Clean and oil, Ultrasonic cleaner or hand clean
Thorough safety checks & test firing
Mount and bore sights, recoil pad installation, broken stock repair, etc.
Restoration Services – Stock refinishing, metal work, blueing, coatings, etc.
Muzzle brake installation / Barrel threading
Glass bedding / Rifle accurizing services
Custom handgun action and trigger work
Custom shotgun barrel work
Custom stock and metal work
Professional shotgun fittings
Testimonials + Before and After
I would like to extend a thank you to your staff at Centennial Gun Club. On Friday January 11, my friends and I went to get some afternoon shooting in, and I brought along my wife’s AR that I had been struggling with. I had been trying for quite some time to remove the barrel nut in order to swap to a different forestock, but had been unable to get it loose.
Your team was outstanding in the friendly attitudes and was able to get the barrel nut removed for me. I greatly appreciated their willingness to help! This sort of customer service seems to be rare in our world today, so it is refreshing to see such generosity and enthusiasm for their craft. I must say this sort of act does not go unnoticed and has made a customer for life!
Please extend my gratitude to your wonderful staff.
Mike, thanks for the excellent job you did in replacing and adjusting my sights on my Glock 43. You’ve also been great at answering my questions about my Glock and also the upcoming attachment of a suppressor to my hunting rifle and AR. Your skill, professionalism, and friendly spirit are very much appreciated. I’ll be back!
HISTORY: This is an old (1981) LT 20 gauge 1100 whose receiver had been terribly scratched, worn, and abused…..Bart first skillfully removed all signs of scratches and abuse, but attempts to restore the factory blue failed twice…..the receiver had been overheated during the assembly of the mag tube (silver solder) when first manufactured…..so it would not take a uniform blue that looked good…..and since Bart refused to give this customer something that he was not proud of, Bart went the extra mile and had the receiver sealed with CeraKote (Premium Elite midnight blue) and the results are beautiful! From a timing and satisfaction perspective, Bart bent over backwards to make sure I was happy with the work and the turnaround time.
I had some gunsmith work done here by Bart Miller. My issue was a nasty chip in my rifle stock that was somewhat large and in a very bad location that significantly reduced the value and eye appeal of my rifle. Bart was able to expertly repair the chip and did a masterful job of blending the new wood with the 50 year old finish. I was impressed by the craftsmanship and the price. It’s very hard to find skilled gunsmith labor for a reasonable price in the metro area but I found my new goto guy for all my future gunsmithing needs.
To Centennial Gun Club:
Just a note and a word of thanks to Mr. Bart Miller (Gunsmith). I would like to thank Mr. Miller for working so diligently on my match CZ pistols using his expertise and “magic.” He was very patience with me to get the pistols right for me. For the record, he did not replace with any aftermarket parts, just used the stock parts. I am guessing he just adjusts and polishes the parts to make the pistols just that much better.
My last match I won by seventeen hundreds of a second. I think his hard work for me paid off.
Once again, thank you so much.
I wanted to tell you about my recent experience with selling two revolvers to you at the Centennial Gun Club. I had seen you “advertising” at the club and from emails that I had received. I had two revolvers that I did not use and did not want to keep so I brought them over to the club and spoke to Lucas. He explained to me in detail how the process worked and that he would need about 30 minutes to review the revolvers and obtain a price.
When I came back he had a price much higher than I had expected…which came as a very pleasant surprise. I agreed to the price and the transaction was very simple, quick and seamless. Your team handled all of the needed paperwork which was even better.
Thank you for a great experience. Should I have other firearms that I wish to sell I will not hesitate to use your service or recommend you to others who may be in the same situation.
I took my Browning Citori in to Legacy for some work. The weapon was a present from my Dad when I graduated from college, so has a bit of sentimental value over and above the fact that it shoots really well. Turns out that over the last almost 40 years I wore out some bits on the action. Picked up my Citori this afternoon, and Bart not only took care of that issue, but tightened up other parts of the action/fit as well. It feels as tight and smooth as the day I got it.
Hat’s off to Bart and his staff!
I now know where all of my weapons go if they need work.
Thank you for taking such good care of me and my Remington 11-87! It is really nice to find a trustworthy gunsmith who is extremely knowledgeable about my firearms. You immediately saw the missing O-ring [okay – it may have taken you 10 seconds . . . . ], diagnosed and fixed the problem, test-fired the gun, and returned it to me with a smile and a statement of “no charge”. The gun has fired flawlessly since. Thank you. I will be back!
