by Nigel Brown.
Widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on the UK gun trade, this is Nigel Brown’s second book in the trilogy (volumes one and three also available). This first volume covers the London gun trade and begins with the Mantons in the 18th century and continues with the likes of Holland & Holland, Boss, Purdey and Beesley etc. This book chronicles in great detail the London gun trade from its beginnings to what makes it so great today. This book includes an alphabetical list of all gunmakers giving their dates, addresses and any subsequent changes together with many individual histories. There is also vital information on serial numbers and related manufacture dates.