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There is little limit to the possibilities of custom metal work for your firearm.
We are a fully equipped 3700 sqf custom gunsmithing shop + 700 sqf office building. 
We are a self-standing gunsmithing shop. We offer the possibility to discuss your custom project without having to deal with the inconvenience of retail traffic.
Our restoration processes result in firearms that are in better than original condition.
Because we do a considerable amount of work by hand, with traditional tools and methods, we can constantly make sure that the quality of the processes are at the highest standard.

We are a traditional gun making shop focused on craftmanship, not an industrialized facility. Hence, your firearm will get all the attention and care of a traditional Master Gunsmith. Expect your firearm to come back home with the type of soul that only manual labor can cause in a firearm. 




Full Firearm Restoration (Rifles, Shotguns, Antiques) - We start with making sure there are no functional issues with the firearm. We conduct a detailed diagnostic clean, during which we inspect all parts for significant wear, bending, cracks, and replace what needs to be replaced. If the parts are obsolete, we manufacture them in-house, in batches as small as 1 (or we can manufacture additional spare parts if the customer chooses to do so), and fit the parts by hand for a perfect function.

We then proceed to prepare the metal for refinishing. This part of the process is the most important part of refinishing the metal. The original finish is carefully removed; all pitting and rust are removed as well, and all machining marks are corrected with hand-polish. This polishing process can take as little as 5 hours for firearms that have no rust or pitting, and as long as 25 hours for rifles that are very rusty. The average time is between 10-15 hours of hand polishing for all machining marks to be removed. The firearm is polished to the grit the customer chooses (matte texture, satin texture, semi-gloss, high-gloss or, true mirror; when paired with Charcoal Bluing, mirror polish will replicate the Traditional Colt Bluing.

After the metal is prepared for new finishing, we then proceed with the finish of choice – from slow rust bluing, to slow rust browning, charcoal bluing (traditional Colt blung), color case hardening, salt bluing, Belgian bluing.

Wood refinish – if the firearm needs a new stock, we will carve a new stock, and fit it manually. For details about how we do this, please read this article:  

If the stock doesn’t need to be replaced, we keep the original stock in which case we completely strip off the original finish. If the stock has a lot of oil and dirt build (usually happens around the action screws and rear of the action), we use some whitening compound to soak the dirt and oil out of the stock. Regarding dings, we do a really good job at steaming them out. We then use an Alkanet Root seal stain to bring out the character of the figure the wood and refinish the wood with an in-house made oil blend.  We then recut all the checkering.

Diagnostic Clean - Complete disassembly, clean all parts, examine for wear / potential breakage; we quote replacement parts (if there are any necessary), in order to bring the gun in A+ condition. If your firearm is in good condition and does not need any refinishing, this would be a maintenance service recommended at least twice a year, provided you do basic cleaning yourself.           

Make and install obsolete parts – If you have lost or broken obsolete parts, it can be an absolute hassle to find replacements. In some cases, it is impossible to find replacements on the market. Worry not; we offer reverse engineering services, machining custom one-off parts (and possibility to produce industrial quantities), manufacturing and profiling leaf spring, hand fitting manufactured-in-house obsolete parts.

Ribs and Barrels – At Brubaker Restorations we offer complete barrel TLC services – from re-solder ribs, forend lugs, reprofile dents, straighten or adjust barrels, refit hinge lug pins, swap barrels, install liner in the barrel, change obsolete calibre to market available calibre, re-contour front or rear receiving ring

Engraving and Engraving Restoration – We offer new hand-cut engraving and laser engraving. We offer in-house hand-cut engraving of the highest quality, for those who respect tradition and craftsmanship. In addition to new-cut hand engraving, we offer engraving restoration services.

Brubaker Restorations is equipped with cutting edge technology for analysing the residual markings left on the metal after the original engraving had worn out. Our engraving restoration process, led by a licensed Architect with 10+ years’ experience in restoration in Europe, includes but is not limited to: Historical analysis: typology, similar examples. Photographic analysis of the object to restore; pattern analysis; measurements and reconstruction; hand sketches and AI generated patterns. Scaling the pattern and re-composing it according to the surviving traces on the object to restore. Final sketch. Pattern transposed to engraving area.

Metal finishes - Belgian Blue / Express Blue, Slow rust bluing, Slow rust browning, Anodizing, Color case hardening, Charcoal bluing (Traditional Colt Bluing)

Metal Textures – Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss, High-Gloss, Mirror (TRUE mirror fiish)

Wood work - Install adjustable butt plate, install stock cross bolt, inletting and finishing of semi-finished stock, install adjustable comb hardware, Repair cracked stock

Custom Stock - Make custom pattern for client based on precise measurements and designed to fit the physiology of the customer; Duplicating stock to about 95% inlet, Hand inletting for modern and antique firearms, Recut Checkering, New Checkering, Custom Checkering, Total Stock Restoration, Stock refinish, Stock refresh, Weatherby finish


Rifle Accurizing Packages - True bolt face, true receiver face (and recoil lug on Remington type actions), lap bolt and inner lugs and recoil lug, chamber to minimum head space, bed action to stock and free float barrel (glass bedding or pillar bedding packages available), set trigger to 3lb or otherwise specified

Firearm Appraisals - for insurance companies or manufacturing companies. 

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