C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

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Alan David 60
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C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

Post by Alan David 60 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:31 am

Hello

I am trying to find out if anyone has any knowledge of weather the sales ledgers for C B Vaughan or E Whistler still exist.
Both companies had a reputation for holding a large stock of used guns. Both were located in The Stand, in London at one time.

I have read sometime ago that C B Vaughan was bought out by Moss Bros but cannot now find the source of this information. Is anyone able to confirm this or have any information about it? Any help appreciated.


Regards

Alan David
Sydney
Australia

John 39
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Re: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

Post by John 39 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:40 pm

There has never been any report of existing records and as both firms only ever bought and sold second-hand guns there would be no ledgers in the usual sense. Interesting that both firms may have been bought by Moss Bros, never heard that before but it is not unlikely!

Daryl Hallquist 59
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Re: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

Post by Daryl Hallquist 59 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:52 pm

I think somewhere around here I have some Vaughan snap caps.

Alan David 60
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Re: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

Post by Alan David 60 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:07 pm

Sales ledgers would have been kept from 1920 if not previously, following the introduction of the Firearms Act in 1920.This was certainly the case with Harrods whose ledgers start in 1920 and which I have examined personally.

Weather the Vaughan or Whistler ledgers still exist is another matter, but I will be contact Moss Bros soon to make inquiries. Moss Bros also had their own gun department at one time and issued a catalogue.

Regards

AlanD

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