YOU Can Be the Next Brownells Catalog Cover Model

From Brownells:

Professional gunsmiths everywhere are invited to enter Brownells’ Big Book #73 cover model contest for a chance to appear on the cover of the gun industry’s “bible,” the Brownells 608-page, gun makers/builders catalog.

Starting July 31, contestants can enter by creating a video no more than 60 seconds long explaining why they deserve to be on the cover of Big Book #73.

Videos can be posted on social media (Facebook & Instagram) with the hashtag #bb73cover, or emailed to [email protected].

To qualify as valid entries, videos need to contain the following information:

  • Name of shop/business
  • Shop/business city and state
  • Where or how contestant received gunsmithing training
  • Why contestant deserves to be on the cover

Brownells will accept entries through August 15, 2020.

Contestants are encouraged to use their imaginations and unique creativity to impress the panel of Brownells judges who will select a final winner.

In addition to appearing on the cover of the Brownells catalog the winner will also receive a $500 Brownells gift card.

To learn more, visit the Brownells Big Book Cover Contest page.


  1. avatar jwm says:

    I am not posing in a thong for any amount of money.

    1. We could probably take up a collection to ensure you never do. What would it take to make that happen (or not)?

      1. avatar jwm says:

        My problem has always been that I’m easy and cheap.

        1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

          In the immortal words of Dolly Parton –

          “It costs a *lot* of money to look this cheap!”

    2. avatar Ralph says:

      Without a thong would be even worse.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        I go thong less under my kilt.

    3. avatar JLo says:

      I think ‘banana hammock’ is the proper term here.

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        marble bag over dipthong.

  2. avatar Elmer Fudd says:

    Does Governor Sarah Palin have an FFL? I would love too see her on the cover, or in the oval office.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      put her oval office on the cover.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    Dyspeptic Gunsmith, your agent is calling!

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      I believe you are mistaken.

  4. avatar I Haz A Question says:

    I’m guaranteed not to be chosen by Brownell’s. My video would be simply the clip from Gran Torino in which Clint Eastwood looks down the barrel of his vintage rifle and growls “Get off my lawn”. With my own face photoshopped over Clint’s. That’s what my happy-happy-joy-joy self turns into whenever I see unwelcome interlopers (two legged or four) on my property.

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Dang this HTML. Ya miss just one single symbol in the setup, and the whole thing goes to crap. 😐

  5. avatar CalGunsMD says:

    I’m no model. I went to Barbizon!

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I’m an obsolete model. Does that count?

  6. avatar RGP says:

    I haven’t done that since modeling tools for Montgomery Ward just before they went under. This might be my big chance!

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      i forgot about my modeling tools!

  7. avatar LifeSavor says:

    This sound like an opportunity for Possum!!!

    Possum, where are you? This is your moment!!

    1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      “Possum, where are you?”

      Hiding in a ditch, waiting for you to go to bed so he can root around in your trash can for your table scraps… 😉

    2. avatar oldguy says:

      Where have you gone Possum
      American turns it lonely eyes to you
      woo woo woo

    3. avatar oldguy says:

      Where have you gone Possum
      The nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you
      Woo woo woo

  8. avatar Imayeti says:

    Make it worth my while and I’ll wear a bikini. But I don’t put out on the first date!

  9. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Pass !

  10. avatar neiowa says:

    Brownells needs to spend more of their time/effort on getting/keeping items in stock vs playing with their publishing toys. Much worse off than Midway.

  11. avatar Mjd says:

    Gonna send five to my mother

  12. avatar enuf says:

    Zero interest in being doxx’d by Brownell’s or anyone else. Best to steer far clear of such things in the current times.

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