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Watson Bros Gun History

Watson Bros was founded by Thomas Watson in 1875 taking over the premises of Durs Egg. In 1885 Thomas senior handed over the firm to his two sons Arthur and Thomas.

The Watson Bros records go back to 1875 from our original premises in Pall mall all the way through to Towerbridge rd where we manufacture and restore guns today.

Should you be interested in tracing the history of your gun please send us the gun serial number and the name of the gun. Please note that the name of the gun should be either Thomas Watson or Watson Bros. Any other name is not associated with ourselves and we do not hold any records.

To complete, once purchased please email admin@watsonbrosgunmakers.com with all your details, serial number and type of gun also any other information you feel relevant. We will respond once our research is completed usually within two weeks.

£45.

Boss & co 12 Hammergun

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Boss & co 12 Sidelever Hammergun. £19,950

Made in 1883 this original rare Boss side lever hammergun in the longterm ownership of W.H.Tucker who fought in the First World War (docs available) and whose name is embossed on the case.

serial number 3970 with 30″ Damascus brls,  2 1/2″ chambers outstanding bores of L .730″ with  min wall .036″ R .731″ with min wall .033″  open chokes. 

Gun weight 7lb 1/2oz

Perfectly executed profuse fine scroll

Looks to be original stock of 15 1/2″ with extension of 1/14″ 

in its original case embossed W.H.Tucker.

£19950

£19,950

Piotti pair 12 £8750

Pair of Piotti 12 bore side by sides £8750

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Piotti 12 bore side by sides

Pair of Piotti game guns

12 BORE /side by sides

Finest Italian guns of the modern era. Piotti pride themselves in making handmade guns to a very similar fashion to English guns.

This pair although plain action border engraved with case colour have all the best elements you expect to see in a pair of guns. Sidelock ejectors , self opening with the Holland system and quite frankly impossible to make at this money.

Barrels are 27 5/8" 70mm chambers choked full and half in both guns. Bores are perfect at .727" The wall thickness is comparable to a new gun with minimum walls of .028" .030" .032" .028"

These double trigger guns weigh 7lb 10z with stock measurements of length 15 5/8" inc 1" wood extension Bend of 1 1/2"  2" and a cast off of 3/8"

All for the sum of £8750

£8,750

Watson Bros 20 £65,000

Pair of Watson Bros 20 Over Unders £65,000.

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Pair of Watson Bros 20 Bore Over Unders

20 BORE / OVER UNDER

Made in 2002 this pair of 20 bore over under were our first pair of round body guns

Made with 28" barrels 70mm chambers and 6mm wide top ribs. Choked 1/4 and 1/2

Weight 6lb 1oz

Perfectly executed profuse fine scroll with game scenes of Pheasant duck  grouse and Partridge  by Martin Smith on these sidelock round body actions with single triggers.

Deluxe pistol grip stocks of 14 1/4"" length.

Cased

£65,000

Watson Bros 12 £8450.

Watson Bros 12 side by side £8,450

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 Watson Bros game gun

12 BORE /side by side

Beautifully restored by ourselves this 12 bore sidelock ejector.With very good condition 27" barrels with 2 3/4 chambers, 1/4 and 3/4 chokes. Minimum wall thickness of .028" in both bores. Bore sizes of  Left .731" Right .732" proofed at .729"   Engraved with small scroll and name inlaid in gold. Carved breech ends and all set off with case colour hardening. All wood stock length of 14 3/4". Wrapped in its beautiful lightweight leather case.

£8,450

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