Shop Services

We can do almost any kind of machine work you could ever need done on your barrel.
Descriptions are below along with pictures as they become available.
All prices are labor only. Please provide all necessary parts with your order.
If you do not see what you need listed below, just ask.
Please fill out a Services Order Form and include it with your parts and payment.
 

Tear down and re-assemble rifle $40
This service is required for work on any barrel under 20" length or when the barrel will not fit through the lathe headstock or any work on the receiver that can not be completed with the barrel installed. This service also covers barrel swaps on any of the barrel nut style actions.
 
Tactical Bolt Knob Installation $40
This service is to cut off the existing bolt knob and attach an oversized bolt knob. The most common threads used for bolt knobs are 5/16-24. The bolt handle will be cut off and then a threaded stud will be welded to the end of the bolt handle shank. Then the oversized handle is fitted to the threaded stud. The knob will be installed using red loctite. You must include the knob with your bolt.
 
Bolt Tuning $40
This service is to re-work the cocking piece and bolt body to reduce the two bumps you feel when closing the bolt and to correct shroud misalignment which may cause cocking piece to drag in the receiver. The cause of the first bump is the cocking piece leaving the detent on the end of the bolt body. The cause of the second bump is the timing of the cocking piece hand-off from the bolt body to the sear in relation to where the lugs engage the helix in the front of the receiver. This service should not be performed if you are still planning to change triggers as each trigger module will need different setup to optimize the cocking piece travel. Have this done after you settle on the trigger you will be keeping in the rifle. This service is only available to walk-in customers as the receiver needs to be here to do the testing. Picture
 
Barrel Threading $80
This is the most commonly requested service. The barrel gets mounted in the lathe with a live center in the muzzle. The muzzle gets turned down to the required size and then threads are cut with a single point tool. This ensures that the threads will be perfectly concentric and parallel to the bore. After the threads are done and deburred, a new crown is cut to eliminate the damage caused by the live center. Other shops would consider this a 'precision' threading job. I do 5/8-24 threads as standard. For other thread specifications, select the "precision threading" option and specify the threads in the comments box of the order form. The threaded area will be left unfinished. Picture
 
Shorten Barrel and Thread Muzzle $100
This service includes shortening the barrel to any length you specify and normal threading to 5/8-24 and re-cutting the crown. Machined areas will be left unfinished.
 
Muzzle Device Indexing $20
The typical method to index a muzzle device to the barrel involves the use of peel washers or crush washers. Neither method leaves a nicely finished look. Select this option and I will index your muzzle device to your barrel barrel by facing off the rear of the muzzle device, or by facing off the barrel's shoulder if the barrel will already be in the lathe for other operations. You must include your muzzle device with the barrel in order to use this service.
 
Muzzle brake fitting $60
This service encompasses all aspects of fitting a muzzle brake to a threaded barrel. The bore of the muzzle brake is opened up thirty thousandths of an inch over bullet diameter. Muzzle devices are single point bored to size to ensure a straight and round bore. If applicable, the muzzle device will be blended to the barrel diameter or tapered at the junction between barrel and muzzle brake. I index your muzzle brake to your barrel barrel by facing off the rear of the muzzle device, or by facing off the barrel's shoulder if the barrel will already be in the lathe for other operations. You must include your muzzle device with the barrel in order to use this service. Picture
 
Re-Crown Muzzle $40
Many poor shooting barrels can be traced to problems with the crown. The crown needs to be absolutely perpendicular to the bore. When the bullet leaves the bore, gas is released at very high pressure all the way around the bullet's base. If the crown were uneven, gas would release on one side first and this tends to disturb the bullet just as it sent on it's way downrange. Obviously this will show up as poor accuracy. Try this inexpensive service before you abandon a barrel that seems to be poor shooting. I use a specially ground high relief angle tool that only gets used for crowns and it gets re-sharpened often. The tool is pulled straight out from the bore so that no burrs are created at the end of the bore. The bore-crown junction will be flat, with a radius about half way out on the crown face. This creates a slightly recessed crown job. The crown face will be left unfinished. Picture
 
Shorten Barrel and Crown $70
This service includes shortening the barrel to any length you specify and re-cutting the crown. The muzzle face will be left unfinished.
 
