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Arthur Allan Ltd.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Arthur Allan Ltd.

Allan's "Popular" ejector gun made by Arthur Allan, 3 West Nile Street, illustrated in the firm's trade catalogue c 1925. Shooting was a popular pastime with the upper classes and the highlight of the year for many was the "Glorious Twelfth", the opening of the grouse shooting season on 12 August.

When the catalogue was issued the firm had been established for over seventy years, as merchants and manufacturers of guns and fishing tackle. Allan claimed to have the largest stock of guns and fishing tackle in Scotland and provided a repairs service with "skilled workmen always on the premises."

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 338.7688790941435 ALL

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Archives

Arthur Allan Ltd, fishing rod & tackle makers, fishing tackle, Glorious Twelfth, grouse shooting, gunmakers, guns, rifles, trade catalogues

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