Joshua Manton: Good to know my great great great great great... Grandfather is a legend in British gun making history
Anne Castle: Another gun maker was James Beattie who had a shop on RegentSt. from the 1840s to the 1870s. He made rifles, revolvers and dueling pistols and hired Italian craftsmen for the metal engraving on these firearms.
jas20per: Oh! you left out Boss & Co one of the most famous of the finest British Gun makers. Also why did you not mention those beautiful "Bar in Wood" transition from muzzle loading to breach loading guns that are snap action with thumb leaver opening built by Purdey??? And finally you could have said that many guns built in the Victorian era by the top makers are still in use today, my own Purdey was built in the 1860s
Navaratna Rajaram: I used a purdey shotgun imported in India. When I moved to the States, I bought a Browning Citori which I found more shootable. Browning is underrated.
simon west: Diamonddog I work for boss ,you will never buy a boss , because we don't deal with racist assholes
Sceadugenga: Beautiful guns, a masterpiece of engineering. Something really special about these guns, all of the top makers included, absolute epitome of skills from those that make them. I know, as I did my 5 year apprenticeship as a stocker with Boss & Co in the mid 60's. I'm pleased to see that these guns and the skills of the gunmakers have survived. The Boss guns we made were the price of a house, my wages weren't much more than the cost of the rail fare to work and a bottle of sherry as a Christmas bonus. Sadly, as a result I left after completing my apprenticeship, as did most of the apprentices (action makers, barrel makers etc) that were there at the same time. It was a real old fashioned experience though, the gunshop was on the south side of Southwark Bridge and very old style with huge leather drive belts running a whole range of electric power tools, it was like something out of a pickleens novel. Health and Safety experts would be horrified in todays world.
saminthescamp: Neat video
TexHun92: You forgot the Scottish gun maker Charles Ingram. He made some of the finest target rifles and sporting shotguns in the late 1800's. I just recently acquired a C.Ingram double barrel 12gauge side lever, Beautiful example of a fine gun.
tomsterism: Excellent piece. Well done. I learnt much!
MrSottobanco: Funny how your other videos come across as being from a typical obsessed gamer. This one shows sophistication.
dunkintheshed: Really great
foodjunky163: Anyone else keep thinking of lock,stock and 2 smoking barrels lol?
diamonddog257: I can afford a 'London Worst'...I mean;...uhhhh...-did he ever shoot those dogs?.....
etc.....what I find funny is that Purdey has a doc. on you-tube....while there is nothing on Boss....great vid, thx
jamoore3192: That was great!!
chaparral285: Anybody ever heard of WH.Thompson&Co Makers Birmingham ?
albionsseed: Vey nicely done! Excellent visual continuity, good choice of background music and informative.
lovatscout1: proper great vid very well done
Famous British Gun Makers | 19th & 20th C.5
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