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About Armurerie du Forestier

Armurerie du Forestier – Specialists in Fine Historic Weapons.

Our company was first formed in 1999 in the United Kingdom, as The Davies Partnership Limited, and grew from a life long interest in antique weapons and historic military artefacts, which eventually took over from other business interests to become the company’s primary activity.  The Davies Partnership, an Irish/British alliance has always been a family run company and after one of the Directors retired to the Dordogne in 2007 a firm affiliation with France was forged.  Having spent over ten years in France the emerging younger generation, with invaluable experience gained from working for one of the UKs premier firearms auctioneers, led the company to decide that it was time to open an overseas branch. With long established clients and contacts, for the sale of fine historic weapons, the new branch – Armurerie du Forestier now works with dealers and collectors bringing together some of the finest European pieces available.

We have recently obtained the French Armourers qualification which allows us to offer a more complete service to our customers. As French registered firearms dealers, Armurerie du Forestier we can offer weapons classification expertise and also provide the necessary documentation for the import and export of firearms for shooting and hunting categories C and D1. The Certificate of Professional Qualification, CQP Commerce Armes et Munitions, is one of the titles recognized by the French Ministry of the Interior as being proof of professional competence to exercise the profession of a gunsmithing retailer. The qualification of obligatory for a company handling licensable firearms in France.

With fully bilingual staff in both French and English we offer excellent customer service; and with a combined knowledge gained over sixty years dealing in quality Antique Arms, Armes Anciennes du Forestier is building a well-earned reputation for handling fine and rare pieces, dealing with Collectors, Museums and the film industry. Through our website development we possess the resources to provide the most informative, accurate and user-friendly online experience for our customers who may wish to use this forum to advertise their collections. With a discerning eye for quality and condition and an artistic and modern approach to presentation we enable collectors and investors alike to consider their purchasing options easily. We always conduct our business with the upmost discretion and provide a guarantee of authenticity with every purchase.

Our Shipping service is available to provide competitive quotes and prompt service for the movement of most historic weapons throughout Europe and the UK, using our own qualified and experienced staff or other qualified Registered Firearms Dealers/Armourers (depending on the licence category).  This includes the movement of Category C and B firearms in France and Section 5 in the UK.