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AS A LICENSED FEDERAL AND MARYLAND STATE REGULATED FIREARM DEALER AND GUNSMITH, I PROVIDE SALES, SERVICE, RESTORATION, AND HISTORICAL EVALUATIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF FIREARMS

MY SPECIALTY LIES WITH, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MARTIAL ARMS OF WWI, WWII, KOREA AND NAM.

WITH OVER 40 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY, I HAVE DEVELOPED MANY SOURCES FOR MANY OBSOLETE AND HARD TO FIND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR MARTIAL AND OTHER FIREARMS.

WHO IS "FRED" ??

 
 

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          FRED W. J. KIRCHNER
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I BEGAN MY CAREER AS AN ARMORER AND HISTORIAN IN THE EARLY 60's. I OPERATED OUT OF A SMALL BASEMENT RANGE OF A GREENWICH VILLAGE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY IN N.Y.C., ONCE USED BY JOHN GARAND HIMSELF.

I PROVIDED, AS I DO TODAY, INTEGRITY EVALUATIONS AND GUIDANCE WITH REGARD TO THE MILLIONS OF SURPLUS FIREARMS THAT BECAME AVAILABLE AT THE TIME. OFTEN I NEVER GOT CHANCE TO BREATH MY OWN GUNPOWDER! SHOOTERS CAME FROM ALL OVER TO LOOK THROUGH MY BOOKS, AND HAVE ME LOOK OVER THEIR SPECIMENS TO DETERMINE THEIR INTEGRITY.

AS AN APPRENTICE TO AN IMMIGRANT OBERNDORF MASTER INSPECTOR, TIME AND EXPERIENCE HONED THE SKILLS TRADITIONAL TO GUNSMITHING; METALLURGY, WELDING, MACHINE SHOP PRACTICES, MECHANICAL AND CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES, AS WELL AS INTRICATE HARDWOOD FITTING AND FINISHING.

PREVIOUSLY I PARTICIPATED IN CMP/DCM BASED HIGH POWER RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP, (M1 GARAND & M1D), NRA HUNTER'S PISTOL BIG BORE 100 MTR. SILHOUETTE, (STANDARD PRODUCTION GRADE OPEN SIGHT DESERT EAGLE MkVII, .44 MAG), AND USPSA AND IDPA PRACTICAL/TACTICAL SHOOTING COMPETITION,(PRODUCTION GRADE, OPEN SIGHT GLOCK 31, .357 SIG. AND SOMETIMES I MIGHT CHASE A FEW CLAY PIGEONS WITH A RABBIT EAR COACH GUN !

   
     
                     
    WHAT FRED'S FIREARM SERVICE IS ALL ABOUT !  
         
                                     
    SAFETY - SAFETY - SAFETY

THEN HAVE FUN !
 
   
I HAVE NEVER MET AN OLD FIREARM THAT DID NOT HAVE A LONG STORY TO TELL.. IN PARTICULAR, MARTIAL ARMS.

FIREARMS OFTEN TELL STORIES OF BOTH LIMITED AND EXTENSIVE USE, SOMETIMES STORIES OF NEGLECT IN AN OLD DAMP HIDING PLACE !

MY SERVICE IS TO "LISTEN" TO THEM. MORE OR LESS, LIKE THE CHECK UP YOU GET AT YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE. I IDENTIFY THE SPECIMEN, TAKE A FEW HISTORICAL NOTES, AND EVALUATE IT'S CONDITION WITH REGARD TO IT'S SAFETY AND INTEGRITY.

OLD FIREARMS NEVER DIE, THEY MAY JUST BECOME "WALL-HANGERS",, BUT, OFTEN, AS I SEE THEM TODAY, THEY ARE USUALLY IN SERVICEABLE CONDITION.. A FEW SIMPLE RESTORATION TECHNIQUES WILL PROLONG THEIR OPERATIONAL LIFE.

MY PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS TO ASSURE THE SAFETY TO THE USER, BECAUSE FIREARMS ARE LIKE MANY OF US. WHEN THEY GROW OLD, THEY SIMPLY DON'T KNOW WHEN TO QUIT !!
 
                   
             

             

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