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Having honed our skills at one of the country’s top makers we are passionate about new guns and draw on our extensive knowledge of the trade and working with the best craftsmen. Now an independent maker we can build on various action types and styles whether it be over and under or side by side. Using modern CNC made components all of our bespoke guns are built by hand in the traditional manner by time served craftsmen and are truly unique. Our attention to detail, knowledge and craftsmanship will ensure each commission is built to the highest quality and treasured for many years to come.



After around 18 months build time we are very pleased to announce that the first Carl Russell & Co shotgun is finally finished and now being used in the field.

The gun is a 12g Best Sidelock Ejector over & under with 30″ barrels and is based on the James Purdey pattern which originally derives from the James Woodward design which was patented in 1913.

The gun will be predominately used for game shooting and the occasional round of sporting clays. Should the need arise in the future our client also specified the requirement to use steel shot so the gun is London Proof tested for 70mm (2 ¾”) Superior loads.

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Purdey pattern Sidelock ejector round bar action with non-selective single trigger (firing bottom barrel first), automatic safety and double beaded edge to trigger guard bow.


30″ Demi-bloc construction with 70mm (2 3/4″) chambers, 1/4 and 1/2 fixed chokes with solid game rib. London Superior Proof for steel shot.

Stock & forend wood

Exhibition grade walnut blank used to fit stock and forend wood to clients dimensions. Pistol grip with steel cap and gold oval.

Carl Russell & Co Shotgun


Large acanthus scroll with cameo portrait of clients black Labrador ‘Finn’ engraved on the underside of action. Makers’ name on lockplates, serial number ‘001’ on trigger guard tang and ‘SAFE’ inlaid in gold. 2017 (year of completion) engraved in Roman numerals on grip cap. Gold oval engraved with owners initials.

Shotgun engraving

Oak & leather case

Best oak & leather case with rosewood corners and inlay with brass disc on lid engraved to match oval initials. Canvas outer cover stamped with owners initials. Full accompaniment of tools including turnscrews, snap caps, oil bottle and cleaning rod. Gold tooled leather case label.

Shotgun in oak and leather case

Please contact us if you would like more information on our Commission shotguns.