Established in 1821, the Atkin Grant & Lang history started with Joseph Lang. Gun maker, retailer and innovator, Lang made a huge impact in the development of breech loading shotguns as well as establishing the .470 Nitro Express rifle. 

In 1925 Lang merged with Stephen Grant, formerly managing partner of Boss & Co. Grant set up his own business in St James, London in 1866 and quickly become well known for his exceptionally elegant, beautifully made shotguns. Earning Royal Warrants from the Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria, the Czar of Russia and The Sultan of Turkey, Grant was famed for keeping his guns mechanically simple and reliable, focusing on quality of finish and handling.