Gun History

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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

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 12 Bore

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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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Watson Bros | 12 Bore

Pair of Watson Bros Side by Sides | £14,500

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Pair of Watson Bros

12 BORE / SIDE BY SIDE

Made in 1933 to the following spec

29 1/4" barrels with 2 3/4" chambers. 1/4 and 1/2 choked

Beautiful house scroll of the period complemented with case colour hardening

Double triggered with 15 1/2" fine stocks including 1 1/8" buffalo horn pads.

Presented in their original oak and leather case.

£14,500.

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