If you are looking for a gunsmith that you can trust look no further. I have a Savage 30.06 that I have had to other gunsmiths and never got nothing but B.S. and a bill, Until I was told to bring it to Legacy.
They helped me solve a long time misfiring issue that turned out to be a savage Firing spring. These men at Legacy helped me resolve this issue professionally and timely due to my upcoming hunt. They took responsibility for the issue after looking at the gun once and stood by their commitment to service till my gun was fixed and I can assure you it was not an easy fix as it took several times of trying on their part till they figured out the issue and called Savage and got me the replacement parts. Then let me test fire it there to make sure we finally fixed my long time issue.
And wouldn’t you know it less than a week later I was on my on my hunt and had a bull Elk walk out in front of me @ 243 yards and It was a one shot one kill scenario, My First Bull Elk EVER! Thank you Legacy and Thank you Bart for helping me have a reliable and dependable gun for what turned out to be my most unforgettable hunting experience yet. You are a master of your craft and I will never let anyone touch my firearms but you and your Staff.
Your grateful customer,
I just wanted to express my special note of appreciation to Jacy for upgrading my new Sig MCX 556 Rattler with Romeo and Juliette red dot optics and other accessories. I am very pleased with this Rattler purchase at the Centennial Gun Club and Jacy was also very helpful in my making these important purchase decisions. I plan on making further upgrades and purchases in the near future, and will be looking forward to Jacy’s expertise in this regard.
“What is really outstanding is the level of service provided; this shop is the only place I will entrust my guns to going forward. Bart and his staff are experts at their trade and true customer service experts as well. My hat is off to Bart and his shop!”
I’m writing to offer some feedback on a .308 to 6.5 Creedmoor conversion and accurizing Mike had completed for me in March. Unfortunately due to other obligations I was unable to do any load development until the beginning of August. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to explore the capabilities of the new rifle I find it difficult to not to share with you how I feel about Mike’s work.
Yesterday I took the rifle out for its intended purpose, a Bicycle 5 x 5 (2.5” x 3.5” Target / 5 String / 500 yards). The card reflects two 5 strings shot independently 20 mins apart in varied wind conditions approximated from 10 to 20 mph. You can see 7 of 10 hit with 2 groups of 3 and once on target the rifle printed approximately 1” groups both times at 500 yards. This level of precision is proving to be consistent.
Mike’s build is easily the most consistent rifle I’ve owned or shot. There’s a good deal of work that goes into that level of precision beyond the build, however the gunsmith is who makes that level possible to begin with. From an OEM Remington 700 .308 Mike produced what I confidently consider a .25 MOA rifle, but it’s not just the workmanship worth noting. It’s important to point out Mike’s attentiveness, professionalism, and counsel was appreciated and a vital part of the process.
My thanks to Mike, and Legacy. I look forward to the next one.
I cannot express how thankful I am for the work Bart did on repairing my dad old Winchester Model 70, 30-06. My dad had passed away in late 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. His old Winchester was what my dad had taught me how to shoot with and had left it to me to pass down to my son. I cannot count the number of memories I have hunting with my dad, with his rifle by his side. His rifle was the one I used to harvest my first deer and my first elk.
A week after he passed away, a relative picked up his rifle and had taken it elk hunting. I had reservations about this, and I had offered the use of any of my personal rifles, including of the exact same model but they refused, saying that he had been looking forward to that hunt and had offered the use of his rifle as he knew it would most likely be his last hunting season.
When the rifle was finally returned, it was broken in half. It had been dropped and snapped at the wrist of the stock. I understand accidents happen, but the grief was almost unbearable as I was still mourning his death. I had taken the rifle to several gun smiths around town, and all of them had told me that the rifle was beyond repair, and I was better off turning it into wither a “wall hanger” or buying a new stock for it, but I couldn’t bring myself to go with either of those options.
Many of the memories I have hunting and shooting my dad and his rifle were etched in the character of that stock. From the wear on the finish from years carrying it in a scabbard while riding our horses through the mountains and hills we hunted to the scratches left behind on the wood while moving through heavy brush. He was excited that I would teach my son to hunt and shoot with that rifle as well as share with my son similar memories he had shared with me.
When I had taken the rifle to Bart and his team, they noted to me the severity of the damage and that there could be a risk of the rifle breaking again due to the recoil. Although Bart had made this clear, he was confident in their abilities to repair and conserve the rifle. On what would have been my dad’s 72nd birthday, six months after he passed away, I got a call from Bart asking me to come in and look at the work he had done to my dad’s rifle. I hurried to his shop and upon examining the rifle, I could not tell that it had ever been broken. The detail of the work Bart had done left the rifle looking as it was prior to it being broken. He completely conserved the rifle and thus all the memories I had shared with my dad. Even going as far as to fix the checkering that had been smashed during the impact of the fall that had caused the break. Every grain of wood is in place and all the character of the stock there. I cannot see with my naked eye any remnant of the break.
