Online prices are exclusively online, no additional discounts. In-store pricing may differ.
For Gunsmithing inquiries, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will respond as soon as possible. This is the best way to contact us for gunsmithing services, please use the form instead of calling.
We offer select Delaware gunsmith and armorer services at our Newark, Delaware location. High-quality work done quickly—simply drop off your firearm and pick it up a few days later once the work has been completed. All customers must sign a liability waiver when dropping off their firearms for service.
When you purchase your gun and/or scope from X-Ring Supply, we will mount it free of charge. Leave the gun and scope with us and we'll have it ready in a few days. Scope mounting is not available as a same-day service. If neither the gun nor scope was purchased from X-Ring Supply, please see the sight work section for pricing.
Handgun Maintenance Cleaning (Includes complete disassembly, cleaning, safety check, oil, and reassembly): $65
Long Gun/Shotgun/AR-15 Maintenance Cleaning (Includes complete disassembly, cleaning, safety check, oil, and reassembly): $75
AR-15 Maintenance Rebuilding (includes new spring, new gas rings added to the maintenance cleaning): $135
Misc. gun cleaning hourly rate: $50
Hourly rate: $50.00/hr
*Minimum charge of $50.00
We generally do not do any work on revolvers or 1911s.
Install hand gun iron sights (dovetail slide) $30-$50
Install red dot optic handgun (slide already milled) $40.00
Install red dot optic long gun (tapped or railed) $30.00
Install scope handgun (tapped or railed) $40.00
Install scope long gun (tapped or railed) $40.00
Bore sight handgun/long gun $25.00
Pattern customer shotgun, Our Delaware Gunsmith hourly rate plus supplies (see above)
Lap scope rings hourly rate
Remove stuck case $50+
Remove live round $65+ (call ahead)
Remove bore obstruction hourly rate
Install muzzle device (threaded barrel) $40-$60
Install action into new stock/chassis $50
Fit action to stock or chassis hourly rate
Lap lugs hourly rate Bed action hourly rate
Check headspace $50
Handgun trigger install $40-$75
Bolt action trigger install $50-$75
Install furniture hourly rate
Install ext. mag tube $40
Install new barrel or swap barrel $25
Change chokes $20
Remove stuck chokes hourly rate
Install new bead (pre-tapped) $15
Install side saddle $40
Install sling hardware $30
Assemble basic lower $50-$75
Assemble basic upper $50-$75
Install free-float rail (stripped) $40 (assembled) $60
Install drop-in handguard $25
Install and time muzzle device (threaded barrel) $40
Install or replace gas block (stripped) $40 (assembled) $60
Install or replace barrel (stripped) $50 (assembled) $75
Install/replace buffer tube (stripped) $30 (assembled) $50
Full rebuild/cleaning/lube/inspection (worn springs, detents, gas rings, extractor, ejector) $150
Cartridge trigger install $30
Mil-spec style trigger install $50
Furniture swap/fitting: hourly rate
Trigger install $50-75
Recoil spring swap $30
Safety swap $30
Install/time muzzle device (threaded) $40
All gunsmithing work is performed in-store at our Newark, Delaware location by Tom Welch; our Store Manager and Armorer. Tom has attended the School of the American Rifle—Master Armorer and AR15 builders course and has completed the GLOCK Armorer's Course. You can contact Tom directly using the form above and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
Do you have questions about our Delaware Gunsmith or general gunsmithing? If so, you've come to the right place. Below, you can find the most frequently asked questions we hear from our customers.
A gunsmith is a professional who repairs and modifies firearms. They may work on handguns, rifles, shotguns, or any other type of gun. Some gunsmiths focus solely on repairing guns, while others also modify them for sport or competition shooting. Gunsmithing is a skilled trade that requires a great deal of training and experience.
Becoming a gunsmith requires a great deal of training. Many gunsmiths start out as apprentices, working under the guidance of a more experienced gunsmith. This apprenticeship can last for several years, depending on the level of skill required. Some gunsmiths also attend formal training programs, such as those offered by the National Rifle Association (NRA) or those that X-Ring Supply's own Tom Welch attended at the School of the American Rifle.
Once they've obtained the necessary skills, gunsmiths can find work in a variety of settings. Some work in gun shops, repairing and modifying firearms for customers. Others work in factories, assembling and repairing guns for commercial sale. There are also gunsmiths who work in law enforcement or the military, repairing and modifying firearms for use by officers and soldiers.
No. A licensed gunsmith is able to return a firearm to the owner without completing an ATF Form 4473. They're not required to conduct a background check on the owner of the firearm. The only time a background check is required is when the firearm is being transferred from one person to another. This process is to ensure that the person receiving the firearm is not prohibited from owning a firearm.
A few days is our average wait time at X-Ring Supply, but some repairs may take four to six weeks if we're especially busy or the gun repair is more complex. Gun repair is a skilled trade that requires a lot of training and experience. If you need your gun repaired, fill out our form above. Our Delaware gunsmith will be able to tell you how long the repair will take and you can check our price list above to determine how much it will cost.