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Offline JSperry

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Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« on: April 07, 2019, 05:10:39 AM »
I recently met a fellow with a beautiful rifle that was built and antiqued by Dick Bingham.  I would like to know where in Ohio Dick worked and how long he built rifles.   Ive seen several Ohio rifles by Cecil Brooks and Larry Bryner but this was my first Dick Bingham Rifle. 










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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 03:02:48 AM »
I think I may have one of his cards,but Ill have to find it. If memory serves me correct he did work for Jim Johnston,Golden Age Arms. I'll post something if I can locate the business card.

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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 05:55:54 AM »
I think I may have one of his cards,but Ill have to find it. If memory serves me correct he did work for Jim Johnston,Golden Age Arms. I'll post something if I can locate the business card.

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George reminded me that I have one of his cards too. Dick Bingham lives near West Union in Adams Co., Ohio. I remember seeing and admiring his rifles at some of the CLA shows when they were still held in Erlanger, KY in the late 90's. I seem to recall that he developed health issues in the mid-2000's and that he eventually stopped building guns. The card I have is pretty old, but it has his contact info. PM me if you would like that info. I also found him on Facebook, but his page hasn't been updated since 2014. His profile lists him as a "self-employed artist in Golden age firearms (from 1997-2011)." Make sure to check out the Facebook page as there are many interesting photos there including his visit with Hershel House at the 2012 Gun Makers Seminar at Canters Cave, OH.  Dick has to be in his late 70's by now.
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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 03:49:33 PM »
Shes a pretty rifle
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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 12:39:33 AM »
galudwig  Glad you found your card, because I have yet to find mine. Jim Johnston introduced  me to Dick at Friendship sometime in the 90's,Jim was trying to make a trade with me which would have given me a Bingham rifle for one I had which Jim wanted.

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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 02:19:48 AM »
You may try contacting the Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors.

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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 02:54:17 AM »
Hello Dave,
I am a member of the AOLRC and attended the show last weekend in Marietta.   I could not find anyone there that knew or had heard of Dick Bingham.   
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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 05:08:02 PM »
I saw a post on another site that said dick Bingham had passed away a few years back. Which probably coincides with the last Facebook post mentioned above.

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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 07:36:47 PM »
Thank you!   

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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 10:57:45 PM »
Dick did indeed work for Jim Johnston at Golden Age Arms for quotes a while. He lived and worked above Jim's shop in Ashley, Ohio before moving to Union County. Sick suffered from the dreaded it "C" word and in the end it beat him. I too have some of dick's work and he was an exceptional craftsman.
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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 11:36:06 PM »
The only thing I can say it that your rifle is magnificent.
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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 04:19:34 AM »
Sick did indeed work for Jim Johnston at Golden Age Arms for quotes a while. He lived and worked above Jim's shop in Ashley, Ohio before moving to Union County. Sick suffered from the dreaded it "C" word and in the end it beat him. I too have some of dick's work and he was an exceptional craftsman.

Thanks for the clarification. I did not know that he had passed. He was most certainly a talented gunmaker!
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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2019, 11:19:27 PM »
Two things,#1 a correction. Dick passed away in Adams County, not Union County as I previously stated. #2 there is currently a Dick Bingham rifle for sale on another site. PM me if you want to look for it.
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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2019, 02:40:18 AM »
I remember talking to him at F-ship  not so long ago....at least it seems it wasn't that long ago.
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Re: Looking for info on Ohio builder Dick Bingham
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2019, 06:36:05 PM »
Time flies Mike. Dick passed away at least 15 years ago, maybe more.
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