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Shop Polices in the face of the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands, if not eventually millions of people. As we watch and read about the outbreak rolling across the globe and finally arriving here, we have learned that the virus is highly transmissible, and the chances of transmission increase as the number of people meeting in one place increases.

We would like to stay open and continue to provide services to our customers, but given the circumstances, we need to adapt. To reduce the impact of exposure to our family, our staff, and our customers; we have decided to implement the following until further notice: 

  1. We will not have walk in hours (typically Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm until 7 pm).
  2. We will be conducting normal business operations by appointment only. With only one appointment scheduled each hour.
  3. We are following recommended practices by maintaining an arm’s length distance and not shaking hands.

By eliminating our walk-in hours and setting up appointments for each customer, we aim to only have one person in the Shop at a time. We hope this will prevent groups of what have been up to 12 people from congregating in our small Shop.

To schedule an appointment, call or text 434-989-1263 or email gunsmith@classicamericangunsmith.com.

To assist us, we ask that customers do not visit the Shop if, in the past 14 days, you have traveled, visited a hospital, are sick, or have been exposed to someone who is ill. Please consider that picking up or dropping off your gun(s) is not worth the risk of putting yourself, or our family, or staff at risk. We will be here after the threat passes.

The COVID 19 news is continually evolving. Check back regularly for updates from the Shop. Thank you for your understanding and assistance.

SHOP CLOSED FRI & MON

For some reason the website will not let me update the Contacts/Hours page (the tech folks are working on it). So I am broadcasting here.

For a family event the Shop will be closed during normal business hours (4:30 PM to 7 PM) on Friday, 28 Feb 2020 and Monday, 2 Mar 2020.

As always, provisions have been made to catch all incoming transfers. Transfers anticipated for delivery Friday, 28 Feb 2020 through Monday, 2 Mar 2020 will be delivered on Tuesday, 3 Mar 2020. Due to the lateness of some deliveries, some transfers may not be available for transfer until Wednesday, 4 Mar 2020.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause our customers.

Upcoming Shop Closures

This is just a reminder. The next times that the Shop is scheduled to be closed are Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 26, 27 & 28 Jun 2019 for a family event and Thursday & Friday, 4 & 5 Jul 2019 for the Independence Day holiday.

As always incoming transfer guns will be addressed. No appointments will be available from Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019 through Sunday, 30 Jun 2019. Also, no appointments will be available from Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 through Sunday, 7 Jul 2019.

Reminder: Gunsmith in Training

Just a quick reminder that Patrick Heraghty, our Gunsmith, will be out of the shop for the remainder of this week (13-17 Nov 2018). 

The shop will still be open for walk in hours 4:30 PM to 7 PM each weekday evening. You are welcome to come in and do paperwork for transfers, pick up finished gunsmithing jobs, and drop off new work.  Someone will also be meeting the shipping companies to accept incoming transfer shipments.

If you drop off new work, Patrick will call you once he is back and has the work in front of him to discuss it with you.