Even more Stembridge Gun Rentals History!

March 5, 2012 – 11:54 pm

A gentleman by the name of Jim Ferguson wrote me last year:

“I was cleaning out a home today and found a box of letters and photos dated in the 1940’s. They were letters to a Frederick T. Dickie at Stembridge gun rentals at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The photos were of lots of neat guns and of some people whom I asume are related to the gun shop. I guess I’m wondering if anyone isĀ interestedĀ in seeing this stuff.”

I wrote back of course, and said yes! Here’s what Jim found!


  1. 4 Responses to “Even more Stembridge Gun Rentals History!”

  2. Do you have any records or pictures of the guns used for Gunsmoke,Bonanza or Have gun will travel. My Grandfather blued guns for the stembridge for years. I would guess the 50’s through the early 70’s. He was Al Andrews owner of Andy’s Gun Refinishing. He worked with Bob Lane from Paramount. I would love any copies of photos or records. Any information you could share about his work with your family would be greatly appreciated.


    By Judy Bankson on Sep 21, 2013

  3. hello Judy, I am wondering if my father worked with your gradfather

    By Cory Zamora on Apr 24, 2014

  4. Wow,I found a picture of my uncle, Gordon Worthington, in your collection. Thank you so much. Her worked there for many years and loved the owrk and the friendships! He actually took me on a tour of the gun shop when I was 10 (almost 40 years ago!) and it was a highlight of my childhood.

    By Darin Slocum on Sep 9, 2014

  5. Very cool! Thanks for letting us know.

    By David Stembridge on Sep 9, 2014

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