Willy's Smooth Revolvers, Inc. takes great care and makes every effort to insure that every FUNCTIONING firearm is FULLY SERVICEABLE, RELIABLE and SAFE BEFORE it leaves our shop, however we neither assume nor accept ANY liability or responsibility for ANY damage or injury - including death - caused by ANY malfunction, improper handling, use, misuse, and/or ANY ACTION OUTSIDE OUR DIRECT CONTROL OF ANY FIREARM AFTER IT LEAVES OUR SHOP. Additionally, concerning Vintage Firearms: the integrity of the steel and soundness of the chambers, cylinder and/or bore CANNOT be guaranteed WITHOUT in-depth metallurgical analysis, which is not performed in-house, therefore, Willy's Smooth Revolvers, Inc. neither assumes nor accepts ANY liability or responsibility related to the integrity of the steel in these Vintage arms.
Shown below are two examples of specialty work available, these both happen to be 1911s, however custom work is available on most revolvers and other types of pistols too. If you have something unique you'd like done to your handgun - to refinish it with one of the most durable finishes available - or just want to make a statement with a custom color, give me a call and we can discuss it. Prices and turn-around times vary per job - estimates provided.
SIG Sauer Scorpion
In addition to the action work performed on this customer's SIG 1911, he requested: the rear sight be replaced with a fully adjustable combat-style sight; the upper slide edges be milled; and external refinishing of the firearm. I stripped the pistol to its component parts and jobbed-out the initial milling work. Once completed, I melding those milled surfaces into the slide contours and also slightly rounded the slide's leading edges. Completing the action work, I then worked closely with a local Cerakote refinisher - Sheffield Tactical - to have the firearm's frame and slide (inside and out) refinished to exactly match the original OEM color with a custom-Coyote-colored, baked-on Cerakote finish. Additionally, I had the interior parts finished with Cerakote's Micro Slide, a ceramic dry film coating used to reduce friction - note the blue-gray color on the barrel. The Micro Slide provides added lubricity and protection to these critical internal components, especially when exposed to harsh environments. At the end of the prescribed (Cerakote) waiting period, I fitted the pistol's components and parts - lapping where necessary - resembled the pistol 'dry' and visited the range to 'break-in' the finish. Follow this break-in, I disassembled and thoroughly cleaned the pistol, which was much easier with the new interior finishes, lubed and reassembled the pistol. Note: the first four photos below are stock photos to show the firearm's original contours, used because I neglected to take 'before' photos. All other photos shown are the firearm I worked on.
Norinco 'Model of 1911A1 45 Automatic'
Pictured below is the transition of a 1911 'basement gun' that originally came to me for cleaning and a smoother action. The customer also asked that the firearm be tightened and followed that request with his decision to, in his words, "go full bore and make it a showpiece". I selected upgraded parts for this pistol; installed Trijicon Night Sights; tightened the slide/frame fit; bobbed the frame to fit a better grip safety; cleaned-up several irregularities in the frame, including the multiple mismatched edges of frame, mainspring housing and grip safety. Additionally, I rounded the front edges of the slide to improve holstering and decrease holster wear. Working with a local refinisher - Sheffield Tactical - I had all the interior pieces coated with Cerakote's Micro Slide self-lubricating finish and, at the customer's request to 'surprise him', I selected the custom Cerakote H-Series baked-on exterior finish colors as well - Tungsten and Satin Black. Once returned from the refinisher, I hand-fit all the components, 'broke-in the finish', range-tested the pistol using Hornady Critical Defense FTX and Federal FMJ and HST ammunition. Shown in the photos below are - before and after- interim work - and refinished components photos. This 1911 is now back in the hands of its very satisfied owner.
Unlike the firearms above, this Remington 870 Tactical shotgun was brand-new and not modified. The purchaser asked me to smooth the action and while I had the shotgun disassembled, I decided to also have it refinished at Sheffield Tactical since the 870 has a reputation for rusting more easily than many. Rather than having the gun redone in the same matte black color as the factory, I selected something different! I considered Sniper and Tactical Greys, but these colors are quite common for tactical shotguns, so I went a different route. The color I chose was custom formulated by the refinished for an AR build and he named it Sheffield Tactical Dirt or STD for short!
The photos below show just a few of the many finish colors and patterns that can be applied your firearm whether it be steel, alloy or polymer. Finishes by and photos compliments of Sheffield Tactical. I'm told that virtually ANY color can be matched, as should be evident by some of the colors shown in these photos.