DO NOT TAKE YOUR GUN TO THIS BUSINESS!!! I sent two guns, a Purdey and a Dickson, to Paul Lippold (the owner) in 2014 and received the Purdey (in pieces) back in 2016. I took both guns to another gunsmith who evaluated the work:PURDEY: "Since material was removed from both the standing breechface and the barrel breechface, a new, oversized hinge pin will need to be made. This is no small matter as Beesley action Purdey hinge pins are a complex part. The barrels will then be blacked down to the standing breech. All of this can not be done until the standing breech is trued up, since the material removal was apparently done freehand and it's not remotely flat.- Setting the barrels by the needed amount will mean readjustment of the ejector mechanism is needed.- The striker discs will need to be fit to the breechface as they now stand proud because of the amount of removed material from the latter. New discs may need to be made.- All exterior surfaces must be trued and sharp edges and corners restored due to being damaged by a buffing wheel and a vise. This will obliterate most/all of the original engraving, which has been damaged/smeared by the buffing wheel.- All screws must be made as the originals have slots damaged by ill-fitting screwdrivers and rounded edges from the buffing wheel.- Restocking, including finishing and the correct flat-topped checkering.- Engraving- Appropriate metal finishes The labor estimate is 200 hours minimum @ 85/hr (17,000 dollars). This is not a quote and does not include the cost of engraving which is approximately 8000 dollars."The Dickson was damaged as well....to the tune of $4,300.
Ron's Gun Shop may do quality work but I am still waiting for the results. They have had my shotgun for over 4 months. They do not return phone messages and when I finally did get someone on the phone, it was promised within a week...6 weeks later, still waiting. What a way to run a business!
Nothing but good things to say about Ron's Gun Shop, both in Oshkosh & their new location in Germantown. You get respect the second you walk in the door, they are very knowledgeable in all calibers and makes. Their pricing is well on the fair side, especially compared to local competitors. My business has been going to Ron's Gun Shop for several years now, for simple gunsmith work to complex ground up restorations & builds. Their work is outstanding, they stand behind their work, and they are quite honest in the process!Russ from AR-Ammo Llc AR-Ammo.com
I went to Ron's gun shop back at the begging of November to get a bolt gun bedded in a new stock. They told me it would take 2-3 weeks and cost about $150. They told me that they would call me if the project went over $200. After the first month I began calling them regularly and they told me every time that it would be completed by the weekend. This went on for several weeks until they eventually got it done in January. When they did finish it the total was $273! I told them that they took way to long and that i was upset that they did not call me when the price went above the quoted estimate. They told me that was just too bad and gave me some b.s. excuses about why it took them so long. I would not recommend Ron's Gun shop for any gunsmith work you need done. They will not be honest about the time frame and they will overcharge you.