Section 5 Licensed Armourers

History in the Making Ltd are Registered Firearms Dealers for the film, television and theatre industry, approved by the UK Home Office for Section 5 Prohibited Firearms, approved firearms contractors for the BBC and full members of the Gun Trade Association.

We have a large stock of live-firing and replica weapons, full-size cannons, swords and daggers (both practical and prop). Due to the large demand for our Film Armourer services we have created a new division, Rent-a-Gun providing firearms from all periods of history, ammunition, accessories and fully licensed and insured Armourers.

Credits include

  • Outnumbered Christmas Special- Hat Trick Production, BBC Television
  • SAS- Ben Macintyre Documentary - BBC Television
  • D-Day- The Last Heroes- BBC Television

Costume Design and Wardrobe Services

At History in the Making, we have a very experienced Costume Design service. Our in house designers will assemble individual costumes to order or manage a productions complete costume requirements. Working within our own studio space or transporting costume and working on location. We can also offer a full fitting and alteration service.

Credits include

  • Outnumbered - Christmas Special 2016 - Hat Trick Productions
  • 1066 - Dan Snow - BBC Television
  • Battleground-Art of War - Waterloo- TV series
  • Life and Death in Rome - TV series

Production Design

We have had many years experience of working in the production design department for Film and Television projects. We can offer a full Production Design Service using our own property and crew, many of whom work full time for History in the Making Ltd. Our services include 

  • Production designer
  • Art Director
  • Set Construction
  • Set Decorator
  • Props Master
  • Standby props


Sword Master

History in the Making Ltd have a full range of swords, daggers and all other types of edged weapons for hire. We have both Costume/prop swords plus we have our world famous range of stunt/practical swords made in house by our Rent-A-Sword department.

We manufacture our own range of swords and can supply both swords stock and our own sword master to supervise the use and management of swords on set.

Credits include

  • Dan Snow - 1066. BBC Television
  • Black Sails - Starz / Platinum Dunes 
  • Hollow Crown - Neal Street Productions - BBC Television