Ghost Town Gunsmiths

Firearms Repair and Restoration

Gun Art

Gun Art

Restoring and rebluing old guns in Central MN, I have seen a lot of "tractor" guns. Usually a shotgun kept in the cab of a tractor to shoot predators you may come across while tending the field. Most of them are very old and in poor condition, belonging to grandpa, father and then son. Thru time and use they lose there monetary value and pick up sentimental value to the family.
I had always thought about carving a tractor gun, but that would be crazy and impractical. Until now. Earlier this fall a farmer came in to have his kids shotguns cleaned, saw some of my other work and asked the question I have been waiting to hear for years. "Can you carve me a tractor gun." An International Harvester 5488 with a corn cob front grip.
I call this gun "She thinks my tractors' Sexy"
Please share this with farmers you may know or others who may be interested in ONE OF A KIND, ONE OFF works of gun art. This is my answer to the culture war against firearms.

I am really proud of my latest gunstock carving; I call it "The Art of War". This is a Chinese Norinco AK-47. The owner of this rifle did not care for the original stock, wanting something more comfortable and less plain. There are not many aftermarket parts for Norinco, being they were banned from importing into the U.S. back in 1994. I want to thank my customer for allowing me the opportunity to create a one of a kind rifle.

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Brownells, Inc.

5.56 Value Barrel: 12,500 rounds of red-blooded ‘Merica was on a lot of lists this year, who got a barrel full of fun?

Deer Slayer Champion

Who is the best deer hunter in your camp? Who was the best last year or the year before?
Start a new tradition at your camp, inscribe the name of the best hunter in camp on the "Deer Slayer". The right side of the rifle shows a buck chasing a doe, a posted sign, a hunter in a stand aiming at a field of deer, with a downed big buck on the forend.
The backside has an empty posted sign where you can inscribe the name of the Deer Slayer Champion for the year. Keep the tradition going and record the winner for years to come.
The rifle can be removed from the stand so it can be hung on a wall or mounted on the stand as seen.

Private message me for price.

Who is the best deer hunter in your camp? Who was the best last year or the year before?
Start a new tradition at your camp, inscribe the name of the best hunter in camp on the "Deer Slayer". The right side of the rifle shows a buck chasing a doe, a posted sign, a hunter in a stand aiming at a field of deer, with a downed big buck on the forend.
The backside has an empty posted sign where you can inscribe the name of the Deer Slayer Champion for the year. Keep the tradition going and record the winner for years to come.
The rifle can be removed from the stand so it can be hung on a wall or mounted on the stand as seen.

Private message me for price.

I call this the "Woodchester". I am looking for some feedback on this work. What started as a stock that was broken and unusable, turned into a stock to practice some new techniques, and finished as one of my favorite projects. I am looking to sell it but do not know what price to ask. Sometimes you get to emotionally attached and cant be objective. Please give me your honest impressions and opinion on what I should ask for it.

Are you thinking of what to get the hunter in your life? The owner of this recently completed wall hanger did. Ghost Town Gunsmiths can give you a custom one of a kind gift that will be treasured. Call me at 320-219-0806 or message me in time to be ready by the holiday season. Please share this post with anyone you think maybe interested.

[10/16/18]   Grey Eagle Arms has moved to Alexandria, MN and is rebranding its name to Ghost Town Gunsmiths. I have spent the last couple years building a new shop. I still have some finishing touches to complete, but i hope it will be a more enjoyable experience for the customer.

Please keep us in mind when the hunting season ends.
Give us a call at 320-219-0806

Thank you.

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Ghost Town Gunsmiths

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Winchester SXP shotgun recall: Guns may unintentionally fire

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Harrington & Richardson Single Shot 20GA

This is an H&R Model 158 single shot 20ga. Custom hand carving features mallards and has a color case hardened receiver. The barrels finish is in great condition. Would make for a great first gun. I am asking $250.00 and for another $35.00 will inscribe a personal message of your choice. You can pick it up here in Grey Eagle, MN or will ship to a FFL near you for $25.00. If interested send me a message or call 320-285-3195.

This is an H&R Model 158 single shot 20ga. Custom hand carving features mallards and has a color case hardened receiver. The barrels finish is in great condition. Would make for a great first gun. I am asking $250.00 and for another $35.00 will inscribe a personal message of your choice. You can pick it up here in Grey Eagle, MN or will ship to a FFL near you for $25.00. If interested send me a message or call 320-285-3195.

Up for auction on Gunbroker.com

One of a kind Ruger M77 Mark II 7mm bolt action. I have pillar bedded the reciever, freefloated the barrel and adorned the stock with a hand carved image of a whitetail. Scope rings and bases come with the gun, you choose the scope. If your not interested tell a friend or family member who might be. I am a small town gunsmith trying to make a name in fine firearms and I need your support.
Thanks. below is the link to the auction.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=479028817

One of a kind Ruger M77 Mark II 7mm bolt action. I have pillar bedded the reciever, freefloated the barrel and adorned the stock with a hand carved image of a whitetail. Scope rings and bases come with the gun, you choose the scope. If your not interested tell a friend or family member who might be. I am a small town gunsmith trying to make a name in fine firearms and I need your support.
Thanks. below is the link to the auction.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=479028817

Sauk Centre Gun show April 11th

Last reminder that the Sauk Centre, MN Gun Show is tomorrow. So bring me your rusty, crusty and down right ugly firearms to be restored. Tell your family, tell your friends, what a great way to spend the afternoon. Also, I will have a nice selection of the most unique custom carved guns at the show. If you can't make it but still want to restore your treasured family heirloom call me at 320-285-3195.

