Montstr Specialities

Certified Duracoat finishing service for firearms, automotive, snowmobile, motorcycles, or hobby items. An extremely durable, versatile sprayed on finish.

Justin Tollefson, Certified Duracoat refinisher, since June 2012. Items brought in for refinishing are thoroughly inspected before any work begins. Specific instructions by the customer are followed to the letter whenever possible, and detailed questions are asked to ensure customer satisfaction, always! Items are very thoroughly cleaned, degreased, blasted in a commercial production quality abrasive blaster with 120 grit aluminum oxide, then inspected to make sure all grit is removed from the part. It is never handled with bare hands after the initial cleaning process, and sprayed in a small backdraft spray booth to keep overspray off of unwanted areas. Items hang for a minimum of 3 days in a temperature between 95* and 120* degrees Fahrenheit to process the cure. It is NOT necessary to "bake" the finished items, it simply speeds up the process. This is especially important for temperature sensitive objects which may interact with the heat required by other processes. After the processes are complete, the item is once again thoroughly inspected and test fit. If all clearances and items look correct, it is oiled and reassembled, and hand cycled (firearms) as many times as necessary to maintain proper function when you put it to use. It continues to harden for approximately one (1) month, but is ready to use "normally" as soon as it is returned to you. I will guarantee the quality of my work, WITHIN REASON, for as long as you own the item. Repair or respray of the item is decided upon with my sole discretion, and obvious neglect, abuse, breakage, or factors outside of my control are not covered. I will ONLY cover the actual refinishing of parts, I will not replace any parts or items damaged. Visit for complete color selection, camo patterns, and Duracoat choices. ~~~DuraCoat is available in the original formulation and NEW DuraCoat SL with added lubricity for the ultimate self-lubricating/non-stick firearm finish. DuraCoat and DuraCoat SL can be applied to ferrous metals, alloys, stainless steel, synthetics, wood, etc., and can be applied in a multitude of textures. DuraCoat and DuraCoat SL come in over 150 colors plus Clear and can be blended to match any color of the spectrum. Although packaged in matte and semi-gloss sheens, it can be blended to any sheen level. No preheating or baking is required, but dry times can be shortened by baking. DuraCoat and DuraCoat SL are available in an ever growing line of EZ Camo Kits and CamoPaks with a variety of Peel N' Spray Camo Templates, and in 4 turnkey finishing kits designed to meet the needs of all levels of firearms finishers from beginners to high-volume gunsmiths. DuraCoat and DuraCoat SL are supported by a complete selection of finishing equipment, coatings, solutions, and supplies. ~~~

Rusty guns are my specialty! (I actually really do like bringing rusty stuff back to better than new condition!)

This Beretta 92fs 9mm started out as a police trade in with quite a bit of surface wear, but was in good shape. I decided to change it up and Duracoat it in white and two tone looked great in my head, but it didn’t quite pop like I thought it would, so on a whim I sprayed the grips in Rustic Bronze. I thought it looked sharp! What do you think? Let me know!

Few things in life are more romantic than a pile of gun parts fresh out of the degreasing tanks and abrasive blast cabinet. Wait a minute...that doesn’t make any sense at all....uhh well Happy Valentine’s Day anyhow from the relationship experts here at Montstr Specialties :-D

Just another lazy afternoon ;-)

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2AArmament, BattleArms Development, Larue Tactical, SLR Rifleworks, Elftman Tactical, Anderson Manufacturing lightweight AR15...5lbs 9oz as pictured. Got it’s fair share of attention today at the show! Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Come see the rest of this completed at the Gun show tomorrow at the DEC! It turned out pretty cool if you ask me...

Sometimes....I refinish wimpy little plastic guns like Glocks and AR15s....and OTHER times, I do some work on REAL guns. Like a .300/.378 Weatherby Mark V with a Swarovski Z6i in a Bell and Carlson lightweight stock. :)

Grock 19 Gen 4 with Ameriglo U notch rear and front Orange/Tritium night sight and old school Surefire X200, in a rough texture Duracoat.

Literally almost all the time, someone asked me once; "how far do you disassemble the guns before you refinish them?" Well, the answer to that question is completely. Every pin, every spring. Of course, not every project needs to be torn down quite this far, but when you want to make sure it's done right, there's no shortcuts. (ignore that rear sight on the slide...I had a few other sights to press on, and I put this one on too before I took the pic!) ;-)

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What's on the menu for this week? Handguns! 9mm, three varieties, sure to be something for everyone! 🎯

Benelli Super Black Eagle in reed camo, compared to a factory camo Franchi...see the gloss difference? I did the one that's not shiny :)

I don't think some people realize there's a shotgun in the picture...

