Issue 58 April 2024

Back to current issue home >

Label Library : W.P. Jones

Black Leather Label

Read Article v

Guns & Gunmakers|March 2024

 William Palmer Jones is scantily recorded in the available literature. He was, however, clearly a gunmaker of talent and skill.

Most of his output is likely to have been what is generally called 'trade work'; that is guns made by him for other people and retailled with their names.

However, there are sufficient guns bearing his own name still in existance to suggest he had a parallel trade in retail firearms. Among these is one of the few English hammer guns made in around the turn of the last century with a single trigger.

This leatherette label with gold embossed lettering claims establishment in 1826, so teh company was multi-generational. Whittall Street was firmly inside the main Gun Quarter in Birmingham and reinforces the assertion that Jones was indeed the manufacturere he claimed to be.

Published by Vintage Guns Ltd on (modified )

Guns & Gunmakers|March 2024

Vintage Gun Journal category advertiser: HGSS Shipping Services

Vintage Gun Journal category advertiser: Rigby Highland Stalker

Vintage Gun Journal category advertiser: Ormiston coat

Vintage Gun Journal category advertiser: Donald Dallas Books