Bart’s work is solid and the rifle is completely functional, leaving me with zero worries about the pressure of the recoil causing the break to reappear. I cannot thank him and his team enough for the attention to detail and quality of work. The quality of craftsmanship is beyond anything I had ever expected.
Although my dad’s Winchester is priceless to me and I would have paid any amount to get it back to what is was prior to it being broken, the cost of the work was less than what I would have paid for a brand new stock. The care and attention to detail Bart had taken working on my dad’s rifle allows for the legacy of my dad and his rifle to live on and for me to share a lifetime of memories with my son.
I wanted to pass along my special thanks to Mike, Jeff, and others at Legacy Gunsmithing for their great service and support. I bought a used Ruger rifle that had a poorly installed muzzle brake. They diagnosed the problem quickly and helped me come up with the best plan of action to get it fixed. Then they quickly got it fixed.
I also had some minor issues with a couple other rifles that they fixed right on the spot for no charge…amazing service and I will certainly be back! They are friendly and eager to help, which is a real plus in today’s world. Truly, they are the best of the best, and I was very lucky to have found them.
Having served in the US Air Force for nearly 37 years, I understand the importance of great support and service, so I am proud to give them my absolute highest recommendation to support any gunsmithing needs you may have!
My employees needed a break from work today. It has been one of those weeks. So i told them we would go shooting. I saw that you had a gunsmith shop onsite and since i had never been to the CGC it helped the decision of where to go. The shooting was great. We have Nothing but positive comments to make.
However my experience with the gunsmiths was impressive. The first gunsmith saw me lingering and came out to ask if he could help with anything He knew exactly the rifle i was talking about without even seeing it. He knew the history and design of the scope mount He told me to bring it on in and they would look. He brought jacy out and i explained the issue with the 1903 my father put together and sporterized when i was quite young. This is the first year my youngest son will have the chance to hunt big game with me so i want him to use this gun that was made to create a strong family bond and a legacy of love for the outdoors. Jacy took it back and went over it quickly and when he came back out with it he had some good info and tips. My gunsmith TJ retired so i have been hesitant about about handing over a rifle that is so important to me but your crew seems so professional and knowledgable that i will have no hesitation.
The term “elan” from the French language describes a property of elegant “vigorous spirit”, and the related English term “elance” describes a thrusting or hurling. Such terms well describe the recent 1911 build done by Bart and his staff at Legacy Gunsmithing, straight through the initial process of composition to the final product. Bart and his staff were straightforward in practical suggestions and with a vigorous hands-on build from scratch components, this sharpness of attention to detail resulted in the elegant behavior and fine function of the 1911 firearm.
Tactical components and a Damascus slide were solidified and tuned together over time with the final result represented as a functional tack driver with its own inherent spirit and balanced beauty. It is an exceptional end product from an exceptional staff.
I wanted to thank you again for the fine work you did on my .375 H&H Magnum rifle. As the target below shows, this is a terrifically accurate and functional rifle. It will be with me in December when I hope to fill my Elk tag, using the same factory Federal Premium with 260 grain AccuBonds with which I sighted the rifle in. The group was shot from the bench at 100 yards.
This rifle began as a factory stock Remington 700 XCR II. I chose to replace the factory stock with a Bell & Carlson Medalist Sporter stock in Weatherby configuration, glass bed the barreled action into the bedding block, replace the X-Pro trigger with a Timney 510 trigger set to 3.5 lbs, and add optics. You did these modifications and suggested that I mount my scope with Leupold QR quick release bases and rings that you installed. I could not be more delighted with your work, advice, turnaround time and price. This is my go-to Elk rifle and will accompany me to Alaska when I go to fish and hunt. This is the third and latest rifle you’ve assembled and tuned for me and each shoots as well as this one…it will not be the last.
Thanks again for your craftsmanship, advice and help. It continues to be a pleasure to work with you.
Thank you for the great service today. The 1 on 1 with your gunsmith was really valuable and Kyle McIntosh is nothing short of fantastic. His customer service ethic, patience, skill and genuine caring about my needs really made a huge difference for me. As a Vietnam veteran with disabilities I have challenges that he helped guide me through and I really appreciated it more then you know. I am not an easy customer to please, and I am a very satisfied customer. I will gladly tell any of your members and non-members to take advantage of this great new service.
