Custom Gunsmithing

Civilian Marksmanship ProgramSales & ServicesCustom Gunsmithing

About the CMP Custom Shop

The CMP Custom Shop opened for business on October 1, 2013. The CMP Custom Shop provides a wide variety of repair, upgrade and custom services for a wide range of U.S. Military rifles, specifically those issued in early eras. The CMP Custom Shop continues the CMP traditions we are known for: Customer service, quality and reasonable turnaround for most work.

For more information about CMP Custom Shop, please contact or call (256) 835-8455, ext. 513, 514 or 540.

rifle parts

Important note about Return Authorizations

Due to the expected high volume of work, the Shop will limit the number of Return Authorizations (RA: needed to receive repair/custom rifle work) issued each week to a maximum of 15. Any additional orders received after the first 15 will be placed on a single wait list. Each subsequent week, the next 15 customers on the wait list will be assigned their RA, shipping provisions and an estimated turn around time. Walk-ins will be accepted and placed on the wait list for customer convenience, but no RA or estimated turn around will be provided until a spot in line on the wait list comes up.

No rifles are to be shipped in before being issued an RA number. Any rifles submitted without proper authorization will be returned to the customer at their own expense.

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Custom Gunsmithing and Ordering FAQ

Who is eligible to use the CMP Custom Shop?

Those wishing to use the CMP Custom Shop must be a customer on file in the CMP system and meet the same eligibility requirements as for rifle purchases from the CMP.

How do I receive a Return Authorization (RA) Number?

No rifles are to be shipped in before being issued an RA number. Any rifles submitted without proper authorization will be returned to the customer at their own expense.

To place an order, contact the CMP Custom Shop at (256) 835-8455 ext. 513, 514 or 540. Orders can also be sent by email to All orders will be accepted according to the time stamp they were received.

Once I receive my Return Authorization (RA) Number, how do I ship my rifle to the CMP Custom Shop?

Once you receive your Return Authorization (RA)#, customers need to fill out the CMP Custom Shop Request Form and the CMP Order Form.

After filling out the form completely, make sure a copy is placed in the box/case with the rifle so CMP will know who it’s from and what modifications are requested. The Return Authorization # must be located on the top of the CMP Custom Shop Request Form and on the outside of the shipping box so CMP can verify the shipment when it arrives.

Finally, customers must also fill out the CMP Order Form, and include this with the completed form Custom Shop Request Form in their shipment.

The CMP will not conduct a NICS background check but still requires a signature on Page 2A of the CMP Order Form.

IMPORTANT: If your State or locality requires you to first obtain a license, permit, or Firearms Owner ID card in order to possess or receive a rifle, you must enclose a photocopy of your license, permit, or card with the application for purchase.

What is the cost of Shipping & Handling?

Customers are responsible for shipping expenses when sending items to CMP. Standard CMP shipping charges apply for the shipping of the rifle or other items back to the customer.

The current rifle shipping rate is $29.95. The shipping charge for barrels, receivers or parts is $9.95.

If you would like a Fed Ex label sent to you, please let the CMP Customer Relations Specialist know when you receive your Return Authorization #. You will be billed $29.95 to have the shipping label mailed to you.

Where do I ship my rifle once I have completed the CMP Custom Shop Request Form and CMP Order Form, and received my Return Authorization Number?

Correspondence and items for the CMP Custom Shop must be shipped to:

CMP Custom Shop
1401 Commerce Blvd
Anniston, AL 36207

When shipping your rifle to the CMP Custom Shop, please make sure the rifle is completely unloaded (do not send any ammunition with the rifle; spent cases are okay).

What type of Rifles will the CMP Custom Shop work on?

CMP specializes in working on the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903 and 1903A3 Springfield, the 1917 Enfield and the Krag. Other rifles like the Remington 40X, Mossberg 44 and H&R Model 12 can also be serviced if needed.

Note: CMP will NOT be working on shotguns, pistols, revolvers, M14/M1A, AR15 style rifles or other commercially-produced modern rifles.

The CMP Custom Shop can work on rifles that may have been purchased elsewhere as long as they were made by a USGI contractor.

Some examples include:

  • Springfield Armory (not Springfield Inc.)
  • Harrington & Richardson
  • Winchester
  • International Harvester
  • Remington
  • Rock Island
  • Eddystone
  • Inland
  • Underwood
  • Rock-Ola
  • Quality Hardware
  • National Postal meter
  • Standard Products
  • IBM
  • Irwin-Pederson
  • Saginaw

Note: There are many NON-USGI copies of the M1 Garand, 1903 Springfield and especially the M1 Carbine that CMP will be unable to work on.

What services does the CMP Custom Shop provide?

The CMP Custom Shop can perform virtually any normal upgrading, accurizing, customizing and refinishing (not to mention regular repairs and troubleshooting) to the types of rifles that we are currently selling or have sold in the recent past.

If you would like a service not listed in the table below, please email to see if they can fulfill your request.

What items can I purchase from the CMP Custom Shop?

The items listed below are generally in CMP inventory at all times. In the instance one of the items listed is out of stock, a Custom Shop representative will contact the customer to resolve.

CMP Custom Shop Inventory Items

065CRI/03 Barrel, New Criterion 1903 $199.95
065CRI/1917 Barrel, New Criterion 1917 $199.95
065CRI/3040C Barrel, New Criterion 30-40 Carbine $209.95
065CRI/3040R Barrel, New Criterion 30-40 Rifle $209.95
065CRI/A3 Barrel, New Criterion 1903A3 $199.95
065CRI/CARBINE Barrel, New Criterion Carbine $229.50
065CRI/M1 Barrel, New Criterion M1 Garand $189.95
091 M1 NM Front Sight Set Complete $52.50
093 M1 NM hooded aperture w/.0595 aperture hole $52.50
854WEB Sling, M1 Garand, cotton, new manufacture $11.45
PC006  Case, CMP Hard Rifle Case $50.00
PC008 Nylon Filler Block Spacer for .308 Garand $15.70
PS49 New production quality replacement operating rod spring $13.95
CS111Sight in, 100 yd. zero (WE SUPPLY AMMO) This service includes a 100 yard off the bench sight in by one of our staff. A target will be
                           included. Not a necessity but this will show real world accuracy potential and get you on target.
CS112General Technical Inspection (NO PARTS INCLUDED) This service includes the full disassembly and cleaning of your rifle. Full inspection
    and gauging of parts. An inspection report will be provided giving the customer information about the condition of the rifle. Additional charges will apply for rifles requiring more than “usual” cleaning or for rifles requiring any labor beyond the normal technical inspection.
Starting At $190.00
What are the hours of the CMP Custom Shop?

The CMP Custom Shop is open Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 3:00PM.

What if I have a current order the CMP is processing, or if I want to place a rifle order and want the CMP Custom Shop to make modifications prior to shipping the rifle?

Please contact the Custom Shop at or call (256) 835-8455, ext. 513 to discuss the current waiting time and modifications.