COMMON GUNSMITHING SERVICES & COST

*Following Prices do not include parts, materials, ammunition, targets or retail tax.
Firearms MUST be dropped off COMPLETE (including MAGAZINE).

By placing a work order with us, you accept our policies.

  • $65 Minimum shop charge

  • $65 Man Labor / hour

  • $100 Machining / hour

  • $35 Polishing hour

Charged only when requested as service; if required by project, these services are not charged.​

  • $80 Disassembly + Assembly

  • $65 Disassembly OR Assembly only

SHOP USE FEES

  • $2.95 Shop Fee (Lubricant, Cleaner, Target, etc.)

  • $15 Administrative Fee for parts orders (for parts costing over $100 we apply a 15% Administrative Fee)

  • $10 Research Fee for hard-to-find parts (over 15 minutes spent looking for the part)

  • $45 Tool Fee / machining operation for cutting, drilling or pinning melonite / hardened metals / stainless steel

  • A magazine and ammunition must be provided. If no ammunition is provided, cost of ammo will be added to the bill. No reloads.

  • $35 Gun that comes in parts

  • $180 Any SECOND gun that comes in parts from the same customer

STANDARD SERVICES WITH SET PRICES
(Page under Construction)

FIREARM
CLEANING

$129 - DIAGNOSTIC CLEAN (DCOA): Complete disassembly, clean all parts, examine for wear / potential breakage; quote replacement parts if necessary to put gun in A-1 condition
 

$165 - DIAGNOSTIC CLEAN (DCOA) FOR DOUBLE GUNS: Complete disassembly, clean all parts, examine for wear / potential breakage; quote replacement parts if necessary to put gun in A-1 condition
 

$85 - QUICK CLEAN: Field strip gun + ultrasonic clean, oil & reassembly (no painted guns)

METAL
FINISHES


*Prices do not include polishing time for addressing rusting, pitting; polishing is $35 / hour

BLUING

CAUSTIC SALT BLUING / HOT BLUING / OXYNATE® 7 REBLUING:

> MATTE FINISH:  
Abrasive / bead blast / wire wheel. 
HANDGUN: $239
LONG GUN: $239

 

> SATIN FINISH:  Abrasive / bead blast / wire wheel followed with #240 and #320 grit polish with all screw holes and corners protected and square. Finished with Scotch-Brite. 
HANDGUN: $249

LONG GUN: $269
 

​> HIGH-GLOSS FINISH: Abrasive / bead blast / wire wheel followed with #320 and #400 grit polish with all screw holes and corners protected and square. Finished with Scotch-Brite.
HANDGUN: $329

RIFLE / SHOTGUN: $369

> MIRROR FINISH: Abrasive / bead blast / wire wheel followed with #320 and #400 grit polish with all screw holes and corners protected and square; all polishing marks removed, no ripples, and finished with #555 polish to a mirror finish. Finished with Scotch-Brite.
HANDGUN: $399
LONG GUN: $449

SLOW RUST BLUING / BROWNING:
HANDGUN: $519
LONG GUN: $519

NitreBlue™ / FIRE BLUING
Offered for small parts / accessories only
HANDGUN PARTS: $132
LONG GUN PARTS: $132

PRE-WAR TRADITIONAL COLT / CHARCOAL BLUING
HANDGUN: $900
LONG GUN: not offered

CERAKOTE

*can also be applied to wood and 
polymer

ONE COLOR
PISTOL (slide & frame): $180
AR (upper, lower, forend, buttstock): $320
BOLT GUN (Barreled action, trigger guard, small parts): $250

MULTIPLE COLORS, NO PATTERNS
PER COLOR PER PART: $79

CUSTOM PATTERNS
BY QUOTE

PARKERIZING

OFFERED FOR STEEL ONLY
$185

ANODIZING

OFFERED FOR ALUMINIUM ONLY
$185

COLOR CASE
HARDENING

OFFERED FOR MILD STEEL PARTS ONLY
$550 (starting price). Individual quote provided by project.

