D.C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing • Fair
Del Whitman Opens with a “Full
House” of Experience
It is dream for many, and a dream
come true for Gunsmith Del Whitman. This Fall he opened his own
After serving his “apprenticeship” in gunsmithing
for almost 10 years, he felt the time was right… now! And
it appears that he was right, for in just the few short months
that he has been open, the guns are steadily coming in!
Del spent three years at the Pine Technical College in their
gunsmithing program - he then worked at Rigby for five years,
honing his skills. He spent the next
two years establishing the gunsmith shop at Fieldsport in Travers City, MI,
before going on his own.
D. C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing does custom repair and restoration, hot oil
stock bending, stock alterations, stock refinishing, custom stock making, leather
covered and rubber recoil pads.
Del has separate rooms for bluing and machining - everything from trigger pull
jobs to action work to re-laying ribs and barrel work… he even has done
specialized work for physically impaired shooters. Guns in for work can be test-fired
and impact-tested on-site before returning to their owner.
who have gotten to know Del over the years, know heis
not only experienced and capable, but also efficient at expediting
work…a comparative rarity in the trade. You can send your
guns to him confident that you will get them back, better than
the time promised!
For more information, call 231-632-0845
or 231-275-0140 or firstname.lastname@example.org. D. C. Whitman Custom
Gunsmithing, 8455 Maple City Hwy., Lake Ann,
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