Beautiful gun in bore 12 from William Ford. Made in 1921 with 28 Inch barrels with
internal barrels (barrel lining) by Nigel Teaque.
Made in 1921
71 cm barrels (28 inch)
A nice shotgun made by the well known gunsmith from Birmingham.
William Ford was based in Birmingham and died in 1909 after which his son A.F. Ford
continued the company. In 1953 the company merged with James Carr & Sons. William
Ford was originally a maker of barrels. He made the barrels for the five winning
William Greener guns of the life pigeon trials in 1875. After the invention of the
choke by W.R. Pape in 1866 Ford experimented with the different uses of the chokes.
The company had shooting ranges in Birmingham and Manchester. In 1991 the name was
sold to William Ford Bailons.