METAL
WORK

 

POLISHING - $35 / hour

BEAD, SANDBLAST OR WIRE BRUSH STAINLESS STEEL  - $130

STRIPPING NICKEL - $179

HOUR DRAW FILING - $65

PLUG HOLE, RE-DRILL AND TAP - $69

JEWELING

JEWELING BOLT / ENGINE TURNING - $100

JEWELING SMALL PARTS - $65

SIGHT
WORK

DRILL & TAP (bbl, receiver, slide, etc.) - $45 / hole

SWAP SIGHTS 
AVERAGE HANDGUNS - $35
SIG & OTHER DIFFICULT BRANDS - $70

S

BORE SIGHT - $35

PATTERN SHOTGUN - $65

SIGHT IN SCOPED RIFLE AT DISTANCE (100 yards or custom) - $75

FRONT SIGHT RAMPS
- SOLDER ON FRONT RAMP $120
- BANDED FRONT RAMP - hourly rate - by quote
- SCREW-ON FRONT RAMP - DRILL & TAP - $45 / hole
- INSERT IN PISTOL FRONT SIGHT - $65

MILLING
SLIDE FOR DOT SIGHT - $150
DOVE TAIL SLOT - $86

$45 - SCOPE MOUNTING – Gun drilled and tapped, per hole
 

$45 - SCOPE MOUNTING - HARDENED RECEIVERS, per hole – Gun drilled and tapped, per hole + $45 tool fee / project


$85 - MILL SLIDE FOR DOT SIGHT

WRITTEN APPRAISALS:
 

APPRAISALS FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES (FIRE / WATER / SMOKE DAMAGE)
Firearms collections can constitute a valuable loss in case of fire hazards. Our company can assist you with minimizing your loss by providing you with a written appraisal on a letterhead document. Our written appraisals packages include the following, but we can customize your package as requested by your insurance company:
- close inspection of each firearm;
- establishing the market value of the firearm prior to the fire hazard and after;
- when the firearm is a collectible item that had been conserved in original finish: loss of collectible value
- list of services needed for bringing the firearms back to the original value, with quotes at our shop rates
PRICING:

- ATF recording (acquisition and disposition): $1 / firearm
- Written appraisal on letterhead: hourly rate, $65 / hour (usually 12-15 guns / hour)

 

Total loss produced by fire and water damage (steaming).
 

$40 / firearm - WRITTEN APPRAISAL FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Although most manufacturers provide a high-standard quality control, sometimes firearms present function faults from manufacturing. If  your firearm is still covered by warranty, it is cheaper for our customers to ship the firearm back to the original manufacturer rather than covering the repair cost. In that case, we will provide you with a written appraisal to ship with your firearm to the manufacturers.
Our written appraisals usually include:

- close inspection of the firearm;
- function testing;​
- proof of malfunction from production.

 

GENERAL BARREL, ACTION & RIFLE WORK
 

Minimum shop charge - CHECK HEADSPACE
 

$85 - MAKE CHAMBER CAST
 

Minimum shop charge - REMOVE STUCK FIRED CASE FROM CHAMBER, hourly rate after 1st hour

$180 - REMOVE STUCK LIVE ROUND FROM CHAMBER

 

Hourly rate - REMOVE OBSTRUCTION FROM BORE
 

Hourly rate - REMOVE FOULING FROM BARREL (*does not include materials)
 

$90 - LAP BARREL


$200* - INSTALL LINER IN BARREL (* does not include the cost of liner or bluing)
 

$78 - CUT AND CROWN BARREL - Rifles and Shotguns / Handguns
 

$285 - CHAMBER AND FIT BARREL TO ACTION (*does not include the cost of the barrel, action, polishing, bluing)
 

$179 - INSTALL PRE-THREADED AND CHAMBERED BARREL (* price does not include polishing & bluing)
 

$179* - BASIC RECHAMBERING (* starting at)
 

$65 - LAP IN BOLT LUGS (* not including setting back barrel or fitting new barrel)
 

$180 - WELDING ON NEW BOLT HANDLE
 

$129 - FORGING BOLT HANDLE
 

$88 - THREADING BOLT HANDLE FOR KNOB
 

$65 - INLET STOCK FOR NEW BOLT HANDLE / KNOB
 

Hourly rate - MAKE AND INSTALL SPRING
 

$172 - SAFETIES, INSTALLING, Dakota, Gentry, Mod 70 Type Safety with shroud (* does not include finishing)
 

$84 - SAFETIES, INSTALLING, Mark II / Beuhler type
 

$98 - SAFETIES, INSTALLING, Chapman Swing Safety Lever
 

$78 - TRIGGERS (INSTALLATION OR ADJUSTMENT) Shilen, Timney, Dayton-Traister, Moyer type


