From Armourers' Club to Gunmakers' Association to Gun Trade Association we have a proud history going back to 1891. More detail from the archive to follow soon. If you have a specific research question, please do get in touch.

The Beginning


It all started in 1891 when a group of London gunmakers sought to establish a social group which could also deal with matters that affected the Trade.  Within months they were challenging the Proof House, the Home Office and the Railways as a trade body.

Famous members' names, then and now!