Advance Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
A high technology machining and manufacturing company offering a wide
range of design, manufacturing and consulting services.  AMT manufactured
the sights for the Browning BPC rifles and the more recent Winchester
Limited Series Creedmoor BPC rifle.  In August 2011 AMT discontinued

manufacturing sights and no longer offers replacement parts

American Custom Gunmakers Guild (ACGG)
A prestigious association dedicated to the advancement of the art of custom
gun making. Available on the website is a directory of custom gunsmithing
services listing some of the top American gunsmiths and their contact

American Single Shot Rifle Association (ASSRA)
Archives & Library, 800 Wisconsin St. Suite 104; Mail Box 68 Building F13,
Eau Claire, WI 54703-3613
Phone: 608-628-0536, Email:
The ASSRA publishes the Single Shot Rifle Journal and maintains an archive
of arms related materials, that are available to anyone who is researching
firearms history, is interested in specific guns and their values and the
technical aspects of their functioning.  Materials are not limited to single shot
rifles, although they are the basis of the archives collection.  You need not be
a member of the ASSRA to make use of these materials.  Limited research in
the area of your interest is free of charge, but copies of magazine articles or
book chapters are $3 each, and the loan of archives books is $5 or $10,
depending on the number of pages in the book.  The catalog of materials
available can be found at

Austin Rifle Club (ARC)
The Austin Rifle Club, Inc is a non-profit organization associated with the
NRA, the Texas State Rifle Association, and the Civilian Marksmanship
Program.  Range facilities are located near Austin, between Manor and
Elgin, and supports seven different shooting disciplines.  ARC's mission is
to educate the youth of this nation in the shooting sports and to promote the
safe and lawful use of firearms by these youth, our members and the
general public through education, training, competitions and camaraderie.

Badger Barrels Inc.
Although no longer in business, Badger Barrels provided the rifled barrel
blanks for the Browning BPC rifles and the more recent Winchester Limited
Series BPC rifles.  In 2012 Wilson Arms Co. purchased all the assets of
Badger Defense Company, formerly known as Badger Barrels.  The new
facility is now known as The Wilson Arms Company – Bristol (Bristol,
Wisconsin).  Wilson Arms Co. is a high volume barrel supplier with
minimum order requirements of 100 barrels.

The leading supplier of gunsmithing tools, supplies, parts and accessories.  
Brownells stocks many, but not all of the parts for the Browning &
Winchester BPCRs, and some tools to aid in disassembly and assembly.  
Browning & Winchester part numbers are listed for cross-referencing and/or
performing a search on their Internet site.

Browning Arms Company
A leading supplier of high quality sporting firearms and related products to
the USA, Canadian and international markets.

Commemorative Arms Company
Commemorative Arms sells obsolete Browning parts and in some cases may
offer installation services.

CPA Corporation
Products include made-to-order stocks and forearms for single-shot rifles
including Browning & Winchester BPCRs.  Stocks are semi-inletted and
will require some fitting and finishing.  Several grades are available, and
either right-hand or left-hand versions.  Browning & Winchester BPCR
forearms are available but are not advertised on their web site.

Steve Durren (Gunsmith)
Johnson’s Sporting Goods, 3654 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221,
Phone: (517) 265-2545
Steve is a well-known and respected BPCR gunsmith

Glenn Fewless (Gunsmith)
26721 E. Main Dr., Waterford, Wisconsin 53185, Phone: (262) 534-5154
Glenn is a “master machinist” and member of the prestigious American
Custom Gunmakers Guild.

Heart of Texas Silhouette Association (HOTSA)
HOTSA large bore BPCR silhouette and .22BPCR silhouette matches are
held once a month on a covered firing line range located near Coolidge, TX.

John King (Gunsmith)
King Machine Services, P.O. Box 368, Kila, MT 59920,
Phone: (406) 755-5352
John is a well-known and respected BPCR gunsmith.

Mike Lewis (Gunsmith)
8388 JCR 12W, Walden, CO, 80480, Phone: (970) 723-3383
Mike is a well-known and respected BPCR gunsmith.

