Koozer, "Knowing anything about guns" is NOT a prerequisite for posting here!
MANY of us know ABSOLUTELY nothing about stuff we post on, but does THAT ever stop us?
But just MAYBE if you want to learn just a little more about your Grandpa, you just might want to stick around and read some stuff that is posted here.
WE are the type of people that your Grandfather probably spent the MOST time with besides his family, talking, sharing guns and hunting stories, and experiences, BESIDES doing his gunsmith work for guys JUST like us! (only probably when WE were kids!)
"Gun Nuts" are at the core are pretty much all alike! We may NOT agree on politics, (but more do than not!) We DEFINITELY don't agree on guns, or shooting or hunting techniques, some of us are competitive target shooters, some collectors, some bird hunters, some big game hunters, some of us may be "Hilljack" bushytail hunters, the DIFFERENCES between us are almost more marked than the similarities...
BUT....we all share the same appreciation for the "artistry" of a fine looking and/or fine PERFORMING firearm....while some factory firearms are "works of art" straight from the factory, MOST take an "Artist" which is EITHER the gunowner, or the gunsmith, to REALLY perfect, or to turn that peice of machinery into something UNIQUE, which is OURS alone! And even those of us "amateurs," who chop and cut and modify our own firearms mercilessly, STILL appreciate reading about or seeing works of the "masters."
MANY great gunsmith's have had biography's written about them, either when they were alive, or after they passed. MAYBE your Grandfather needs a biographer too! And what if that "biographer" is suppoised to be YOU????
It just MIGHT be wonderful to do the research on your part, and get to meet the people who actually had work done by him! EACH of them probably has a story to tell of their interaction with him, if you tracked down just a few, you MIGHT have a great BOOK!
And to tell you the TRUTH, you MAY have just started the research already!
Why not post a question either in "General Discussion and/or "Technical Questions" forums here, and on the MANY other gun forums all over the 'net, and ask if anyone knew or had work done, or knew someone who had, by your Grandfather? It's easy, and you just might get lucky. If you do, you are on your way. I'm guessing anyone who is mentioned as the "Great Ward Koozer," much less that anyone "studied" under him, you should have MANY "hits."
If you need help posting or need questions answered, we'd be happy to help!