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    Somerton Guns....whatever happened to them?

    Just seen a Somerton Guns "Made by Arrieta" sidelock. I can remember the company's adverts in the 1980s. But whatever happened to Somerton Guns?

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    Looking at Companies House, the company has been dissolved and last accounts were submitted in 1994...
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    They had an in-house engraver who retired and I think it just petered out after that. I can remember the shop they were in but cant remember when they finished up.
    A.W. Rule and Son are just round the corner and they do a lot of high end work on Purdy, Hollands etc. So Somerton has still got a gun maker.

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