Gunsmithing Schools

And Related Industry Guilds

Preserving Traditions, Centuries in the Making

Since our founding, Turnbull Restoration has been staffed with fine craftsmen representing gunsmithing schools around the nation. Just as we’re committed to the highest qualifications when performing our customers’ restoration, refinishing and gunmaking work, we’re equally committed to supporting the next generation of gunsmiths and engravers. They will keep our traditions alive well into the future. We applaud the missions of the institutions named below, and hope this listing provides a useful resource to aspiring craftspeople.

Good luck in your search! Although all fine institutions, Turnbull Restoration makes no recommendation on which to choose. Be sure to contact and thoroughly research any institution you plan to attend before making your choice.

Gunsmithing Schools

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Gunmaking and Engraving Guilds

American Custom Gunmakers Guild

“The mission of the ACGG is manifold. As an entity, the ACGG will strive to function as a venue for the exchange of ideas concerning their craft and promote public awareness of custom gunmakers and their craft. While promoting the betterment of custom gunmaking we еstablish standards of excellence within the field of custom gunmaking and ethical guidelines to benefit those who create and use custom guns. ACGG nurtures and develops the next generation of custom gunmakers.”


Firearm Engravers Guild of America

“FEGA is the world’s foremost authority and organization for firearm engravers and hand engraving enthusiasts. Founded in 1981 to provide opportunities for engravers to exchange ideas and knowledge, network, assist in improving individual skills, promote firearm engraving as an art form and to raise public interest and appreciation in quality firearm engraving and hand engraving.”