Refinishing Firearms. Gold & Silver Inlay.
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Note that I am not accepting any new work until Thanksgiving, 2013. Except old customers. This is due to my long backlog.
Dealers with a state sales tax "Resale" certificate get a 10% discount.
Pictures are at the Bottom
I do most of my own prep work before engraving by hand. I do metal prep on guns that I will be lettering or engraving or are engraved antiques and I am restoring. If you have another source for metal prep or want to do it yourself, that is fine.
Metalwork Prices [Average Condition]
RIFLES & SHOTGUNS -- $150.00 to $400.00
PISTOLS -- $100.00 to 250.00
Hot salt blueing is available. Nitre or fire blue is nice looking and a very bright BLUE. Only used on decorative small parts, like screws, or extractors. Antique charcoal is a finish that is dark blue and looks a bit aged. Perfect for older guns.
COST of Finishing [After metalwork]
Rifles & Shotguns. [not double barreled] --Hot Salt Blue $125.00.
Pistols--- Hot Salt-$85.00. Antique Charcoal, $120.00 Partial blue for pistol with Case Color is less.
I only refinish guns that I engrave Restore or letter. Don't Ask!
Nickel Plating --- Pistols-$300.00 Parts by quote. Bright or Satin finish. French gray also. Quality plating that will not turn yellow.
Strip Old Nickel--- $85.00. This is for Nickel, not Hard Chrome.
Gold plating -- I do not offer this service anymore.
Gold & Silver Inlay.
Gold Inlay is $60.00 per inch. Barrel Bands in Gold are $140.00 each on round barreled pistols. Rifles are $180.00 each for round Barrel Band. Octagon Barreled rifles are, $200.00. A rifle gold Inlay band that is at the breech is $30.00 less, as I do not inlay under the wood. Only the flutes that show. Gold Inlay cylinder bands if they can be done are $300.00. See examples near page bottom.
Silver Inlay prices are $40.00 per inch and $35.00 less than Gold per band on a barrel. $60.00 less for a cylinder band. Silver is much cheaper, but more difficult to inlay.
Inlay Lettering in Gold is $50.00 or silver, $35.00 per letter.
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Case Color & Blueing. Antique Charcoal finish is the center two Colts below.
Antique charcoal finish on old 1911 Colt with lettering Restoration.
Note, I no longer do my own Case Color. I send it out to trusted people. www.classicgunsinc.com is my recommended source. Located in Crete IL.
Gold Inlay with Case Color
Gold Inlay & Blue
Lettering Gold is $50.00 per letter.
$300.00 for nickel plate on pistols. Rifle parts by quote.
Restoring a Stevens 44.
This project required the receiver be annealed, then fine bead blasting to remove rust from the pitting.
I recut all the engraving following the original cuts. Then file and sand to remove 80% of the pitting.
Recut again and enhance the shading lines. After being case colored it will look like an antique
restored but in good condition and valuable.
Cost for everything with new barrel address is, $650.00.