Testimonials

MICHAEL:  Rifle Restoration.  “Considering this gun is 50+ years old it’s quite a transformation.  My first deer rifle from my Dad in 1967…it looks incredibly beautiful and can’t wait to get it!  Thanks for everything to Louie and everyone who had a hand in on the restoration of my Sako.  Absolutely beautiful!

ROB:  Rifle Restoration.  “I thought I would send you a couple of pictures of a nice Texas whitetail deer which I was blessed to get recently down here with the beautiful Sako 75 Bolt Action Rifle in .270 Winchester caliber you restored for me. I am so proud of how this gun turned out and just love looking at it and especially getting it out for special occasions such as this.  I also think about all of you at the Custom Shop as well!  Thanks so much for such a GREAT JOB on this beautiful dream rifle.”

MATT:  Colt Diamondback Restoration.  “This Diamondback is one of the finest pieces I have ever held in my hand.  Thanks to Colt Mfg for referring me to your company for restoration.  You have turned this piece into a fine diamond!”

JOHN:  Consignment.  “Just a quick note to thank you for all of your wonderful service selling the Browning Ducks Unlimited Shotgun for me.  I really appreciate all of your work and professionalism, and would not hesitate to recommend you to any gun owner needing your service, you guys Rock!!”

STEVE:  Colt Python Restoration.  “I sent my Colt Python to get it reblued, when it came back I did not want to touch it Damn Great!! Louie is one of last true gunsmith’s left. I will send all of my firearms to him. l feel that my Python is of museum quality. I would recommend all and anybody to this company. Super work and great service. What less can i say??? Super!  I called Colt and told them about my satisfaction and how my python is looking now. I told them that I would recommend your company to anyone who is wanting quality work done excuse that, I mean exceptional quality number 1 work to have done. Tell Louie I do appreciate his craftsmanship and attention to detail.”

MATT: Purchase Experience.  “Wanted to drop you a note, to say thank you for the entire process of purchasing a firearm from your site. Highlights I want to point out:  1. John at your shop is great to work with. I called, as I had never purchased a firearm online. John walked me through the purchase process (new firearm), as well as the FFL process, answered all my questions, and never once made me feel like I was bothering him or wasting his time. He even called me when my package was shipped out (in addition to the email I received), to keep me in the loop as to progress. Wonderful customer service from him.   2. Your website is super easy to navigate. Pictures of firearms are clear, descriptions are spot on and extremely helpful. I received exactly what your website promised me I’d receive, and I couldn’t be happier.   3. Ship times are very quick, and your prices seem better than reasonable. Whether true or not, I firmly believe I got my Colt Government Model Comp. Series. 45 Auto. 5″ Nat. Match Barrel. Stainless Finish. New In Case, at a steal of a price!  All in all, I will highly recommend your shop to anyone that asks, and you have a returning customer in me as well, should you have any more items/services I’m looking for.  Thank you again.”

DAVE:  Consignment.  “As a fine gun enthusiast and hobby gunsmith for 50+ years, one day I found that my gun safe was bursting at the seams. It was time to trim back! But I dreaded the chore of trying to sell a large number of guns on-line by myself. That’s when I contacted Lou Tuminaro at the Custom Shop. Over the course of a year or two I would deliver 5 or 10 fine guns at a time to the Custom Shop and Lou would sell them. Initially I winced at the idea of paying a sales commission. But frequently the sales price for one of my guns exceeded what I would have listed it for. It was not long before I realized I was making more than I anticipated from the sale of my guns regardless of the commission. In fact, Lou and his staff earn their commission. For example, the Custom Shop has an in-house professional photographer. Good pictures sell guns. Making accurate appraisals, skillfully answering questions from potential buyers, prepping guns to look their best for a buyer, and boxing and shipping guns is hard work. The Custom Shop has mastered it all. Finally, it is not possible to depart from a visit to the Custom Shop without a smile on your face. Lou, Theresa, and the staff at the Custom Shop are good people.”

