rifle shop services

My current backlog is now 4 weeks.

Send email with work list if you want rifle work done.

 

 

 

Special note regarding our backlog

We will try our best to minimize wait times. 
This is due to the current political climate for which we have no control. 
Thanks for your business & cooperation in this matter.

 

 

 

How to ship packages to us

I only accept UPS & USPS shipments. You must email your tracking number to me after shipping your package so I can track it & know when it will arrive. I send email when your package arrives here. Your return address must be on the outside of the box or on the label because that will be the address I will ship back to. We use UPS to ship pkgs back to customers. If we must provide a box to return a rifle, a $30. charge will apply. Payment by personal check or money order only. No credit cards are accepted.

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Regarding emails

Emails will be answered Monday-Friday only. Due to the volume of emails I receive, it may take longer than a couple days to reply. Include content of previous emails (if any) in your response. Be patient & I'll answer as quickly as I can. Please include name, address & phone number in your work request.

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total M-14 type rifles built to date

25619

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total m1 garands rifles built to date

14515

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Total chinese usgi bolt conversions to date

1000's

We are #1 in Chinese bolt conversions since 1992 (25 years).

Beware of others who claim to know how & only have very limited experience.

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******Please read******

Mil-spec Parkerizing

This is a special note about parkerizing. Many places offer a parkerized finish for firearms. I have done mil-spec nickel manganese phosphate coatings on firearms for state and Gov't agencies all over the U.S. for 30 years. Not all parkerizing is mil-spec. I will only offer and use "mil-std" nickel manganese phosphate and "mil-std" sealer. If the parkerized finish is not sealed with a mil-spec sealer, it's not "mil-spec, period.

 

 

******Important information regarding parts disassembling******

I disassemble each and every part , remove any burrs and then clean all parts before parkerizing. All barrels are plugged before going in the parkerizing tank and all parts are rinsed with water thoroughly after they come out. All parts are then coated with a mil-std sealer for a lifetime of use.

Our Parkerizing is a very dark charcoal gray, black color. Color may be slightly lighter due to the hardness of the metal being parkerized.

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I will work on the following M14 type receivers.

Polytech, Norinco, Armscorp, Springfield, LRB, Smith, Fulton, Fed-Ord, Bula/JRA

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Polytech & Norinco owners must read this about USGI bolt conversion

This information will educate you about how to avoid so-called gunsmiths & armorers who claim they know how to do the USGI bolt conversion to your Polytech or Norinco.

If others charge a fee for a tech inspection, that's your first clue that you should find someone else to do the work. They should already know what needs to be done, not trying to educate themselves by working on a customers rifle. 

I never charge a fee for a tech inspection, ever. I don't need to because I know what needs to be done to install a USGI bolt properly. Also, the Chinese barrel "can be used" when I do the USGI bolt conversion. "You don't need a new commercial barrel" as some gunsmiths claim. Bottom line is they just want your money.

Please remember that Chinese rifles converted to use a USGI bolt by these inexperienced people will not be accepted by me, to do work on. The USGI bolt conversion is not being done correctly by some of the others because they don't have the experience to do it right.

I will only accept Chinese rifles with a USGI bolt conversion already done, if Smith Ent. or myself did the work. It's my intention to help customers avoid very costly mistakes.

I have done 1000's of these bolt conversions and not 1 customer has ever had a problem. My reputation far exceeds me  and customer satisfaction is always guaranteed. I have been doing the USGI bolt conversion on Chinese receivers for over 25 years. The other so called gunsmiths are just starting and have no experience at all. You be the judge. I believe you will make the right choice and rely on a true expert with years of experience.

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M-14, M1A

PLEASE READ

We have received many rifles with excessive fouling, dirt, grit and grease. It appears that about 25% of our customers are not properly maintaining their equipment. I'm now requiring "all" rifles to have detailed cleaning done before shipping to us. If we need to clean excessive amounts of grime from rifles to do the work wanted by customers, a $20 cleaning fee will apply. The military taught me that a properly maintained rifle will always function correctly and wear & tear on parts will be a minimum.

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PLEASE READ THIS ABOUT CRITERION CHROME LINED BARRELS

 

 

PLEASE READ ABOUT REAMING CHROME LINED BARRELS

 

 

 

 

**Standard work**

Basic rack grade assembling of your receiver & parts kit  $175.

Includes parts & receiver inspection & fitting parts as needed. Machine work is extra.

