I am Charlie Sunderlin, Master Gunsmith. I have been in the gunsmithing business since 1975 when I first apprenticed to Bently Toxvard at Shenandoah Guns in Berryville, near my hometown of Winchester, Virginia. I have studied and have been factory trained in Germany, Italy and the USA. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from the Virginia Commonwealth University. I have worked for H&K, a factory rep for Remington, Leupold and most recently Crimson Trace. I am a retired Captain from the US Army. I have owned my own licensed gunsmithing business since 1993.
My wife, Geri Sunderlin, retired from Intel Corporation after 32 years. She and I work together in our small Mom & Pop Shop. She manages the back office while I concentrate of the technical aspects of the business. We have a true partnership to serve your firearm needs. Our aim is to provide exceptional service to our customers.
By personally consulting with you about what you want to accomplish with a repair or replacement, and the affordability of different choices available, the best performance solution can be found for you here in our shop. Having had the privilege of studying under great craftsmen on two continents, I strive to make them proud when they see my work. When the job is done I want you to be proud of your gun's appearance and confident in its safety and performance. We believe that each job done for a customer is an advertisement for our business. It has to be done right, because work-of-mouth advertising holds integrity, value and honesty that is very important to our moral code of ethics.
With over 40 years in the trade, I have had the opportunities to work on everything from antique muzzleloaders to self-propelled 155mm howitzers. Regardless of your needs I have the experience and skills to make your guns better. Antique restorations, appraisals, 1911 and AR-15 work, Glock's, cowboys guns are all fun to work on.