Carl Russell & Co Gunmakers have been established since 2014 and are situated on the picturesque Hatfield Park Estate in Hertfordshire. With over 60 years experience in the British gun trade the team at Carl Russell & Co can advise on all aspects of guns and shooting, we specialise in British shotguns having established our reputation with one of England’s top makers.
Our attractive retail shop is well stocked with new and used shotguns, rifles and air rifles, country clothing and best leather goods. Alongside our retail shop we have full workshop facilities where our time served gunmaker carries out servicing, repairs and renovation work. We have recently expanded both our country clothing and gunroom, the new store opened its doors on 20th April 2019. Still in the same picturesque location on the grounds of the Hatfield House Estate, Carl Russell and Co Gunmakers are stockists of Schoffel, Le Chameau, Laksen, Fairfax and Favor, Really Wild Clothing, Musto, Barbour, Loake, Annabel Brocks, Billy Belts, Wrendale Designs, Clare Shaw, Helly Hanson, Hicks and Hides, Hicks and Brown, Dubarry and RM Williams to just name a few of the lifestyle brands. This is alongside our gunroom which stocks an extensive collection of new and used guns from brands including Beretta, Caesar Guerini, KOFS, Browning, Blaser amongst some of the famous English guns from Purdey to Holland and Holland.
Carl Russell is our time served gunmaker. Carl became interested in guns at an early age working weekends and school holidays at a local shooting ground. He then spent six years as an apprentice mastering the art of gunmaking. In 2005, now a time served gunmaker, Carl was employed by Atkin Grant & Lang as foreman and jobber/finisher. In 2014 Carl set up his own business, the now recognised Carl Russell and Co Gunmakers Ltd. Whilst building a good reputation amongst the shooting community for his services in the trade one of the major accomplishments must include the first Carl Russell & Co gun, completed in the autumn of 2017. With a specialist knowledge of English shotguns, and in the workshop a wealth of experience at finishing guns, Carl is able to help you with any enquiry you may have. Carl claims not to have any free time but when he does he enjoys eating out, weekends away and walking his dog Bo.
Sian Duglan is the Company Secretary at Carl Russell and Co Gunmakers. Sian is head of accounts and often found in the shop during the week. Sian is on hand to offer you help with any clothing and fashion decisions and answer customer service enquiries via email, in store or over the phone. Sian grew up surrounded by shooting and enjoys days out in the season with Ken.
Jack will be found managing the Gunroom and is here to help you with any enquires you have, either over the phone or in store. Jack specialises in air rifles after completing his mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Air Arms in East Sussex and can help with all gun-related enquiries. During his spare time Jack enjoys shooting, skiing, lathe turning projects and spending time with family and friends.
Ken Duglan is a partner in the company, and hosts both the game and simulated shoot days throughout the year. When found in the shop Ken can impart some of his extensive knowledge of guns with you and answer any questions you may have. An expert in antique firearms and avid collector of flintlocks. Ken worked at Atkin Grant & Lang in London in the early 70’s and one of his biggest achievements in the industry was being able to buy the company in mid 90’s. An excellent salesman, Ken isn’t ready to retire and enjoys helping customers at the Carl Russell and Co shop to the make right purchase. Ken enjoys taking part in game shooting throughout the season.
Bo is the Carl Russell & Co shop dog. Bo spends her days being a distraction in the workshop and greeting all her fans/customers with playful joy.