VAN:  Colt Python Restoration. “Thank you for the work that your company did. I had planned to give feedback sooner, but I have been too busy showing it off to my friends at the range. They as I are very impressed… I am impressed. Thank You very much.“

NICK:  Website & Customer Service.  “Wanted to say that it was a pleasure talking with you today about the Colt Python that I was interested in— but was already sold.  And again I want to complement you — Your Website is an ‘Outstanding example ‘ of great design with absolute ease to view and understand.  The photography is second to none — the Very Best that I have ever seen on any gun site.  Your place of business as shown is amazing. Wish I could visit in person.”

GERALD:  Rifle Bolt Restoration. “I am absolutely amazed at the job you guys did with that bolt.  It is beautiful.  I am so grateful I found the Custom Shop.  You guys will get all my work from now on and I am going to recommend y’all to all my friends down here in Louisiana. Thanks again for the GREAT WORK!!!”

CASEY:  Colt Python Restoration. “What can I say? SUPERB JOB! And… It takes a lot to impress me. I’m severely O.C.D. Thanks for providing me with the astute white gloves, so that I could pull the hammer back one time to check the timing. I will be putting the original Gen I grips back on and placing it back into the box for long term storage. It’s no longer just a shooter. It’s back to it’s 1957 condition and I couldn’t believe it. I would like to say thanks to all who put work into this! What’s everyone’s name that had a hand on it and what was their job? I’d really like to know. Makes it a little more personal. I will definitely show this off with the “before” pictures. I had extreme reservations about the idea of getting this re-blued. I’m more than impressed and will try my best to send you more business. Thanks to all for treating my Python like it was their own.”

MICHELE:  Colt Python Restoration. “We received the python today, and Oh what a smile you put on Ernie’s face!! It couldn’t have come at a better time as he needed a little cheering up. It is BEAUTIFUL and we are both so pleased. Thank-You so very very much. We will pass your name on to all our friends on the wonderful work that you do and how kind you have been. Thank-You again!”

TOM:  Colt Python Restoration. “I love how the Python turned out.  I will recommend your business anytime.”

MANNY:  Colt Python Restoration. “I got my blued Python today. Pictures are one thing…but…DAY-UM-M-M-M-M-M-M…Louie’s good! Thank you…you guys are INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!”

NATHAN:  Firearm Purchase. “Thanks for a quick, easy deal. The shooter was just as advertised, & everything I was looking for. I’m glad I discovered you guys. Thanks again!”

ISAAC:  Colt Python Restoration. “Just picked it up yesterday.  Positively stunning!”
ROB:  Rifle Restoration. “I just really wanted to drop you all a card to thank each of you for the “Fantastic” job you all did on the Sako 270 Rifle Project you did for me. The gun just turned out absolutely “FANTASTIC”! I am so happy about this gun & love looking at it. Thank you all very much and I look forward to doing some other gun collection/restoration projects with you in the very near future.”

GREG: Customer Service. “Thank You! You guys are efficient.”

RUSTY:  Rifle Restoration. “Thank you very much for the work you did on my Pre-war, Model 70 Winchester, 300H&H. The new stock is great, the bluing outstanding and I couldn’t believe that you finished the job as soon as you did. The only problem is that the rifle looks so nice (like new) and the workmanship so good, I don’t know if I want to drag it around the mountains or Africa.”

ROGER RULE (Author of the book, The Rifleman’s Rifle):  Replacement Stock. “One day, I received a call from Louis Tuminaro, owner of The Custom Shop, Hamilton Montana, who invited me to do a guest appearance on his show, The GunFather, on the Outdoor Channel.  He told me he had begun to make replacement stocks in Super Grade for Winchester pre-64 Model 70s.  When I told him I needed a replacement Super Grade stock, he offered to make it if I would appear on his show.  Since it was a replacement and not original, I had him use genuine ebony for the tip and paid for the upgrade of exhibition-grade American walnut.  I first saw the completed stock, this one, when he unveiled it to me in live action during the filming of the Season 2 episode called “The devil is in the details”.  The finished stock is amazing: the wood grain figure and color came out better than I expected.  The fancy feather crotch walnut would easily grade as Exhibition Grade.  When I examined the interior inletting of the stock, Tuminaro’s work looks so close to Winchester’s, that I asked him to put some kind of mark or brand in the stock on future ones so an expert can know they are made by Louie.”