Holland & Holland: The British bespoke gunmaker leading the world

Modern British manufacturing is hailed around the world for its design and build quality. But so too are those parts of British manufacturing whose roots lie far in the past, and bear little or no relationship to the modern age.

Holland & Holland is one such company. Their bespoke, handmade shotguns are highly prized and highly priced, retailing for £250,000 each. However, being in such demand does not shield them from the same pressures as everyone else in the sector, as Nick Peters discovered.   Many decades ago, before the advent of sophisticated security systems,…

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