"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." – William A. Foster
The following is a brief summary of some of the services that we generally provide. I do provide some other services upon request on occasion. Feel free to ask. If I have the time and capabilities I will do my best to help you out.
Typically I will require payment for parts and Cerakote service prior to starting the job. Labor and other service charges will not be required to be paid until completion of the finished product. I accept USPS Money Orders, certified bank checks and cash. Bank checks must clear prior to shipping.
AK build Service
I strive to build very precise and accurate AK (Kalashnikov) pattern rifles. They will function flawlessly and can be relied upon when the chips are down. I can perform many of the same gunsmithing services mentioned above on AK pattern rifles. I utilize high quality equipment in the process of completing my builds. I ensure that all rivet holes are precise and properly dimpled where required. Rivets are all seated flush with the receiver and long rivets have well formed and flush heads. Barrel journals are measured and compared to the component that is to be pressed on to ensure a proper fit. Anti-seize grease is used to prevent galling and all pins are properly set. All barrel components will be straight and aligned with the rear sight block, which is aligned with the front trunnion. Headspace is checked with proper GO and NO-GO gauges whenever a barrel is pressed on and after the barrel pin is set. Tilt tests are performed to ensure that the bolt carrier assembly moves freely and smoothly in the receiver. For those that want to bring the most accuracy out of their AK pattern rifle, I can cut precision 11 Degree Target Crowns on barrels if requested. This process is performed exactly as it would be on my 1/2 MOA precision rifle builds. Please click below for more details pertaining to Kalashnikov build services.
Precision Rifle Builds
My main business at this time is in Kalashnikov pattern rifle builds, but I can also build a very precise and accurate bolt action rifle for you upon request. I primarily use Remington Model 700 actions as the heart of my precision rifle builds, but Tikka, Winchester and Ruger all make very good actions for a precision build. The barrels that I primarily use are made by Benchmark and Proof Research. Other components may be used if agreed upon prior to the build starting.
I can use the basic action or I can install a Pacific Tool and Gauge one piece bolt if preferred.
All finished rifles will be capable of a 1/2 MOA three shot group at 100 yards, or it will not leave the shop. In order to achieve this level of accuracy; bolt faces, locking lugs and receiver faces are all trued to the bolt raceway. The receiver threads are tapped with a precision tap that is matched to the raceway with precision ground, tapered bushings. Barrels are precisely installed to the tightest possible dimension and headspaced to the minimum tolerance that allows maximum accuracy along with reliable chambering. Crowns are cut with an 11 degree target crown. This is all done after having ensured that the barrel, bolt and receiver are indicated to less than 1/10,000 of an inch of run out on the lathe. Indications are made on the last 2 to 4 inches of the rifling, as all barrel bores will have a slight arch to them. This insures that the bullet exits the bore perfectly true. Please give me a call or email me to discuss your next custom precision rifle build.
We're a Federal Firearms Licensed, Custom Gunsmithing shop that has the equipment and tooling to offer a wide variety of services at the highest level of craftsmanship. I do most barrel and action related gunsmithing, but I don't generally do repair work and I don't generally work on shotguns and handguns.
I’m ready to help you put together that firearm project that you have been thinking about, whether it is a full blown custom gun, just a small custom addition to your existing firearm, or a complete rebuild/restoration of that family heirloom. I will strive to do the best work possible in a very reasonable amount of time and for a fair price.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If a product I produce is not functional, precise and accurate due to a manufacturer's defect, I will do everything in my power to make it so, at my cost and labor. Thank you for considering Fowler Precision Arms for your next rifle build.