Bloomfield, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2008
Doug Turnbull Restoration, Inc. opened its online store on Friday, September 19, 2008. Through the online store user can purchase Turnbull 470 & 475 Rifle Ammunition along with Ammunition Components. In addition, the online store features Turnbull Gear such as pencil holders and gun socks. The Turnbull Gear product offering will be expanded to hats, t-shirts and other novelty items in the coming months. Visit the online store at http://www.turnbullrestoration.com.
With this latest release of their website, it is also featuring a recently completed catalog of Winchester Highly Finished Arms. Embellishment of firearms dates back to the earliest arms. The second half of the 19th century, before the Civil War, up to the turn of the century is commonly referred to as the "Golden Age" of firearms engraving in the United States.
In 1897 the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. began using illustrations to showcase the "decorative work" being done by the factory. Beginning in 1898 and until 1916, a special engraving catalog was offered by the Winchester factory titled "Highly Finished Arms". This catalog offered the customer examples of Winchester arms "showing the variety and styles of engraving, inlay-work, checkering and carving done at the Winchester Armory.
The craftsmen at Turnbull Restoration have spent thousands of hours re-creating these arms down to the smallest detail. To their knowledge this is the most complete and historically accurate set of "Highly Finished Winchester Arms" ever assembled.
Turnbull Restoration is pleased to announce the completion of the Winchester Highly Finished Arms Catalog. A complete set of 10 highly finished and embellished rifles exactly as they were originally made.
In the pages of this catalog, the original black and white catalog is shown as it appeared in 1898, along with the exact descriptions used for each rifle - provided for historical information only to reflect the original cost of production. The rifles shown in color were built by the craftsmen at Turnbull Restoration using the original catalog descriptions and illustrations as a guide, as well as examining the original "high-grade" rifles.
Copies of this catalog can be purchased through Turnbull's new online store for only $10.