New Publication

'Bristol Gunmakers from the 16th to 20th Century" by Brian Godwin.

Hundreds of names of gunsmiths, gunmakers and gunsellers from the city of Bristol from the 16th to the 20th Century; when and where they worked, their apprentices and other references including an introductory text, contemporary engravings, maps, photographs, Trade Cards and Advertisements.


Brian Godwin is an established authority on 16th and 17th century firearms and ephemera.

He has published numerous articles on the subject and works as a consultant to the National Trust for England, apprising and cataloguing the historic firearms within their care.

These web pages are for those interested in the history, origins, development and study of English flint-using gun locks of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Please click on the thumbnails below to view the subject areas.


Softback: spiral bound; 105 pages, 77 illustrations including colour.

Available from Ken Trotman Military Books,
PO Box 505, Huntington, PE29 2XW
Telephone 01480 454292

£22.50 (UK only)

Web design by Peter Vines

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