My ancient Purdey is a much loved family heirloom and it was with great sadness when I had to take it out of service when the stock cracked. I was only able to entertain getting a new stock made when my father died and left me a bequest. What better way to spend it than on a gun that he (and his father before him) had loved. 
The service I received from Andy from walnut selection to finished product could not have been better. He understood the interest I had in the process and he kept me fully informed and involved.
The outcome has surpassed all my expectations and it is without hesitation that I recommend this excellent craftsman to others.
Jonathan Boles

Hi Andy,

What a great job you’ve done on Charlie’s gun. We are really chuffed, and from one crafty to another it’s a top job. It will be a pleasure to recommend you.

Best wishes


I am very happy with the guns – improved my shooting!

Angus Sladen

Dear Andy,

Just to say how well my H&H 12b. looks with its new stock – it is much admired. It performs as well as ever when I hold it straight, and I am getting a good surface polish to the stock.
Kind regards

Alastair Stobart

Andy has just carried out a repair to the stock of a cherished WW1 Springfield Rifle, though a small job for him he restored the stock with all the care and precision of the true craftsman he undoubtable is. Thanks and much appreciated.



Thank you very much for the work which you have carried out in replacing the broken stock on my Holland and Holland.

You have restored the gun with the new walnut stock in impeccable fashion and I am extremely proud to be the owner of the gun and to find out that it has increased in value! When shooting last week the gun was much admired by my fellow syndicate members.

Thank you for restoring it so well. I will pass on your name to anyone who has a similar problem, in the knowledge
that you will carry out a fantastic job.

Christopher Mackaness MRICS

I am delighted with the new stocks on this pair of Purdeys. They have been in the family for several generations and one had an inferior non-original stock, and the other had a much altered stock, so the matching pair no longer matched ! You have now provided, from the best French walnut blanks, the most lovely matching stocks, and I much look forward to shooting with the guns next season.

Angus Sladen

I was having a problem getting a stock replaced in time for this season. Apart from time constraints with many gunmakers, finding decent walnut blanks suitable for the strains of a pair of self-opening guns seemed to be  a problem. I came across Andy the Stockmaker (www.thestockmaker.co.uk) and all these problems went away in short order. His work is like his premises – meticulous – and I couldn’t recommend him more highly.

Lord Balfour

Dear Andy,

A short note to thank you for turning a crisis into a non event when I dropped my gun and breaking the stock at the start of the shooting season.

From matching up the blank, with a tight timescale to complete the work, I could not have asked for more. The end result was an exceptional bit of craftsmanship and I was delighted with the outcome and the outstanding service.

Thanks again.