Someone recently asked me what gunsmith(s) I admired or respected, or that I would allow to work on my own guns. I gave him a few names, and thought you might be interested as well!
My first entry in this occasional series is Hamilton Bowen. Bowen is perhaps the gunsmith that the rest of us aspire to be; he combines technical ability, commitment to quality, and a definite style that is hard to define but easy to recognize. Bowen does it all – sophisticated caliber conversions, unusual high-tech customization, and superb restorations.
Bowen has been building superior revolvers for many years, and his work has become well known from appearances in various gun magazines. His fame doesn’t stop there, however – he also wrote what is the definitive book on the subject, titled simply “The Custom Revolver.” If you’re into revolvers, this is a book that you simply must own. (Unfortunately, it’s out of print and hard copies are insanely expensive. Thanks to the power of Amazon, however, you can get a Kindle copy for a fraction of the cost.)
Hamilton Bowen is truly the “gunsmith’s gunsmith.” I’d love to have him work on one of my guns!
-=[ Grant ]=-