Driven by his passion Arthur was finally able to acquire the company after many years of negotiating, such was his drive and determination to see the company run as he knew it deserved to be.
He understood the importance of private ownership, a fact which has enabled Boss & Co to continue to focus on building “Best Guns Only” and lead the revered ‘holy-trinity’ of London gunmakers, unencumbered by the distractions of diversification that can arise from being part of a large luxury lifestyle brand conglomerate.
In fact, the first decision that Arthur communicated to the workforce on buying the company, was that Boss & Co would continue to make “Best Guns Only” by hand, using traditional methods. Second grade and machine made guns would never be built at the company.
Since then under his leadership, the company has invested in the London workshop, has helped to secure key suppliers and set-up an apprenticeship scheme to train and pass on the skills to a new generation of Boss & Co, London gunmakers.
When he first acquired the company, Arthur was resolute in his determination to re-introduce unique Boss & Co products not seen for over 100 years, as well as introducing entirely new world-first innovations. His vision was to rekindle the most celebrated periods of Boss & Co history, including those under the stewardship of John Robertson and Thomas Boss.
Arthur’s vision has already become a reality. With the ‘1812 Edition’ family of guns, first introduced in 2020, Boss & Co built a world-first ambidextrous side-lever gun, complete with a purpose-built action. The result of four-plus years of development, its beauty and innovation are unmatched in the gunmaking world. Delivered with two side levers in the presentation case – one for the left and one for the right side of the action – it is a truly multi-generational gun.