About Elderkin & Son (Gunmakers) Ltd
In any specialist trade nothing compares to experience and tradition. The current managing Director
William Elderkin is the fifth generation to have spearheaded this well established family business.
With gunsmith’s blood totally in his veins William began to learn his trade right from leaving school
at the tender age of 16. From the early grounding as the junior apprentice in the workshop through to
taking over the reins in the mid-1990s every facet of sporting and competition shotguns was fully
absorbed along with embracing the latest developments and techniques. William reached a high standard
in ISU Skeet winning the Lincolnshire and East Anglian championship reaching his ambition of shooting
for England in the early 1980s. So enhancing a company that has twice gone on to be voted the Best
Gunshop in1999/2000 and 2003/2004. A very rare feat.
Five fully trained gunsmiths are employed within the repair department who similarly have enjoyed a
full lifetime’s career with the company. Repair and restoration services include restocking, re-barrelling,
sleeving, gun fitting, barrel blacking, barrel browning, renovation & restoration, overhauling and general
maintenance and alterations. Attention to detail and personal service are paramount as we trade on our
reputation; regularly completing over 30 re-stocks a year.
Supporting an ever-changing stock of the very best in London and European sporting guns please visit
the Second Hand page of this web site for the latest selection in the very best of used high quality guns.
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