Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman is a writer and broadcaster whose interest in firearms and other weapons stems from the time when he built kits of guns as a boy. He has a personal collection of over 150 military rifles and their accessories dating from the 1830s to the First World War.

As a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, he has sought to communicate his passion for weapons and their place in history to a wider audience. He has campaigned for fair and effective firearms laws that achieve a proper balance between the needs of public safety, the possession of firearms by suitable people for hunting, sport shooting and the preservation of heritage.

He is a professional member of the Forensic Science Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He practices as a firearms forensic examiner and is a technical adviser to the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Did you know?

Longest-range gun ever built

In WW I Germany built the longest-range gun ever. Its 100kg projectile travelled 122km, and left the muzzle at 1500 metres per second and reached a height of around 40km. About 6 times faster and higher than an average transatlantic passenger jet.

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