Discovering the origin of your gun.
William Powell has a rich heritage in the Gunmaking industry, having been founded in 1802. Once a powerhouse of the famous Birmingham Gun Quarter, William Powell has always been a family run business, which has consistently been influential in the progression of gunmaking and the development of the shotguns that we know today, as well as playing an active role in the creation of the Birmingham Proof House, one of only two in the country.
With this heritage, comes not just interesting stories of generations past, but also record books of the guns our firm has built. We are proud to hold the original ledgers recording details of William Powell guns built as far back as 1802 and, providing you know the serial number of your gun, we may be able to find out when it was made, who it was built for and the details of the original specification.
We can provide a certificate of authenticity for your gun which is not just a wonderful keepsake as well as a glimpse into its past but may also add value.
Your certificate will be emailed to you in a PDF format with a transcript of the record details and an image of the original record ledger entry.
The cost of this service is £48.00.
*Please note, unfortunately some of the ledgers have been damaged or lost over the last two centuries and therefore some records are incomplete.