Felix Bedlan, with his wife Jean, started in the gun business in 1950 with an appreciation of especially fine Winchester, Colt and Browning guns.
Felix was past president of the Winchester Club of America, Winchester Arms Collectors Association & Fairbury Optimist Club, as well as a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, Winchester Collector's Association, Colt Collector's Association, Ohio Gun Collector's Association, Dakota Territory Gun Collector's Association, North American Hunting Club, and was a Hunter Safety Instructor for over 40 years.
In 1971, Felix and Jean's son, Dan, joined the business full time after attending college.
Bedlan's Sporting Goods, Inc. has been on the same corner of U.S. Hightway 136 and E Street in Fairbury, Nebraska since its beginning over 70 years ago featuring a large selection of Winchesters, Colts, Brownings, etc. ranging from Pre-1900 to the present.