Last reminder that the Sauk Centre, MN Gun Show is tomorrow. So bring me your rusty, crusty and down right ugly firearms to be restored. Tell your family, tell your friends, what a great way to spend the afternoon. Also, I will have a nice selection of the most unique custom carved guns at the show. If you can't make it but still want to restore your treasured family heirloom call me at 320-285-3195.

Professionally reblu your firearms

This is a Winchester 94 lever action with extensive wear on the bluing finish. To prevent future rust from forming it needed to be reblued. Cost for preserving this firearm for future generations use? $185.00

This is a Winchester 94 lever action with extensive wear on the bluing finish. To prevent future rust from forming it needed to be reblued. Cost for preserving this firearm for future generations use? $185.00

Unique Custom Firearms By Grey Eagle Arms

Custom firearms for the blue collar hunter. The two newest additions to my inventory are complete. The Remington 870 Magnum Express 12ga (2nd from top) and the Remington model 11 (2nd from bottom). Both fully restored and ordained with a carving of mallards in flight. The 870 has basket weave on both the grips and forend. Give me a call at 320-285-3195 or send me a pm if you are looking for that one of a kind firearm.

Custom firearms for the blue collar hunter. The two newest additions to my inventory are complete. The Remington 870 Magnum Express 12ga (2nd from top) and the Remington model 11 (2nd from bottom). Both fully restored and ordained with a carving of mallards in flight. The 870 has basket weave on both the grips and forend. Give me a call at 320-285-3195 or send me a pm if you are looking for that one of a kind firearm.

Sadie, the German Shepard has grown a little.

My co-workers at Grey Eagle Arms.

This is the Remington 870 from the previous post. Restored and ready for action.

Remington 870 Restoration

A customer brought me a Remington 870 that has seen better days. He suggested I take some pictures during the process of rebluing and share them. the bluing process I use is call "Slow rust bluing" It is an old fashioned method but unlike the Caustic hot salt method it is not dangerous or environmentally hazardous. All I need is an oxidizing agent, humidity box and boiling distilled water.

A customer brought me a Remington 870 that has seen better days. He suggested I take some pictures during the process of rebluing and share them. the bluing process I use is call "Slow rust bluing" It is an old fashioned method but unlike the Caustic hot salt method it is not dangerous or environmentally hazardous. All I need is an oxidizing agent, humidity box and boiling distilled water.

Sons of Liberty tribute

Lets your firearms collection say something about you. I have a small but unique selection of firearms available for sale. Stop in, check them out, take them home for the shooter in your family.

Lets your firearms collection say something about you. I have a small but unique selection of firearms available for sale. Stop in, check them out, take them home for the shooter in your family.

Ghost Town Gunsmiths

Again only your imagination is your limitation when looking for a unique firearm that fits your personality. This single shot shotgun belongs to a local turkey farmer who gave me a free hand to do anything I wanted to the gun. So I turned it into a turkey.

This is a Remington model 341 .22LR bolt action. Available for sale at Grey Eagle Arms. Call me at 320-285-3195 for more details.

Looking for a gift that will be cherished for a lifetime. Custom gunstock carvings make the perfect gift for the sportsperson in your family. Holidays, anniversaries, retirement, birthdays special occasions.

Newest creation at Grey Eagle Arms. This is a sporterized Springfield 1903. This was a project gun showcasing the many services I offer. The stock was custom made with hand carved wildlife scene. The metal was reconditioned and blued. The receiver and barrel glass bedded for perfect fit and stability. Barrel and base plate custom engraved with gold inlay.

New product available at Grey Eagle Arms! Gold Inlay the engraving on your firearm. Increase your firearms appeal and value. Custom engraving also available.

Great first gun for the new shooter in your family. Marlin model 25 .22lr bolt action. With the custom carved stock this rifle will be treasured for life, becoming a new family heirloom. For sale on gunbroker.com under item # 426556097

This New England Arms Pardner single shot 20ga is for sale at Gunbroker.com under item # 426549993. Paying tribute to the USMC this would make a great gift for the Devil Dog in your family.

SHOCKWAVE EXPLODING TARGETS! Available at Grey Eagle Arms.
Blow the doors off your 4th of July celebration.

One of a kind firearms offered by Grey Eagle Arms

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SHOCKWAVE exploding rifle targets available at Grey Eagle Arms!

The customer wanted to replace the stock and give a tribute to the maker. The scene depicts the market place of Braunschweig around the time R. L. Rasch would have made this gun.

Custom Carved Grip S&W .44 Magnum

Personalized custom grips for your favorite sidearm.

Personalized custom grips for your favorite sidearm.

Fully restored and ready to go.

Restored and ready to go

Work in progress

Looking for a gift to be remembered?

A rare sight just came into the shop. This is a Stevens .22-.410 with a "Tenite" plastic stock. Tenite is a cellulosic plastic developed to replace wood. Unfortunately when exposed to heat and the sun it becomes brittle and tends to crack and chip.

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This Ithaca 37 was done in tribute to the memory of an old hunting friend. The customer's lab loved to hunt pheasants and I tried to capture the look of joy a lab has when they are doing the thing they love most. A tribute to all great American hunting dogs.

This Ithaca 37 was done in tribute to the memory of an old hunting friend. The customer's lab loved to hunt pheasants and I tried to capture the look of joy a lab has when they are doing the thing they love most. A tribute to all great American hunting dogs.

Custom Remington 700

Grey Eagle Arms custom carved firearms.

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3681 Busch Rd SE
Alexandria, MN
56308

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Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
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Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
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