Watson Bros 12 Bore | £135,000
A beautiful pair of 12 bore Roundbody sidelock ejectors.
The guns are now near completion , built with a desire to make a pair of guns light , elegant and of course beautiful. They incorporate all the features one would expect to find on a best handmade pair of guns. Obviously at the moment the guns are photographed with slave pins. The new pins ready to be fitted once finishing is completed.
Engraving by Erich Friedrich the scenes all beautifully carved and complimented with Nero D'Avola Leaf pattern. The Watson bros legend and numbering all executed in block relief .
The slender roundbody straight hand stocks of 15 1/2" length.
The guncase will be designed to suit the clients wishes.
Watson Bros 4 Bore| £95,000
Watson Bros 4 Bore.
36" Barrels with 7/16" concave rib. Action made from a drop forging with third grip and clips. 4" chambered to shoot up to a 4 ounce load with full choke in both barrels. Single trigger sidelock ejector with carved fences and gamescenes of geese in flight complemented with name inlaid in gold and open scroll pattern by Pete Spode. Stocked with a pistol grip and the depth of the stock left fuller to accomodate shortening. Designed by Michael Louca and made in our Towerbridge factory. Finished weight of 17lb.
All for the sum of £95,000
28 bore pigeon | £67,000.
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.
The Hammergun | From £79,000
The passion for hammerguns was ignited from getting my first Purdey Bar in Wood pigeon gun which I still own. I enjoy shooting the gun so much that I decided to design and manufacture a hammer ejector . People often asked well why not self cocking? Answer is very simple the romance of the hammergun is in pulling back the hammers.
This particular gun is made as a live pigeon gun, nice big flat top stipled rib with beavertail forend. Third grip and clips on the action for more support. The pistol gripped stock also helps to complete the stable platform for this type of shooting which is nowadays seen as a heavier load high bird gun. The gun also has original damascus extra barrels.
The models in production at the moment are:
12 bore 30" hammer ejectors with Damascus extra barrels if required. Safety or non safety fitted. Double or single trigger. Double beaded back.
Game Gun - Over and Under | From £75,000
Game Gun - Over and Under
We were honoured to be invited by the Victoria and Albert museum to submit an over under shotgun to go in there power of making exhibition in 2....
We were chosen because of our ground breaking design of a game weight 12 bore round body over under weighing 6 lb 8 oz. also because it was designed and handmade in London.
The specifications are 28" brls 2 3/4" chambers gamescene engraved. Single trigger with a 15 1/2" stock.
Four Bore | From £95,000
Specially designed four bore sidelock ejector this is the only correctly proportioned four bore being manufactured in England
Made in our Towerbridge workshop and designed by Michael Louca
Barrel lengths can be from 36" to 42"
Weight is from 17lb to 20lb depending on the cartridge weight which can be 3 1/2 ounces to 4 ounces
Double trigger or single trigger
Pistol grip is advised
Exhibition grade wood
Stocked to your measurements
Engraving is included from one of our many patterns
Guncase is an extra cost dependant on the type of case required
The Pigeon | From £70,000
There has always been a fascination for the pigeon gun, this was borne out of seeking an advantage against your competitors at live pigeon shooting, usually their was a lot of money at stake!
To shoot fast and get a good sight picture a broad, higher than normal matted flat top rib was the order of the day this enabled the shooter to shoot high as the bird was always rising out of the trap, of course to guarantee a kill within the perimeter a full choke would often be used.
Bigger cartridges and more pellets so 2¾" or 3" heavy loads were used. To make the gun strong enough side-clips and a third grip were required on the action. Of course with all this came the need for more weight. You can expect a side-by-side pigeon gun to be in excess of
7 1/2 lb to give a stable platform for the shooter.
Nowadays the pigeon gun has seen a resurgence as a high-bird gun. They share the same characteristics in the field, but the pigeon gun has developed into being not just a heavy breeched with heavy load gun. Today's pigeon gun has to have a certain style that goes with it.
30" barrels, high broad flat top matted rib, ¾ or full choke.
Third grip and clips on a larger action.
Single or double trigger
Stock to be pistol grip with long beaver tail for-end and probably adorned with heel and toe pieces. Some are auto safety option.
Carved breechends with heavy engraving.
Complemented with a deluxe case with canvas outer