Barrel Band Journal $20
This service is to turn a journal or band on your barrel down to any diameter you specify. This is typically needed when you want to mount a clamp-on front sight or accessory. It may also be required for some suppressor mounts such as Surefire or OPS Inc. Machined areas will be left unfinished.Picture
 
Precision Threading Upgrade $25
This is a more specialized threading option required when the typical threading services above will not handle the job. I can turn any of the common thread sizes such as 1/2-28, 9/16-24, 5/8-24 or 3/4-28 to a specified pitch diameter as well as left hand or metric thread specs. If you are mounting a sound suppressor, the manufacturer will usually specify a pitch diameter or mating thread class fit. I can also turn any other thread size you could ever need as long as I have a mating part or a similarly threaded part to measure. If you include the mating muzzle device and ask for a lapped fit in the comments box, the threads will be lapped together for the tightest precision fit possible. The threaded area will be left unfinished.
 
Permanently Attach Muzzle Device $30
This service includes drilling through the installed muzzle device and into the barrel, installing a blind pin, welding over the end of the pin. This does not include barrel threading. This service is required to convert a barrel shorter than 16" into a legal 16"+ barrel length. Welds will be finished with oil to protect from rust. Picture
 
Action Truing $200
This service is completely re-machine the action to it's centerline. The action gets reamed out to 0.705", then dialed in to less than 0.0003" total indicated runout. The bolt lug seats and receiver face are cut perfectly perpendicular to the receiver bore. The threads are single point chased 0.020" oversized to remove all runout. A new barrel, bolt and recoil lug must be fitted after receiver truing. Customer to provide a new oversized bolt and recoil lug which will be bored oversized to fit with oversized threads that will be used during rebarreling. Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3
 
Recoil Lug Pinning $60
This service is an option after receiver truing. Lug pinning ensures that the recoil lug never moves in relation to the receiver if the barrel is ever removed in the future. Lug pinning saves an epoxy bedding job from having to be re-done after each future rebarreling job. The receiver is setup in the milling machine with the recoil lug aligned and clamped down to the receiver face. Two holes are drilled through the lug and into the receiver. Two dowel pins are installed through the lug and into the receiver. The dowels locate the lug on the receiver before the barrel is tigntened.Picture
 
Weld Bolt Handle $60
During action truing, the receiver gets opened up overized which leaves the original bolt looser than desired. This service is necessary when replacing the bolt with a PTG two piece bolt. This service includes timing and tig welding a PTG bolt handle to a new PTG bolt body. Going to a new bolt also opens up the option of having a different type of extractor, a smaller firing pin hole for higher pressure tolerance or a fluted bolt body.
 
Barrel Fitting with Plain Muzzle $200
This service is to fit a barrel blank to a bolt action receiver. The barrel is setup in the lathe and dialed in to less than 0.0003" total indicated runout at the chamber end. The barrel is threaded to fit the action. The barrel is timed so that any muzzle runout will end up at 12:00, ensuring that no scope elevation travel is lost in the barrel fitting process. The chamber is roughed out and then bored to within a few thousandths of final diameter to ensure concentricity before reaming the chamber. The chamber is reamed to final dimension with a floating pilot reamer using a pilot that fits the bore as tight as possible. This is most important to ensure the throat is perfectly centered in the bore. This is a true benchrest quality chambering job. It is common for rifles to shoot 1/4 moa with this type of a barrel installation job. This service also includes cutting the barrel to it's finish length. A target crown is cut. A recoil lug needs to be provided by the customer with the receiver.
 