$209 - TRIGGERS (INSTALLATION OR ADJUSTMENT) Double-Set


$105 - TRIGGERS (INSTALLATION OR ADJUSTMENT) Single Set


$99 - THREAD MUZZLE FOR ‘BRAKE OR SUPRESSOR


$159 - CUT, CROWN & THREAD BARREL


$69 - PIN & WELD ‘BRAKE TO BARREL


$110 - INSTALL IN-HOUSE MADE MUZZLE: Brubaker Arms TriCircle ‘Brake:  Custom made, timed to Barrel, matching barrel profile (if .650”+dia)
 

$159 - INSTALL IN-HOUSE MADE MUZZLE: BAMF ‘Brake: Brubaker Arms ManuFacturing ‘Brake: Larger ports than our TriCircle ‘Brake, with 4 .125” ports 60* off top Centerline (30* each side)
 

$48 - CUSTOM THREAD PROTECTING CAP (matches barrel diameter)
 

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL MUZZLE BRAKE
 

$110 - RE-CONTOUR FRONT OR REAR RECEIVER RING


Hourly rate - INSTALL BARREL BAND SWIVEL

SHOTGUN WORK
 

$74 - LONG FORCING CONE - non-plated bores, per barrel
 

$98 - LONG FORCING CONE - plated bores, per barrel
 

Hourly rate - RE-SOLDER RIB (* not including bluing)
 

Hourly rate - RE-SOLDER FOREND LUG (* not including bluing)
 

$110 - RAISING DENT IN BARREL (* not including bluing)
 

$85 - STRAIGHTEN / ADJUST BARREL
 

$69 - POLISH CHAMBER / BORE


Hourly rate - BACK-BORING, per barrel, non-plated bores


$94 - OPEN / MODIFY CHOKE - per barrel or tube, non-plated bores


$129 - INSTALL SCREW-IN CHOKE (plus tubes) - Win-Choke®, Colonial, etc. (non-plated bore)


$129 - PORT BARREL - PER BARREL


$295 - REFITTING HINGE PIN LUG

MUZZLE LOADER WORK
 

Hourly rate - PULL BALL
 

$80 - REMOVE BROKEN RAMROD FROM BARREL

HANDGUN WORK
 

Minimum shop charge - CHAMFER REVOLVER BARREL


$75 - CHAMFER REVOLVER CYLINDER
 

$129 - REVOLVER ACTION JOB – Clean, smooth action, not including replacement of parts
 

$119 - REBARREL REVOLVER - Remove old barrel, replace with new factory barrel, labor only
 

$69 - STRAIGHTEN CRANE ON REVOLVER
 

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL CRANE LOCK
 

$69 - REMOVE/MODIFY REVOLVER HAMMER SPUR
 

$110 - CONVERT REVOLVER FROM SQUARE BUTT TO ROUND BUTT
 

$179 - SEMI-AUTO PISTOL ACTION JOB - Clean, smooth action, not including any parts
 

$159 - TIGHTEN SLIDE OF 1911 AUTO
 

$129 - FIT BARREL TO 1911 AUTO, not including barrel, non-Ramped Barrel
 

$149 - FIT BARREL TO 1911 AUTO, not including barrel, Ramped Barrel
 

$92 - FIT AND INSTALL BARREL BUSHING ON 1911 AUTO
 

$69 - BEVEL MAGAZINE WELL OF 1911 AUTO
 

$209 - CHECKER FRONT OF FRAME ON 1911 AUTO
 

$79 - STIPPLE FRAME
 

$94 - OPEN AND MODIFY EJECTION PORT OF 1911 AUTO SLIDE
 

$79 - THROAT, POLISH BARREL AND FEED RAMP OF 1911 AUTO
 

$69 - FIT NEW TRIGGER TO 1911, Does not include cost of trigger
 

$79 - FIT CUSTOM HAMMER TO 1911, Does not include cost of hammer
 

$149 - CUT SLIDE FOR BO-MAR, w/o sight, plain cut
 

$179 - CUT SLIDE FOR BO-MAR, w/o sight, w/Side Shields
 

$79 - CUT SLIDE FOR DOVETAIL FRONT SIGHT, w/o cost of sight
 

$139 - CUT SLIDE FOR NOVAK REAR, w/o cost of sight

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL STAKE-ON FRONT, w/o cost of sight

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL FIBER OPTIC FRONT SIGHT  (existing dovetail)

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL REAR SIGHT  (existing dovetail, w/o cost of sight)

