Brownells Seeks Gunsmith Cover Models

Brownells, known for their extensive firearms and gunsmith catalog, has announced that they are issuing an “open casting call to gunsmiths for the cover of the next ‘Big Book’ catalog to celebrate the 70th year of its publication.”

The “Big Book” is Brownell’s yearly catalog that is often used as a coffee table book by many gun enthusiasts. The catalog is known for its unique horizontal format which is simultaneously loved and loathed. The catalog features the entire Brownell’s catalog and also features various custom “Dream Guns” configured of parts offered by Brownells. Dream Guns include various AR-15s, 1911s, 2011s, Glocks, M&P Pistols, Remington 700s, and more.

One lucky gunsmith with have their photo and shop featured as the cover artwork on the Big Book #70. To enter, “They can email their best photos of their gunsmith shop or work area to, or post the photos on social media and use the hashtag #BB70.”

Contestants who submit photos via email will need to include the following information with the picture:

  •     Name
  •     Name of shop or business
  •     Location
  •     Contact phone number

The contest is open now and will receive submissions through March 31st. The winner of the contest will also receive a $500 gift card to Brownells for yet more gunsmithing supplies.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Dougscamo

    Hey! James R and Iksnilol could do a TWINS cover!….

    • Beju

      10/10, would fap to.

      • iksnilol

        Waay ahead of you, already doing it.

        • Beju

          PICS OR LYING

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      “The Hot Issue”

      • Dougscamo

        I see great potential in this concept….Swimsuit Edition!

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Oh god….

    • iksnilol


      • Dougscamo

        Yep….James R with his hammer….

  • Swarf

    What, that guy’s not sexy enough for ya?

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Contestants who submit photos via email will need to include the following information with the picture:


    Name of shop or business


    Contact phone number

    Photo of bathing suit area

    List of turn ons

    Ideal first date location

    Location of first kiss

    • Core

      Location of first kiss: my mom kissed my backside shortly after I was born at 10:30EST..

  • MrBrassporkchop

    Shirtless Kreiger working on an HK next to a mountain of cocaine.

    Yeah didn’t let me post it so go find it for yourself.

  • Edeco

    I’m not a gunsmith but they should use me. I can act like I’m moving the bed of a knee mill with an AR receiver on it, have on a sleeveless crewneck undershirt with grease smudges on my arms to cheesecake it up a bit :3

    • Wow!

      Put some “easter eggs” to trigger some guys too. Like leaving the chuck in, or in the background have an OA tank not chained up, or a puddle of water near the TIG.

      • Edeco

        XD …micrometer clamped onto the edge of a surface like a c-clamp.



  • Geoff Timm

    OK, whose got the best George C. Nonte mustache? Geoff Who remembers.

  • Twilight sparkle

    That pic can’t be real, there’s no cz 75 short rail

  • Wow!

    This is kind of silly. What gunsmith would photograph their workspace? Not only is it going to be a shocking mess compared to Brownell’s presentation, but it’s like your porn folder. You only want to share your taste in tools and machines with other like minded individuals, because you know some guy is going to criticize your setup if it isn’t bridgeport or not totally OSHA kosher.