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#610868 02/09/22 08:20 PM
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I was recently looking at a vintage British shotgun that had replacement barrels branded HARRY HILL OF JESSE HILL, ASH TREE RD, STIRCHLEY, B'HAM. I had never heard of this Birmingham gunmaker, so I had a Google and found the following article by Vic Venters on the Westley Richards website. I thought it was quite interesting. Apparently still in business under "The Last Hill. A gunmaker stepping back in time."

Jesse Hill

The Last Hill

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Two very enjoyable articles. The color photographs of his workshop are nice, a long step back to the 19th century.

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Two good articles,thanks for sharing ! That`s another man who should sit down and record his knowledge of the family history properly !!!

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Very interesting and enjoyable, regards


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In David Williams book ,The Birmingham Gun Trade, pages 160-163 are excellent pictures of Haydyn hill at work in his Stirchley,Birmingham shop.


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Thanks Roy.

I found the Jesse Hill Gunmaker family also mentioned in ‘The House of Churchill’ by Don Masters, pgs. 133, 134, 243 and 244.


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Thanks for the article links. Gratifying (and a touch sad).


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