Oh, you want a gun that's nearly impossible to get an accurate depiction of the color with a picture? We can help with that! :D Electric Cherry Red over white base, with a bunch of light layers of Durapearl Purple metallic over that, and gloss clearcoat. Happy Valentine's Day from the romance experts at MontstrSpecialities!

When your wife asks for a purple gun, she gets a purple gun. Unfortunately she had to wait a little longer than average to get it! :)

[02/05/17]   Another good turnout at the Aberdeen show, thanks to all who stopped out and set up appointments and asked about our services!

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[02/02/17]   Hello everyone! Make it a point to check out the Aberdeen gun show this weekend at the Ramkota, Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 9-3. We'll have a few new display pieces, and as of now we're ready to take on additional projects! Bring that boring ol' gun, or whatever else needs dressing up, and join the cool kids that have had work done by Montstr Specialities! See you there

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[10/29/16]   Out in the shop putting the finishing touches on a couple display rifles for next weekend at the Redfield gun show. Stop by next weekend, it's always a great friendly show and you should already have your lawn work done! :)

Happy Halloween from Montstr Specialities Scar 17 in Field Dark Earth

Custom built .450 Bushmaster AR15 with matching mags with skulls.

This was a first but turned out great. Ruger SR-22 in stealth diamond plate. Takes longer to do than it looks (but looks better in person than in photos!)

Ruger 10/22 with Tech Sights and a Butler Creek folding stock. Grip chop and finger grooves removed.

Bet you haven't seen anything quite like this before! This Charles Daly 12ga was a fun one. Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

Just finished this week: Benelli Super Black Eagle II in a custom camo.

[08/05/16]   Sorry for lack of updates lately. It's been a busy couple of months at our house. Watch our page as we work on posts of recent projects!

Little setup at the DEC for the Delta Waterfowl Banquet tonight, happy to support a great cause! I donated a $150 gift certificate towards refinishing, if you're going tonight, bid on it and if it does well I'll make it worth your while!

Benelli Super Black Eagle II for another happy customer! Wilderness Mirage Brown on this one.

There is something I recently Duracoated hiding in this picture! :) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

[03/11/16]   We'll be at the Watertown gun show March 19-20th with a few new things to show off, stop by if you're looking at getting anything camo'ed before the shooting starts this summer!

[02/22/16]   Had a very good turnout this weekend, brought home some business and talked to a bunch of good people. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! We'll be back next year!

[02/19/16]   On our way to the Pierre Gun Show this weekend, stop by if you're in the area! Enjoy the weather everybody!

[02/11/16]   Looks like we'll be heading to the Pierre gun show February 20-21st, and we'll have a couple new projects as well, stop by and see us, there will be a couple guns for sale as well if you're looking for a cool shotgun or deer rifle! Thanks, see you there!

[02/08/16]   Thanks to everyone who stopped out and checked out the booth this weekend at the gun show! Had a great turnout, and we look forward to working with you soon.

[02/07/16]   Great turnout at the gun show today, thanks to everyone who stopped out!

Here's something a little different- Springfield XD-S 9mm in Duracoat Metallic Copper, with a little Stainless Steel added for effect.

[11/08/15]   Thanks to everyone who stopped by at the Redfield Gun Show, we appreciate your time, and look forward to doing business with you in the future! Have a good week everyone.

Here's a few better pics of one of my personal rifles, a Ruger 77/17 Stainless .17hmr in a white snakeskin/grassy camo.
This rifle just got a seriously nice piece of glass on it today; A Sightron Sii Big Sky 4-16x42 adjustable objective. I think it makes a pretty sweet package!

A little bit of 'Audrey's Blue' for a happy customer last week, Walther PK380 pistol.

Savage 11 .243 in a mild grassy camo for another happy customer! Is your deer rifle or waterfowl shotgun ready to go for hunting season? Let me help you blend in this year.

[08/09/15]   Took some time off this summer to work on other projects, but I'll have some new jobs posted up in a week or two, hope everyone's had a great summer! Thanks for liking Montstr Specialities and all the kind words and referrals I've gotten, it's greatly appreciated!

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A big thank you to everyone who guessed, shared, or liked this page and contest!! It was a lot of fun for me to watch the answers roll in, I'll have to do this again sometime. To sum up, the black rifle with the wear in the first pic got completely disassembled, and about 40 hours and 94 parts later, reassembled into the beautiful rifle in the last pic! Thanks again :D

*Want to win $25?* I have gotten a few messages stating that they didn't understand how the "offer" worked, or how to claim it, and quite frankly, neither did I! SO, let's give this another go! Like the page, click share, and guess how many individual pieces were Duracoated on this rifle. Closest answer by June 5th wins $25 cash money! (If 2 people are equally close, it will go to who guessed first)

--Like, share, and guess! Keep tuned and if you win, I'll send you $25. Simple! Thanks for looking, I appreciate your time!

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