British Gunmakers of the 21st Centuary - Donald Dallas

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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.

About the author

Donald Dallas, a graduate of the London School of Economics is, by profession, a teacher of history. His particular interest has always been the history of the sporting gun and his previous books include Boss & Co, Builder of Best Guns Only; James Purdey & Sons, Gun and Rifle Makers; Holland & Holland, The Royal Gunmaker; and in 2017, Alexander Henry, Rifle Maker.

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