John Adams Sr.
1968- present John Sr. started engraving part time after being employed by Harrington Richardson Co., located in Mansfield, Massachusetts, doing parts for the Springfield rifle. Additionally, he developed a private customer base that he engraved guns for. In 1976 John went to work full time for the Colt Mfg. Co. as a freelance engraver through R.L. Wilson and private customers. In 1983 he moved his family to Corinth, Vermont and built a home where he engraved for ten years. John Sr. has engraved over 3000 firearms for the Colt Mfg. Co. including 35 John Wayne Commemeratives. Seven of these went directly to the Wayne family. His clientele included Tom Seleck, who he engraved three designated Magnums, 1,2, and 3. He also engraved a gun for
Sammy Davis Junior, all being commissioned under the auspices of Colt Mfg. Co. In 1994 the family moved to Dennis, Massachusetts where John Sr., and his son, John Adams Jr., received a contract from Sturm Ruger Co. to engrave Red Label shot guns, whereby they engraved over 400. They also engraved 110 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation guns.
John Adams Jr.
John Adams Jr. first started engraving at age 16 years. When he completed his education, in 1992, he decided to engrave full time with his father while residing in Corinth. In 1994 he moved to Dennis, Massachusetts and by 1995 became a Colt Mfg. Co. vender. While working there, he also developed his own private clientele base that he engraved for. In November 1998 he moved to Vershire, Vermont and established his present custom business that he has with his father called ADAMS AND ADAMS CUSTOM ENGRAVERS.
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