David McKay Brown has, in my opinion, been the most successful independent gunmaker in modern times. From his workshops north of Glasgow, far away from all the politics of gunmaking down south in England, David has consistently, year after year, produced a superb Over and Under and Side by Side game gun based on a classic Scottish round body, trigger plate action. The McKay gun is a gun to be used, David is not one of the small makers making a handful of guns which are never shot or used in the field, these are not ego guns, they are sporting guns.
David runs his business from the bench, is rarely seen at any of the shows now ( a waste of time) which is a shame, he was always the life and soul of the parties. He spends his time now making guns with his small team to satisfy the prolific demand and when the Grouse season starts he takes a break and starts using them. A fiercely independent maker in total control of every aspect of his gunmaking but also generous with his advice on ways he has found to do things better and make the business work.
These are the first McKay Brown guns we have had for sale at Westley Richards and if I can’t sell them I will no doubt be putting in a call to Glasgow!