Elderkin & Son of Spalding

Gunmakers and Country Clothing outfitters of Lincolnshire

More Than 100 Years Combined Experience.
Established in 1880.

Welcome to Elderkin & Son (Gunmakers) Ltd

We are a local family firm, established in Spalding in 1880, priding ourselves on good traditional quality service, one to one care, and attention to detail. Being such a traditional company, guns and not computers are our forte. Our website is therefore not always as up-to-date with photographs and current stock as we would like. So please do not hesitate to contact us if you are looking for anything special or individual to suit your shooting or country lifestyle needs.

One of the largest in-house gunsmiths in the United Kingdom

Established in 1880 we are purveyors of Best English, sporting, competition shotguns. We stock a wide range of country clothing, footwear and accessories for all your lifestyle needs. Steeped in both family tradition and time-honored practices our reputation has been thoroughly earned by providing a service equal to the very best establishments in London, but not at metropolitan prices.

Lots going on at Elderkin & Sons...

From instore gun sales, to quality country clothing, as well as repairs, and the history of our store.

Gun Sales

Sales of new and used Guns in storeView More »

Country Clothing

Beautifully made for those enjoying a Country LifestyleView More »

Gun Repairs/Servicing

Repairs and Servicing to your Guns and EquipmentView More »

Our History

Look back on how we started, with historic photographyView More »
Stephen whinneyStephen whinney
05:24 10 Jun 24
Fast efficient service
Aaron BarkerAaron Barker
16:56 03 Jun 24
Bought my first shotgun(s) and have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Being a... new shooter I had limited knowledge and preferences but was kindly guided through the varied selection.As a bigger/taller man there was quite an adjustment needed for the gun-fit (included in the price) which I am really happy with the feel of and have had people comment on the quality of the stock extensions looks.I would highly recommend Elderkin’s to anybody, not only is it a friendly family owned business but the experience and quality of the gunsmiths work is impressive to witness within the finished product. My Uncle who is a well experienced shot recommended Elderkins to me and I am very glad I made the drive down!read more
Brendan DaveyBrendan Davey
17:56 01 Nov 23
I'd like to thank elderkin & son's and Graham for Monday morning . I purchased a... new shotgun from them and I enjoyed the hole experience very much. So if you are looking for a new gun ,clothing or shooting accessories then I highly highly recommend you pay them a visit .Once again many thanks from a very happy customerread more
Robert HopkinsRobert Hopkins
16:48 10 Sep 23
The best in the county.
william bartlettwilliam bartlett
09:12 19 May 23
I have used Elderkins for some years now. Bill is fantastic to deal with and very... helpful and considerate with questions. repairs and prices are the best around and the quality of workmanship is first class. Star show!read more
04:41 12 Apr 23
Called yesterday at this wonderful friendly historic establishment.I asked If they... had any antiques for sale and although they hadn't they were happy for us to view the antiques on display.They have a good stock of quality o/u's, several English side by sides and a good stock of clothing and accessories.read more

Elderkin Country Lifestyle

Our News


  Our workshop is currently extremely busy with repairs, alterations and re-stocks.  We would therefore advise...