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GUN WORK COMPLETED IN  U.S.A

 

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  All work by Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers®  Ltd. and Woodcock Hill Inc. will be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will  not  be sending an anniversary card to your gun. A stock bend & to adjust your length of pull normally requires only a few days to complete (in many cases the work is completed overnight) and is on the way back to you.

GUNS STRIPPED & CLEANED 

 Protect your gun, strip & clean your guns periodically... $75.00 up.  Your gun will be cleaned using the latest ultrasonic techniques.   You should have your gun stripped and cleaned yearly.

 

GUN CASE RESTORATION

 

Woodcock Hill Inc. & Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd.  are now accepting gun cases, leg-of-mutton gun cases, gun slips, and cartridge magazines for total and complete restoration by London Trained Craftsmen who are both on staff and come from England as required to assure that all work is done efficiently and properly. All of the work is completed under the direct supervision of Mr. Ian Tomlin, the Director of TEG (Traditional English Guncases) who is acknowledged as the top Case Maker of the world.

 

Contact us with your requirements; we are ready to accept your gear for restoration as required.

Prices are on an individual basis.

 

CASE COLOUR HARDENING

We are now set up to fully colour harden your shotgun actions, scope rings, rifle actions and related items using a combination of the old world techniques with the latest modern equipment available today. Prices will vary depending upon the amount of preparation which is required and the amount of assembly required.  Contact us for you work. (price by the job)

 

CUSTOM BOLT JEWELING

Enhance the smoothness of your bolt movement and the appearance of your rifle with the finest bolt jeweling available. Quick turn around. For the bole alone... $125.00   For the follower... $40.00 

 

BARREL WORK

 

PROOFING OF GUNS

PROOFING OF GUNS *   Many of you have questions concerning the proof of your guns. It is imperative with any gun which you are going to purchase of to shoot that you know the measurements of this gun. The chamber length, the barrel wall thickness, the bore measurements, the chokes, the condition of the barrels both inside and out. The current proof of the gun. Are the barrels proofed for Nitro or Black powder. Any reputable dealer or Gun Maker should have the tools and or knowledge to provide you with this information. If the gun is NOT in Proof or it is Black powder proof it is NOT safe to fire. You may well find yourself suffering serious injury or death as a result of not paying attention to these details. 

* All the proofing of shotguns is completed either in Birmingham or London England with Certificate of Proof.

It is certainly very possible and easily done to send your gun to England for Preparation and Nitro Proofing of your guns. The proofing is normally not very costly. The wasted cost is sadly in the shipping of your gun to and from England. There are ways to save but that involves your transportation of the gun one or both ways.

Remember dead is forever and be careful about the proofing of your gun Never purchase a gun which is out of Proof unless the seller is willing to accept the cost of re-proofing or you purchase the gun with the knowledge that it is out of Proof and you receive such a deal that it is worth you having the gun re-proofed.

We will send your gun to England for Re-Proof upon request... Price by the job and includes ALL shipping costs.

We accept                  

 

STOCK WORK

STOCK BENDING   A properly fitting gun is of paramount importance. If your gun does not fit correctly you will not be able to shoot it accurately.  $165.00  (5 day or less turn around time ). If you come for a Shooting School or a Try-Gun Fit and you stay over night we will have your gun ready in most cases for you to use or take with you the next morning.

PISTOL GRIPS REMOVED  We will remove your pistol grip and convert the gun to straight hand then re checker. Price by the job... CALL

BEAVER TAIL FORENDS CONVERTED TO SPLINTER FOREND  If you find a large beaver tail forend needless extra weight or ugly, we shall convert your forend to a splinter forend and re-chequer.  Price by the job... call

SHOTGUN STOCKS REFINISHED  Should you require your stock and forend to be refinished, or if you are just tired of a plastic finish and desire a best hand rubbed oil finish, contact us.  We will strip and clean all of the old plastic finish from your stock and forend, remove old dents and abrasions then apply a best hand rubbed oil finish.  $350.00

RIFLE STOCKS REFINISHED  Should you require your stock refinished, or if you are just tired of a plastic finish and desire a best hand rubbed oil finish, contact us.  We will strip and clean all of the old plastic finish from your stock and forend, remove old dents and abrasions then apply a best hand rubbed oil finish.  $425.00

STOCKS SHORTENED  Stock too long? Shortened & new pad fitted. Up to $95.00  If you come for a Shooting School or a Try-Gun Fit and you stay over night we will have your gun ready in most cases for you to use or take with you the next morning.

