Large enough to provide the best product on the market, but small enough to know its customers by name.
Precision Gun Works began as Columbia Precision Woodworking in Uvalde, Texas in 1979. Charlie Jones purchased the business, and began making precision-machined buttstock patterns using his personal rifle collection for models. Charlie worked with his son, Gary, and the business stayed small.
Charlie and Gary added other rifle and shotgun stocks to the line, moving the business to Kerrville, Texas and expanding the manufacturing facility. In 1993 the pair purchased a state-of-the-art twelve-spindle Italian carving machine, and the business really took off. Charlie discovered that his real love is in the gunsmithing end of things, while Gary excelled at the exacting work of pattern-making and machining. PGW grew as its reputation for finely crafted semi-finished buttstocks spread among the gunsmithing and firearms collecting communities.
In 1998 Gary purchased the business from Charlie. Although small by today's business standards Precision Gun Works has refined the production of smooth, precisely inletted American Black Walnut buttstocks and expects to market several thousand pieces this year. In addition to the stocks you see on these pages, PGW also manufactures pieces in large quantities for retailers such as Numrich Gun Parts Corporation, Brownells, Dixie Gun Works, and MidwayUSA.
Charlie has retired and opened his own company, Charles Jones Gun Parts, offering many hard-to-find Winchester and Marlin parts. See his website at www.chasjonesgunparts.com.