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Gunsmithing Services

I Wood Refinishing I I Metal Refinishing I I Rebuild Action I I Other Shop Services I I Repair Form I I Gunsmithing Price List


For the past decade, Midwest Gun Works has been widely considered an Industry leader in Gunsmithing, Firearm Parts and Accessories. We currently perform gunsmithing services and provide support for some of the top manufacturers in the world. Our highly skilled Craftsmen and support team take great pride in performing the art of gunsmithing and we offer an extensive range of services to keep you in the field or on the range. Our gunsmiths excel in a wide variety of jobs such as stock fitting, wood refinishing, metal restoration, and special performance enhancing projects. As collectors and shooters themselves, our gunsmiths understand the importance of superior workmanship. The in house Gunsmithing Shop here at MGW is equipped to handle intense, factory correct restorations along with basic mechanical repairs and custom service applications. Whether it's an extensive job like re-soldering a top rib on a vintage double gun or simply fitting a new recoil pad to your favorite deer rifle, you can rely on Midwest Gun Works!

Shown below are a few examples of some of the jobs that we can perform for you.

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Wood Refinishing

We offer three different styles of finish - A high gloss polyurethane finish, a spray on polyurethane satin finish and a hand rubbed oil finish. Our refinishing products are not for sale to the general public and are exclusive to the Midwest Gun Works refinishing department.

Preserving the original checkering on your stock or forearm during refinishing is just one example of the extra effort that goes into any job we do!

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Bluing and Metal Refinishing

At Midwest Gun Works we offer several different styles of metal finishing. Let's start with bluing. The standard salt blue is a conventional emersion bluing method in which bluing salts are used in a high temperature liquid solution to produce the blued finish. The other method is the Rust Blue.  Rust bluing is a much more time intensive, low temperature process in which the bluing is "applied" to the metal. Rust or Belgian bluing as some refer to it, is only required on double guns that feature soft soldered barrels such as the Browning Superposed, the Winchester 101, 21 & 23, L.C. Smith, Perazzi, Krieghoff, and Beretta. Our bluing products are used exclusively by Midwest Gun Works and are not for sale to the general public.

Carding a set of barrels to ensure an even "Rust Blue" finish

We also offer two styles of graying. The French Gray and the Nickel Gray. The French Gray is a non reflective  matte or satin finish. The Nickel Gray is a shinier "Coin" style finish. Do not confuse either of these finishes with plating. More often than not, both of these finishes are applied to firearms with very extensive, deep relief engraving patterns.

French Graying a vintage Browning Olympian Safari Rifle

Cerakote Firearm Coating

Midwest Gun works is proud to offer Cerakote in a wide variety of finish colors to suit your every need.  Options Include, but are  not limited to,  refinishing your aluminum receivers, changing the color of your firarm,  adding a camouflage pattern to a firearm, or even having scopes, bipods, and other accessories done to match.  Midwest Gun Works is your one stop shop to get these projects done for you!

Cerakote is THE industry leader in ceramic based finishes.  Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the foreforont of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.

For pricing and examples of Cerakote please follow the link HERE.  And browse the options available for your firearm.



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Rebuild / Tighten Action of O/U & SxS Shotgun
The most common gunsmithing service we perform, and probably the most useful, is the tighten job. Rebuilding or tightening the action on an Over Under or Side by Side shotgun is not only something to be considered but will eventually become necessary. Years of use can cause wear on some of the internal mechanical parts in the receiver of your shotgun resulting in what we refer to as a loose condition. Left alone, this loose condition will eventually result in your shotgun "popping open". Don't panic!!! This is normal when thousands of rounds have been put through your shotgun. The good news is, we can fix it! Refitting the locking bolt and barrel locking lugs, inspecting and replacing any springs or other parts that are found to be worn and refitting your forearm bracket are all a part of a rebuild. A handy tip for for keeping track of the tightness of your action is to watch the top lever. The top lever position on a new action will be angled to the right. As the action starts to loosen up, the top lever will begin creeping to the left eventually moving past center to the left. This is referred to as "bottoming out".       


A loose or "bottomed out" Winchester 101

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Other Shop Services

In addition to the services listed above, Midwest Gun Works can perform a wide variety of gunsmithing projects. We specialize in the re-soldering of top and side ribs on Over Under and Side by Side shotguns, rebluing, factory correct restorations, recoil pad fits and basic mechanical repairs. 

Resetting and re-soldering a top rib on a set of Browning Superposed barrels

Turning the first screw on a Browning A-5, full factory restoration

Spraying a coat of finish on a Winchester Model 70 Stock 

We hope that you have enjoyed this look into the Gunsmithing Shop at Midwest gun Works. Please feel free to call us concerning any questions you may have pertaining to our gunsmithing services or you can e-mail your questions by clicking here. We look forward to doing business with you!!