Ackermann Arms specializes in antique and replica firearms, parts and accessories.
We offer a variety of gun smithing, repair and restoration services as well as stocking and custom gun building. Whether refurbishing a shooter or conserving a collectible, every project gets the same attention to detail.
We buy and sell individual pieces and whole collections. Please contact us with your questions, comments and wants. Discretion is assured.
We just purchased all the equipment of a Hudson Valley machine shop and are moving it to our new location near Cooperstown, NY. Until the new shop is set up we are still working out of our existing facility in Tillson.
Ackermann Arms is now a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer. Contact us to receive or deliver your FFL required transfers.
Ackermann Arms has gone green: reduce, reuse, & recycle your used firearms with us and you'll get some green!
2018 show dates now posted--go to Services page!
Here's what people are saying about us:
"You've done it again! The lock is perfect. Thanks.....it is a thousand times improved and actually useful now--Thank you ! Tim
Check out Paul Ackermann at AckermannArms.com. He has worked on my flinter, and the man is a genius.
Tweesdad on Modern Muzzleloader Forum says:
Just got the Bess back from Paul Ackermann at Ackermann Arms. Other than the fact that he tuned the lock, did a full detail strip and clean, polished all bearing surfaces, and polished out the scratches that I was worried about, he didn't do much. He even reduced the trigger pull from 16 1/2 to 6 pounds, without affecting the reliability of the musket. This guy is better than I ever could have imagined. He was honest enough to tell me that there is nothing wrong with the frizzen, and I should leave it alone. He didn't want me to be wasting money on something that wasn't needed. If you need any work done, I can think of no one else that can hold a candle to him. If you are interested in such things, he also has custom guns available. (He's got a fowler to die for.) Thought that you all might be interested.
And we get letters:
Wow, Susan, what a great testimonial--thank you!
"The rammers were delivered on Friday. They fit perfectly! I also re-installed the locks you repaired and they work great in their respective muskets…showers of sparks.
Thank you very much for your quick, expert service. I’m very glad to have all my muskets in top working order once again. I know I’ll call upon you again when needed and will recommend your services to others, too."
"A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT! Now I can actually shoot this piece in comfort and know that it will go off reliably. HUZZAH!"
And finally, Jeff said:
"Love the musket. She has a good home and is quite a happy gun. So am I by the way. :) Thanks again brother. I appreciate your working with me!"
And we also get phone calls:
"You know that bayonet you sold me? Fits like a glove! Thank you."
Ackermann Arms receives Outstanding Display Award for "Arms Makers of Middletown, Connecticut" at the Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society's December show. Thank you to all who stopped by to chat with us!
We continue to stock Tom Fuller English flints as large as 12/8 and musket size French blond flint.
We stock most parts for Japanese and Italian replica Brown Bess and Charleville muskets as well as many parts from The Rifle Shoppe. Contact us to confirm immediate availability.
Ackermann Arms has recently acquired the inventory of the late Ed Woodland's gun shop.
Ed was a traditional gun maker from eastern Pennsylvania. We are very grateful to Rosemary Woodland for this opportunity to continue to meet all your unique needs.
A sampling of guns, gun parts and shooting supplies has now been posted to our site. Items are constantly coming and going--please e-mail or call
to check availability and pricing.
For a quick turn around we use USPS Priority Mail when shipping parts, locks or even whole guns!
Flat rate boxes start at $8.00 with two day delivery.
If you send us your lock and we can't fix it we will send it back at our expense.
Please clean your dirty guns and locks before you send them!
Thank you for visiting!
Please check back for updates to our new website, there's much more to come!
Member: National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, National Rifle Association, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
Updated 21 July 2018