Turnbull Model 1886

Honoring, Preserving, Giving – 2017 WACA Annual Meeting 1886 Auction Rifle

Turnbull Model 1886 lever action rifle as supplied to 2017 WACA Annual Meeting Auction

Turnbull Restoration is proud to have teamed up with the Winchester Arms Collectors Association (WACA), John Pease and Negrini to supply a very special entry into WACA’s 2017 Member Reception auction. A new deluxe engraved Turnbull Model 1886 rifle chambered in .45-90 WCF will be auctioned after WACA’s Annual Membership Meeting at the Buffalo Bill Center of The West in Cody, Wyoming on July 14, 2017.

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Turnbull 1886 included in the Guns & Ammo ‘G&A Madness’

The Turnbull 1886 rifle has been selected to the 2nd annual “bracket” challenge similar to the NCAA Tournament bracket where America votes for their favorite guns. Guns & Ammo Bracket Challenge Seated at #7, the Turnbull 1886 goes up against the Mossberg MVP Flex. The color case hardened action, and the expertly finished American black walnut stocks should set this lever action apart from the field. Please show your support by voting here:  http://www.gunsandammo.com/bracket/

The 2014 Show Season is Underway

The first show of the New Year took us to the Dallas Safari Club Convention in Dallas, Texas. This gathering brought an international organization of hunters, conservationalists and wildlife enthusiasts together. We brought a number of restored originals as well as a handful of our newly manufactured firearms which included the Turnbull Model 1886, Turnbull Model 1911, Turnbull Commander, and the Turnbull TAR-15. Although we were located in a different section of the show this year, many people sought us out to admire our restored firearms and to view our Turnbull firearms in person. There was a considerable amount of interest in our restored firearms, particularly the Winchester lever actions and the Colt 1911. Turnbull Manufacturing Company’s craftsman have a great reputation for restoring vintage firearms back to their original condition using the same techniques that were perfected over 100 years ago. As always, we enjoy visiting with our customers, meeting potential new ones and simply meeting the people that appreciate our work.


Next stop – SHOT SHOW! To view our current show schedule: https://www.turnbullrestoration.com/store.asp?pid=20025&catid=19872

Turnbull Mfg. Co gives away firearms at Texas Motor Speedway

This past weekend, Turnbull Manufacturing Company completed their second season giving firearms away at Texas Motor Speedway. 

Tony Stewart firing off the Turnbull Mfg. Co. revolvers

On Friday after qualifying, Doug Turnbull presented Greg Biffle and the #16 team with a Turnbull Model 1886 rifle. On Sunday, after the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Doug Turnbull presented the winner, Tony ‘Smoke’ Stewart and the #14 team, with a pair of Turnbull Mfg. Company custom revolvers.  Tony fired off the guns ‘Texas-Style’ before he was presented with his trophy. Congratulations to both Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart for being the latest NASCAR drivers to win our guns!

Turnbull Manufacturing’s New Catalog

Turnbull Manufacturing is pleased to announce the arrival of their latest catalog. Our new catalog features 38 pages of restored firearms – including Winchester, Marlin, Parker, L. C. Smith, Fox, Colt, and Ithaca just to name a few. Our new catalog also features many pages of our custom work, upgrades and newly manufactured firearms including the Turnbull Model 1886.  To view the catalog or request one of your own, please go to our Publications page.

Doug Turnbull attends the Tony Stewart 'Smoke Show'


The Tony Stewart Stewart ‘Smoke Show’ took place at Texas Motor Speedway this past August.   This event is a way for people to experience a day in the life of a Sprint Cup driver.  The day is full – starting with a driver’s meeting, driver introductions, parade laps, and time behind the wheel driving a replica racecar around the track at top speeds.  Participants then received a ride of a lifetime with Tony himself.  After the racing was said and done, everyone gathered in Victory Lane for a celebration that included firing the famous six shooters that Turnbull Manufacturing built. The day was concluded with a dinner and an auction in which Turnbull Manufacturing donated a custom and one of a kind ‘Smoke Show’ Turnbull Model 1886 rifle. The rifle featured flames carved into the buttstock and forend, and engraving that included the logos of ‘Smoke Show’, Texas Motor Speedway, and Speedway Children’s Charities.  The engraving was finished off with Tony Stewarts signature, the star of Texas and the outline of the state of Texas. Speedway Children’s Charities was founded to care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in an effort to help them live produtive lives. Doug is looking forward to participating in next years event.

Turnbull Manufacturing Co. Model 1886

Turnbull Manufacturing Company is proud to announce their latest project: A true reproduction of an original Model 1886, a John Moses Browning duplicate, with 100% interchangeable parts.  Standard chamber is in either .45-70 or .45-90, but for an additional charge other factory chambers are available as well as the .475 Turnbull and 50-110.  The 26” full octagon barrel and full length magazine tube are rust blued.  The receiver, hammer, lever, forend carp and crescent butt plate are all finished in Turnbull’s period-correct Color Case Hardening, while the small parts are charcoal blued.   The rear sight is a flat top style with a 1/16” diameter brass bead front sight.  Field grade walnut stocks are finished just as their restorations.  Many upgrades are available for you to customize this to your fondness.  Your Model 1886 rifle will look just as it would have went it left the factory in the 19th century.  Prices start at $2,650.00 To order your Turnbull Mfg. Co. Model 1886, contact Turnbull Mfg. Co. at 585-657-6338, www.turnbullmfg.com or send an email to info@turnbullmfg.com.

Tony Stewart awarded Turnbull Model 1886 Take Down Rifle

If you read our recent post about how the whole Turnbull Manufacturing / Texas Motor Speedway relationship came to be, then you also know that I am a Tony Stewart fan. I love NASCAR, and would have been happy to present the pole trophy to any driver, but to have the honor to presenting to Tony was just awesome.

This photo of Tony holding the Turnbull rifle is from an article in USA Today about Tony’s first pole in 5 years.

We’ve met some amazing folks this weekend from Governor Perry to Jeff Gordon and several in between. We look forward to share more in the coming week as we get back from Texas.

As for now, we’re waiting on the rain to lift and the track to dry so racing can get underway. It’s been a great couple of days – and it looks like our stay may get extended a day or so if the race is postponed until tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more great stories and photos from Texas and Turnbull Manufacturing.