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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

Does Havlin's sell firearms, ammo, accessories, or reloading supplies?   NO

What type of work do you do?  Havlin's does repairs on most firearms, including customizing and refinishing.  Refinishing services include bluing, parkerizing, polishing, DuraCoat, & CeraKote.

How can I drop off for repair?  Click on the "Schedule An Appointment" at the top of this screen.  You will be directed to a scheduling site.  Once your appointment is set up, you will receive an email containing instructions and directions. 

I work through the week, and the only time I have is late evening or weekends.  What should I do?  Send an email to info@havlinsfirearmsfinishing.com  and request a day and time that is convenient.  Special arrangements can be made. 

I tried calling, but no one answered...what's the deal?  Havlin's Firearms Finishing is owned and operated by Brett Havlin.  Brett does all the gunsmithing, billing, advertising, emails, phone calls, ordering, etc.  Most days are spent working on firearms.  It's often difficult to answer the phone and work on someone's firearm.  Please understand if it was your firearm, you'd want the same attention. 

I'm looking at buying my first personal defense firearm...what should I look for?  With the market flooded with new firearms, being a new shooter can be intimidating.  The first thing a new shooter should look for is a good personal defense firearms instructor.  Havlin's Firearms Finishing recommends GUY RELFORD at Tactical Firearms Training.  From there, decide on a caliber that is the most accurate in your hands.  The next step would be deciding on frame size, capacity, and features.  Be sure to ask about warranties on your new purchase!!!

I was watching a YouTube video on how to fix my gun, and it didn't work...what now?  Unfortunately, I hear this more often than not.  The internet has a lot of great information, some of it not so great.  As a do-it-yourself-er, I understand the ideal of trying to save money.  However, if you are not 100% sure of what you are doing, it's a good idea to take it to someone who does.  Yes it may be more than if you did it yourself, but at least you will know it will function when you need it!

Bluing Process and Types:

Bluing or re-bluing a firearm is an intricate process.  The actual cost is in the preparation of the firearm which may or may not include stripping, polishing, filing, sanding, and/or stoning.  

Here are the different levels of bluing:

Level #1:  This is a matte finish that most customers choose for general purpose firearms, hunting, and law enforcement.

Level #2:  This finish is what typically comes from the factory. This particular finish is the most popular.

Level #3:  Is a finish that has a deep black almost mirrored finish.  Firearms that are not graded in a very good condition are not able to be blued to a Level #3 finish.
Level #4  Slow rust bluing.  This is mainly for older double barrel shotguns, damascus barrels, etc.

Havlin's Firearms Finishing Policies:

  • Labor is billed at $65 per man hour with a minimum of $25 per firearm.  Machine labor is billed at $110 per hour with a minimum of $50 per firearm. 
  • Customer can request a written estimate prior to work.  The written estimate will not be exceeded without authorization from the customer.
  • Any firearm not disposed back to the original customer after 30 days will incur a $5 per day fee.  If the firearm is not disposed to the ORIGINAL CUSTOMER after 60 days, Havlin's Firearms Finishing reserves the right to sell the firearm to a legal purchaser to recover the costs incurred by the customer.  Any portion of the costs not covered, will be the responsibility of the customer.  It is the discretion of Havlin's Firearms Finishing to set the selling price of the firearm.  
  • There is a 90 day guarantee on labor from the date of completion.  If the same problem arises in the 90 day period, additional labor to that specific problem will be at no cost to the customer.  Aftermarket parts and modifications will NOT be subject to guarantee.  Guarantees DO NOT cover neglect, misuse, abuse, supernatural acts or safety modifications (i.e. trigger jobs etc.).  Any new work or operational problems will be billed accordingly.
  • Payments can be made by cash or check.  Credit cards will require a 4% fee.
  • Havlin's does NOT do FFL transfers. 
  • Havlin's Firearms Finishing reserves the right to refuse service for any reason, at any time, at any point in the completion process.  If labor is ceased, the customer will be billed for any labor and/or parts costs incurred by Havlin's.  The firearm will be returned as is with no guarantee upon receipt of payment. 

 

Before shipping any firearm to Havlin's Firearms Finishing, you MUST complete the following forms, sign and include in the box when shipping:

Havlin's Firearms Finishing Waiver


Havlin's Firearms Finishing Work Order


Please note: 

ANY FIREARM SHIPPED TO HAVLIN'S FIREARMS FINISHING, MUST BE RETURN SHIPPED TO AN AUTHORIZED FFL OF THE CUSTOMER'S CHOICE.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS!!!

YOU MUST NOTIFY HAVLIN'S FIREARMS FINISHING BY EMAIL NO LESS THAN 12 HOURS PRIOR TO SHIPPING A FIREARM FOR RESTORATION, REPAIR, OR CUSTOMIZATION.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS!!!

PLEASE SHIP FIREARMS VIA UPS OR FEDEX WITH INSURANCE AND ADULT SIGNATURE REQUIRED.  HAVLIN'S IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FIREARM LOST IN TRANSIT!!!

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