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5.00 star(s) 36 ratings
Above and Beyond
Pros
  • Extremely competent and thorough
Cons
  • None
I hand delivered an extremely sentimental firearm that needed rebluing. I hoped that he could get it looking half way decent again. Tim went above and beyond what I expected, and did so under what I would consider extraordinary circumstances. The quality of his work is excellent and the pricing is more than fair. To say that I am grateful and pleased with his work is an understatement. I do not trust many people to work on my firearms. I will be a repeat customer.
1911 guru!
Pros
  • Highest quality craftsmanship rebuilding a vintage 1911 Colt Gold Cup
Tim Copeland rebuilt and refreshed an old Colt 1911 Gold Cup for me that needed all new springs, new extractor & replaced a loose ejector. Found some minor tune up issues during the process. My 45 runs like new even though a 50 year old 1911 with plenty of rounds fired.

Really great communicating with me during the evaluation, test and build processes, and reasonably priced too!

Take your 1911 to Copeland Custom Gunworks. Tim is “the“ 1911 guy in the greater Portland area!
Velzey
Velzey - Official Reply
Thank you for the kind words! Always happy to help
First time....
First time working with a gunsmith but I found Copeland Gunworks to be an awesome husband wife team that worked really fast and things were explained really well. Highly recommended.
Great work, great gunsmith
Pros
  • Friendly, knowledgeable, good price, great work
I bought a revolver that wasn't indexing properly. Tim went through the pistol, replaced the springs and smoothed things up a bit and it now indexes clean. The action is not sloppy like it was before and i paid less than i expected. I highly recommend Tim.
Pros
  • Conscientious, thorough, knowledgeable, and highly skilled.
Cons
  • None
Tim recently re-blued two of my vintage rifles and parkerized a third. The quality of his work 100% exceeded my expectations. Tim treated my guns with great care as if they were his own. He is a good listener and offers thoughtful and intelligent input. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Copeland Custom Gunworks. They are a real treasure to the shooting community. Worth the drive and worth every penny.
Pros
  • Quality work, easy to talk to and very responsive
Cons
  • None
I needed my colt 6940 rebarreled and the old gasblock drilled and pinned onto a new barrel. If you’re not familiar with the 6940, the parts are all non standard. I could not find a smith local that would take it on. Tim did a fantastic job. Looks factory. I highly recommend him!
Pros
  • Excellent work
  • Reasonable wait time and prices
Cons
  • None
I recently had Tim cut down, thread, and crown a CMMG radial delayed blowback 9mm AR barrel.

It started out as a 16in barrel and I had him cut it down to 5.25in. Then I had him pin and weld the supplied Taccom barrel extension to the newly minted 5.25in barrel to get me back to the 16in legal limit.

I currently have a lightweight Taccom barrel with 5.25in barrel with extension (basically an aluminum shroud pin and welded to make 16in). I wanted to have something similar with the CMMG barrel and bolt kit that I recently picked up. This will mainly be used for local speed steel matches. Mission accomplished! Thanks Tim! :)

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Pros
  • Excellent work, attention to detail, speed
Cons
  • None
Tim did some awesome work for me recently. I dropped off my Remington 700 to be cut, threaded and a muzzle brake pin and welded. The muzzle brake is a QD for a can as well. He did such an amazing job! No tooling marks or any “wonky” anything. Plus the rifle is at the minimum legal length and just looks cool too. Once the can is on, this thing is going to be my go to for deer hunting. He got the work done in a week and is very reasonably priced. He is extremely responsive to email, text and phone calls. I would not hesitate to get any Gunsmithing work done by Copeland again.
Pros
  • Excellent work
  • Fast
  • Priced right
Perfect install of peep sight on my cz 527 carbine. Price was right, was expecting it to be more. Will be my go to for anything I can't handle. Thanks Tim!
Pros
  • Very friendly
  • Just flat good.
  • Reasonable prices.
Cons
  • zero
My Yugo M48 was in dire need of a face lift after removing the sights a few years ago, so I contacted Tim to have it Cerakoted. He was very good about explaining the whole process and helped me make up my mind on the finish. He was able to get it done in a very reasonable amount of time and I could not be happier. I will definitely go back to him for more Cerakoting, plus I am going to have him install longer bolt handles on this rifle plus a GEW98 I did awhile back.

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User 1234
User 1234
That is cerakote?
arrowshooter
arrowshooter
Yes sir. It's the Gloss Black.
User 1234
User 1234
I didn’t know cerakote could be so glossy!
Pros
  • Fixed all issues.
  • Good communication.
  • Very reasonable rates.
I had a second gunsmithing job completed by Mr. Copeland. As with the first, he did amazingly good work, communication was solid, and the rates were good to the point of being surprising. Moving forward I have no doubt I'll send any gunsmith work his way. To those looking for someone to work on their firearms, this is the fellow to do business with. :s0155:
Pros
  • Great work
  • Awesome price
  • Reasonable hours
Cons
  • None
I brought Tim a henry goldenboy youth and a vision of what I wanted. Tim made it come true at a very reasonable price, while others quoted me way beyond what I wanted to pay.

