American Pistolsmiths Guild

Dedicated to Excellence in the Pistolsmithing Craft

Doug Turnbull

Shop Info

Handgun • Rifle • Shotgun Restoration

Turnbull Restoration & Manufacturing Co. is the most recognized name in vintage firearm restorations, metal finishes, and modern firearm manufacturing. Turnbull has been dedicated to the faithful and accurate restoration and custom upgrades on vintage rifles, shotguns and handguns.

Turnbull also manufactures their own lines of firearms including the Turnbull 470/475 and Model 1886 lever action rifles, Turnbull TAR-40 and Turnbull TAR-15 semi-automatic rifles and the Turnbull Model 1911 handguns in a number of different configurations. Turnbull Restoration and Manufacturing of East Bloomfield, New York appeared on the The Science Channel’s show “How Its Made”. The two-part segment entitled “Firearms Restoration” follows the craftsman at Turnbull as they restore a Winchester Model 1886 lever action rifle. Turnbull gunsmiths do a complete restoration on a vintage Winchester rifle which includes carving a new stock and forend, polishing and refinishing all of the metal parts using techniques employed by the original manufacturer more than 100 years ago. The segments first aired Friday, October 17, 2014.

Contact Info

Doug Turnbull Restorations, Inc.

6680 Route 5 & 20 (POB 571)
Bloomfield, 14469-0471


Guild History

Specializing in accurate recreation of historical metal finishes on period firearms from polishing to final finish. Expert color case hardening, charcoal blue, and nitre blue are specialties. “Introduction to Metal Preparation” video tape plus other tapes and instructional writings available. IN BUSINESS SINCE