The Proof House: 48-50 Commercial Road, London E1 1LP
Worshipful Company of Gunmakers
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7481 2695
The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1637 to promote and regulate gunmaking, a role it still fulfils today.
Governed by the Master, Wardens and Court of Assistants. Activities encompass four broad areas of operation: Regulatory, Charitable, Social and Civic.


Issue 24 Nomination of Colin Sharman, Colonel David Munn, Centre-fire cartridges, Swiss innovation.
Winter 2011
Issue 23 The chaplain and the trumpeter, Nigel Brown, Snipe Shoot- ing, The Proofmaster’s year.
Summer 2011
Issue 22 Nomination of Paul Cort as Master, Richard Beaumont, Update on the Hall, Russell Wilkin goes elephant hunting.
Winter 2010
Issue 21 Bill Blacker, Rifleman’s Day at Bisley, Pancake Race, Ammunition Technology.
Summer 2009
Issue 20 Nomination of Richard Purdey as Master, Dinner on the Victory, The Honorary Chaplain’s life in Baghdad.
Winter 2009
Issue 19 Nomination of Stewart Urry as Master, Announcement of GCCT grant to Watson Brothers, Gunmakers’ visit to Gardone, the tragedy of the Pancake Race, a brief history of the machine gun.
Winter 2008
Issue 18 Announcement of the re-purchase of the Gunmakers’ Hall, a history of the Proof House and Hall, results of the Interlivery Shoot.
Summer 2007
Issue 17 Nomination of Gilbert Archer as Master, a history of barrel wear and how to stop it, Nigel Teague’s new cure for aging barrels, new rules of proof.
Winter 2007