Meet the Gunmakers
Under the guidance of Watson Bros owner, Michael Louca, with over thirty years of experience - our team can tackle any problem.
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.
Starting his apprenticeship at age 17, Ryan has already dedicated over half his life to Watson Bros. and has become a specialist in a barrels weight, balance and shape.
After studying engineering for two years, James began his apprenticeship at Watson Bros in actioning and machining. Now with the company for eight years, James has been on our journey developing 4 bores and hammergun actions.
Shane discovered his passion for guns at an early age and as an accomplished 4th year apprentice he’s found a niche in gunmaking.
A 2nd year apprentice whose currently learning the role of finisher.
Richard brings the team some fresh youth after completing two years at college, as a 1st year apprentice currently learning the role of ejector work.
The newest member to the Watson Bros team, Alex recently began working after obtaining a degree in gunsmithing in Belgium.
The hand of a craftmans engaged in his craft is always pure.
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 a vacancy for the right candidate.
No experience necessary, all training is done in house by expert gunmaker and owner, Michael Louca.
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
- Good with hands
- Basic Machinery
- Team Player