My Grandfather, Joseph J. DeChristopher started this business in 1955 collecting and restoring Springfields and selling parts. He published his first mail order catalog "United States Military Equipment and Firearms Parts" in 1969 and printed these through 1982 with several updates.  For most of his life he set up displays at many Eastern Pennsylvania Gun Shows and was a regular at the Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society's shows at the Allentown Fairgrounds.  I helped my Grandfather bring this business into the 21st Century, expanding our reach onto the internet with much success.  Sadly, my Grandfather died suddenly on July 31, 2015 at the age of 79.  His loss has been felt throughout the US Military Collector's world but his legacy was not left to chance.  He taught me everything I know about this field and yet he probably forgot more than I will ever know.  I am proud to carry on his legacy and hope to build upon it for the next generation.


Joseph J. DeChristopher and his prized Colt Model 1883 Naval Gatling Gun.

“No problem.”
— J. DeChristopher