunmakers


Under the guidance of Watson Bros owner, Michael Louca, with over thirty years of experience - our team can tackle any problem.

The Team


Michael Louca

Owner & Director

Michael has grown Watson Bros into a name known for beautiful designs and functionality. As the owner he oversees everything from training the apprentices to inspecting every gun that passes through our doors. When not at his bench Michael enjoys tinkering on his cars and spending time with his family.

Ryan Glyde

Barrel Maker

This man has the aura of a bear but handles a file like a neurosurgeon. Having already dedicated over half his life to Watson Bros. he has become a specialist in a barrels weight, balance and shape.

James Brown

Actioner

Between hand crafting knives and being a welcomed source of snacks, James brings the team his knowledge of actioning and machining. After eight years at Watson Bros, James is responsible for turning all our designs into a reality.

Shane Scase

Finsher

Shane discovered his passion for guns at an early age and as an accomplished 4th year apprentice he’s found a niche in gunmaking. When not at his bench, Shane enjoys Muay Thai and MMA between days of hunting and clay shooting.

Bradley Topley

Apprentice

When not busy learning how to shoot with instruction from Shane, chasing balls on the golf course or spending the day fishing, Bradley brings the team some fresh youth as a 1st year apprentice whose currently learning the role of finisher.

The hand of a craftmans engaged in his craft is always pure.

-Manu

Interested in Joining the Team?

We take pride in the craftsmanship behind every product we produce for our clients. As a result we are always looking for more artisan gunmakers to join our team.

Craftsmanship is almost a forgotten art but their is a growing resurgence and desire amongst young people to learn the skills needed to become one of the reasons that made Britain great. Unfortunately the opportunities to learn are few and far between, however we have two vacancies for the right candidates.

No experience necessary, all training is done in house by expert gunmaker and owner, Michael Louca.

Job Description

Role of Ejector & Lockmaker

  • Making the components from the correct steels to fit the guns
  • After four years you are expected to be able to fit parts to exacting tolerances so all parts work efficiently to fire the gun
  • Fitting springs
  • Making cams with runs to tolerance of .001″
  • Making pivot points to exacting standards

Skills Required


  • Good with hands
  • Basic Machinery
  • Team Player
  • Maths