Gunsmithing Charge Per Hour                                                                     $40.00

Machine Charge Per Hour                                                                            $65.00

Minimum Charge Per Gun                                                                            $20.00

Detailed Cleaning - Completely stripping your firearm, cleaning all parts, checking for wear or broken parts, and making suggestions of services needed to put it in A-1 condition. Price is based on the complexity of the firearm.                                                                                                                    $25.00 to $50.00

Disassemble & Reassemble Firearm - This is based on time, some firearms will cost more some will cost less, this is the average cost.                              $40.00

Metal Finishing - May vary based on type of firearm. Ask for detailed information & other types of finishes.

Hot Salt Bluing                                                                                              $250.00 Parkerizing                                                                                                    $225.00 Thermo Set Finishes Such as Cerakote, Gun-Kote, Duracoat.                   $75.00                                                                                                                    to $300.00

Sight Work

Sight In Firearm - Does not include cost of ammo or targets             Hourly Rate

Bore Sight                                                                                                        $10.00 Pattern Shotgun - Does not include cost of ammo or targets                    $20.00 Drill & Tap Shotgun Receiver For Scope Base on most shotguns (PerHole)                                                                                                                                     $10.00 Drill, Tap, Mount Scope & Bore Sight on most shotguns    ( scope base not included )                                                                                                         $55.00 Drill & Tap Barrel or Receiver For Sights ( Per Hole )                                    $10.00 Install Sight Ramps                                                                                         $25.00 Install aftermarker sights ( Fiber Optic, Night Sights)                                  $35.00 Install Front Or Mid Rib Sight Bead On Shotgun                                          $15.00 Scope Mounting - Includes mounting, Truing Rings, Checking Scope, & Bore Sighting                                                                                                           $35.00  Make Custom Scope Base - Based on time & materials                 Hourly Rate +                                                                                                                         Material Cut Dovetail - Standard                                                                                 $35.00 Cut Dovetail - Special such as a Novack or Bo-Mar                                   $65.00

General Firearm Work    

Function Test Fire Firearm                                                                               $5.00 Check Head Space                                                                                        $20.00 Check Firing Pin Protrusion                                                                            $10.00 Remove Fired Case From Chamber                                                      Hourly Rate Remove Live Round From Chamber                                    $20.00 + Hourly Rate Remove Obstruction From Bore                                                            Hourly Rate Remove Fouling And/Or Leading From Barrel                Hourly Rate + Materials Install Liner In Barrel - Does not include cost of barrel liner                   $90.00 + Cut & Crown Barrel- Most barrels                                                                 $30.00 Trigger Job ( Adjustable Trigger )                                                                  $25.00 Trigger Job - Smooth & lighten. Does not include price of spring kits. This price is for most firearms some will cost more.                                                     $50.00

Shotgun Work

Polish Chamber                                                                                               $15.00 Polish Bore                                                                                              Hourly Rate Long Forcing Cone                                                                                         $40.00 Open/Modify Choke ( Per Barrel )                                                                 $30.00 Make New Hinge Pin - For break action shotguns            Hourly Rate Materials Install Win-Choke Type Screw In Choke Tubes 12ga - Non plated bore   $50.00 Install Tru-Choke Type Screw In Choke Tubes 12ga - Non plated bore    $50.00 Install Tru-Choke Thinwall Type Screw In Choke Tubes 12ga - Non plated bore                                                                                                                            $50.00 Port Shotgun Barrel With Rib                                                                         $60.00 Port Shotgun Barrel With Out Rib                                                                  $75.00 Port Shotgun Barrel O/U or SxS                                                                    $90.00

Handgun Work

Chamfer Revolver Barrel                                                                                $30.00 Chamfer Revolver Cylinder                                                                          $300.00 Revolver Action Job                                                                                       $90.00 Rebarrel Revolver - Remove old barrel & replace with a new barrel. Does not include the cost of new barrel                                                                     $100.00 Requalify Revolver Barrel/Cylinder Gap                                                       $75.00 Semi-Auto Action Job 1911                                                                             $75.00 Fit Barrel To 1911 Auto - Does not include the cost of new barrel              $40.00  Throat, Polish Barrel And Feed Ramp                                                          $20.00 Fit New Trigger To 1911 Auto - Does not include the cost of the new trigger                                                                                                                                   $40.00 Fit Custom Hammer To 1911 - Does not include the cost of the new hammer                                                                                                                                 $20.00  Modify 1911 Auto Frame For Beavertail Safety - Does not include the cost of the new grip safety or refinishing                                                                       $40.00 Semi Auto Poly Action Job- Glock, S&W, etc.                                              $40.00

Rifle Work

Rebarrel Rifle - Threaded, chambered & contoured barrel. Does not include the cost of the barrel                                                                                            $75.00 Rebarrel Rifle - Not chambered or threaded, but barrel is contoured. Does not include the cost of the barrel                                                                       $150.00 Rebarrel Rifle - Not chambered, threaded, or contoured. Does not include the cost of the barrel                                                                   $150.00 + Hourly rate

Stock Work

Standard Finish - Wood is left unfilled                                                           $75.00 Deluxe Finish -  Wood is filled                                                                      $150.00 Glass Bedding Barrel And/Or Action                                                            $80.00 Pillar Bed                                                                                                         $60.00 Install Recoil Pad or Plate                                                                              $25.00 Install Adjustable Butt Plate                                                                          $80.00 Install Sling Swivels Studs In Stock                                                               $15.00 Install Recoil Reducer - Requiring a hole to be drilled in the butt stock    $40.00 Inletting & Finishing Of A Semi-Finished Stock                                           $120.00 Fit, Bed And Finish Fiberglass Stock                                                           $120.00


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Grew up in Mackay Idaho and from a very young age was immersed into the shooting world. My father and grandfathers were avid hunters and I looked forward to the fall every year to follow in their footsteps. I began reloading everything from small caliber pistol up to magnum rifle and shotgun during this time as well.

By the age of 12 I was tearing apart everything to discover how it worked and why. This lead to a love and passion for anything mechanical, forming/fabricating parts and building from raw materials. Throughout my teenage years, I was building everything from motorcycles to firearms. Upon graduating High School, I worked as an Auto mechanic until I felt the need to follow in my grandfathers and uncles footsteps. I enlisted into the Navy in 1989 and served as a Corpsman until 2001. I attended Idaho State University and graduated with a BS in Environmental Sciences.

Shortly after, I began working in the Aerospace industry repairing, fabricating and wiring aircraft from general aviation through commercial aircraft. In 2001, a great opportunity was presented and I began working in the Biotech sector and spent 11 years machining, fabricating and overseeing projects involving Homeland Security, NASA, DoD, DoE and was directly involved in obtaining 11 industrial patents.

During these years, I also acquired my FFL/SOT and began building firearms from mild to wild. I attended factory schools for Glock and S&W, as well as online courses for the 1911, accurizing, and blueprinting. I started my own company, Gem State Armory and patented my first tool in 2011. I have spent the last 6 years doing general repairs ranging from basic work to complete custom builds, as well as custom finishes utilizing Cerakote. With over 25 years experience in machining and fabrication I pride myself on my work and stand behind everything I work on.