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 Lauerweaponry.com 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. ~~~

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[05/28/20]   Hello everyone, after much consideration, I've decided to take a break from refinishing to spend more time with my family. I'm extremely grateful for all the people I've met, great projects I've been asked to help with, and compliments I've received! Properly refinishing a firearm is a very time consuming task, and I simply cannot bring myself to cut any corners to speed up the process for the sake of profit. I will of course still honor any warranty issues from past work (Which, FYI, return numbers are still at 0.00%) and will be completing projects already on the schedule.
Please take the time to make the most of your life, it goes too quickly! Spend time doing something, or nothing, with your family, enjoy your friends, and take a minute or two for yourself. Take care, Justin.

A simple camo on a custom Mauser action build in .257 Roberts nicely done by Walberg Precision LLC. Thanks for letting me do another custom build!

Just finished this full build. It started as a straight bolt Austrian Mauser 98. Bolt handle was cut and rewelded to allow for scope and threaded for bolt knob. Receiver was drilled and tapped to mount a Picatinny Rail. Action was blueprinted. Chambered in 257 Roberts with a Lilja barrel. Mcmillan A3-5 Stock in Coyote Ambush. Installed a Limbsaver recoil pad instead of the decelerator pad. DBM bottom metal to use standard AI mags. Aluminum pillar bedded. Timney trigger set at 2.5 lbs. Mounted a Burris Eliminator 3 on top. Duracoating was done by Montstr Specialties.

Barreled action finished up for Walberg Precision here in Aberdeen...looking forward to doing more of these awesome builds! Contact them for any of your custom firearm needs, he does great work and like me, stands behind it!

Just finished up another rifle. This was a complete package build. The caliber is a 6.5-06 Ackley Improved. On top is a Burris Eliminator III. The barrel has diamond fluting. The metal is HK black with the diamonds left shiny so it stands out more. It has a McRee chassis and the grip was swapped out to the hogue. Not pictured but is included in my package builds is a Storm rifle hardcase.

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 grey...it 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!) ;-)

If you like what you see, please like my page for more!

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...

Not great “before” pics, but better than nothing! There was quite a bit of rust on the barrel and scope, and a good amount of wear on the receiver and trigger group.

A classic Remington 572 .22 pump at home waiting by the woodpile. These are very cool, usually very accurate little rifles that have taught many men and boys (and hopefully girls too!) how to shoot. In a modified Advanced Aimstripe; Olive Drab Green, Woodland Brown and Tactical Coyote Tan with H&K semi gloss black accents.

Why am I posting a pic of a small cross-bolt safety from a Remington 572 Fieldmaster .22 pump in Olive Drab Green, with hand painted red safety ring? Because it would have been easier to not do it at all, just leave the scuffed up trigger group alone, and do the big easy parts.
Most people aren't going to notice that I stripped, cleaned, degreased, abrasive blasted and individually sprayed the trigger components, but I notice. I don't ALWAYS do the fine details, many times customers just want the major components done with a simple accent color change.
However, when a classic rifle is going to be used for another couple generations, I want to do my part to make sure it stays rust free and in good working order for years to come.

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So...I kinda forgot to get the camera out and take better pics of the stock I just finished....however I DID get a pic of the tiny little flashlight I did in the same pattern! 4Sevens Preon Revo 1xAAA in "please, please don't drop it!" camo. Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking.

I've been told I need to get more pics and stuff on here, so here's a pic and stuff! Customer was looking to match McMillian Coyote Ambush for his new custom build, with a McMillian stock but this pattern was unavailable in the time frame he needed it in. Follow up pics soon!

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.

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