Legacy Gunsmith

Testimonials

I would like to extend a thank you to your staff at Centennial Gun Club. On Friday January 11, my friends and I went to get some afternoon shooting in, and I brought along my wife’s AR that I had been struggling with. I had been trying for quite some time to remove the barrel nut in order to swap to a different forestock, but had been unable to get it loose.

Your team was outstanding in the friendly attitudes and was able to get the barrel nut removed for me. I greatly appreciated their willingness to help! This sort of customer service seems to be rare in our world today, so it is refreshing to see such generosity and enthusiasm for their craft. I must say this sort of act does not go unnoticed and has made a customer for life!

Please extend my gratitude to your wonderful staff.

Andrew Hill

Happy Customer

I had recently purchased a used gun from Centennial Gun club and it took out on the range last week. I was having trouble getting it to fire even when it went into battery. There was a usual issue with the firing pin and trigger assembly that needed some minor changes. I took it into the gunsmith. The team was very polite and professional. They took their time with me on the range that day trying to diagnose the problem. After just several days of trying it out on the range with the gunsmiths, they were able to fix the issue. The gun now works flawlessly! (I would like the thank gun smiths Kyle and Bart and anyone else who helped me) I would highly recommend this smith to anyone. The smiths there are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

The best part is since I bought the gun there at their location everything was covered 100% under their guaranteed warranty.

N.R

This review is strictly regarding the team at legacy gunsmith inside the gun club. I recently came into possession of about 7 different guns. I first took them to somewhere else to try to sell them and was treated like some idiot. I can only assume because I didn’t look like a typical gun guy they wouldn’t give me the time of day or any fair offers. (joke’s on you as I’m a military veteran with more gun experience than they seemed to have) what a refreshing change of pace coming into see the team here. They were all super friendly and let us drop off the guns and go about our day. When we came back, they gave us the market price on all our guns, even the ones they couldn’t buy. For the ones they could purchase, they made a fair price (70% of market value) and cut us a check! Even gave us an offer for a gun they they didn’t originally want but did it because we sold them the ones they did! Best of all, the customer service here represents a true American way. We love our country, our guns, and our family… They treat their customers like family. For that reason, we will only do business here moving forward.

Shayne A.

Happy Customer

If you are looking for a gunsmith that you can trust look no further. I have a Savage 30.06 that I have had to other gunsmiths and never got nothing but B.S. and a bill, Until I was told to bring it to Legacy.

They helped me solve a long time misfiring issue that turned out to be a savage Firing spring. These men at Legacy helped me resolve this issue professionally and timely due to my upcoming hunt. They took responsibility for the issue after looking at the gun once and stood by their commitment to service till my gun was fixed and I can assure you it was not an easy fix as it took several times of trying on their part till they figured out the issue and called Savage and got me the replacement parts. Then let me test fire it there to make sure we finally fixed my long time issue.

And wouldn’t you know it less than a week later I was on my on my hunt and had a bull Elk walk out in front of me @ 243 yards and It was a one shot one kill scenario, My First Bull Elk EVER! Thank you Legacy and Thank you Bart for helping me have a reliable and dependable gun for what turned out to be my most unforgettable hunting experience yet. You are a master of your craft and I will never let anyone touch my firearms but you and your Staff.

Your grateful customer,

Ivan

Happy Customer

I want to thank you for the outstanding, and I mean outstanding, job you did for me finishing the stock work on my custom model 98 Mauser, as well as in repairing the 60-year old double set trigger mechanism on my Wilbur Hauck single shot rifle.  Because there are only 148 known Hauck single shot rifles in existence, there are precious few who even know his name.  When my rifle began developing trigger issues, I brought it to you because of your reputation in dealing with high quality weapons and performing top-notch work.  Clearly you exceeded my expectations.
In my book you definitely deserve the title of master gunsmith as you are many grades above and beyond the majority of guys who hang out a shingle claiming to know their way around sophisticated gunsmithing but in reality know very little.
Steve

“I picked up a new pistol at a gun show that had a horrible trigger, and I was incredibly disappointed. But Bart, the gunsmith at the Centennial Gun Club, did an amazing “trigger job” on it and it now feels as clean and crisp (if not better) than the trigger on my Kimber. Thanks Bart!!!” Bob

