Holland and Holland

Bespoke Guns

The Art of Gunmaking

The Holland & Holland Way

Since 1893, our London factory has produced the world’s finest sporting shotguns and rifles.

Today, craftsmanship and technology blend seamlessly to continue the tradition.

Time-served gunmakers and state-of-the-art machinery combine perfectly to instil quality and artistry into every gun and rifle.

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The Barrels

Perfectly Sculpted

How they are made

From rough forgings to perfectly struck, beautifully concentric tubes.

Ribs are laid flat with total symmetry and the surfaces hand-filed to optimise balance and strength.

Form follows function and true beauty is the result. Barrel making marks the beginning of a new gun.





The Barrels

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The Stock

Finely Carved Walnut

How they are made

Finest Turkish walnut, selected for strength and figure, is our choice.

The best stocks start with the best blanks. The stocker carves, cuts and chisels the wood to fit perfectly from comb to heel. Hand-inletting seamlessly ensures perfect function, while traditional hand-rubbing seals the grain with a durable, natural oil finish.

The result is comfortable, ergonomic and hard wearing, yet beautiful and in-keeping with the form and function of the gun.

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The Action

Finely tuned

How they are made

The action is the heart of the gun. Made from the finest steel and created using the latest modern technology, then filed, fitted and shaped to ensure the mechanism is robust and true to form.

Every mechanical part works according to the best engineering principles; stress and wear are minimised and operation is effortless.

The quality of our actioning is why hundreds of Holland & Holland guns are still working perfectly over a century, and tens of thousands of shots, after they left the factory.





The Action

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Engraving

The Fine Details

How it's done

Engraving is personal. The iconic ‘Royal’ engraving of deep foliate scrolls sits beautifully on our actions and locks.

The potential for bespoke engraving is unlimited. Game scenes, precious metal inlays or personal designs can be incorporated. Holland & Holland engravers are artists working in metal and their ability to transform ideas into reality is limitless.

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Finishing

The final touches

How it's done

The finisher breathes life and soul into every gun. His skills ensure the final details of every operation are perfect: from ejector-timing to trigger pulls, to lacquering the metal and chequering and polishing the wood.

Once his work is done, the gun is ready to leave us and begin its life in the field.

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