British Gunmakers and clay pigeon trap makers + British Made Gun Cabinets

Established in 1883 William Evans are a gunmaker (gunsmiths) in St james’s, London or a gun assembler / finisher in any case and also sell some British made clothing for men and woman. If it is made in the UK this is specified on the website; otherwise it is not. Particularly some of their own brand is made in the UK. A little Union Flag also appears to also signify made in the UK, but as always, do check before buying. They do not say who makes their clothing for them. Also some accessories, homeware and gifts at William Evans are made in the UK. They also stock MUSTO, but I suspect this is made abroad.

Launched in 2010, Longthorne Gunmakers is another manufacturer of 100% English made shotguns. They say on their website “we manufacture every part of our guns in house” – http://www.longthorneguns.com

Acorn Traps make their automatic clay pigeon traps in Britain – http://www.acorntraps.co.uk

Air Arms manufacture all of their air guns in the UK I am told. No mention of this is made on their website, but some of the pictures on the site clearly show the words “Made in England” on some products, so it seems at least some of their air guns are possibly UK made and is worth checking – http://www.air-arms.co.uk

For shooting sticks please click here.

SMP Security Solutions are British safe manufacturers. They make cash safes, security cabinets, steel security doors, jewellery safes, underfloor safes, drugs cabinets, gun cabinets, etc. Their website has the Made in Britain marque and they describe their safes as a “quality British made product from a trusted security safes manufacturer” – http://www.smpsecurity.co.uk

21st Century Antiques make exclusive wooden home office furniture such as desks, swivel chairs, filing cabinets and bookcases. According to their website “All our Furniture in handcrafted in the United Kingdom by our skilled craftsmen and hand finished to the highest standards creating truly timeless pieces of period furniture.” They also make gun cabinets of steel but disguised as pieces of fine furniture. Of these they say “Our Unique Cabinets are produced in a choice of 5 different wood finishes and are handcrafted in the UK by our skilled craftsmen and hand finished to the highest standards” – http://www.21stantiques.com

Brattonsound Gunsafes, established in 1982, are British made. Their website carries the words ‘Made in Britain’ and a little round Union Flag logo and they say “our products are proudly manufactured and distributed from our state of the art factory in Surrey”. These metal gun safes are available from gun shops across the UK and Brattonsound does not sell direct to the public – http://www.brattonsound.co.uk

The Bespoke Furniture Company / The Bespoke Gun Cabinet Company specialise in exclusive bespoke gun cabinets, radiator cabinets and furniture. They say on their website “From our purpose-built workshop in Warwickshire we create beautiful pieces of furniture with meticulous attention to detail that would rival any other company in our field”. They make wooden furniture for kitchens, home offices, games rooms, bedrooms, etc plus radiator cabinets and gun cabinets designed to look like a piece of furniture but wit a metal gunsafe inside – http://www.thebespokefurniturecompany.co.uk – http://www.thebespokeguncabinetcompany.co.uk

Simon Reynolds Cabinetmaker offers bespoke handmade furniture that appears to all be made in his workshop in Norfolk. Items made include wooden gun cabinets (designed to have a metal unsafe inside), gun maintenance tables, field gun chests, dining tables, trophy and display cabinets, sideboards, chests of drawers, blanket boxes,  coffee tables, dressers, occasional furniture, fitted cupboards, dining chairs and footstools. No idea of the prices – http://www.simonreynoldscabinetmaker.co.uk

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7 thoughts on “British Gunmakers and clay pigeon trap makers + British Made Gun Cabinets

  1. Elaine Stewart

    Hello I just wondered why our company (Longthorne Gunmakers) was mentioned on William Evans site. William Evans are not a stockist of our guns(currently at least) and we have no association with them, perhaps this has been done in error. We are a 100% english manufacturer of our own range sold direct under the ‘Longthorne’ registered brand

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    1. ukmade Post author

      Hello. Yes, I can see the article might be a bit misleading and I have amended it now. You can see it at http://wp.me/p2KOue-118. The article started off being about William Evans and later I added your company, Longthorne, when I came across you as another British gunmaker. If you have an interesting story to tell about making guns in the UK, then perhaps you might consider writing a short guest article, which I would be happy to feature. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. merrick marshall

    what about webley air guns. I have one that i bought 5 or so years ago, Have they gone out of business?

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    1. ukmade Post author

      Hello. Unfortunately the brand Webley and Scott (Webley) is now made in Turkey. Air gun production at the Birmingham factory continued until 22 December 2005, when the company closed down. The name was then purchased by others and production moved abroad. Webley themselves recognise that this led to a fall in quality and this is discussed on their current website at http://www.webley.co.uk/pages/faq.html.

      Webley & Scott was an arms manufacturer in Birmingham, England. Webley produced handguns and long guns from 1834 to 1979, when the company ceased to manufacture firearms and instead focused on producing air pistols and air rifles. Webley was famous for the revolvers and automatic pistols it supplied to the British Empire’s military, particularly the British Army, from 1887 through both World War I and World War II. As I said above, production in Birmingham ceased in 2005. Further information on Webley guns can be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webley_%26_Scott.

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