Watson Bros. guns are made almost entirely by hand insuring individually and attention to detail, which no machine can equal.

At Watson Bros Gunmakers our objective is to create our mixture of art with our extensive knowledge of gunmaking to bring you this special blend of craftsmanship that you can admire in the field and gunroom. We specialise in innovation and design, manufacturing our eclectic range of guns in our Tower of London premises where we train the best craftsmen to hand make the very best styled guns. From our unique double barrel four bore sidelock ejector, hammer ejectors  to our registered design roundbody over and under, featured in an exhibition at the V&A museum.

All Watson Bros. shotguns and rifles are man made in the City of London by craftsmen, all personally trained by proprietor, Michael Louca. We also carry a varied selection of fine shotguns and accessories for sale in our online store.

The Team

Under the guidance of Watson Bros owner, Michael Louca, with over forty years of experience - our team can tackle any problem.

Michael Louca

Owner & Gunmaker
Started my career in 1977, apprenticed atJames Purdey & Sons. As a barrel maker and then action filing which wasn’t enough for young Louca, Having lots of drive and ambition in his quest to design and build guns in 1985 started manufacturing guns for the trade and in 1989 bought Watson bros where all his designs including patent roundbody coffin shape side by sides, 4 bores, lightweight over unders with a unique ejector system. Hammer ejectors and now a revolutionary new over under ejector system with only two moving parts. Trains every gunmaker in Watson bros and now is the only London gun makers still owned by a gunmaker.

Mark Labett

With over thirty five years experience in the guntrade. Mark apprenticed at Boss & Co. He previously worked for James Purdey and Holland and Holland learning various actioning,finishing and ejectorwork techniques. Now helping develop our eclectic range of guns from 4bore to .410" over under and now drop lock guns.

Matt Myers

Matt has spent his whole working life in the tech drawing industry, working in a variety of fields from cars , trains , guitars to guns. He puts all our flat lay designs onto computer changing them into 3d models. His has 25 years experience in engineering in many environments, designing all kinds of products. Notable previous clients include Atlantic Design & Transportation, CeresPower, Eaton-Williams Ltd, Royal Enfield Motorcycles, Triumph Motorcycles to name but a few.


Having A levels in engineering and physics and coming from a metal spinning background Jon-Paul is a great asset to the team here at Watson Bros. In his spare time Jon-Paul modifies his Vauxhall Viva classic car along with designing and manufacturing bespoke one off parts.

Jan Staines

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