Macon Gunstocks
Macon makes very reasonable priced stocks for Winchester/Browning
Miroku manufactured 1885 rifles. The stocks are machine inletted & require
some additional hand-inletting to obtain the correct fit.

A leading supplier of shooting, reloading and hunting products with an
extensive line of gunsmithing equipment, supplies and parts, second only to
Brownells.  A limited number of Browning & Winchester BPCR parts are
offered and are listed as “special order, 30 + days”.  Identify the available
parts by performing a search for “Browning BPCR” on their Internet site.

Midwest Gunworks
Sells obsolete Browning & Winchester parts and in some cases may offer
installation services.  Can also order and install parts currently in
Browning’s or Winchester's inventory.

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
Manages a variety of programs designed to promote understanding of, and
more active participation in, the shooting sports.

Ramax Inc. Wood Conditioners
Makes New Life Wood Moisturizer, a high-quality wood conditioner &
moisturizer containing refined beeswax, which is excellent for use on
firearms stocks and forearms to reduce drying and stock splitting.

Lee Shaver Gunsmithing
Lee supplies his own line of sights and accessories.  Contact Lee directly
or go to Buffalo Arms Co. ( for his products.  
Specializes in BPCR gunsmithing, he will modify the Miroku manufactured
trigger sear used in Browning and Winchester high-wall rifles to reduce the
trigger pull to 2lbs or less.  Lee also works on and tightens up the AMT
manufactured Browning and Winchester BPCR rear sights.  In 2012 he
became the publisher of
The Single Shot Exchange Magazine.

Ron Snover (Gunsmith)
IXL Enterprises, 1245 Delta Valley Rd, Greeneville, TN 37745,
Phone: (423) 234-0184, Email:
Ron is a well-known and respected BPCR gunsmith. His product line
includes sight inserts, which will fit the Browning front sight.

Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI)
An association of the nation’s leading manufacturers of firearms,
ammunition and components.  SAAMI is tasked with: Creating and
publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and
quality; Coordinating technical data; Promoting safe and responsible
firearm use.

SPG, Inc
Sells BPCR reloading information, supplies and shooting accessories, and,
arguably, the most popular “commercial” bullet lube for BPCR shooting.  
SPG is also home to the Black Powder Cartridge News magazine.

John E. Stepp
26687 Dersch Road, Shingletown, CA 96088, Phone: (530) 365-7036
John supplies a kit to aid in disassembly/assembly of the Browning and
Winchester M1885, including the BPCR and Creedmoor models.

Steve Earle Products, Inc.
Supplies dovetail-type scope blocks for many old and new mounts for
external adjustment target scopes and various rifles including Browning &
Winchester Model 1885s.  Steve makes a custom rail for mounting up to 23"
long vintage-style scopes to the Miroku manufactured Browning &
Winchester BPCRs using the existing factory holes.

Specializes in repairing and refinishing broken or damaged rifle and
shotgun stocks.

The Single Shot Exchange
The Single Shot Exchange Magazine, also known as the SSE or “Exchange”
is published monthly by Lee Shaver.  The magazine covers antique and
classic firearms with a focus on black powder cartridge rifles.

John Taylor (Gunsmith)
Taylor Machine, 14119 Military Rd. E, Puyallup, WA 98374
Phone: (253) 445-4073
John is a well-known and respected BPCR gunsmith.

Western Gun Parts
Sells obsolete Browning & Winchester parts and in some cases may offer
installation services.

Winchester Repeating Arms
Since 2006 Browning has a long-term licensing agreement with the Olin
Corporation, allowing Browning Arms to manufacture and distribute
Winchester brand firearms.

Yaupon Creek Silhouette Association (YCSA)
YCSA matches are held on a range located on the Brune Ranch & Cattle
Company near Columbus, Texas.  Tom Berwick, a founding member, is the
Vice President and publisher of the Lone Star News, the monthly YCSA
newsletter.  Representing YCSA, Tom provided the photo of the range for the
book cover background image.
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