 

Nat'l Match grade assembling of your receiver & parts kit  $225.

Includes parts & receiver inspection & fitting parts as needed. Machine work is extra.

Fit Boyds or Wenig stock to any receiver $75.

Add for complete mil-spec parkerizing, with rifle work (stock parts & mag extra) $165.

 

complete mil-spec parkerizing only, without rifle work (stock parts is extra) $175.

Add for refinishing buttplate, stock liner & screws $20.

Add for refinishing gas system (epoxy hard coat flat black) $20.

 

Install & headspace a std barrel to your receiver  $75.

with customer supplied parts (includes polishing chamber) 

 

Re-install old barrel if new chrome barrel doesn't headspace $40.

Refinish barreled receiver with mil-spec parkerizing  $75.

Bevel bolt stop roll pin hole $20.

 

Weld op-rod receiver lug (tab) includes refinishing $100.

(add for fitting to receiver) $30.

 

Scopes, rings, bases and slings must be removed or extra fee applies

Return S&H is not included in above prices.

Rifle sight in on 100 yard range, per hour.....(ammo included).....$35.00

 

 

**Nat'l Match work**

Nat'l Match grade assembling of your receiver & parts kit  $225.

(when using a heavy or medium barrel)

 

Steel bed McMillan stock complete $185.

Steel bed wood stock complete $165.

Rear lug receivers add extra cost

 

Install & headspace heavy or medium barrel to your receiver  $150.

with customer supplied parts (includes polishing chamber) 

Modify trigger group to N.M.  $50.

Ream flashider and refinish  $50.

 

Scopes, rings, bases and slings must be removed or extra fee applies

Return S&H is not included in above prices.

Rifle sight in on 100 yard range, per hour.....(ammo included).....$35.

 

 

**Stock work**

Refinish fiberglass stock (many options are available)  ask

Fit Boyds or Wenig stock to any receiver $75.

Scopes, rings, bases and slings must be removed or extra fee applies

Return S&H is not included in above prices.

 

 

M-14 gas cylinder unitizing is no longer available (until further notice).

Some folks believe they have USGI gas cylinders when in fact they are aftermarket SA Inc. or some other aftermarket gas cylinder which is harder to unitize, therefore adding to the cost. I've tried to explain the reason for the added cost for this work so many times, that I can not justify doing this work any longer. Please don't ask me to make exceptions, thanks.

 

 

**Custom work**

Bevel bolt stop roll pin hole in the front only

This is a much needed modification for those who service their own rifles. Half the M14-M1A receivers have a front roll pin hole that is half closed, which means that you can not remove the bolt stop roll pin to replace the bolt stop. You could crack or damage the bolt stop bridge by forcing a 1/16 pin punch into the front of the roll pin hole. I also offer this service to customers (at an additional charge) when you send a parts kit to be built, or other work done by me. Below is a photo of my "custom" modification................... Cost is $20.00  (does not include refinishing receiver).

 

Weld op-rod receiver lug

If you have an op-rod that fits loose in the op-rod track of your receiver, then the receiver lug (tab) is most likely very worn. I can weld it up and reshape it to as new condition. You can then fit it to your receiver for a much better fit. This will save buying another op-rod that will fit your receiver correctly. I also offer this service to customers (at an additional charge) when you send a parts kit to be built, or other work done by me. I also refinish the op-rod  before returning it to the customer. Cost is posted under the above price list. Below is a photo of before and after the welding was done.

Price quotes on work are valid for 30 days

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POLYTECH, NORINCO

 

Please Read

In the last 6 months we have received many rifles with excessive fouling, dirt, grit and grease. It appears that about 25% of our customers are not properly maintaining their equipment. I'm now requiring "all" rifles to have detailed cleaning done before shipping to us. If we need to clean excessive amounts of grime from rifles to do the work wanted by customers, a $20 cleaning fee will apply. The military taught me that a properly maintained rifle will always function correctly and wear & tear on parts will be a minimum.

 

 

Convert Chinese Norinco or Polytech receiver for USGI bolt $140.

Chinese bolt conversion requires refinishing the barreled receiver, no exceptions.

 

Refinish barreled receiver with mil-spec parkerizing  $75.

Refinish complete rifle (includes gas system)  $165.

Add for stock parts  $40.

 

Fit Boyds or Wenig stock to any receiver  $75.

