Hovencamp owns and operates Diamond
For 28 years, Les worked as Ithaca Gun
Company's head gunsmith and gained extensive
experience in the repair & restoration of
Ithaca Gun Co. Firearms.
Les is a frequent visitor to many of the
online gun forums and can answer your questions
about the original "Ithaca Gun Co." firearms.
I just received my 20 gauge model 37 you
restored and reblued for me. I just wanted to
let you know I am delighted with your work.
The weapon looks like new and far exceeds my
expectations considering the poor condition
it was in. It is nice to know that you can
still get quality craftsmanship done at a
reasonable cost.. please feel free to use me
as a reference!!
"Thanks for the nice job you did on this gun!
"Back in 2001, you did a resoration job on my
M-37. I love the gunsmithing work you did on
"I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE
REMARKABLE COMMENTS MY FATHER HAS BEEN SAYING
ABOUT YOU. HIS NAME IS ..... AND HE
LIVES IN DES MOINES, IOWA. YOU HAVE HIS
ITHACA WITH THE HEADSPACE PROBLEM, AND IT IS
A RELIEF TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE STILL A FEW
GOOD PEOPLE LEFT OUT THERE, KEEP UP THE GOOD
WORK, BEST REGARDS, JB"
Repairs and service on shotguns -
specializing in vintage "Ithaca Gun Co."
Case color hardening of frames for double
guns and single barrel trap guns.
Black oxide blueing (Hot blue) and Slow
rust blue of double guns that cannot be hot
New stocks & forends for old doubles
and single barrel traps. Repair and refinishing
available to keep it original.
Also doing restorations of other makes
Most function repairs will start at $45.00,
plus parts, shipping & handling.
Before any work is completed, a quote will
be sent by postal mail, e-mail or phone.
This service is FREE. If you do not approve
the quote, only return shipping & handling
charges will apply.
Specialty Repair Prices
Drill & Tap for
Bore sighting is included. Hardware is
Solder Barrel Lug
Includes reblue of barrel
Lengthen Forcing Cone
Includes bore polish if needed
Includes drill & tap of one sight
hole. Sight extra
Solder Loose Rib
This depends on how much rib is loose.
Reblue is extra
This is reaming your fixed choke barrel
to a more open choke
Choke Tube Installation
Cutting & threading barrel for
tubes. Tubes extra. Some barrels may be too
thin for this.
varies by gun
Recoil Pad Fitting
Pad is extra. Includes cutting stock to
desired length of pull
Trigger Pull Adjustment
This is a minimum charge.
Triggers will not be lightened to unsafe
poundage. Gunsmith discretion
Metal Restoration Prices
Shotguns/Rifles Semi Autos and Pumps.
Includes complete disassembly, polishing,
cleaning and assembly.
Does not include solid rib guns
Complete Reblue/Solid Rib
Same as above other than barrel is slow
Double Gun Restoration
Barrels slow rust blued. Frame is case
colored (torch method). Smalls parts hot
blued. All internal parts cleaned
Reblue Barrel Only
Single barrel vents, Deerslayer, and
Reblue Receiver & Parts
All parts but the barrel
Slow Rust Blue
Double Barrel only
Wood Refinishing Prices
NOTE: Wood refinishing
prices can vary due to stock &
Large dings & scratches removed.
With satin finish.
No checkering re-cut
Same as above, but with checkering
Make sure firearm is not loaded;
Pack it securely so contents will not be
damaged in shipment;
Enclose a letter explaining the work to be
done - copies of any e-mail correspondence,
Include a return physical address (no PO
boxes), phone number, e-mail, etc.
It is legal for an individual to send a firearm
to a licensed dealer for repair.
However, the firearm will have to be sent back to
the same address it came from.
Send packages via
UPS, FEDEX, or USPS to:
211 Dey Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Attn: Repair Department