 

LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PADS

Woodcock Hill Inc. & Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd. now have the staff  who are specially trained to make and fit the Best London Style pigskin leather covered recoil pads that are the standard of the world.                       

LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PADS   Best  English pigskin and goatskin the best leather covered recoil pads. They are made to order here in the United States to your specifications. Our staff has been trained in England by the firm which makes the Leather Pads for the top English Gun Making Firms. We use only the best English pigskin and materials. We offer a quick turn around time...  $355.00  Call for details

 

                

SILVERS PADS      The original English Silvers pads made in England:  Available in two colors,  The original Orange and a new darker shade. If you wish to add the best here they are again. We will install them for you if you wish...  $140.50 Installed  (Pad alone is $72.50) 

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RECOIL PAD FITTED  We maintain a complete supply of pads, including Kick-Eez and Silvers Pads. $75.00   If you come for a Shooting School or a Try-Gun Fit and you stay over night we will have your gun ready in most cases for you to use or take with you the next morning.

KICK-EEZ   Slip over Sorbothane Recoil system. If you do not want to fit a recoil pad to a quality gun, this is certainly the answer. Easy fit slip over design with a 1/2 inch sorbothane pad. An easy way to achieve maximum relief and cut the recoil to a manageable level. Easy on, Easy Off and no damage to your gun... $35.50.

CHEQUERING RE-CUT   Re-cut or chequer stocks and forends Price by job.

GLASS BED RIFLE BARRELS & ACTIONS   $145.00    

SHOTGUN SIGHTS FITTED  New brass front or middle bead $25.00.

GUNS STRIPPED & CLEANED  Protect your gun, strip & clean your guns periodically... $75.00 up.  Your gun will be cleaned using the latest ultrasonic techniques.   You should have your gun stripped and cleaned yearly.

EXAMINATION OF GUNS   Guns examined, complete measurements provided . $55.00 + shipping

INSURANCE APPRAISALS  Guns examined for insurance purposes with written results. $55.00

SILVER (ESCUTIONS) INITIAL OVALS  A distinctive initial oval added to your stock or replace a worn oval. To make and install... $175.00

   

INITIALS ENGRAVED ON OVALS  Choice of Script or Block Letters, up to 3 initials $55.00 per initial

ENGRAVING   We have a first class engraver who will take care of your needs CALL

RIFLE SCOPES MOUNTED    Price by the job

RIFLES BORE SIGHTED  Price by the job, if scope mounted $25.00 + post

WINCHESTER      29 Piece emergency  Turn Screw Kit    If you ever have been in camp or away from home and desperately needed a turnscrew kit to tighten a scope or repair a rifle or shotgun, this is it.  A first class kit with 29 bits most of which may be ground to fit narrow gun slots. We will happily do that for you. It will store easily in your glove box or you shooting bag which you carry on your shoots... 14.00

 

BARRELS SLEEVED*   If you have a valuable shotgun which has barrels that are damaged beyond repair it is still possible to send your gun to England, have the old damaged tubes removed and new barrel tubes fitted. This process is called sleeving, the old tubes are completely removed and new tubes fitted and proof tested either at the London or Birmingham Proof House. You are furnished with a Certificate of Proof from the Proof House ensuring the safety of your gun...  By the job + shipping.

Our sleeving is all done in England and complies with English Proof laws. You may rest safely that your gun is in PROOF; furnished with Certificate of Proof from Birmingham or London Proof House.

  Should your gun need re-proofing we will make the required arrangements to have your gun shipped to England to be proofed.

  In England we will be more than happy to sort you out with everything from the manufacture of new shotguns and rifles to 100% renovations of your current sporting arms.

  Please contact us should you have any questions pertaining to any gun work which you may require. Call us any time at (570) 864-3242 or E-Mail us by clicking on   bland@epix.net

If we can not do it here we will organize the shipping to England,

 the repair and return of your gun.

Do you need a shooting school and/or a gunfitting??

 

Epitome

 

                                                                      There was a little man and he had a little gun,

                                                                        He killed his sitters very dead, dead, dead,

                                                                                 But he stopped in his swing when the birds were on the wing

                                                                                                  So he never hit the damn things in the head, head, head

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