Today we’ll view a few immaculately preserved color case hardened firearms from the late 1800s and early 1900s compared to the restorations we’ve completed on the same models.
We’ve worked tirelessly to ensure our color case hardening is as authentic as it can be. We are proud of the work we do and the connection we have to the original master gunmakers of the turn of the century.
For the past 40 years Turnbull Restoration has been dedicated to the values of conservation and restoration. We take our firearms seriously, and we take our wetlands and wildlands seriously, too.
In summer of 2019 Doug set off for Africa. He was participating in a management hunt with friend and writer Joseph von Benedikt, as well as two of Joseph’s friends. The plan was to spend the next ten days at two different camps in Namibia, tracking and hunting a variety of wildlife. Both Joseph and Doug brought along Turnbull Model 1886 rifles (including a Turnbull-restored Winchester 1886), chambered for Doug’s own .475 Turnbull cartridge.
It’s almost Mother’s Day! Time to roll out the pink camo jackets, teal .22 pistols, and concealed carry purses. Right? Maybe not so much. If you have a woman in your life that already shoots, or has expressed an interest in shooting, we’ve got some better suggestions for you.
I have a love/hate relationship with sheep hunting. To me, sheep hunting is about getting wrapped up in the experience. I love the beautiful mountains to the west, smelling the crisp air. I love the Alaskan country: Seeing the mountains, moose, bear, and eagles. But there’s also the hate part: 6-9 months spent getting into shape for climbing the mountains with a 50-60 pound pack, sleeping in a small tent, trying to stay warm and dry, and eating freeze-dried meals. Somehow none of that’s enough to keep me away. At the end of the day—exhausted, cold, and wet—nothing beats the experience of hunting a Dall sheep in the Alaskan wilderness.
A few weeks ago we decided to try out a “live chat” program on our website. Have you noticed me in the bottom right corner of your computer screen? The idea of adding a live chat came up when we started undertaking a customer service review. After learning about some of the difficulties our customers are having getting in touch with us, we decided one solution would be to try instituting a live chat.
To restore, or not to restore? That’s the foundational question to ask yourself when considering restoration of your classic firearm.
There’s more than ever to watch on the internet. Scroll through Facebook and you’re sure to find something eye-catching, or spend hours surfing YouTube if that’s more your speed. We’ve picked a few of our favorite Turnbull Restoration videos from YouTube to keep you...
Norris Terence “Terry” Turnbull, father of Doug Turnbull of Turnbull Restoration Co., Inc., passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 84 on January 20, 2019 in Rochester, NY. Born on May 21, 1934 to parents Norris Turnbull and Ellen Lee Tooley in Niagara...