BFA, MFA, National Match Gunsmith, Owner/Gunning Arts, Inc. Since 1977
Past Shop Forman & Rifle Gunsmith for the First Army Marksmanship Training Unit

National Match gunsmithing on M1

Garand & M14/M1A semi-auto rifles

  • Rebarreling
  • Glass Bedding
  • Technical Inspection: includes visual, headspace, barrel straightness, throat, muzzle, trigger, op rod, gas cylinder, timing, safety, stock inspection, disassembly as needed
  • Trigger and Sight work
  • Stock replacement, refinishing, modifications for fit
  • Parts replacement or National Match modifications
  • Full National Match rebuilds, NM front end modification
  • Scope mounting and bore sighting
  • Appraisals: all types of firearms and collections
  • Detailing for the JOHN C. GARAND matches are my specialty
Work is completed within one to three weeks, or less.

Often, some work (i.e., technical inspections, trigger and sight work, scope mounting, parts replacement) can be done while customer waits. By appointment only.

  • Stock, sell or transfer modern firearms. The fully licensed local dealer I recommend is Skip Edgely (E-Mail me for his info).
  • Discuss or recommend reloading for M1 Garands or M14 type rifles
  • Work on M16/AR15 type rifles or handguns
  • Offer firearms, ammo, or accessories for sale (for those needs, see my friends at Fulton Armory ), although I will sometimes accept such items in trade for work, especially antique or hunting guns.
  • All major work, like rebarreling, glass bedding, stock work, require a substantial deposit. Since I am retired, I do not keep high dollar items in stock.
  • Regarding tech inspections, I request custumers arrange their schedules to be present durring the inspection. Takes about fourty minutes.
I do not accept credit cards or checks.