Hello Everyone, my name is Walt Gunther, I am new to this site, and I am from the western New York area. I am doing research on the Kessler Arms Corporation that was located in the Buffalo and Silver Creek, NY areas back in the late 1940's and early 1950's. I was refered to this site by a friend and have found quite a bit of information already on Kessler Arms (WOW!) I live approximately 40 miles from where Kessler was located in Silver Creek, NY. Surprisingly there is very little information left in this area concerning Kessler Arms.
Kessler made .22 cal. pellet rifles, bolt action shotguns and lever action shotguns. And I have come across information that Kessler also sold pellets and pellet rifle targets (a spinning target).
I am looking for anyonethat would have information on Kessler Arms (such as catalogs, manuals, literature, photos, etc.). If anyone has any of these items I would be very interested in buying, or if you don't want to part with the item(s) I would be very happy to pay for coping and postage to get copies of what you have. Copies are just fine with me.
I would appreciate any assistance anyone could give me in researching Kessler Arms Corporation. I am doing this project as a tribute to my father who passed away in April of this year. He was from Silver Creek, NY near the Kessler plant and he was an avid hunter and target shooter. He knew people that worked at the Kessler plant but they are getting fewer and fewer. When I get a good amount of information together I would like to put it into a book and donate it to the historical society in that area. They have very little on the gun manufacturer that was in their area.
Thank you very much, and I look forward to belonging to this site. If I get a good amount of information on Kessler Arms I will be more than willing to share with anyone that would be interested in the information.