Drill connector lock hole for USGI connector lock, (includes lock)  $35.

 

Scopes, rings, bases and slings must be removed or extra fee applies

Return S&H is not included in above prices.

Rifle sight in on 100 yard range, per hour.....(ammo included).....$35.00

                                    Price quotes on work are valid for 30 days

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M1 Garand

 

PLEASE READ

In the last 6 months we have received many rifles with excessive fouling, dirt, grit and grease. It appears that about 25% of our customers are not properly maintaining their equipment. I'm now requiring "all" rifles to have detailed cleaning done before shipping to us. If we need to clean excessive amounts of grime from rifles to do the work wanted by customers, a $20 cleaning fee will apply. The military taught me that a properly maintained rifle will always function correctly and wear & tear on parts will be a minimum.

 

**Standard work**

CMP M1's must be cleaned before shipping to us to have work done.

If you want us to clean your CMP M1 add a small fee $50.

 

Assemble your receiver & parts kit $150.

Fit USGI stock to any receiver $40.

 

Fit Boyds or Wenig stock to any receiver $75.

Fit and alter rear handguard for Douglas heavy barrel $50.

Additional stock fitting is extra and will be determined after looking at the handgaurds

 

Add for complete mil-spec parkerizing (stock parts not included) $175.

Add for parkerizing stock metal $55.

Add for refinishing gas system with hardcoat epoxy black $20.

 

Install & headspace std barrel to your receiver $75.

with customer supplied parts (includes polishing chamber) 

 

Install & headspace heavy barrel to your receiver $150.

with customer supplied parts (includes polishing chamber) 

 

Re-install old barrel if new chrome barrel doesn't  headspace  $40.

Weld op-rod receiver lug (tab) includes refinishing op-rod $100.

(add for fitting to receiver) $30.

Convert your barrel to M1D (your parts) $175.

 

"Some barrels are available in the Collector Items & PX page."

Scopes, rings, bases and slings must be removed or extra fee applies

Return S&H is not included in above prices.

Rifle sight in on 100 yard range, per hour.....(ammo ncluded).....$35.

 

 

**Nat'l Match work**

Steel bed stock complete $200.

Modify trigger group to N.M. $50.

Unitize handgaurds (screw & glued) $65.

Unitize handgaurds (glued only) $45.

Fit and alter rear handguard for Douglas heavy barrel $50.

 

Scopes, rings, bases and slings must be removed or extra fee applies

Return S&H is not included in above prices.

Rifle sight in on 100 yard range, per hour.....(ammo cost not included).....$30.00

 

 

**Stock work**

Fit Boyds or Wenig stock to any receiver  $75

 

Scopes, rings, bases and slings must be removed or extra fee applies

Return S&H is not included in above prices

 

 

**Custom work**

Weld op-rod receiver lug

If you have an op-rod that fits loose in the op-rod track of your receiver, then the receiver lug (tab) is most likely very worn. I can weld it up and reshape it to as new condition. You can then fit it to your receiver for a much better fit. This will save buying another op-rod that will fit your receiver correctly. I also offer this service to customers (at an additional charge) when you send a parts kit to be built, or other work done by me. Cost is posted under the above price list. Below is a photo of before and after the welding was done.

Price quotes on work are valid for 30 days

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Rifle parkerizing

not listed above

M1 Carbine $125.

1903, 1903A3 $150.

Most commercial bolt actions $125.

Shotguns $125.-$175.

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*****Please read regarding shipping of firearms*****

Make sure your return address (to ship back to) is on the box or shipping label. We "must" ship back to the return address on the box or label. If the return address is not on the box or label, the pkg will be refused. "Only UPS or USPS  shipments" will be accepted from the 48 states. We use UPS to ship them back.

 

 

 

 

Prices are subject to change at any time.

Texas residents must pay 6-3/4% sales tax

Shop hours 9am-5pm

Anonymous or blocked calls will not be answered

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  Thanks to everyone for your business and we look forward to a better year in 2017.

Any work that has been changed, altered or modified by the owner on work I did will not be covered if problems occur with the firearm.

Logo's & photo's are the property of the website owner. Due to owner rights or copyright, copying anything from this website is not permitted without express written permission.

 

 

Disclaimer
As with any business, we must include the following.
All payments for work must be sent with the firearm when shipped.
Any payment not made within 30 days can be subject to storage fees.
Texas residents are subject to their property being declared abandoned after 30 days per state law.