Arthur Allan

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John 39
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Arthur Allan

Post by John 39 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:02 pm

Hello,
I have an old gun that was given to me by my father. It is Damascus barrelled with side engraving and serial No 2047. I would be very interested in any information on this gun and if a small dent on one barrel would be worth repairing. Looking forwards to hearing from you.
Maggie MacPhee.

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Re: Arthur Allan

Post by John 39 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:04 pm

Is there an address on the gun. Barrel dents are easy and cheap to repair. What is the overall condition like and are there
any marks inside the barrels?

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Re: Arthur Allan

Post by John 39 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:05 pm

The condition is probably not fantastic. It was being used but has not been fired for many years. Some pitting at the end of the barrels and the stock was replaced many years ago thanks to dog chewing end off! Side plates engraved with game bird and gun dog head from memory. The gun is held elsewhere as I let the licence lapse. Only markings I remember are Arthur Allan, Trongate, Glasgow. Serial No. 2047. Well balanced gun though.
Regards
Maggie

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Re: Arthur Allan

Post by John 39 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:06 pm

Hi Maggie,

This is an early number (1870s) but the address suggests 1890s, probably a backlock hammer gun, maybe worth restoring as early Scottish guns are not too common.

John

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Re: Arthur Allan

Post by John 39 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:08 pm

Hi John, Can you recommend anyone for the repair/ Preferably in the Highlands? Maggie

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Re: Arthur Allan

Post by John 39 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:08 pm

Hi Maggie,

The best gun makers in Scotland are:
John Dickson & Son
The Steading
Dunkeld House Home Farm
Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HX
United Kingdom

https://www.john-dickson.com

TEL: 01350 728763

John

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