This review is strictly regarding the team at legacy gunsmith inside the gun club. I recently came into possession of about 7 different guns. I first took them to somewhere else to try to sell them and was treated like some idiot. I can only assume because I didn’t look like a typical gun guy they wouldn’t give me the time of day or any fair offers. (joke’s on you as I’m a military veteran with more gun experience than they seemed to have) what a refreshing change of pace coming into see the team here. They were all super friendly and let us drop off the guns and go about our day. When we came back, they gave us the market price on all our guns, even the ones they couldn’t buy. For the ones they could purchase, they made a fair price (70% of market value) and cut us a check! Even gave us an offer for a gun they they didn’t originally want but did it because we sold them the ones they did! Best of all, the customer service here represents a true American way. We love our country, our guns, and our family… They treat their customers like family. For that reason, we will only do business here moving forward.
Have been a customer of Legacy Gunsmithing for a few years and trust them completely with my firearms. Among other things, Bart and his team restored a cherished Browning Hi Power to magnificence.
More recently, I asked Bart to fit a barrel to my Rizzini/Sigarms Aurora shotgun. The gun is several years old and the replacement barrel was different enough to require significant fitting.
Bart did an amazing job. It locks up tight as a bank vault and ejects shells in a parallel arc. His work and attention to detail are both second to none. Fitting shotgun barrels seems to be a declining commodity, but Bart knows his craft.
I completely recommend Bart Miller and Legacy Gunsmithing for all types of repairs and projects, but particularly for those heirloom guns you want to be perfect.
I came into the Centennial Gun Club to see what they had for used handguns. This lead me to find a robust selection of used handguns and my purchasing one. I was torn between a standard Springfield XDS 9mm and a Mod 2 XDS 9mm with a Sig RomeoZero micro reflex sight. I decided on the standard XDS and took it home.
After a couple hours I started deciding that I wanted the Mod 2 with the reflex sight and decided I would return the next day and inquire about exchanging. Unsure what the staff would say, I entered and spoke to the Director of Gunsmithing and Used Guns, Bart Miller. He didn’t even think twice. He looked over the returning pistol and said okay, lets do it. WOW. I did not expect it to go that smooth.
He said they pride themselves in customer service and satisfaction and then proved it to me. On top of that, he even found a magazine in the back so I could walk out the door with two mags! Again, above and beyond! Thank you very much Bart. I will absolutely be back for more guns, ammo, range time and of course a membership with your store.
Thanks again for your help. I look forward to seeing you again and possibly working with you.
My spouse saw an e-flyer from Bart Miller Legacy Gunsmith that mentioned shotgun fitting. Neither of us knew exactly what a “shotgun fitting” was or what it entailed. After recent frustrations at some sporting clay’s outings my spouse urged me to call and set up an appointment. At an earlier point in my younger years I had been able to keep pace with my brothers and father, but this would no longer be the case. I had a horrible outing at a large charity event and was mortified and my performance. It is not easy to put into words how your shotgun fit changed my sporting clays’ adventures. The time you spent in the fitting appointment was excellent, clear, concise, simple and systematic. Your skills and direction provided the “click” in a profound light-bulb moment as the pieces for clay’s came together. The plan you laid out was perfect for me.
Over five outings, I followed your advice to the letter, and the transformation began to take hold. As a direct result of your fitting appointment, my scores more than doubled in the percentage of hits. More importantly, the fun and satisfaction of shooting clays was back!
Anyone wanting to improve their fun and skills in the sporting clays arena should schedule a fitting appointment with you. You deliver and then some with the suggestions, observations and the results.
Thank you Bart so much for your time and expertise.
The Signature Used Gun Difference
A Legacy Gunsmiths signature on each certification form is our way of assuring you we have personally inspected this firearm and it has passed our certification process.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at Legacy Gunsmithings used gun purchasing and certification process
The Initial Inspection
We take the time to get familiar with each gun that comes in for sale or trade by first giving it a thorough visual inspection. We check for things like:
- Cracked stocks
- Bulged barrels
- Surface rust
- Has it been altered
Then we look at the make, model, caliber, accessories etc. We also try to gain some insight as to its history from the owner. We’ll explain the specifics of how our purchasing program is structured so the customer can be a part of the process as it moves along.