“Thank you for taking such good care of me and my Remington 11-87!  It is really nice to find a trustworthy gunsmith who is extremely knowledgeable about my firearms.  You immediately saw the missing O-ring [okay – it may have taken you 10 seconds . . . . ], diagnosed and fixed the problem, test-fired the gun, and returned it to me with a smile and a statement of “no charge”.  The gun has fired flawlessly since.  Thank you.  I will be back!” David H

I brought my LCP in last night intending to drop it off and wait for 3-4 weeks.  I was greeted by Jeff, who said “hold on while I go take a look at it”.  He took it to the back, and came back within 10 minutes with my LCP performing as it should.  All he asked for was “good will”.  Amazing.  Your team will certainly be at the top of my list of providers when I need any future gunsmithing services… and I’ll tell anybody else I come across, too.  Thanks to Jeff, you, and your entire team for being customer service oriented, and for being a great bunch of guys. Dave J.

It has been such a pleasure dealing with you!  When Warren Watson of Warren Watson School of Shotgunning recommended that I use you for my shotgun fitting ( because you are one of the best gun fitters he has used over the years) I didn’t doubt his word!  So I took my new Browning White Lightning to you at Centennial Gun Club.  You spent time with me, explaining exactly what you you would do to my gun.  You were also able to simulate how the new fit would feel, by using temporary materials on the stock so I could mount it.  You gave me a reasonable completion date as well.
I have had many compliments on your work since that first meeting.  I was so please, that I returned a month later with my Browning XT!  You had kept files on my first gun, so you were able to duplicate the stock work on my 12 gauge.
Many, many thanks for your expertise and service.  I am certain that Centennial Gun Club feels fortunate to have you there with them.

Meddi

I wanted to thank you again for the fine work you did on my .375 H&H Magnum rifle. As the target below shows, this is a terrifically accurate and functional rifle. It will be with me in December when I hope to fill my Elk tag, using the same factory Federal Premium with 260 grain AccuBonds with which I sighted the rifle in. The group was shot from the bench at 100 yards.

This rifle began as a factory stock Remington 700 XCR II. I chose to replace the factory stock with a Bell & Carlson Medalist Sporter stock in Weatherby configuration, glass bed the barreled action into the bedding block, replace the X-Pro trigger with a Timney 510 trigger set to 3.5 lbs, and add optics. You did these modifications and suggested that I mount my scope with Leupold QR quick release bases and rings that you installed. I could not be more delighted with your work, advice, turnaround time and price. This is my go-to Elk rifle and will accompany me to Alaska when I go to fish and hunt. This is the third and latest rifle you’ve assembled and tuned for me and each shoots as well as this one…it will not be the last.

Thanks again for your craftsmanship, advice and help. It continues to be a pleasure to work with you.

Howard

have been a customer of Legacy Gunsmithing for a few years and trust them completely with my firearms. Among other things, Bart and his team restored a cherished Browning Hi Power to magnificence.

More recently, I asked Bart to fit a barrel to my Rizzini/Sigarms Aurora shotgun. The gun is several years old and the replacement barrel was different enough to require significant fitting.

Bart did an amazing job. It locks up tight as a bank vault and ejects shells in a parallel arc. His work and attention to detail are both second to none. Fitting shotgun barrels seems to be a declining commodity, but Bart knows his craft.

I completely recommend Bart Miller and Legacy Gunsmithing for all types of repairs and projects, but particularly for those heirloom guns you want to be perfect. David J. Thrower

Happy Customer

“What is really outstanding is the level of service provided; this shop is the only place I will entrust my guns to going forward. Bart and his staff are experts at their trade and true customer service experts as well. My hat is off to Bart and his shop!” Paul DiMarchi

Happy Customer

HISTORY: This is an old (1981) LT 20 gauge 1100 whose receiver had been terribly scratched, worn, and abused…..Bart first skillfully removed all signs of scratches and abuse, but attempts to restore the factory blue failed twice…..the receiver had been overheated during the assembly of the mag tube (silver solder) when first manufactured…..so it would not take a uniform blue that looked good…..and since Bart refused to give this customer something that he was not proud of, Bart went the extra mile and had the receiver sealed with CeraKote (Premium Elite midnight blue) and the results are beautiful! From a timing and satisfaction perspective, Bart bent over backwards to make sure I was happy with the work and the turnaround time.

Just a quick note to say how pleased I am with Master Gunsmith Bart Miller’s work on my Auto Ordnance m1 carbine.

