History of a Gun
Learn - Advanced
Garand Disassembly and Parts
Cartridge Research Association
Care & Records
Arms / Gun Show Listings
for Uniform Display
"Factory Letters" & Military
(Prices are extremely high)
Savage Firearms: J.T. Callahan,
53 Old Quarry Rd., Westfield, MA 10185
Sharps- Richard Labowski, Phone (215) 748 1376
Smith & Wesson Firearms: Smith & Wesson Firearms, PO Box 2208, Springfield, Mass. 01102, Phone (800) 331-0852 ext. 223 Roy Jinks
L.C. Smith- Cody Firearms Research, C/O Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming 82414, Phone: (307) 587-4771.
Parker Shotguns- Parker Gun Collectors Association. http://www.parkergun.org/
U.S. Military- Springfield Research Service
Firearms Research, C/O Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming
Sources for Military Service records and unit histories
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: The CWSS is a computerized data base containing basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War, a list of regiments and descriptions of 384 significant battles. It is under development, but already several hundred thousand soldiers can be found. Searchable by name, state, unit, and has unit rosters of many units, as well as brief hsitory ofunit's service and engagements, with links to details on many of the engagements. FREE
Selected Civil War Photographs: From the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, over 1,100 photographic images from the Civil War.
The USMHI has a catalogue of over 20,000 US military photographs ranging from the Mexican American War of the 1840's until the present. Some of the photographs are identified. Images not viewable on line (yet) but excellent searchable listings and descriptions.
U.S. Military service recrods (related to specific firearms identified by their research)- Springfield Research Service:
Spanish American War Units and Rosters along with much other info on that War is on this site.(www.spanamwar.com)
U.S. Navy Ships (Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships- DANFS)- Complete history of every U.S Navy ship and photos of most. Info on how to get crew lists, logs, etc. Great site, all volunteer, but based on official USN publications. Part of the Haze Gray and Underway site, best Naval history site on the web.