Establish Finish Originality
Perhaps no other factor contributes more to, or detracts from, a gun’s value than whether it’s been refinished or not. A gun can easily lose half its book value, or more, if it doesn’t have the original finish. In addition, the difference between a properly refinished gun and a poorly done one can also make a huge difference. It’s important to keep in mind that gun value blue books only give values for guns in their original condition.
Note: (Making a determination on originality is not always an easy task. This is where the experience of our gunsmith staff comes into play. For over 30 years we’ve had the privilege of handling a wide variety of guns in their original pristine condition.
The first hand experience we’ve gained from having personally performed restorations over the last 3 decades helps give us valuable insight verifying originality since we had the opportunity to see the gun before and after it was redone.)
Percentage of Condition
Condition, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder and therefore open to interpretation. Fortunately, the gun Blue Books recognize this and have done a great job of providing the “tools” to help establish percentage of condition both by description and photos.
Establish Fair Market Value
We typically start the research by looking at industry standard firearm Blue Books. If we need to find more information, or additional comparable guns for sale, we’ll often go to the internet. Since the internet has countless listings being added and removed on a daily basis it can also be a great barometer for the gun markets ever fluctuating pricing.
Finding Common Ground
1) We review the information we’ve gathered with the customer to make sure they’re comfortable with everything.
2) Our goal is to reach common ground on the gun’s value.
3) If everyone’s comfortable and confident with the information and the terms we then move forward.
4) After the gun is purchased, it goes through our certification process.
The Certification Process
The top 2 priorities we keep in mind when we certify a gun is to make sure it is:
- Safe to shoot
We perform numerous checks on a gun to make sure it is within safe operating specifications.
We inspect each gun thoroughly, lock, stock and barrel.
The list of items we check can be quite involved and depends on the type of gun, of course. There are times when it makes sense to certify the gun before we buy it.
Sometimes we run into situations where, although the gun works, it’s out of spec. When this happens, we’ll take the time to bring it back to the proper spec’s. Think of it this way, just because your car runs, doesn’t mean it’s running correctly or at peak performance. In other words, things can “run” and still be out of spec!
If everything passes inspection we test fire the gun before it ever goes out for sale to the public. We provide a certification form with each used gun we sell with our gunsmith’s signature on it to show it has passed our certification process and it’s safe, reliable and ready to go. (There are of course a few exceptions like when there’s no ammo available or it’s an unfired gun).
Book one-on-one tech time with one of our gunsmiths. $20 per 15 min block of time.
- Price includes required range time.
- Repair costs not included.
- For details call 303-397-3288.
- Come in and talk to your team directly
- Visit CGC Legacy Gunsmithing located inside Centennial Gun Club.
Deciding on which gun to buy and wondering, what if I change my mind?
Bart Miller has made a living as a Gunsmith in the Denver area for over 30 years. He graduated the local Gunsmith School, the Colorado School of Trades, in 1984 and sits on their advisory board. He is also a certified Gunsmithing instructor. Bart started his gunsmith career in 1984 when he was 21 working for Gart Bros. He managed the repair shop for most of the 15 years he worked there. He and a business partner started a small retail gun store that was open for 5 years and specialized in gunsmithing which he managed. Bart sold his interest in the business and set up a gunsmith shop at a local gun store when an opportunity to work for Bass Pro Shops became available. He was employed by Bass Pro Shops for 10 years where he managed a 5 man gunsmith shop as well as their Fine Gun Room. While at Bass Pro he created an annual shooting event called the Generations Classic Sporting Clays Shoot where folks of all ages could get together to pass along our shooting heritage, introduce them to shotgun shooting sports and get the chance to experience what it’s like to shoot collector and high end classic shotguns from around the world. Bart has gained a strong following performing shotgun fittings for all ages. He works closely with several local professional shooting instructors. He has been a guest multiple times on local ESPN radio stations covering various aspects of gunsmithing and gun collecting. Bart has spoken at Brownells Gunsmith Career Fair several times presenting two seminars he created called, “Trouble Shooting Firearms” and “How to Provide a Great Customer Service Experience.” These seminars are now part of the curriculum at the Gunsmith school. Bart wrote an article called “If this old gun could talk” for an online magazine. It gives a behind the scenes look at the firearm trade-in process and the importance a gunsmith shop can play. It also taps into the historical and sentimental aspects of gun ownership. Bart has performed countless appraisals for the companies he has worked for over 3 decades and his own mobile appraisal business. Bart has re-barreled guns for a local S.W.A.T. team and does design and custom work for people with special shooting needs. One of his hobbies is to do R&D work and build prototypes. He has been issued two patents. His primary gunsmithing focus is on the design and function of guns, what makes them run and the importance of customer service.