I had him thread the barrel without cutting the mag tube and install a 3 lug adapter so that I can run my rugged obsidian 45 on it. He did a wonderful job and very quickly.

Tim is the guy to go to if you want gunsmithing.

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Pros
  • Top notch..timely and quality work
Cons
  • None
Tim, has done several projects including a sweet 1911 .38 super project
Pros
  • Knowledgable and Talented
Cons
  • None
Tim is fantastic! He does great work and does it in a timely manner! He reblued a Colt slide for me and it is 100X better than the original finish!
Nibbs
Nibbs
I've known Tim fer 3 decades+,
and all I have ever seen is Top Shelf work on all aspects.

He is Fair, Honest, communicates well, and as mentioned Top Quality Knowledge and Workmanship.

Methinks I still owe him a Mega Burger...
PPCguy
PPCguy
I hear good things about him but can't ever get an appointment because he says he is so far behind he won't take on any new jobs.
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I recently sent in a project gun to Mr. Copeland to slick up an action and thread the barrel. His work is absolutely top-notch, turn around time was great, pricing was competitive, and the communication couldn't have been better. The next time I have some gunsmithing work to be done, I know who I will be contacting. :)

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  • fast
Cons
  • none
tim cut and installed red front sights in 3 of my smith and wesson N frame 357's. fast turn around time and nice price!
Pros
  • very friendly very knowledgeable good prices
Cons
  • NA
I had Tim put in a powder river trigger and Install Dawson front and rear fiber optics sights on my Springfield XDM 40 5.25 I think he did a great job did it in a timely manner and to me a good price. Definitely going to have him do my XD mod 2 in 9mm trigger and I’m going to have him work on my bolt spring on my .308. I highly recommend him for any of your gun repairs or mods. He is so easy to work with great personality very friendly. Thanks Tim look forward to doing business with you in the near future. Oh and don’t let it discourage you that he lives out in Estacada he comes out on the west side fairly routinely and will meet up with you to do business man can’t ask for more now.
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Pros
  • Everything!
Cons
  • Nothing!
I was out shooting last Thursday and something seemed clearly wrong with my new Model 70 Super Grade. Accuracy was way down and I figured I had somehow damaged the rifle. So when I got home, I contacted Tim to see if he could take a look at it right away. He said to bring it over Friday and he'd get right on it. Tim went through it with a fine tooth comb over the weekend, cleaned it thoroughly, and even braved the snow and cold on Sunday to thoroughly test it out. Thank goodness everything checked out fine. He cleaned the rifle yet again and let me know I could pick it up anytime. I was able to get out on Tuesday afternoon and he was kind enough to take the time to explain proper cleaning techniques for a bolt action rifle (this is my first bolt gun).
In summary, I am simply amazed at the level of care and concern Tim has for his customers. He pulled out all the stops to fit me in on a moments notice and was able to put my mind at ease in short order. He is not only an exceptional gunsmith - he is a very kind, understanding and helpful human being as well. I simply cannot put into words how grateful I am to Tim. He is truly the best!
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Tim and I have many guns go back for forth over the years for work that we specifically do that the other does not. He does fantastic work and if we cannot do a specific job then I always recommend him to my customer. I have never had an issue with timing or quality as I understand, quality takes time!:)
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Pros
  • Everything
Cons
  • Nothing
The wife and I decided to purchase a new Winchester Model 70 Super Grade in 7mm-08 and a Zeiss Conquest V6 5-30x50 scope. After getting good advice from members here on NWF, we decided to go with Leopold Dual Dovetail rings with the non-adjustable two-piece DD mount. We decided to have the new factory rifle professionally evaluated by a top quality gunsmith for accuracy potential, and have him/her mount the new scope to the rifle. After looking at reviews and making initial inquiries through this site, we decided to have Copeland Custom Gunworks do the work.
Tim carefully evaluated the rifle out of the box and confirmed it was of excellent manufacturing quality with superb accuracy potential. Although the factory trigger broke cleanly, Tim was not able to get the pull weight down below 2.5 lbs - even with an aftermarket spring - and so we decided to replace the factory trigger with a Timney trigger. Tim reduced the stiffness of the new three-position safety, installed the new Timney trigger, mounted the Zeiss scope to the rifle, and sighted everything in at the range with six different choices of factory ammunition. This is the result of his efforts:
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Note that the last photo shows a four shot group from 100 yards with a point-of-aim at 06:00 on the black dot!
There is nothing more to say. After looking at the precise quality of his work, his attention to detail and his level of care for your expensive equipment - in addition to his knowledge, kindness and genuine concern for his customer's needs - we can confidently say that Tim is one of the very best gunsmiths in the Pacific Northwest! We would not hesitate to have him work on firearms and equipment costing many, many thousands of dollars. We highly recommend him!
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