Proof of Shotguns and Small Arms



The contents of this section of the website, relating to the proof of shotguns and other small arms, are reproduced with kind permission of:

The Proof Master,
The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers,
London Proof House,
48 Commercial Road,
E1 1LP

"Small arms" includes explosive-operated small arms of every description, whether of present use or future invention, adapted for the discharge of shot, bullet or other projectile. Such arms include shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers, cattle killers, line throwers, signal pistols, alarm guns and nail driving or other industrial tools.