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.

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