Andrew Bottomley Antique Arms and Armour is the trading name

of Andrew Bottomley Limited of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England.

We have been buying and selling antique weapons for 54 years and started trading in 1968 in a very small shop in the Merrion Centre, Leeds West Yorkshire, England. Two years later Andrew started travelling worldwide to find rare and unusual antique weapons. In the 1970’s he started selling antique weapons worldwide by producing an illustrated mail-order catalogue of Antique Arms & Armour. This paved the way many years later for the website which was launched in August 2012.

Andrew's passion for antique weapons shows through on his website with a huge selection of rare and unusual items, each with a detailed description and many with a history of the item. This website carries the largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in Great Britain, none of these items are reproductions or modern weapons and each item is guaranteed to be original.


Today Andrew is still travelling the world with his wife Jacky. Finding unique items to enhance our customer's collections.

If there is a particular item you would like us to source for you (there is no obligation to buy) please email us with your request.


All items listed for sale on this website are in stock now and we are pleased to accept payment by bank transfer or credit/debit card processed through EKM pay. We are sure you will be happy with your purchase as we aim to give complete customer satisfaction.


Our objective is to help all our customers get the most enjoyment from collecting and we hope you enjoy searching our website and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or by telephone  01484 - 685234