Interview: Bill Chase on Restoring Collectible Firearms

Today we are speaking with Bill Chase on the subject of restoration of collectible firearms. Mr. Chase is a very talented machinist and artisan, and has substantial experience in restoring firearms, including manufacturing new parts for some very rare and valuable guns. This video was promtped by my discovery that he had purchased a really rough Reifgraber .32 S&W pistol that was featured in a Forgotten Weapons video several years ago, and had restored it to a beautiful new condition. So – what is involved in that sort of work?

Here is my original video on this Reifgraber:

Interested in owning the gun now restored? Bill is selling it on GunBroker, here: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/737735122.