 

$129 - FLATTEN REAR SIGHT  (existing dovetail, w/o cost of sight)
 

$69 - DEHORN & BREAK EDGES FOR CARRY (Not including refinishing)
 

$129 - FULL MELT DOWN BEVELING
 

$129 - MODIFY 1911 AUTO FRAME FOR BEAVERTAIL SAFETY (Includes fitting of safety, does NOT include cost of safety or refinishing)
 

$229 - INSTALL AUTO PISTOL COMPENSATOR
 

$79* - TRIGGER JOB (* starts at)
 

$100 - CUSTOM SLIDE PROFILING, per hour

STOCK WORK
 

$199 - WOOD FINISHING HUNTER FINISH - Unfilled oil or lacquer finish on average stock (Does not include any shaping)
 

$249 - WOOD FINISHING HUNTER FINISH - COMPLICATED STOCK - Unfilled oil or lacquer finish on average stock (Does not include any shaping)

$289 - WOOD FINISHING GUNSMITH FINISH - Filled, rubbed oil finish on average stock
 

$349 - WOOD FINISHING GUNSMITH FINISH - COMPLICATED STOCK - Filled, rubbed oil finish on average stock

$169 - WOOD FINISHING SPRAY FINISH - Lacquer or polyurethane

 

$450* - TOTAL STOCK RESTORATION - Strip to bare wood, raise marginal dings & scratches, seal wood pores, recut checkering, rubbed oil to desired finish: matte, gloss, high gloss - (* starts at)
 

$115 - RECUTTING CHECKERING - Other than by the hour, per panel
 

$115* - CUSTOM CHECKERING, starts at


$129 - GLASS BEDDING BARREL & ACTION - Hunting Rifle
 

$219 - GLASS BEDDING BARREL & ACTION - Match Rifles, M-1 Garand, M1A
 

$229 - PILLAR BEDDING BARREL & ACTION


$75 - INSTALL RECOIL PAD - Labor only
 

$126 - INSTALL ADJUSTABLE BUTT PLATE - Labor only
 

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL SLING SWIVELS - Std and Q/D
 

$69 - INSTALL STOCK CROSS BOLT (not including refinish)
 

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL RECOIL REDUCER - Simple installation in buttstock
 

$189 - INSTALL RECOIL REDUCER - Hydraulic butt plate-style (Gra-Coil or Counter Coil®)
 

$79 - INSTALL RECOIL REDUCER - Drill Stock & Install Recoil Reducer
 

$469 - INLETTING AND FINISHING OF SEMI-FINISHED STOCK
(not including checkering, recoil pad, special butt plate, grip cap or other attachments)

 

$279 - FIT, BED AND FINISH FIBERGLASS STOCK BLANK
 

$110 - PREFINISHED SYNTHETIC STOCK - fit and install barreled action
 

By quote - CAMO PAINTING STOCK – see CERAKOTE PRICES
 

$209 - INSTALL ADJUSTABLE COMB HARDWARE

OTHER SERVICES

AR-15 WORK

 

$85 - MAINTENANCE CLEANING (includes complete disassembly, clean, safety check, oil & reassemble)
 

$149 - MAINTENANCE REBUILD (includes new spring & new gas rings added to Maintenance Cleaning)
 

$64 - INSTALL AFTERMARKET TRIGGER
 

$64 - INSTALL AFTERMARKET FOREND / FREE-FLOAT
 

$78 - ASSEMBLE COMPLETE UPPER
 

$78 - ASSEMBLE COMPLETE LOWER
 

$134 - ASSEMBLE COMPLETE RIFLE
 

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL FLASH HIDER ON PRE-THREADED BARREL
 

$99 - THREAD BARREL ON LATHE
 

$75 - OPEN GAS PORT FOR FUNCTIONING
 

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL / REPLACE GAS BLOCK
 

$72 - INSTALL / REPLACE AR BARREL
 

Minimum shop charge - INSTALL / REPLACE BUTTSTOCK & BUFFERTUBE

PACKAGES
 

$465 - ACCURIZIZING PACKAGE

True bolt face, bolt lugs, receiver face, inner lugs, and recoil lug on Remington type actions.  Rechamber to minimum headspace, bed action to stock & free float barrel; trigger set to specified weight.

*AR “Home-builds” (and others) may include additional expenses for correcting faulty previous work,
for example loctiting flash-hiders, barrel nuts, etc.

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