Gun History

Gun History | £45.

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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

James Purdey 16 Bore

16 Bore Purdey bar-in -wood hammergun £16,950

 

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16 bore James Purdey Bar-in-Wood Hammergun

A rare opportunity to acquire a fine condition 16 bore top lever bar-in-wood hammergun by JamesPurdey&sons

Built in 1877  The 29" Damascus choked barrels with 2 3/4" chambers. clean bores .The gun has been restocked to 15 1/2" with deluxe wood befitting the period.

Cased in an original fully restored Oak and leather Purdey hammergun case.

£16,950

The Hammergun

The Hammergun | From £76,000

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Hammer Guns

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.

From £76,000

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