Someone who understands heirloom firearms well is Louie Tuminaro the 'Gunfather', a firearms restoration expert that truly believes every gun has a story to tell and a unique connection to the person who owns it. Louie is the owner of Custom Shop, Inc in Hamilton, Montana where they specialize in firearms sales and restorations. He's also the host of 'The Gunfather: Restorations' on Outdoor Channel, a series that follows the savvy firearm expert and his team as they restore firearms, submitted by viewers, back to their original glory.
Devin Coleman is the Manager at The Custom Shop in Hamilton, Montana and appears on the new season of 'The Gunfather: Restorations', Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ET. He joins Jim and Trav this week to talk about the passion that the Custom Shop team has for old guns with a history and the amount of time, effort and love they put into restoring them so they can continue to be enjoyed by future generations. Louie has a knack for making firearms perfect and brand new again, Devin says, and viewers get to watch as the team combs over every inch of these guns until their transformations are complete. He highlights some cool restorations from this season including a set of Colt Pythons, a Colt Single Action Army from 1896 and a Colt Python with 3-inch barrel. Each of those restorations had their own stories and Devin notes that it is exciting, and even emotional at times, to be a part of restoring the soul of these old guns for the owners and their families to enjoy.
Listen to the entire interview below. Don't miss the brand new season of 'The Gunfather: Restorations', airing Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ET on Outdoor Channel.