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1420 West Garden Street, Pensacola FL 32502

Rick Rankin, Gunsmith

Custom gunsmithing and repair


  • Written Appraisals
  • Cost Estimates
  • Detailed Cleaning
  • Metal Finishing
  • Sight Work
  • Shotgun Work
  • Handgun Work
  • Rifle Work
  • Stock Work

About Pensacola Locksmith

Rick Rankin is a respected gunsmith and hunter with experience in environments from Colorado to Kansas; Alabama to Africa.

His interest in firearms began when he was a boy in rural Pennsylvania and Kansas. Following college he apprenticed with master gunsmiths Tom Kinkaid and Jim Wilson in Lawrence, Kansas. In 1969 he and his wife Jami visited friends in Pensacola and fell in love with it. In 1972 they purchased Lock and Gunsmith, which at that time, was a well-established business but without a “true” gunsmith.

Over the years Rick’s customers have been from all walks of life: military (of course, in Pensacola) and civilian firearms collectors, hunters and skarpshooters . He is well known for his knowledge and experience in ballistics, custom made rifles and barreling to meet specific requirements. Rick has experience hunting in environments from Kansas to Colorado to Africa and is is a board officer with Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club.

Rick Rankin’s experience in all phases of gunsmithing and his dedication to this profession has earned him a large base of loyal customers. Whether a hunter, a target shooter or simply wanting home protection he will guide you with your choice.

Customer Reviews

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Jack Khorram, Jun 25, 2019

I went to get a appraisal for old black powder gun ,they are awesome ,from jacks pawn

Paul Murphy, Mar 31, 2019

Great, great, great service. I took two uppers there for a pin and weld, and both were done quickly and look excellent. The place to go for all your gunsmithing needs.

Leo Page, Feb 18, 2019

They recently repaired an antique Marlin .22 for me with fantastic results. It shoots like new and has no signs of its prior issues. Highly recommend!

Beth Williams, Jan 16, 2019

The sweetest, very knowledgeable people I’ve encountered in along time. I had 2 keys made, one didn’t work, I went back and they corrected it and made a new one, just in case (at no cost, I offered to pay and they insisted that I couldn’t). Thank Y…

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