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.

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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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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.

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

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.

4 Bore

Four Bore | From £98,000

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4 Bore

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

From £98,000

High Pheasant £72,000

The High Pheasant Left Hand Opening |  £72,000

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The High Pheasant Left Hand Opening

12 bore 32" barrels with 3" chamber, full choke with an elevated ventilated rib
What adds to the uniqueness of this gun is that it is a true left handed gun with left handed opening and a roundbody single trigger
As ever the 15½” stock is made from deluxe walnut
Adorned with our Edwardian scroll and carved pheasant with the lovely touch of raised lettering
The gun weight is 8 lb – ideal for heavier loads
French blocked case with canvas outer, accessories included 

 £72,000

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