Updated April 10, 2009
RESEARCHING YOUR FIREARMS
Browning; Glen Jensen; Historian, One Browning Place, Morgan, Utah 84050, (800) 333-3288 ext 256. Factory letter fee: $39.95 per serial number.
Colt; Kathy Hoyt, Historian, P.O. Box 1868, Hartford, CT 06101, (800) 962-2658. Fee; $55+ per serial number ($100 for time-consuming research).
Authentication service for Colt Cavalry and Artillery SAA revolvers: John A. Kopec (530) 222-4440 http://www.johnakopec.com
Authentication service for Smith & Wesson Model No. 3 revolvers: David R. Chicoine
Dope Bag; NRA Publications, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Fee: Free to NRA Members/Annual Membership $35 (Any firearm evaluated).
Remington Firearms; The Remington Society of America
Smith & Wesson; Roy Jinks, Historian, 2100 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield, MA 01102,(413) 781-8300. Fee: $30 per serial number.
Smith & Wesson Model No. 2: Ron Curtis's site has valuable info for Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 collectors http://www.model2project.com/
Springfield Research Service; P.O. Box 4181, Silver Springs, MD 20904, (301) 622-4103. Fees vary from $10-$50 per serial #, Send SASE with request (U.S. Military issue rifles and handguns from post Civil War era).
Winchester (also Marlin & L.C. Smith); Cody Firearms Museum Records Office, 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414; http://www.bbhc.org/firearms/records.cfm; firstname.lastname@example.org; (307)578-4031; Current letter fees and available serial numbers are available on our web page.
If your collector organization should be listed here but isn't: Let us know!
Collector Org's: We are happy to keep your FREE listings up to date but we may have no way of knowing when changes occur in your organization unless you tell us. Please keep us up to date about any important changes within your organization.
Browning Collectors Association, Scherrle Brennac, 2749 Keith Dr., Villa Ridge, MO 63089 -1929. $30 initial & $10 additional . Dues $20 annually.
Colt Collectors Assn, Karen Green, Secretary P. O. Box 2241 Los Gatos, CA 95031 (delete phone #) annual dues: $40 US; $50 Canada; $100 international
H&A Arms Society, 1309 Pamela Circle, Delphos, OH 45833.
L.C. Smith Collectors Association
Mannlicher Collectors Association, Don Henry, Exec. Secty/Treas., P.O. Box 7144, Salem, OR 97303. $20. annual, $300. Life
Marlin Firearms Collectors Association, Ltd.
Merwin Hulbert Association, 2503 Kentwood Ct., High Point, N.C. 27265
New Mexico Gun Collectors Assn
Parker Gun Collector's Assn
The Remington Society of America
Ruger Collectors Association, Inc., P.O. Box 240, Greens Farms, CT 06436. $25 annual
Smith & Wesson Collectors Association
Texas gun Collectors Association
Winchster Arms Collector's Association
OBSOLETE GUN PARTS, all makes:
Various antiques & replicas: Dixie Gunworks, Gunpowder Lane, Union City, TN 38261 (800) 238-6785 (orders only)
All makes: Jack First Inc., 1201 Turbine Dr., Rapid City, SD 57701 (605) 343-9544
All makes: Numrich Gun Parts Corp, West Hurley, NY 12491 (914) 679-2417 www.gunpartscorp.com
Ballard, Rem, Stevens, Win. Screws: Cedar Creek Screw and Machine, P.O. Box, 1531, Woodland, WA 98674.
Colt SAA, 1877, 1878, shotgun and Lightning Rifle: Ed Cox
Colt SAA Replacement Parts: Smith Enterprise, 1701 West 10th St., Ste.14, Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 964-1818.
Colt SAA Parts: Peacemaker Specialists, P.O. Box 157, Whitmore, CA 96096 (916) 472-3438.
Colt SAA & Winchester lever action parts; Art Pirkle, 1344 W. 17th Place, Yuma, AZ 85364 (520) 783-9108 no catalog.
Italian replica gun parts: VTI Replica Parts 362 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville CT 06039 (860)435 8068 Fax (860) 435-8146.
Marlin, Rem, Stevens, Winchester parts & wood: Precision Gun Works, 110 Sierra Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028 (210) 367-4587.
Obsolete S&W Parts; tip-up and top-break models David Chicoine
Winchester Parts Only:
*Buckingham's, Rt.2, Trenton, TN 38382.
*Columbia Precision Parts, P.O. Box 301, Timnath, CO 80547 (303) 686-2865
*Fred Goodwin, Sherman Mills, Maine 04776 (207) 365-4451 (Winchester lever gun parts)
*Western Rifled Arms, P.O. Box 236, Rochester, WA 98579 (360) 273-7716 . (Screws & small parts for Winchester)
Cardboard box repair
Randy's Toy Shop, repair & restoration of old gun & ammo boxes. 165 N. 9th St. Noblesville, IN 46060, (317) 776-2220, email@example.com
Museums and great destinations
Cody Firearms Museum (houses the Winchester collection and records) Cody Firearms Museum Records Office, 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414; http://www.bbhc.org/firearms/records.cfm; firstname.lastname@example.org ; (307)578-4031; Current letter fees and available serial numbers are available on our web page.
Imperial War Museum (the original, the one and only. United Kingdom)
Military Rifles (very informative and interesting historical web site.)
Old Salem, North Carolina (a living history site with a working gunsmith's shop)
National Firearms Museum (the new NRA museum, take the family, it is awesome!)
The Quadrangle (Springfield, Mass.; Library & Museums.)
Springfield Armory Museum (the grand old Springfield Armory; now a U.S. National Park.)
U. S. Naval Academy Museum (Annapolis, MD)
West Point Museum (at U.S.M.A., steeped in history, a truly wonderful place)
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