Our Resident Gun Smith

With over 20 years experience our resident gunsmith, Simon Willmore, is able to perform a vast array of professional services to your shotgun. Simon prides himself on his personal service to all individual clients, whilst maintaining REALISTIC prices for his work. But it doesn’t stop there – Simon is also able to offer invaluable advice and tuition to keep your pride and joy in tip top condition. And on top of that he doesn’t charge extra for that charming wit he has become so infamous for!! Below are just a few examples of the services that Simon provides from his on site workshop.

Adjustable Combs 

Simon gets a great deal of requests for this particular service. It is a fact that most stocks come with the incorrect comb height. This is easily corrected by the fitting of an adjustable comb. The comb can be altered to go up and down as well as side to side, making it fully adjustable to fit you perfectly, helping the way you shoot dramatically. Fitted from £190 inclusive, with a 2 or 3 day turnaround on the work.

Recoil Pad Fitting

Recoil is a huge problem amongst shooters. But there IS a cost effective solution! Introducing the GraCoil. The GraCoil is a compression butt plate with an adjustable pad plate, made to fit any shooter’s style. Tension will adjust from 14 lb. to 70 lb. with a maximum stroke of 5/16″, producing a response time hardly detected, and no distractions between shots. The pad plate adjusts up or down and side to side with plenty of adjustment for comfort. Moving parts slide on Teflon liners for a smooth and trouble free motion. Very little lubrication or maintenance is needed. The GraCoil adds 1″ to the stock length, and requires the stock to be shortened in most cases. All aluminium and stainless steel construction. Fitted from £250 inclusive, with a turnaround time of only a couple of hours!!

Stock Length Alterations

Want to improve on your averages? Don’t put up with that poorly fitting gun any longer! Any stock can be altered to your EXACT dimensions. Simon can also supply and fit the Kick Eez Pad or an adjustable butt plate at the same time, which will help towards the cushioning of recoil.

Barrel Work

The following barrel and action work can be undertaken right here on site:

  • Barrel honing to remove the pitting and marks in bores
  • Re – fixing loose ribs
  • Fitting or replacing foresights and mid – sights
  • Dent raising and repairs
  • Re – blacking barrels by the traditional slow rust / hot water method for English guns or guns with soft soldered ribs

Choke Regulation 

The chokes can be altered on fixed choke guns to your requirements. Just let Simon know what you need and he will work his magic! Prices start from £40 per barrel.

Action Work

  • Polishing action frames and blacking of furniture – top lever, trigger guard, forend iron, etc
  • General servicing, cleaning and regulating to trigger and ejector work
  • Preparing and submitting guns for proof
  • Re – jointing and tightening work to loose actions
  • Fitting or making new springs or parts as required

Gun Fitting for your new gun

Most off the shelf guns are simply not going to fit their new owners properly. Bring your gun to the workshop, where Simon will measure your new pride and joy to actually fit you! The process is virtually guaranteed to help your score improve!

Stock Refinishing

Is your shotgun’s condition making you embarrassed to take it out of the gunslip? Has that stocks shine seen better days? Then give it a real treat! Stocks of all shapes and sizes can be re – finished with only the BEST finishes of all various types, including True English Oil Finish. You paid all that hard earned money for that gun – so keep it in the condition it deserves!

Prepare for the Season 

Got that all important competition looming? Or have you simply had that shotgun locked away for far too long?  Then why not treat your gun to its’ very own MOT! Simon will make sure no stone is left unturned by giving your gun a complete service, making sure it is properly cleaned, lubricated and where parts are worn and need replacement will contact you first with a quotation.  Look after your gun and it will look after you!

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Contact The Gunsmith

Simon is to be found skulking around in his workshop from Tuesdays through to Saturdays, however, you can always call him for an appointment on 07816 918301 or by email on simonwillmore@icloud.com