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New GTA Director, Simon West, has written an introductory letter to all GTA members outlining his vision for the future of the Association.  The message was sent as one of our regular 'email updates' but if you missed this and would also like to read the full version of Simon's letter please click HERE  to enter the 'Members' area of our website.


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The Government's BUSINESS IS GREAT initiative provides support, advice and inspiration for growing your business.
The website www.greatbusiness.gov.uk contains a wealth of invaluable information for building and promoting your UK business.

If you are considering starting a business in the sporting and recreational firearms industry, the GTA is here to help! We will be pleased to provide you with guidance and support during the crucial start-up period, and beyond. 

You don't need to be an RFD (Registered Firearms Dealer) to join the Gun Trade Association as 'Probationary membership' is available to those who are starting out.

Please click HERE for details of Probationary membership then click 'APPLY NOW' on this or the  joining page to complete our simple online application form.
 

JOIN THE GTA NOW

If you would like become a member of the GTA now is the ideal time to complete the Application form. 

For information on the benefits of membership and to complete the form, please click HERE
 

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Looking for the contact details of our Transport & Insurance partners?

The GTA has partnered with a number of companies who provide specialist services to our Members.

The full list is available in the 'Members' area of the website.  Click HERE to enter.

If you're not currently a GTA Member and would like ot take advantage of these and the many other services we offer, please click HERE to apply for membership. 

The GTA Privacy Notice & Policy Document

In line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25th May 2018, copies of the GTA Privacy Notice and Policy Document are available using the links below. 

GTA Privacy Notice

GTA Policy Document

Latest Email Updates

legislation

October 11th, 2018

Offensive Weapons Bill amendment - Urgent.
Engage your MP now!

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information

October 8th, 2018

Air Weapons - The GTA Response
Gun Trade Dinner
'Export Primer' at Shot Show 2019

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Legislation

September 20th, 2018

Possible Prohibition Of Air Weapons On Private Land For Those Under The Age Of 18

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INFORMATION

September 19th, 2018

AN INTRODUCTORY MESSAGE FROM THE GTA DIRECTOR

GTA Members can view the whole of Simon West's message by clicking HERE...

OFFENSIVE WEAPONS BILL AMENDMENT - UPDATE

Due to time limitations following today's Brexit statement, the Government has not addressed the Offensive Weapons Bill as expected.  No new date has been announced so there is additional time for further representations. 


Despite previous assurances the Government has now changed their mind and are proposing to proceed with a ban on rifles with a muzzle energy of more than 10,000 ft lbs (13,600J).  This will effectively ban .50 calibre target rifles.

 
The GTA has sent an Update (11/10/18) to all its Members encouraging them to email their MP with details of an amendment to oppose this ban.  By providing MP's with complete information and urging them to support the amendment we can make our voice heard. 

If you are not currently a GTA Member and would like to be involved in this and future initiatives, APPLY NOW and add YOUR VOICE to that of the GTA...

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GUN TRADE DINNER 2018

The 2018
Gun & Allied Trades Benevolent Society (GATBS)
Gun Trade Dinner
takes place on
Thursday 15th November
at the Victory Services Club in London.

This ever popular event, which celebrates the British Gun and Allied Trades, grows year on year and is the ideal place to meet with fellow trade members, entertain customers, staff and friends alike. 

Ticket sales are in aid of the GATBS and may be obtained from the organisers, Samuel Perry or Karen Codling at the Birmingham Proof House by calling 0121 643 3860.

The organisers are delighted to announce that this year's after dinner speaker will be John Virgo.

Click HERE to download more information on this year's Dinner

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GTA Members exhibit at Trade Show in Qatar

The GTA was instrumental in assisting three members to exhibit at the S’hail International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition in Qatar during the first week of September. 

The three are pictured below meeting His Highness Prince Tamim bin Hamad of Qatar.

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John Stevenson of Holland & Holland

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Elaine Stuart of Longthorne Gunmakers

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Will Robinson of William Powell

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OLD GUN STANDS FOR SALE

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Height - 1500mm

Width of the roof  - 1500mm (widest part)

Length  - 1900mm

Collection to be arranged from The William Powell Showroom. Banbury, Oxfordshire

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RETIRED GUNMAKER WISHES TO DISPOSE OF THE FOLLOWING PARTS, MACHINING`S AND FORGINGS.

12 Gauge

3 – Bodies

2 – Easy Opening Fore-end Irons (H & H pattern)

2 – Southgate Fore- end Irons

20 Gauge

4 – Bodies

3 – Easy Opening Fore – end Irons

5 – Southgate Fore – end Irons

Rifle Bodies

1 - .300 - .375Cal

1 - .400 - .500Cal

Fore – end Iron for each 

Barrelled Actions

1 - Pair 12 Gauge x 28” S/S sidelock actions, Proof stage only.LondonProofed.  Lever work, strikers, fitted with Easy Opening F/E

1 – Single 12Gauge x 28” S/S sidelock action, Proof stage only. Birmingham Proofed, Lever work, strikers, fitted with Easy Opening F/E

Filled Barrels

2 – 12 Gauge x 28” matched pair filed barrels, machined lump width 0.395”, 1.095” centre’s, extractors fitted.

2 – 12Gauge x 28” matched pair filed barrels. Westley Richards extension, Machined lump width 0.385”, 1.130” centre’s, extractors fitted.

Bodies and Fore – End machining`s by J. B. Phillipson.

Machined Components

3 – Pairs 12 Gauge Chopper lump tubes

2 – Pairs 12G x 30” Round Bar tubes – dovetail machined

2 – Pairs 12G x 28” Round Bar tubes – dovetail machined

5/16” Concave ribs

H&H pattern Easy Opening spring tubes

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Lifters ( cocking bars )

Top levers

Spindles

Trigger plates

Forgings

Triggers,  Trigger plates,  Bolts,  Lifters,  Top levers,  Trigger Guards (adjustable bow length).

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Text 07867008950

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