Gunsmithing & Refinishing

Meridian Ordnance LLC works with many post 1900 military and commercial firearms in need of repairs, modifications, parts, or detail cleaning.


In most cases, we ask that customer pay for their project on completion or if they prefer, 50% of the estimated cost on receipt of your project with the balance due on completion. Failure to pickup any project within 6 months of completion results in the forfeiture of the item unless prior arrangements are made.

Our Services and pricinG*


These are some of the most common services that we are requested to perform, but our experts are well equipped to handle almost any request. If you don’t see your service here please contact us to check if we can perform the service you need.

  • Detail cleaning, handgun, long gun or revolver ($40)
  • FAL parts kit build labor, including barrel work ($450)
  • Glock pistol RMR type slide cut and refinish ($150)
  • Pistol front/rear sight installation if sights/pistol PURCHASED FROM MERIDIAN ORDNANCE LLC (FREE)
  • Pistol front/rear sight installation if sights/pistol PURCHASED FROM A THIRD PARTY ($40)
  • Install sling eyelet or QD socket in stock or fore end ($35)
  • Install and fit OEM/aftermarket rifle stock, wood or polymer ($75)
  • Machine and install oversize bolt knob, bolt action ($100)
  • Weigand style revolver scope base installation, frame drill/tap ($100)
  • NFA SBR/SBS/AOW engraving for your Form 1 project ($75)
  • Galil parts kit build labor, barrel fitting and headspace/population ($475)
  • Pistol undercut (polymer frame) ($70)
  • 1911 build labor, barrel fitting, sight machining, trigger jobs, etc. (CALL)
  • Scope installation and boresight of optic PURCHASED FROM MERIDIAN ORDNANCE LLC (FREE)
  • Scope installation and boresight of optic PURCHASED FROM A THIRD PARTY ($40)
  • Install Timney style aftermarket rifle trigger pack, bolt action ($50)
  • Shotgun bead (front or mid, barrel or vent rib) sight installation ($40)
  • Engrave your 80% receiver or frame ($75)



Jobs are finished when they are finished. All of our projects are generally built-to-order. The nature of custom gunsmithing is not a quick process historically, and we are one of the few small shops in the US still doing custom work, one at time; not production run models. The backlog of work and my reputation earned since starting out in 2004 are testament to our popularity and quality. Each job is different. It requires time and patience to fit and finish most projects correctly. In addition, there are times when the shop is not fully staffed given an ongoing personal commitment with the KY Army National Guard. (I am currently on a mobilization and will not be back in the shop full-time until Fall 2022). Smaller projects, most AR builds and basic services can be completed rather quickly between other, larger jobs. Full, custom AK builds and more involved tasks can take many months to finish due to the long line of customers patiently waiting. Given the volatile nature of the gun industry since April 2020 and the nature of custom work, there is a 20% cancelation fee for any jobs that are canceled before completion which are already underway. Please contact us with any questions.

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Refinishing Options

Refinishing options are available for metals, wood and polymer and will return many parts to factory new (or better) condition. We can also refinish your firearm to match the age of accompanying parts, replicate bluing or perform a “battlefield pickup” option commonly chosen as part of our AK, FAL or Galil build services. We also offer Moly-Resin, Cerakote and manganese phosphate parkerizing. Duracoat options are available by special request. Moly Resin or Cerakote can be applied over anodizing or parkerizing.


Refinishing ServiceCost*
Moly Resin, Long Gun$125
Moly Resin, Handgun$110
Moly Resin, Revolver$150
Moly Resin, Receiver or Frame$50
Cerakote, Long Gun$150
Cerakote, Handgun$135
Cerakote, Revolver$175
Cerakote, Receiver or Frame$70
Manganese Phosphate ParkerizingContact Us For A Quote
Zinc Phosphate ParkerizingContact Us For A Quote



Revolvers, excessively dirty or greasy parts, larger firearms such as belt-fed systems and odd (non-stock) color choices may incur an additional charge due to the extra time, costs or materials needed.

At this time, we do not offer bluing, anodizing, color case hardening, chrome, nickel or gold plating services but can outsource certain options or refer you other shops who offer these finishes this time. Turnaround for manganese phosphate parkerizing is longer as compared to other finished due the nature of batch finishing.

Contact us or come in to our store to get your appraisal today!