Nothing lasts forever I suppose.

Cylinder and Slide would like to announce that after 44+ years of business, we are ceasing operations. We would like to thank our countless customers and fellow industry partners for all their support and assistance throughout all these years.

We do have quite a bit of inventory, fixtures, equipment, factory parts, etc that we would like to move. If you have any potential interest, we are accepting email inquiries only; There is too much list at the moment, but we are generating lists of what we have.

Please congratulate Bill on being able to finally retire!



  1. It's just Boris says:

    Well phooey.

    I get it, and fully respect the owner wanting to enjoy life without the business owner headaches. Thanks for the great work, parts and materials over the years!

    But still … phooey.


    1. Shawn says:

      yeah, its a bummer


  2. D.E. Watters says:

    It is a big loss as C&S was one of the last shops that would work on classic Colt revolvers. The few remaining Colt revolversmiths. like Frank Glenn, are about to age out as well.


  3. James says:

    I wonder if perhaps employees or others would pick up the business if profitable and enjoying but suppose that has already been put out there.As for folks with skills hoped they passed them on to the next generation.


  4. Wild, wild west says:

    This is like a library burning down; just another sign of the impending Apocalypse.


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