Charles Boswell 8 £11,950

Double 8 bore | £11,950

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8 BORE / HAMMERGUN
A big bore gun in rare fine original condition with original 36″ Damascus full choke barrels exactly at the proof size .

£11,950

Gun History

Gun History | £75

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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 Road where we manufacture and restore guns today.

Should you purchase the history of your gun:

  • Please send us an enquiry through our contact form or email us at admin@watsonbrosgunmakers.com and include the gun serial number, the name of the gun as well as any other relevant information.
  • 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.

We will respond once our research is completed, usually within two weeks.

£75

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

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 12 Bore

side by side| £sold

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Watson Bros. 12 bore side by side deluxe

 

Gun 8004 Built in 1920 - Best side lock ejector - 30" barrels choked full and half with .733" bores. Very good wall thicknesses of minimum .027" and game rib.

This double trigger gun has a third grip, auto-safety and is profusely engraved by Harry Kell in his signature style.  The gun has been restocked to 15" with a beautiful piece of wood that befits the period.

The gun weight is 6lb 10oz

Complimented with its beautiful original case,  restored but keeping its original label.  Complete with its original tools and accessories and for protection, a deluxe new canvas outer.

 

 

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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

Watson Bros .410″ ejector

 

Watson Bros .410|£sold

 

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Watson Bros .410"

A rare .410" boxlock ejector , totally restored in our factory. We acquired this beautiful little 26" barrelled boxlock (unusually with sideclips) some 2 years ago and decided that this was such a beautiful mechanical piece it would be nice to lose its plain Jane look and enhance it as much as we could.

Starting off with a new 15 1/2" pistol gripped stock using deluxe wood inc a new forend. We then carved the whole gun with Oak leaves including the heavily engraved breechends of the barrels. After a complete mechanical overhaul, we complimented this beauty with the restoration of its original brass cornered leather case with a complete refit including a new lining and fittings for oil bottle and snap caps, even its original wiping rod got spoilt with a new leather sleeve. No expense spared..

All for the sum of £16,950

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Watson Bros | 28 Bore

Watson Bros 28 bore over under £sold

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28 bore round body over under with 29″ barrels. 6mm file cut rib 2 3/4″ case. Engraved with Edwardian scroll in relief. Single trigger stocked with deluxe Turkish walnut to 15″ .
Weight 5lb 12 0z.

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Beretta Giubileo | 12 Bore

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Beretta Giubileo | £7,950

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Beretta Giubileo 12 Bore Single Trigger

12 BORE / SINGLE TRIGGER

30" barrels, 3" chambers, 3/4 + 1/2 chokes. Single selective trigger. 14 7/8"" well figured stock. Engraved with English partridge scenes framed with beautiful floral scroll. Cased.

 

£7,950

Thomas Bland .410″

Thomas Bland .410″ | £1,850

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Thomas Bland .410″

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A rare .410″ boxlock non ejector,
28″ barrels with 3″ chambers.
Choked 1/4 and full.
A tidy one piece stock with a length of 14 1/4″.
This gun also comes in its original case.

£1,850

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