Gun Servicing and Repairs
FA Anderson offers competitively priced, in-house, air rifle, shotgun and rifle servicing and repairs from our shop in West Sussex. Replacement of springs and firing pins, barrel work, stock alteration to suit the fit of the individual and re-finishing are all part of the service provided.
Below is a guide to our gun servicing and repairs and costs. Costs shown do not include VAT.
Strip & Clean
Gun fully stripped, degreased & polished. All parts lubricated and reassembled. Woodwork checked for cracks/damage, dry wood will be given a light coating of suitable stock finish. Gun is tested using snap caps.
Strip & Clean: £110
Shotguns can eventually become loose. Tightening can be done by various methods depending on the gun design. Work is priced according to the amount of movement or off face condition.
Tighten/Re-jointing Action: £90 - £180
Raising Dents and Lapping
A dent in a barrel can cause wear to barrel wall thickness. Often a repair to a dent will require the barrels to be lapped or honed then re-blacked.
Raise dents and lapping - per barrel: £75
In a shotgun, the choke is the difference between the bore diameter and the exit diameter of the muzzle. While most modern sporting and hunting shot guns have interchangeable choke systems, many still used fixed chokes. A lapping bed would be used to adjust the muzzle diameter to the required choke. Common 12 bore choking range from 10 thou (1/4 choke) – 40 thou (full choke).
Choke Removal (each): £60
Depending on the make of the shotgun replacement firing pins are available from the manufacturer. On older guns firing pin often have to be machined up and hardened by the gunsmith.
Firing Pins (each): £50 (from)
There are many springs in a shotgun, top lever, firing pin, main, ejector, trigger etc. Spring also come in different styles, coil, flat or V which can affect the cost.
New springs: £50 (from)
Re-lay Ribs and Black
Some ribs are silver soldered to the barrels and can eventually come loose or lift then require re-fitting. The process requires the rib to be removed, barrels cleaned and polished, the rib is then re-attached and the barrels re-blacked.
Re-lay Ribs and Black: £440 (from)
Re-Blacking or Browning
Barrels are fully stripped of old finish then prepared for re-colouring which is then done by specialists.
Re-Blacking or Browning barrels (includes preparation): £190
Lengthen Stock with Pad
The cost will vary depending on the pad required. Some pads are available from the manufacturers and will fit correctly while oversize pads will need to be ground down and finished to fit the butt of the stock.
Lengthen stock with pad: £110 (from)
Lengthen Stock with Wood
The length of pull is measured from the trigger to the centre of the stock butt (LOP). If a gun is too short for the owner the stock can be lengthened by attaching a thicker recoil pad. Some customers prefer a wood extension to match the stock woodwork of their gun. Selecting a piece of wood to match, shaping, chequering and finishing the replacement is a skilled job.
Lengthen stock with wood: £170 (from)
If the LOP (length of pull) is too long, the stock can be cut down and in most cases, the original butt pad can be re-fitted.
Shorten stock: £65 (from)
From measurement supplied by the customer, a stock can be altered to fit the owner. Moving the stock to the right or left is called casting (cast off – right-handed, cast on – left-handed). Other stock alteration such as raising or lowering the comb can also be undertaken. All woodwork is done at the owner’s risk.
One way: £90
Two way: £140
Refinishing Stock & Fore-end
Stock finishing can be completed with different finishes, the most popular is the English style oil finish. This looks good and offers a protection that lasts.