What was wrong with it? Nothing. Except it looked brand new, right out of the box, which it was. I am a WWII reenactor and I wanted a rifle that looks like it’s “been there”. That’s where Bart came in. I’m not sure how he did it, but now it looks exactly like an original paratrooper carbine that I own. Outstanding! Now I will be using that carbine for parades, living history and static displays.

It’s one thing to be adept at repairing a firearm, which is smack dab in the middle of Bart’s wheelhouse. But it’s quite another thing to have the ability, talent and desire make a gun look authentic, like in my case.

What Bart has the ability to do is artistic, (he probably could make a handsome living in Hollywood), and Centennial Gun Club is extremely fortunate to have Mr. Miller on staff.

To borrow a line from The Terminator, “I’ll be back.”

Very sincerely,

Dan D.

Bart, As I expected, you did an outstanding job with the Colt 9mm Combat Commander I dropped off. I had no idea why it would be having cycling issues. Since you completed the work we’ve shot over 250 rounds with it. It’s now accurate AND reliable. Thanks for helping me with hard to fix guns over the years. I always know where to bring them. Kevin K.

Mike, thanks for the excellent job you did in replacing and adjusting my sights on my Glock 43.  You’ve also been great at answering my questions about my Glock and also the upcoming attachment of a suppressor to my hunting rifle and AR.  Your skill, professionalism, and friendly spirit are very much appreciated. I’ll be back! Ray S.

I own a Glock 23 that I purchased and installed a laser light to.   I had tried to attempted to align the light myself with negative results. I contacted two people to assist me in this challenge and both advised me to just remove the laser because they are worthless.  My contact with these people made me feel like a super novice who knew nothing about firearms. FYI , I retired as a criminal investigator after more the. 20 years. Now to the reason I  am writing this. I contacted Mike Mitchell at Centennial Gun Club and told him my challenge.   Mike listened and advised me that it was probably an easy fix and I should bring it in so he could look at it.  He gave me an abbreviated idea of what might wrong that I could easily understand. When I brought my Glock in and Mike looked at it, he advised to come back in 15 minutes. When I returned he showed me how it now worked. Mike’s customer service skills are over and above what is normal in the business world and you should be commended for his hiring. Thank you and Mike for correcting my challenge with my weapon. Paul N.

I wanted to send this email because of the exceptional service I’ve experienced when I visited the Centennial Gun Club. I became a member about a month ago. Since that time I have enjoyed the benefits that membership allows, such as range time availability and other benefits.

This email is specifically about your gunsmith department. Recently, I had been working with several persons from the gunsmith department because I was trying to solve a problem with my barrel style on my Ruger Mark III 22/45. First, Bart Miller was very helpful with walking me thru several possible options such as a barrel change or machining my existing barrel and installing iron sights to replace the pic rails. This story becomes more interesting as the progression of events unfold. I made the choice to change my current barrel for a competition barrel with iron sites. When I brought the Mark III and new barrel into the gunsmith shop, I was greeted by Mike Mitchell. I was very excited and in a hurry to see my Mark III with this incredible new barrel installed. Mike was very intuitive and professional to let me know that he was working on several repair projects but would try to do the barrel swap as soon as possible. I had already made reservations to shoot the very next day and decided to come in a little early, because I just wanted to look at that incredible barrel one more time (even if it was just still sitting in the box). Much to my surprise, Mike had gone above and beyond and had finished the work order. He had completed the barrel exchange and a Fire Arm Safety Check (FASC). Mike used one of my “new membership coupons” for the FASC and I was able to shoot this amazing weapon within one day of submitting the work order. I just want to make this point clear, between Bart taking time to discuss my barrel options and Mike’s intuition to provide such quick turn-around service, I can’t say thank-you enough to Centennial Gun Club and the Gunsmith Department. They truly made me feel like the most important customer in the store.  To me, this is the difference between providing just “customer service” and a “great customer experience”.

Mark Hargett

I wanted to pass along my special thanks to Mike, Jeff, and others at Legacy Gunsmithing for their great service and support.  I bought a used Ruger rifle that had a poorly installed muzzle brake.  They diagnosed the problem quickly and helped me come up with the best plan of action to get it fixed. Then they quickly got it fixed.

I also had some minor issues with a couple other rifles that they fixed right on the spot for no charge…amazing service and I will certainly be back!   They are friendly and eager to help, which is a real plus in today’s world.   Truly, they are the best of the best, and I was very lucky to have found them.

