Shoot History

An Online 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.

A Change of Name, Same Commitment to Firearm Restoration

A Change of Name, Same Commitment to Firearm Restoration

Many will have noticed a change in our name in 2017. But why the change to Turnbull Restoration? Restoration services have always been at the heart of what we do. The word “Restoration” has appeared in the various iterations of our company name since we...

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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.

Stewards & Stories #2

Stewards & Stories #2

Guns as Investments We have legendary outdoor writer Jim Carmichel to thank for countless pages of stories and wisdom. And we have Sporting Classics to the thank for featuring Guns as Investments. This chapter of Jim's book Classic...

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Stewards & Stories #1

Stewards & Stories #1

“If these guns could talk.” Our gunsmiths say this to themselves every day. Being tuned in to that mysterious frequency is one of the things that drives us in the passions we pursue and the work we perform. We’re very lucky to work closely with customers who are attuned to the signals that are emanate from the wood and steel of their family heirlooms.

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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.

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Featured at the top of the page is a fully-restored Parker BHE 12 gauge double. This legendary American side-by-side, dated from 1921, had been returned to its original factory condition by Turnbull Restoration.