Our Ranges

The Independence Range

The brand-new Independence Range of concept rifles from London Armoury will be launched first in the UK. These premium quality rifles, made to the highest specifications, are elegantly formed and robustly serviceable. The Independent Range is a collection of true showpieces.

The Resurgence Range

Available September 2019

The Resurgence Range

The Resurgence Range from London Armoury is a collection of beautifully crafted spring-powered rifles. With premium features such as adjustable cheek-piece, automatic safety, and adjustable two-stage trigger, these handsome guns are pure pleasure to handle. Each rifle comes with silencer, scope, mounts, gun bag, and pellets.

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Available in the UK through our distributor, Regael

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Our Story

1856

The London Armoury Company was established in 1856 with the sole intention of producing military arms for the British War Department, as well as for export markets. The board of directors and shareholders in the company read like a Who’s Who of the 19th century English gun trade. It included (among others) Archibald Hamilton, Robert Adams, Richard Ashton, James Kerr, John Deane and William Harding

In the early days, London Armoury Company (LAC) produced Enfields with machine-made, fully interchangeable parts. The company had the distinction of being the sole supplier of these arms to both the Unionists and the Confederates during the American Civil War.

The guns are instantly recognisable by the brass lock escutcheons, which have rounded wings instead of the usual square wings; the use of Baddeley patent barrel bands in the lower and middle positions; and the use of screws with domed heads, instead of screwheads filed down to be flush with the gun.

The Baddeley patent barrel bands were an improvement on the standard Palmer clamping bands that were used on the typical Type III P-1853. They used a smaller, recessed tension screw and a more rounded profile of the band to reduce the chances of the bands and screws catching on uniforms and equipment. These improved bands were adopted by the British military for the Type IV P-1853 and became standard during the mid-1860s.

Image courtesy of College Hill Armoury
Image courtesy of Christine Matthews

Only those arms produced at the London Armoury Company and the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) at Enfield Lock (the British National Armory) were manufactured with Baddeley bands during the American Civil War.

The top-quality, interchangeable-part muskets from LAC were very desirable for both sides in the US civil war. However, the British government also preferred the London Armoury guns to those of other contractors. Only LAC arms were considered by the government to be up to the standard of those produced at the RSAF. As a result, the majority of P-1853s produced by the London Armoury Company until 1862 (when the British contract expired) were delivered to the British War Department.

Southern purchasing agent, Caleb Huse, certainly felt he had an inside track with the London Armoury Company, as the Managing Director was none other than Archibald Hamilton, who was also the principal in the firm Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, a primary supplier of arms and equipment to the Confederacy.

Today

The London Armoury Company manufactures a range of high-quality firearms and accessories. However, our modern ranges concentrate on sport and pest control.

How to Order

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All of our range is available in the UK through our distributor Regael.com.

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