Having served in the US Air Force for nearly 37 years, I understand the importance of great support and service, so I am proud to give them my absolute highest recommendation  to support any gunsmithing needs you may have!

Thanks again!

Fred

I wanted to let you and your staff know how much I appreciated the fine excellent and professional service and expertise all of you showed me when I gave you four of my 1911 handguns to check over, clean and work on one with a trigger issue. I shot all of them and they performed great, no issues at all.

I appreciated the fast turn a round on my carry Gun as well. I shot it in the IDPA match this week and it was a pleasure to have no malfunctions and totally enjoyed it once again.

Thanks for being at the club and there for us.

Marc and Diana

To Whom It May Concern:

Hello…I’ve been a member of Centennial Gun Club for a little over a year as of this writing, and while your employees have always been very knowledgeable, courteous and patient, one of your folks definitely went above and beyond during my range visit yesterday, 5/8/17, lane 21, 2:15 p.m.

I had just picked up my Mosin Nagant from another gunsmith facility and was eager to try it out at your range. After 5-6 shots, I noticed I was having difficulty maintaining accuracy, beyond just sighting in the optic. After 2 of your range officers were good enough to assist, it was determined there might be a physical problem with the firearm, and one of them volunteered to go talk to your gunsmith, Bart Miller, about it.

I have had occasion to speak with Bart in the past, as he assisted me with a revolver problem, and I know how busy he is-which is why I was surprised to see him on the range within minutes after the RO left. He eyeballed the gun and quickly noticed the newly installed muzzle brake was apparently a bit out of alignment, as there was metal (bullet) residue on the brake (where I would never have noticed it). Bart said he could fix the thing in about 10 minutes, add another 5 for tightening up the optic, which was too loose for his taste.

Sure enough, in what had to be less than 15 minutes later, Bart came back out to the range with the rifle, and proceeded to put three shots in a tight group at 25 yards, which was just not possible before he worked on the gun. And as if dropping what he had been doing to work on my rifle wasn’t enough, he even refused compensation.

I’ve been in the sales industry for over 20 years, and as times have changed and face to face interaction has diminished, it seems that exceeding (or even meeting!) customer expectations has diminished along with it, at least to some degree. But I’m here to tell you that what Bart did for me at CGC yesterday truly exemplifies outstanding customer service, and because of that, I will absolutely without hesitation recommend Bart’s services, and CGC as a whole, to everyone I know.

He reflects very well on CGC and does his craft proud…keep up the good work and thank you for this feedback opportunity.

Steve N.

Hi Bart,
I just want to take a moment to acknowledge the outstanding customer service and expert gunsmithing Jeff Evans performed while refurbishing my commemorative Winchester Model 94 Carbine. Unfortunately many years ago prior to inheiriting the rifle, the stock was fractured. A previous attempt to repair it was made with clear epoxy glue that rendered it not only aesthetically displeasing but also unsafe to fire. As you may recall, I came to you in hopes that the stock could be replaced and the original medallion transplanted. You quickly leveled expectations by informing me that the odds of finding a suitable replacement were very low. Understandably, you asked me to consider the option of proper repair. While I trusted that work would look and function nicely I decided to see what could be found. At that moment I checked the rifle into your shop with Jeff’s assistance and into his care. Immediately, I knew it was in good hands. Weeks and then months passed while Jeff steadfastly pinged his contacts, unsuccessfully. Finally, he called and left a message informing me that our prospects were dwindling. Since that did not come as a surprise I wasn’t particularly disappointed. What did come as a surprise was a call from Jeff just a few days later telling me he found it! However, he would have to inlay the medallion himself since the stock, although correct, was not commemorative. My faith in Jeff’s abilities were rewarded just last week. The rifle is nothing less than perfect. The stock matches not only in shape, style and detail but the medallion was reset with great care. Fortune had it that the wood stain is nearly identical to the original forend! So in a day and age when craftsmanship, honesty and customer service are quite rare, Jeff represents Legacy Gunsmiths and his profession admirably. Simply said, it was a job well done…very well done. I cannot thank Jeff enough for his exhaustive search and expert restoration.
Sincerely,

Kevin H.

