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.

Proof House noticeboard:

Christmas closed period – the Proof House will close for business 5pm Tuesday 21 December 2021 and re-open again at 9am Wednesday 5 January.

COVID-19 update (28 April 2021) – following the easing of restrictions, the Proof House has returned to its normal opening hours of 9am to 5pm (Friday 9am – 12.30pm). Customers should contact:  before making deliveries.

New Proof Master:

The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers announces that its recently appointed Proof Master, Paul Fish, has resigned for personal reasons and will leave the Company on Friday 26 February 2021. Paul Fish said: “I have really appreciated the opportunity the role provided, and would like to thank the Gunmakers, manufacturers and members of the trade, for all of their excellent support and advice, during my short tenure in post.”

The Company is pleased to announce that it has appointed David Miles, currently Gunroom Manager at John Rigby & Co. (Gunmakers) Ltd as Paul’s replacement as Proof Master with effect from 1 March 2021. We are very much looking forward to working with David to develop our services to the Trade as the Company enters its next and exciting chapter of its longstanding history.

Robert Pitcher

Chairman of the Proof House Committee

24 February 2021

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