*DGR will be shutdown 07/02/18 - 07/08/18

Welcome to Dean's Gun Restorations!

"Life's Too Short To Shoot An Ugly Gun!"

Read the July 2007 Precision Shooting article
written about M1s that DGR builds:


I come with a very heavy heart to let everyone know that Dean Dillabaugh of Dean’s Gun Restorations passed away. His dream was for me to continue the business and he did everything he had to do to prepare for this day.  As you know, I have been with DGR for 12+ years and will continue to move the business forward per his wishes.

Dean has been preparing the business for the last couple years for this situation.  We have been training with Dean for the last four years. Dean had 100% trust and confidence in us. Dean was very particular about his work as most of you know and instilled his high standards of workmanship and attention to detail in us, who have been doing the majority of our gunsmith activities for the last 6 months.

If you have any work or orders with us right now, rest assured that we are getting them done. We are continuing the business of restoring/rebuilding rifles and we are operating at 100% as we move on in the foreseeable future.

Please free feel to reach out to me if you have any questions about our services, orders and needs.

Michelle Bowling- DGR


Specializing in Refinishing, Re-building and Sales of U.S. and Foreign Firearms.

Why DGR?
Why DGR Stocks?
Why DGR Parkerizing?
DGR's Custom Built Rifles.
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Package deals for rebuilding the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903 & 1903A3.

DGR offers a larger variety in wood types and finishes.

Other Rifles DGR Works On
No Hassle Shipping To DGR!   DGR will provide you with a pre-paid shipping label for shipping your work to us.  

"Click the DGR Logo above to hear the firing and clip ejection of an M1 Garand."

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Why DGR?

Custom-built M1s are a special type of firearm, built within fairly narrow boundaries in terms of features and qualities that customers expect to see.  Many times these features are duplicated by the tool-literate shooter with good results; the rifles are functional and provide most of what the average shooter wants. 

What makes a DGR custom built rifle worth the expense?  Is it just the cosmetics?   Is it just a fee for the cachet of a recognized signature on the rifle?  Or is there something in the combination of mechanical refinement and esthetic craftsmanship that truly does set a master’s work above and beyond the hobbyist?  DGR understands the combination of esthetics, accuracy and function and combines these in the building or re-building of M1s. 

The hobbyist can purchase the same barrel, stock, springs and parts, but most do not know what it takes to fine tune these parts into an M1 that will achieve its full potential.  This is where DGR excels.  With almost two decades of experience in finishing and building M1s, DGR has accumulated the tools and knowledge required to combine these features into exceptional firearms.  Our experience can instantly be seen in the metal and wood finishing aspects of DGR’s M1 building.  DGR has perfected the finishing of the M1s wood and metal far beyond what is generally seen in the industry or produced by the hobbyist today. 

From Camp Perry to local shooting clubs, DGR rifles have been winning M1 matches.  With careful analysis of trends in the industry and feedback from shooters DGR continues to push the envelope while keeping the needs of the shooter in mind.  When the US State Department needed parade rifles, they contracted with DGR.  Customers have recognized DGR’s craftsmanship and have helped to make DGR a leader in the industry.

So feel free to email or give us a call.  We will be more then happy to answer questions or discuss options.

DGR has coverage to protect our customer's property with fire and theft insurance. This insurance is not commonly found in the gun industry, but DGR feels it is imperative for protecting our customers property.

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All prices subject to change without notice.

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Satisfied customers from Europe, Canada and in every state of the United States.

Licensed FFL Dealer, Members of the NRA & GCA.

How to Contact Us:

Dean's Gun Restorations  
499 Meredith Road
Caryville, TN 37714
Monday - Friday 
 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Telephone:  (423) 562-2010

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