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Shoot History

An E-Magazine Dedicated to Classic Firearms Preservation, Produced & Curated by Turnbull Restoration
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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.

Inspirational people doing their part to preserve history, making memories all along the way.

RESTORATION RESOURCES

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.

Re-Visiting “How it’s Made”

Re-Visiting “How it’s Made”

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years since the first airing of our spot on “How it’s Made”. We’re taking this opportunity to re-share the episode, and once again extend our gratitude to the good folks at the Science Channel for including us on their show a half-decade ago.

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Field & Stream Goes Behind the Scenes in Bloomfield

Field & Stream Goes Behind the Scenes in Bloomfield

Many, many thanks go out to the good folks at Field & Stream, including photographer Andrew Hetherington, Photography Director John Toolan, writer David E. Petzal, and Executive Editor David Hurteau. They connected with us in late 2018 to produce a wonderful photo essay on our firearm restoration process. You’ll find their piece in the April/May 2019 issue of Field & Stream.

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To Restore, or Not to Restore?

To Restore, or Not to Restore?

To restore, or not to restore? That's the foundational question to ask yourself when considering what could become a journey to revitalize, or perhaps even resurrect, your classic firearm. A big part of what we do is help our customers understand all the...

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A Full Parker BHE Restoration in Pictures: Introduction

A Full Parker BHE Restoration in Pictures: Introduction

Few American firearms makes conjure up imagery and emotions like Parker. Nearly every Parker Bros. double gun that comes to us for restoration has numerous stories attached to it, just like this BHE example from 1921. One of the most rewarding aspects of our job is hearing these stories and doing our best to honor them during the restoration process.

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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.

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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.

Featured Banner Image

Featured at the top of the page is a fully-restored Colt Model 1911 U.S. Army in .45 ACP. This iconic American service pistol, dated from 1914, had been returned to its original factory condition by Turnbull Restoration.