THE GIBBS RIFLE STORY
Gibbs Rifle Company, Inc., was founded in 1991 by Val Forgett, III, originally to act as a distribution arm for Navy Arms' curio and relic firearms and to refurbish curio and relic firearms. In 1991, Navy Arms was headquartered in anti-gun New Jersey, who had elected the most anti-gun Governor in the nation at the time. Val, Jr. and Val III had just purchased the rifle division of the famed Parker-Hale of England and, rather than expand operations in New Jersey, decided to take a chance on West Virginia, its people and its culture. Val III moved there immediately after graduating from Clemson University in 1991 and knew instantly the right decision had been made. Gibbs grew to become the bulk distribution point for Navy Arms on its curio and relic firearms and ammunition sales, and also became a distribution and warehousing facility for numerous other firearms and ammunition firms.
The production facilities purchased from Parker-Hale were ideal for taking worn-out curio and relic firearms and upgrading them to Historical Remake™ arms like the #5 Jungle Carbine and Sport Specialty™ rifles like the Quest™ and Summit™ rifles., all made from the famous British Enfield action. Gibbs historic remakes have been used in several major movies, including "The Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise.
Gibbs' latest product line is built on the durable M1903-A3 action. Its first Historical Remake™ is the M1903-A4 Sniper rifle. More guns built on the M1903-A3 action will be coming later in 2012.
Gibbs Wins at CMP
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SHOT Show 2011: Gibbs Reproduction M1903A4 and M1D Garand Snipers!
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Gibbs Rifle Company, Inc.
54 Dupont Road, Martinsburg, WV 25404
ph - (304) 274-0004 fax - (304) 274-0006
Check out the video of WWII sniper Ted Gundy shooting the Gibbs 1903-A4!