Longthorne Gunmakers

Northampton, England

In the world of luxury firearms, Longthorne Gunmakers stands as a symbol of unyielding dedication to craftsmanship and innovation. Having established themselves in 2006 in England, Longthorne has earned its reputation as a master of innovative, bespoke shotguns, blending the finest traditions of gunmaking with cutting-edge technology. This fusion of old-world artistry and modern engineering has set them apart in the industry, making them a compelling story to tell.

A Storied Heritage

The story of Longthorne Gunmakers is rooted in the Lancashire town of Hesketh Bank, nestled in the heart of the English countryside. Where in 2006, James Stewart, a skilled engineer with a passion for firearms, started developing their now renowned barrels. His dedication to quality and craftsmanship quickly garnered a following among discerning sportsmen and hunters. The hallmark of Longthorne’s legacy is the dedication to detail and precision, something that continues to be ingrained in the company's DNA.

Innovative Spirit

The company's dedication to staying ahead of the curve is evident in its innovative products. The heart of Longthorne’s innovation lies in their patented barrel design, a revolutionary approach to shotgun barrels which are fully machined from a single billet of steel or titanium.

Handcrafted Excellence

Each shotgun is meticulously crafted by the hands of their skilled artisans at their factory, now in Northampton, England. The woodwork, engraving, and metalwork that go into a Longthorne shotgun are a testament to the timeless craftsmanship that the company upholds. A Longthorne firearm is not just a tool; it's a work of art, designed to perform impeccably in the field and to be cherished for generations.

A Bespoke Experience

The company ensures that every aspect, from the choice of wood and engravings to the fine-tuning of the firearm, is tailored to the customer's specifications. This personal touch makes every Longthorne shotgun a reflection of its owner's personality and shooting style.

Global Reach

While rooted in tradition, Longthorne Gunmakers boasts a global clientele. The brand's reputation for quality has resonated with discerning customers worldwide, from European hunters and American sportsmen to collectors Worldwide. This global reach showcases the universal appeal of Longthorne’ s craftsmanship and innovative products.


Trigger Plates Over/Under

Available with or without side plates and can be configured for hunting or sporting purposes. Trigger plate shotguns are generally simpler in terms of internal parts and design, which can make them easier to manufacture and maintain. 

True Sidelocks Over/Under

Our Sidelocks are considered more traditional and nostalgic, appealing to those who appreciate classic firearms.  They are more complex in terms of their internal mechanisms. This complexity can result in a higher manufacturing cost.

True Sidelock Side X Side

With this exceptional firearm, Longthorne has breathed new life into a classic, bringing it into the current century while preserving the beauty and grace that has defined it for generations.

Longthorne Pistols

Our LHP 9mm semi-automatic pistol is currently available in black or engraved.


Please contact the Griffin & Howe Showroom on 973-398-2670 or email sales@griffinhowe.com to learn more about Longthorne firearms.


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