New gunsmith business opens

| February 5, 2016
New business: Jason Basham is pictured prepping a gun for bluing. He and his wife Julie opened Diamond Point Gunsmithing in January. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

New business: Jason Basham is pictured prepping a gun for bluing. He and his wife Julie opened Diamond Point Gunsmithing in January. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

KIMBOLTON – Jason Basham has done work with some of the best in the gun world including Thompson Center, Remington, Browning and Weatherby and now he’s offering his services locally.

Basham and his wife Julie opened Diamond Point Gunsmithing at the end of January at 4390 Little Indian Road and offer numerous services including everything from cleaning to complete restoration of firearms and helping someone build their own gun.

“I worked in gunsmithing for 20 years and then got a job offer working in an underground coal mine,” Jason said. “We had mass layoffs so I decided to go back to what I know.”

He started gunsmithing for Master Stockmaker Brent Umberger at Sportsman Haven Inc. / Stocks by Umberger who taught the trade of stock building, stock fitting, checkering, and gunsmithing. Jason then added hot bluing and slow rust bluing to his skill set.

“Not many people around here do bluing,” Jason said.

He also can do custom work such as putting initials into the forearm of a firearm and enjoys bringing old guns back to life.

Complete restoration of a firearm takes about a month and Jason will give free estimates to customers.

Diamond Point Gunsmithing is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Appointments also can be set up outside of those hours to accommodate customers.

“I have a lot of experience and if I can’t do something in house I have a lot of other connections in gunsmithing to help,” Jason said.

For more of Diamond Point Gunsmithing, look them up on Facebook, visit www.diamondpointguns.com or call 740-509-0071. Diamond Point Gunsmithing is a federal firearms licensed business.

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