How many turret restorers are there?

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For an article I'm writing for Aviation History magazine, does anybody have any idea how many aircraft gun-turret restorers there are in England? (I mean "serious" restorers, not just somebody who picked up a mangled old turret somewhere and has it sitting in the back of the garage.) I'm writing about a man named Fred Bieser, in Atlanta, who has restored to working condition probably a dozen WWII gun turrets. You can see some of his work on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad0dsgy32jc

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Good question , difficult to say unless there is a turreter's club or meet? The only thing we could do is get members to note individual's they know who restore.
I can think of one and that was the Frazer Nash done by the Stirling project.

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Not England, but The Vintage Aviator either did or organised the restoration of Kermit Week's Lancaster front turret as part of a deal to use it for the Dambusters movie.

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I have 2 but live in Norway....jabbadabbaduuu!

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Isn't that a disease? Turrets syndrome...

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Sort of what I expected. Bieser told me he knew of two turret restorers in England, a couple in Canada, and himself in the U. S. We'll add the Norskis.