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Welcome to Acosta Gunworks
Acosta Gunworks is a gunsmith shop located in Pittsboro, NC, specializing in general gunsmithing: repairs, restoration and custom gun services on all types of small arms. Please give us a call to discuss the work you want done.
Mike Acosta, the owner and head gunsmith, opened the shop after retiring from the US Army after 21 years of service. During his Army career, he specialized in advanced weapons systems training and support. Mike completed the Gunsmithing Degree Program at Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC. Mike is a lifetime NRA member.
This King Nitro shotgun started out as a basket case. The gun was totally rusted and the stock was totally deteriorated. Acosta Gunworks had the receiver refinished in a color-case hardening finish. The barrels were slow-rust blued. Replacement stocks were added and finished. A traditional butt-plate, as opposed to butt-pad, was installed. The job took […]
This H & R Topper shotgun was acquired for $50 at a local gun show. The barrel was heavily pitted. The stock was non-existent. Acosta Gunworks removed the pits by draw filing and polishing, then reblued the barrel. The frame was colored using the flame torch technique to imitate color case hardening. The stock and […]
This Winchester 61 gun was totally pitted when it arrived at Acosta Gunworks. The receiver was pitted on both sides and had to be draw-filed extensively. The barrel was also pitted, especially at the muzzle end of the weapon, from being stored in a canvas zippered case. This gun had not been fired for at […]