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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

Pair Watson 12 £19,000

Pair of Watson Bros side by sides £19,000

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Pair of Watson Bros game guns

12 BORE /side by sides

Pleased to have acquired this time capsule pair of guns. Purpose made in the 1930's for driven game. Engraved by the legendary Harry Kell with his classic style and carved breechends.

Made with 29" barrels with very good wall thicknesses and bores.

The perfectly matched pair of stocks were restocked in the 90's to 14 3/4" all wood.

In their original case with original canvas outer which are a grand lesson in craftsmanship to be admired.

£19,000

Watson Bros 4 £98,000

Watson Bros 4Bore £98000

 

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Watson Bros 4Bore

42" barrels with wide concave rib and full choked.

Sidelock ejector with single trigger, third grip and side clips.

15 /14" pistol grip deluxe stock .

Ornately engraved by Andy Miles with oak leaves in relief.

Finished to a weight of 18lbs.

Designed and made in our Towerbridge rd factory.

£98,000.

28 Bore Pigeon gun

28 bore pigeon gun | £65,000.

 

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Watson Bros 28 Bore

28 BORE / Pigeon Gun

A new gun ready for the final finishing stage and adjusting to clients measurements.

A self opening sidelock ejector round body with our signature coffin shape action.

Barrels - 29 1/2". Choked both 3/4 presently with a wide raised matted flat top rib giving superb pointability.

A beavertail forend and pistol grip stock made from deluxe walnut.

Actioned round body with sideclips fitted with double triggers.

Engraving ornately carved with Oak leaves, complementary carving down the barrels with a carved/pierced lever adorned with a pheasant head.

The whole piece wrapped in a lightweight brown leather case ,yellow stitching and blue interior.

 

£65,000

Watson Bros 12 £21,750.

Watson Bros 12 bore Side by side self opener.

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Watson Bros

12 bore side by side built in the 1990's

12 Bore side by side made in 1994

A Holland and holland type self opener game gun with double beaded back intricate small scroll and game scene engraved with Partridge woodcock and duck.

The gun has lively 27" gamerib barrels with 1/4 and 3/4 chokes. Chambered 2 /34"

Deluxe stock of 14 3/4"

Complete in its French blocked case with Tools .

£21,750.

£21,750.

Pair 12 Bertuzzi’s £58,000

Pair of Bertuzzi Over Unders £58,000

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Pair of Bertuzzi 12 Bore Over Unders

12 BORE / OVER UNDER

So pleased to be fortunate enough to have acquired what is the holy grail of Italian guns.

The Bertuzzi Brothers were known to make only the finest guns available in Italy and this pair are no exception.

Made with 28" barrels 2 3/4 chambers and 9mm wide top ribs. Choked 3/4 and full. 

Perfectly executed profuse fine scroll on these sidelock actions with single triggers.

Deluxe straighthand stocks of 15" length.

Cased

£58,000

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