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Go behind the scenes of a full Parker BHE 12 gauge side-by-side restoration.
Considering a journey to revitalize, or perhaps even resurrect, your classic firearm? Here are the first questions you should ask.
Helping owners and collectors of classic firearms understand the purpose, traditions and methods of gun restoration.
Do you have questions about gun restoration? Contact us today, or post your questions to our social media pages using hashtag #shoothistory. We’ll do our best to answer them here.
What’s the Difference Between Color Case Hardening and Color Casing?
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.
It’s For the Memories – An Ithaca Flues 20 Gauge Double Story
It's a theme that comes up time and time again when helping our customers understand the ins and outs of restoring their gun (or not, as the case may be): It's for the memories. One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is helping keep these memories...
Video: Introduction to Metal Preparation
Originally Produced in 1995, Turnbull Restoration’s Introduction to Metal Preparation has become the industry reference point for preparing metal firearm parts for proper restoration and finishing. With the recent introduction of Turnbull Finished Services, which offers customers the opportunity to send in their new gun parts for traditional finishes, the 25-year-old video’s content is as relevant as ever.
Behind the Scenes with Turnbull Gunsmiths Sam Chappell and Jacob Schuler
Ever wonder what inspires someone to become a gunsmith? What skills are most important in gunsmithing in general and gun restoration in particular? We’re glad our friends at Numrich Gun Parts Corp. are curious about this as well,taking the time to interview two of our gunsmiths.
Firearm Restoration: Revisiting the Perspectives of a Noted Writer and Collector
Looking over your collection of lever guns and single action revolvers you may often ask yourself, “Are any of these classics worth restoring?” Perhaps what’s really being asked is, “What’s the true value of preserving this piece of history, with all of the stories and mysteries embedded in its wood and steel?”
STEWARDS & STORIES
Celebrating the history of firearms and the shooting lifestyle, while recognizing the role of each generation in maintaining these legacies.
Have you run across an inspirational story that you think we should include in Stewards & Stories? Share it to your social media feed and use hashtag #shoothistory. Bookmark us to see our latest re-shares.
Stewards & Stories #12
Issue #112 of Stewards & Stories includes “A John of All Trades: Winchester’s John Olin”, “A Case for Restoration”, “Showing Some Love for Pump Action 22LR Rifles”.
Stewards & Stories #11
Issue #11 of Stewards & Stories includes “Granddad’s Gun: A Georgia quail hunter keeps a family legacy alive”, “A Firearms Treasure Hidden in Plain Sight”, and “Of Remingtons, Parkers and Old Pats”.
Stewards & Stories #10
Issue #10 of Stewards & Stories includes “Granddaddy’s Gun: A Restored Family Shotgun Gets a New Life Training Fine Bird Dogs”, “We Don’t Own Guns, We Care for Them”, and “Let it Slide”.
Stewards & Stories #9
Issue #9 of Stewards & Stories includes “Celebrating 150 Years of Marlin Firearms”, “Levering Interest”, and “My Father’s Colt”.
Stewards & Stories #8
Issue #8 of Stewards & Stories includes “10 Reasons to Shoot a .22 Rimfire”, “The Light-Bulb Moment: Converting Anti-Gunners to New Enthusiasts”, and “The 5 Guns that Every Hunter Should Own”.
Want to Learn More About Firearms Preservation?
You’ve come to the right place. To us, classic firearms preservation is not only about restoring old guns. It’s about educating folks who want to know more about the purpose, traditions and methods of the craft – and in doing so provide a glimpse into the work of past generation’s masters. It’s also about sharing the stories of today’s writers, organizations, makers, hunters and preservationists of all stripes who are dedicated to firearms history and the shooting lifestyle.
Together, and with your participation, we can help ensure vibrant, fun, enriching, story-filled pastimes with classic firearms for generations to come.