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.
In addition to traditional print format - who doesn't like finding a crisp, new, full-color catalog in the mail box? - the complete Big Book is available in PDF format. You can download it right now, or just browse through your favorite sections right here on the site.
If you prefer a traditional print catalog, use the link below to order your own copy of the current Big Book. We'll make sure one is on the way to your mail box ASAP.
Of course, 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.