Bannerman Castle

The Museum of Lost Arts

 one-time largest dealer in military surplus, Bannerman’s often stated goal was that his stock become obsolete as humanity learned to settle disputes through other means, and that his vast collections become a museum to the “lost arts.”

Bannerman’s Catalog of Military Goods

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Waterloo Rifle & Pistol Club

 24 acres

Moved to current range in 1952

  • founded in 1934 as the Rumseyville Pistol Club
    located on the top floor of a large building in Seneca Falls, NY
  • 1935 Club changed the name to Seneca Falls Rifle and Pistol Club
  • April 1936 became an affiliated member of the NRA
  • member’s only
  • 1952 Homer Jenkins, a long-time member, donated 24 acres of land in Waterloo to the Club
  • 2000 name was changed to Waterloo Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc
  •  indoor and outdoor target practice
  • 84 years, there has never been a firearms related incident

Waterloo Rifle & Pistol Club
1392 West River Rd
Waterloo, NY 13165
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 48
Waterloo, NY 13165


John Jovino Gun Shop

founded in 1911-2020 

  • once located at 5 Centre Market Place
  • The four foot long revolver (a replica) that long hung in above the store has been sold to someone who makes gun sculptures and will get relocated to Los Angeles.

Creedmoor Rifle Range

70 acres

opened on June 21, 1873 – 1891

  • 1873 the Irish Rifle team challenged the NRA to a rifle shooting match at Creedmoor in the next year
  • 1874 The Amateur Club accepted the challenge and won by a small margin
    –  the Leech Cup was presented by Major Arthur Leech, Captain of the visiting Irish Rifle Team
    -the oldest trophy in competitive target shooting in the United States
  • the start of The Palma Match
  • 1891 annual International competitions, organised by the NRA, were ended
    – moved to National Guard Camp Sea Girt, New Jersey
    – hosted by the New Jersey State Rifle Association
  • 1907 Creedmoor site reverted to the State of New York
  • 1912 became the Farm Colony of Brooklyn State Hospital