Thanks for allowing me to post my answer. I'll list here the gunsmiths
who've advertised their restoration skills online, and are in the
areas you mentioned. I'll post information on them here.
It appears that VA has the best chance of having antique gun restorers
because of its rich history in America's frontier years, with a lot of
technology of the era remaining to be studied by current-day
Handgun Repair Shop
- This is the best bet for a gunsmith who can handle the type of gun
you have. But if he can't, he may be able to refer to you other
gunsmiths he knows. The others might do so as well.
- Handgun Repair Shop
5956 Mayberry Rd.
Singers Glen, VA 22850
Phone (540) 833-2569 , Cell Phone (540) 746-0194
Douglas E. Bates owner and FFL licensed dealer.
Al Edge, Gunsmith - Old Dominion Arms
- Doesn't say exactly where he is, but you can call.
-"Al Edge is available by telephone from 8 AM to 7 PM Monday through
Saturday - 804-448-1119."
Dales Guns... The Virginia Gunsmith
- 3017 Judes Ferry Road
Not in Virginia:
These may be helpful in case you need restoration gunsmiths in other areas.
Fine Flintlock Firearms and Guns Antique Replications and Restorations
By Ronald Scott
- Oregon-based, but he specializes in flintlocks. Not sure if he restores old guns.
Antique and Classic Firearms Restoration by Bill Adair:
- Another possibile specialist for your gun. Located in Texas.
Civil War rifles and Muskets by John Zimmerman - Gunsmith
- Here's a guy in West Virginia, if that's still a bit close enough.
Dixie Gun Works muzzleloading, blackpowder and rare antique gun supplies.
In case you might need other information on Gunsmiths and other gun
services, and there may be other places here where you could inquire:
gunindex.com - Gunsmiths, Refinishers & Engravers:
Firearms - muzzle loading
GabelGuns.com - Antique Guns and Firearms
Google Search Terms used:
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I hope this has been a helpful answer. If you need something
clarified, or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request
for Clarification before rating and I'll come back to you as soon as I
can. Thank you.