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Artisan Gunsmith

James Reynolds trading as the woodworking gunsmith offers specialist gunsmithing services to individuals and trade.

From the workshop at Thimbleby shooting ground my fully equipped workshop and years of experience can help bring your project to reality.


I enjoy working closely with my customers to deliver on longer term projects focusing on bringing the elegance and practicality and perfection of function and beauty of old world gun making into the often characterless, soullessness of modern mass production. 

Working in this way my customers benefit from ultra reliable modern mechanisms, with easily and cheaply sourced spares, with the refined handling characteristics, elegant lines and the best finishes only usually available from the bespoke workshops of some of the oldest names in the trade.

working with selected group of other specialists and suppliers within the trade, there is almost no limit to what can be achieved.


I am often asked to advise customers on proof, old family heir looms or excitable auction purchases made on a lunch break. I maintain an absolute passion for old guns and am only too happy to spend time with a customer by appointment inspecting older guns in their collection and advising on proof status and recommend needed works.

Peruse our case studies to see examples of previous jobs undertaken in the workshop. Many jobs are bespoke and  I look forward to hearing from perspective customers looking for old fashioned quality workmanship or someone to make a unique idea a reality. See more here.

Following the national trend of increased costs, no business is immune to the changing times , over the years prices have been relatively stable and comparatively low, some of which havent changed in the last ten years where possible increased efficiency in the workshop has protected my customers from unnecessary price hikes, that being said, there is only so much one man can do in a day moderate price increases across the board will be affected for many of my popular services. Please get in touch to discuss your project.

                       I have received my stock and am delighted with outcome.The standard of work from one so young beggars belief; James has experience way beyond his years! The whole process of sending the stock to James was painless. Your attention to detail of my requirements and constant updates re progress left me in no doubt that the gun was in safe hands. I highly recommend your services and it is good to know the gun trade has another highly skilled recruit.(and a breath of fresh air at that!)


William Martin.


Dumfries and Galloway

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