Bob Brownell's first catalog, called "The Gunsmith's Mart," came out in 1947 - only eight years after he had started his fledgling mail order firm. Since then our annual Master Catalog has grown to be universally known to gunsmiths, shooters, and amateur gun mechanics simply as "The Big Book" of gunsmithing supplies, tools, gun parts, and firearm accessories. Walk into any gunsmith's shop anywhere in the country, and you'll most likely see a well-thumbed copy of our Big Book right next to the bench.
For many years, the Big Book was our only catalog. Then, the rapidly growing interest in new guns and shooting activities in the 1990s and early 2000s led us to launch specialty catalogs devoted to those interests. These books now come out on an as-needed basis and usually offer a "best of" selection of popular old favorites and new products.
Due to unusually high demand for our Catalog #72, we are currently out of stock and will not be reprinting until Catalog #73 is released.
There's one place you can always find everything we sell, the latest additions and the old standbys, all with current prices and in-stock availability: Brownells.com.