About The Firearms We Will Not Work On:
For several reasons, most importantly being safety and liability reasons, CFS will not work on certain specific types of firearms, or firearms that exhibit certain characteristics. The following provides our general guidelines for firearms we will not work on. As we continue to compile research on many of the firearms built over the last 125 years we will share that history whenever we can.
I have often been asked to restore many of the firearms listed below for “sentimental reasons”. The bulk have been the “favorite .22” that the Grandfather gave to someone.
Here is what I will consider. I love to bring back a firearm to it’s original condition. Often there are degrees to that effort that are controlled by the parts that can be obtained for the firearm to replace the worn out or broken parts present. I will consider restoring any firearm for you but it has to be done over a protracted period of time (sometimes as long as 6 months). Not always is the effort successful, things break or are beyond repair. So if you come in and present one of the firearms below we normally tell you we will not work on it because the cost will be high and most people do not like the high costs (sometimes as high as $600). Other times we cannot find parts and in some cases the firearm is just not safe as a result of the materials and age of the firearm. Often it is impossible to find parts and we will not fabricate any parts for you. Again the liability is just something our insurance company does not like. But when the firearm all comes together, it is pure heaven watching their faces of joy! I love doing that!!
What we will not work on:
- Any firearms that appear to be altered by another person or gunsmith, thus rendering the firearm unsafe.
- Any firearm that has been re-chambered from it’s original chambering.
- Any firearm that does not have a safety (or multiple safeties as designed by the manufacturer) or such safety has been rendered inoperable.
- Any firearm rendered unsafe (in the sole discretion of the gunsmith) by abuse or alteration.
- Any firearm that is not complete in all of its parts. This does not affect firearms with broken parts. If a part is broken, please bring it with you. If you have taken the firearm apart, please bring all parts with you and we will discuss what has to be done.
- Any firearm that is not complete with it’s designated magazine, clip or reloading device.
- Any firearm manufactured from poor quality components. This includes, but is not limited to firearms were the barrel is made of Damascus steel or other laminated or twisted steel.
- Any Pump-Action 22’s converted to any caliber other than its original designed caliber.
- Any Firearm designed for black powder ammunition use and capable of firing modern ammunition.
- Any Top – Break revolvers.
Any of the following specific firearms:
- American Regent
- Armsco –
- Bryco Arms
- Clerk First
- Colt Lightning Revolver & Thunderer Revolver
- Colt Lightning Magazine Rifle.
- Colt Army, Navy double action models
- Davis Industries
- High Point Firearms
- Imperial Metal Products
- Indian Arms Corporation
- Precision Small Arms
- Raven Arms
- Stallard Arms
- Standard Arms
- Schmidt Rubin Rifles
- Remington Model 10
- Remington Model 12
- Remington Model 29
- Remington Model 121
- Remington Model 1901
- Ross Rifles
- Steyr – Model 95
- Steven’s Model Favorite .22 L, .22 WMR & .17 HMR
- Steven’s Model 26 Crack Shot
- Steven’s (.22 Cal) Maynard Jr.,
- Steven’s Model 70
- Steven’s Scout Rolling Block .22 cal.
- Winchester Model 1887
- Winchester Model 1893
- Winchester Model 1901
- Winchester Model 1911
- Winchester Model 40