The New
Line of Beesley’s

We have revived the famous name of Victorian gunmaker Frederick Beesley, designing two new shotguns.

The Fenice and the Eleganza are over-and-unders which have been designed and manufactured by F. Beesley in conjunction with our carefully selected partner in the Italian gunmaking region of Brescia.

We are incredibly excited to introduce you to the culmination of many years of hard work.


Our Eleganza shotgun can be ordered with a range of bespoke features to customise to suit your requirements.

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Fenice is our entry level version and is finished to exacting standards which the perfectionist Frederick Beesley would no doubt approve.

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Who are
Fredrick Beesley?

Frederick Beesley was one of a group of renowned gunmakers who came to prominence during the Victorian era. In fact, one of his patents changed the design of shotguns forever.

The F. Beesley name has been synonymous with gun making over the past 100 years. London Gun Company has resurrected its gun making legacy and in 2018 began manufacturing F. Beesley shotguns for the 21st-century game shooter.

Established by father and son Gary and Tom Ward, London Gun Company, which incorporates the F. Beesley gun manufacturing arm, provides the complete range of gun services to the game shooting community including; service, repair, maintenance, storage and concierge services together with pre-owned shotgun sales.

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Gunmaking remains rooted in tradition, skill, craftsmanship and engineering excellence. Today this involves traditional skills combined with cutting edge technology and precision instruments to develop beautiful yet incredibly accurate and mechanically robust shotguns.

When it came to the creation of a new generation of F. Beesley guns, we turned to the unrivalled gunmakers of Val Trompia, Brescia, Italy. Val Trompia is a small village in the Italian Alps which makes 40% of the world’s guns. It is here where gunmaking skills have been developed, refined and passed on through the generations, and continue to this very day.

The area is surrounded by a host of natural resources including iron, from the surrounding hills, and pure water, from the River Mella. Most famous as the home of Beretta, still headquartered in Val Trompia, the surrounding area, supports a myriad of gun making companies, 139 at the last count.

At the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, 90% of the 133 athletes in shooting events used guns made in Val Trompia.

The Team

Our team of experienced gun makers and shooters are here to help with any requests you may have.

Gary Ward

After more than 30 years in the automotive retail sector, Gary and son Tom founded the London Gun Company. Having started as an automotive apprentice in the 1970s, Gary’s automotive career saw him head up high profile Mercedes-Benz dealerships and operate the exclusive limousine company for the brand as part of the prestigious H.R. Owen group.

Gary has always shot as a pastime and it was his interest which first sparked Tom’s passion for the sport. As director of London Gun Company, he has implemented many of the business processes and customer service principles he has learned throughout his career.

Tom Ward

When shooting turned from a fun day out to serious competition, Tom dedicated several years to competing at the highest levels. At the same time, he cut his teeth in the gun business working for a number of well-known providers in London.

When he decided to take a break from competition and turned his attention to business matters, he  convinced his father that their combined knowledge of shotguns, game shooting and retailing would stand them in good stead when launching their own venture. Tom has now returned to competitive shooting as well as providing managerial and coaching services to the company.

Guy Rathbone

Appointed as London Gun Company’s CEO in 2017, Guy brings a wealth of business experience to the company. Having graduated in economics, followed by law school, Guy started his career taking up project management roles in the property and digital sectors.

Prior to joining London Gun Company, Guy worked as operations director at an app and web development company. Guy’s legal, project management and digital expertise have been pivotal in taking the company to the next level.

Dario Anguissola

A former World Live Pigeon Champion Dario is the latest member of the F. Beesley team, taking on the role of Head of Global Sales and Production. Dario brings 16 years of experience working with elite gunmakers, having previously worked in the Premium Gun Factory at Beretta, and most notably as Head of Sales for the world’s most exclusive gunmaker, Fabbri. With Dario’s experience, he fits perfectly into the F. Beesley ethos of bespoke gun building. Offering the personal service required to ensure the clients experience matches the quality. Dario will be based both in the UK and Italy, and is available worldwide for meetings and demonstrations.

Get in touch

We’re always happy to help with any enquiries or questions you may have about gun maintenance, storage, or purchasing a new gun. Use any of our contact details below, or fill out our contact form.

Call us on +44 (0)207 351 0015
Email us

Our address:

498 Kings Road
SW10 0LE