I just wanted to share my testimonial with you and how pleased I have been with your service.  I recently brought in my Para Ordnance P-145 double stack for re-finishing.  This is my carry firearm that I have inherited many years ago from my step father who lived out in Seattle Washington.  Through the years of wear and tear, as well as having lived most of its life out in the salty air of Washington, my firearm started looking a little rough.  Although I am now in Colorado it was rusting, looked mismatched, as well as just looked somewhat embarrassing to carry.  I tried cleaning, cold bluing, and scrubbing as well as keeping it well oiled, but nothing seemed to work.  So I thought about getting it re-blued with Bart and Legacy Gun Smithing.  After talking to them and telling them what I wanted they said no problem.  After a few days, and after Bart and his team looked over my pistol closer, Bart called me up and suggested an option that might be better then Re-Bluing and have better longevity.  This process was called #Cerakote.  I had never heard of this prior to his suggestion.  Rather then Bart telling me, “this is what we are going to do instead of what you want”, Bart actually suggested that I take some time and look it up myself, think about it, and decide for myself what I wanted to do.  After researching it for a bit, I called Bart and his team and said go for it.  I could not be happier for my decision.  I chose a two tone color scheme, a black slide, and a sniper grey lower.  When I got it back I was blown away how great it looked, I had a brand new pistol!!.  I told my friends that it looked brand new, but they were skeptical to say the least.  After I showed them in person, they thought I traded in my old pistol for a new one.  I could not be happier with the looks and durability of this coating system.  I would HIGHLY recommend anyone looking at refinishing their own firearm to strongly consider the Cerakote Coating system!  Thank you to Bart and his full team at Legacy for the suggestion as well as the professional way you handle your business. I will look to you as well as your team for all of my future needs as well as advice.  I have referred you to all of my friends as well as anyone that ever has spoken the language of firearms.  Thanks, your friend Scott. Scott

I’m writing to offer some feedback on a .308 to 6.5 Creedmoor conversion and accurizing Mike had completed for me in March. Unfortunately due to other obligations I was unable to do any load development until the beginning of August. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to explore the capabilities of the new rifle I find it difficult to not to share with you how I feel about Mike’s work.
Yesterday I took the rifle out for its intended purpose, a Bicycle 5 x 5 (2.5” x 3.5” Target / 5 String / 500 yards). The card reflects two 5 strings shot independently 20 mins apart in varied wind conditions approximated from 10 to 20 mph. You can see 7 of 10 hit with 2 groups of 3 and once on target the rifle printed approximately 1” groups both times at 500 yards. This level of precision is proving to be consistent.
Mike’s build is easily the most consistent rifle I’ve owned or shot. There’s a good deal of work that goes into that level of precision beyond the build, however the gunsmith is who makes that level possible to begin with. From an OEM Remington 700 .308 Mike produced what I confidently consider a .25 MOA rifle, but it’s not just the workmanship worth noting. It’s important to point out Mike’s attentiveness, professionalism, and counsel was appreciated and a vital part of the process.
My thanks to Mike, and Legacy. I look forward to the next one.

Patrick

I have asked Bart and his team to replace the factory sights on a Springfield Armory XD(m) and two XD40 SCs with Trijicon HD sights. As defense pistols, I had wanted night sights with a wider rear notch and high visibility front post with an orange dot. The team completed the job swiftly and, in my range test today, the sights were spot on for windage and elevation. Now Bart has done a variety of superb gunsmithing jobs for me over the last several years; I am completely satisfied with his latest work.

I have taken a number of different firearms into to Bart and have received excellent advice, recommendations, and always superb workmanship by him and his team. He has replaced sights, glass-bedded three rifle actions for me, inspected service rifles and kept me successfully shooting across a range of disciplines for more than five years. Legacy Gunsmithing is my “Go-To” first stop for any firearms questions and I trust them completely. A hearty thanks and well-done for this recent job…it will certainly not be the last!

H.C.

I have used four Gunsmith’s over the past 40+ years, in three different locations in the U.S. Bart Miller is the best Gunsmith I have ever relied upon. Specifically, the quality of work, quick turn around time, superb skills and customer service, and reasonable costs, allow me to say Legacy Gun Smith is the best. We are fortunate to have Bart and his team at Centennial Gun Club. Most recently, I took a completely locked up pistol with a round in the chamber to Bart for advise, because I was certain I needed to return this new pistol to the manufacturer. Bart calmly took the pistol, and in about 10 minutes, presented me with a defective bullet, and thus a perfectly functioning pistol…free of charge. I have used Bart and his team for multiple upgrades and am totally satisfied with their level of perfection. Jan

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