Turnbull Manufacturing, located in the bucolic community of Bloomfield, NY, in the Finger Lakes region, is known far and wide for their exquisite restorations. The company does museum restorations as well as jobs for individuals who had a favorite gun damaged in a fire or bought a rare find suffering from the effects of age and neglect. The meticulous attention to detail is simply amazing. Everything Turnbull does is period correct, right down to the bone charcoal case hardening process that produces that gorgeous mottled look on steel. What you may not have known is that the company produces new guns as well. We took a look at two guns in particular. Their best-selling Turnbull Model 1911 is a modern reproduction of the 1911s produced in the early years of the design. As you would expect, the fit and finish on these classic guns is as good as it gets. The best-selling version is the ‘Heritage’ Edition, which features a color case-hardened frame and carbonia-blued slide. It’s hard to do it justice on video, but check it out for yourself. We also got to see the company’s version of the AR sporting rifle, the Turnbull TAR-15. Yes, Turnbull craftsmen designed and built this gun themselves from carbon steel. The lower was case hardened and the furniture is American Black Walnut. What a beautiful interpretation.