Price List:In addition to traditional checkering, I also offer
Snake Scale checkering/carving.
Prices generally average from $220 - $290 depending on amount of coverage.
- Restore old checkering: $75 on up, depending on condition.
anything not covered above, such as fleur-dis-les,
ribbons, etc. please inquire for pricing.
Prices include return shipping from Big
Timber, Montana (United States only, UPS Standard Ground)
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After graduating from Trinidad State Junior College Gunsmithing Program in 1979, I
then went to work for Sport Service Center (the largest gunsmithing operation in the Chicago
area) as a stockmaker and checkerer. Beginning in 1981, I was employed by C. Sharps Arms
Custom Shop in Big Timber, Montana as a gunmaker and checkerer. Then in 1996 I began doing
the checkering for Shiloh Sharps, also in Big Timber. The majority of my gunsmithing career has
been with fairly high-end guns that have been sent to various parts of the world as well as the
major conventions and shows.
With over 20 years of professional experience in all phases of
gun stock work, from one of a kind custom to production, I've decided to offer a checkering
service to the public. I can work from your plans or create one for you, duplicate old factory
patterns for replacement stocks, etc... Over the years, I've found that I prefer to use hand tools
to achieve good consistent checkering without any magic tricks or big surprises, such as
disappearing lines or big drop-offs.
For shipping information, payment terms or other
questions, please contact John C. DiPrizio at firstname.lastname@example.org or
PO Box 1424
Big Timber, MT 59011
Published August 1, 2003
Updated March 24,