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.
Who are we? Ackermann Arms was born out of Paul Ackermann’s lifetime of enthusiasm for history and historic artifacts. After graduating from a museum studies program when the field was still in its infancy Paul focused his passion towards a profession. First he served nearly 10 years with the National Park Service preserving such famous historic sites as the Home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Ellis Island Immigration Center and the Frederick W. Vanderbilt mansion. For the last 25 years Paul served as Armorer and Conservator for the West Point Museum at the United States Military Academy from which he retired after nearly 35 years of public service as an historic preservationist. Today Paul and his wife Andrea travel around the gun show, black powder shoot and reenactment circuits meeting old and new customers on the weekends and spend weekdays knocking out custom work and repairs on a wide range of historic and replica arms and accessories. We look forward to every show we attend and every job we do. Feel free to contact us with questions or for advice.
Our email address has changed back to our old one: P.Ackermann@juno.com
2023 show schedule posted to our Services page. Come and meet us!
Well, bad news, is that due to inflation, (you know, that "transient" rise in consumer prices) we will have to set our prices a bit higher than we would like. We'll do our best to keep things reasonable. We haven't sold many muskets for a 4-digit price tag in past years, but those days are probably now over. Unlike the big box pro fish outdoor stores we will have the guns we list for sale in stock. We sell guns because we're not D*cks.
We regret to announce the passing of the original "Uncle Phil", Phillip Ackermann of Ackermann & Company. Uncle Phil was really my Uncle, (affectionately your Uncle, too, if he liked you) to who I owe a great debt of gratitude. He was a legend at reenactments and rendezvous for almost 60 years. He will be greatly missed and for me shows won't be the same. We have acquired his inventory of parts and patterns so please look for us, bigger and better.
We just purchased all the equipment of a Hudson Valley machine shop and are moving it to our new location near Cooperstown, NY. OUR NEW SHOP IS NOW UP AND RUNNING! Our new business address is P.O. Box 183, Cherry Valley, NY 13320, 607-264-2044, firstname.lastname@example.org. All previous addresses and phone numbers are now disconnected.
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!
For a quick turn around we use USPS Priority Mail when shipping parts, locks or even whole guns! Flat rate boxes start at $12.00 with tracking and two day delivery.
Member: National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, National Rifle Association, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Brigade of the American Revolution, American Artillery Assoc., New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Association, Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Maryland Arms Collectors.
Updated 14 November 2023