British Gunmakers of the 21st Century

Donald Dallas



ISBN: 9781846892912

PUBLICATION DATE: November 22, 2018

CATEGORY: Gifts and History, Shooting Books

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 136 pages

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In the nineteenth century there were thousands of British gunmakers plying their trade the length and breadth of the land building all qualities of gun and rifle. Gunmakers have dwindled to a very small number today but the nature of the trade has changed from volume production to exclusive best guns only.

British gunmakers have embraced the new technology on offer and by using a combination of CNC machining and new steels allied to traditional gunmaking skills, they are building superb quality guns and rifles to the highest standards. Unlike their competitors, British guns are not entirely built by machine and there is a large element of hand craftsmanship in every example built. Not content to rest on their historical laurels, they have introduced new designs and brought their creations right up to date for twenty-first century requirements.

Guns and rifles are all built to the exact specifications of the customer and no two are alike. Each gun is individually made yet designed to embrace modern requirements such as high pheasants, steel shot and so on.

This book shows the great variety of guns and rifles on offer entirely built in Great Britain today and how British gunmakers still continue to lead the world in best quality guns and rifles.

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Meet the author Donald Dallas

Donald Dallas an expert advisor to Holts Auctioneers researching provenance — the leading auction house for modern and antique firearms — assisting with cataloguing and offering expert opinion. In 2018 he was awarded the HBSA President’s Cup for ‘Outstanding Scholarship in the Field of Firearms Research’ in relation to the publication of his book Alexander Henry: Rifle Maker.