I was born and raised in Western New York, currently living in the Rochester, NY area. I am a gunsmith specializing in stock work and restoration/repair of firearms. My focus is in vintage sporting guns with an interest in SxS shotguns.
I focus on historically accurate restoration work. As a general practice, I believe in doing things one way, and that is the right way. And whenever possible, that means the way the makers who built the guns did. The collector interest in and value of many of these firearms is pretty significant. And it is of the utmost importance that the work done is as correct as possible in order to preserve them for generations to come.
I hold a Bachelors of Science in Studio Art from Roberts Wesleyan College. Art of all forms has been a life-long interest and creative expression through some outlet is my purpose in the work I do.
BMD Gunstocks and is a fully Insured business.
In-House Services include:
- Stock making and duplication
- Fitting & Finishing of semi-inletted stocks
- Stock refinishing and repair
- Hand cut checkering
- Recoil Pad, Buttplate and Grip Cap installation
- Shotgun Barrel Dent Removal
- Rust Bluing & Nitre Bluing
- General Repair and Cleaning
- Firearm Sales and Transfers
Through work with other vendors, full firearm restoration is also available.
Most prices are quoted by the job. Especially for Stock Making and repair. Please inquire for a quote. All prices are plus 8% sales tax for NY residents. Prices are plus return shipping and insurance for out of state residents.
General labor rate: $50 per hour.
Checkering: $75 per panel (base starting)
Recoil Pad and most buttplate Installation: $75.00 (labor) (pads and plates with spurs can be additional charge).
Rust Bluing of barels: $350 (starting)
Restocking: $2,000 starting labor for Boxlock, $3,000 starting labor for Sidelock. Wood is additional.
Tear down and cleaning of SxS shotgun action: $150 ($175 with ejector forend)