Rowland Watson Gunmakers, incorporating Thomas Wild Gunmakers and Elliot & Son Gunsmiths
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welcome to rowland watson & thomas wild


For nearly 3 centuries, Rowland Watson and Thomas Wild were amongst the most prolific names in the Birmingham gunmaking industry, making guns for the public as well as producing guns for other historic names such as William Powell, Webley, W. Ford, and G. E. Lewis, to name a few. The ubiquitous Thomas Wild hammer gun proved immensely popular from its inception, and remained in production long after hammer guns became obsolete, giving shooters a modest, affordable and reliable alternative to the offerings of other makers and becoming iconic in its own right.


Find out more about our history & make a provenance enquiry for your gun.

The Gunroom

View our guns for sale & guns in progress.


Our range of shooting accessories.

Our Services

Discover our services, from routine maintenance to alterations; minor repairs to complete restorations.