Vintage Firearms Inc


The story of Vintage Firearms

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We at Vintage Firearms Inc invite you to take advantage of our knowledge and experience in providing quality firearms and services to double gun enthusiasts across the country for over a decade, and to utilize us as your “go-to” resource for all things vintage double guns!

Jay Shachter, founder and owner of  Vintage Firearms, Inc.

Established in 2008 as a source for all things related to

collecting, shooting, restoring, and investing in quality vintage shotguns and other collectible/sporting arms.  After spending decades of chasing and shooting these fine guns (in the process buying and selling well over 1000 fine doubles) and absorbing all of the education I could, I came to a few enlightened conclusions:

Vintage shotguns handled and shot better than most of the modern guns that cost nearly twice as much. Due to the very limited supply you could buy a quality vintage double, shoot it for years, and sell it for more than you paid for it, often A LOT more. The history and romance that goes with owning and shooting these guns gives you a deeper appreciation for your time spent afield.  For many of us, we pass this appreciation on to family, friends, and neighbors, perpetuating our outdoor heritage.

There were a few things I realized early on that became the foundation of Vintage Firearms Inc.

Take a technical approach to buying and selling.  Know what you are buying.  Know what you are selling.  Simple.  We own the gauges and tools required, we know how to use them, and don’t buy shotguns without them.  Of course that means we don’t buy or sell shotguns that don’t measure up.  We provide this information to our prospective customers so they may also make good decisions when spending their hard earned dollars.  Take professional photographs.  Show all details and important areas of firearms by providing clear, well lit, high definition photographs on all of the products we sell.  We have invested in the proper equipment and skills to give clients a close-up, clear look at what they may be purchasing.

BUILD LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS BY ALWAYS PROVIDING QUALITY PRODUCTS AND STANDING BEHIND THEM WITH QUALITY SERVICE.  Understand your customer’s wants and needs and make sure you fulfill them, and they will call you when it is time for another.  We have made many friends throughout the country by being consistently above expectations.

Educate your customers.  The more we all know about the shooting characteristics, history, value, and mechanical details of what makes one gun more exceptional than another, the better purchases we will make and the more enjoyment we will gain from our investments.

Provide quality services to properly maintain and restore fine vintage firearms.  The popularity of the vintage double shotgun is on a sharp rise, making it difficult to find factory original, high condition, graded guns, especially in smaller gauges (hence the rising values).  In addition, the finish on existing guns continues to deteriorate through use.  Historically correct, high quality restorations are now, and will increasingly be, part of our double gun world. 

Jay Shachter
Founder / Owner
Alix Gleffe
Production & Media Manager
Ryan Merrill
Compliance and Shipping Manager
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