Video: The incredible 18 month process of making a shotgun

It takes decades of experience and hundreds and hundreds of man hours to make a William & Son shotgun. There’s an expert for the barrel, a master to handle the engraving, a wizard to finish it off and many more skilled hands involved in the entire process. We get to see a glimpse of how it’s done in the video below. Steel, wood, art, fire, water—it’s a combination of so much.

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Beautiful rifle but a couple thoughts while watching the video; with expertise don’t most hands move a faster than untrained hands? Can any of these artisans actually afford any of the rifles they create? ($89K US dollars)