Barrel Fitting with Threaded Muzzle $250
This service is to fit a barrel blank to a bolt action receiver. The barrel is setup in the lathe and dialed in to less than 0.0003" total indicated runout at the chamber end. The barrel is threaded to fit the action. The barrel is timed so that any muzzle runout will end up at 12:00, ensuring that no scope elevation travel is lost in the barrel fitting process. The chamber is roughed out and then bored to within a few thousandths of final diameter to ensure concentricity before reaming the chamber. The chamber is reamed to final dimension with a floating pilot reamer using a pilot that fits the bore as tight as possible. This is most important to ensure the throat is perfectly centered in the bore. This is a true benchrest quality chambering job. It is common for rifles to shoot 1/4 moa with this type of a barrel installation job. This service also includes cutting the barrel to it's finish length and the muzzle is threaded to accept a muzzle brake. A recoil lug needs to be provided by the customer with the receiver. Muzzle brake fitting services are listed above.
 
Pre-fitted Barrel Installation $120
This service applies to pre-threaded and short-chambered or deep-chambered barrels. This service includes the tear-down of the rifle and re-assembly after the barrel fitting is complete. The new barrel is setback as needed and the chamber is reamed to final headspace dimension. This service also includes cutting the barrel to it's finish length. A target crown is cut. A new recoil lug can be installad at the time of barrel fitting or the original recoil lug can be re-used.
 
Drill/Tap Barrel for Sight $40
This service is to drill and tap the barrel for a front or rear sight that attaches with screws. The most common threads used for sights or sight bases are 6-48. I can accomodate most other commonly found thread sizes as well. The barrel will be setup in the milling machine and the holes will be located on the centerline of the barrel. The sight screws will be installed using blue loctite. This service is for (1) front or rear sight only. If you need both front and rear sights installed, you will need to select this service two times. You must include the sights and screws with your barrel to use this option.
 
Cut Barrel for Sight Dovetail $60
This service is to mill (1) sight dovetail for sights that drift into a dovetail cut on the barrel. The barrel will be setup in the milling machine and the dovetail will be located on the top of the barrel. The sight will be installed into the dovetail. This service is for (1) front or rear sight only. If you need both front and rear sights installed, you will need to select this service two times. You must include the sight with your barrel to use this option.
 
Drill/Tap Receiver $60
This service is to drill and tap the receiver for sight or scope base that attaches with screws. The most common threads used for sights or scope bases are 6-48. I can accomodate most other commonly found thread sizes as well. The receiver will be setup in the milling machine and the holes will be located on the centerline of the receiver. The screws will be installed using blue loctite. You must include the sight or base and screws with your receiver to use this option.
 
8-40 scope base screws upgrade $60
This service is to open up a previously drilled and tapped receiver for scope base that attaches with 8-40 screws. 8-40 screws are siginificantly stronger than typical 6-48 screws. This is also a good fix for 6-48 screws that have stripped out of a receiver. This service also includes opening up the scope base holes to fit 8-40 screws if needed. The receiver will be setup in the milling machine and the holes will be located on the centerline of the receiver. The screws will be installed using blue loctite.
 
Pillar Bedding $60
This service is to install two aluminum pillars into a stock. The pillars will be cut to the proper length as needed for the type of bottom metal the rifle is built with. I setup the stock in the milling machine and bore out the existing action screw holes so that the aluminum pillars will slip into place. Then the pillars are epoxied in to the holes with the action clamped into the stock. Pillar bedding is recommended for any stock that does not already have pillars or an aluminum bedding block.
 
DBM Inletting $75
This service is to inlet a typical BDL stock to accept a Badger footprint detatchable bottom metal. I setup the stock in the milling machine and cut out the bottom of the stock so that the DBM will slip into place. Pillar bedding is required before DBM inletting can be done in stocks that do not have existing pillars or an aluminum bedding block. Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4
 
Recoil Pad Fitting $60
This service is to install an aftermarket recoil pad to a stock. The pad will be screwed to the stock and then blended to match the profile of the stock. You must include the new pad with your stock to use this service.
 
Blast and Parkerize $120
This service includes the complete tear-down of the rifle, sandblasting all applicable steel parts, parkerizing and then sealing with a protective oil before re-assembly of the complete rifle. Picture
 

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