Here's what our customers are saying...
"I purchased a Marlin 45/70 TD for my husband for Christmas this year for an Alaska guide gun, and it
brought a grown man tears of joy! Lee Hadaway worked with me for 6 months to help me understand what I was buying, how we
were going to convert the gun to a TD version and what the heck a recoil pad, ghost ring sights, and just how tough Lee’s
Gunkote really is! Along with the gun,
I purchased the leather hand crafted case and it’s a must with this gun, no other way about it! Let me tell ya pictures
won’t ever do this gun justice.
it on Christmas EVE and punched 6 holes into the woodpile one after another right on top of each other right out of the package!"
Jessie K. Wyoming
" Lee, thank you for the beautiful custom takedown Marlins that you built for me. Not only are they beautiful,
but the function is flawless. These rifles are amazing, I call them my sawed off cannons. I had been dreaming of this
build for about 10 years before you made it a reality. Whenever I take these out, people are impressed to say the least. They
are a big hit with the shooters at several clubs I shoot at.
I will tell
anyone that will listen, "Lee Hadaway is one fine gunsmith, and there is no one out there that is any easier to deal
with. Have him do some custom work for you, and trust me, you will be pleased. I sure am."
Greg C. New York
"I have been shooting for over 50 years and
saw my first Hadaway take-down about a year ago at the local range, my spontaneous reaction was a silent "wow - I must
have that". Since receiving mine, I have seen the same reaction of wonderment in every single person who has held it.
The style, workmanship, silky action, accuracy and crisp trigger are perfection itself. It is the closest thing that I know
of to both a work of art and a favorite tool."
P. New York
"As usual, Ruthie
and I started the New Year off with a little range time in the afternoon. This year it was all custom 1911s, ARs, and
Shotguns by Hadaway. We shot a "bunch" of .45 acp, 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and 12 gauge for a couple hours spread
out over drills, bench work, and some fun stuff (like skeet with the Tactical 3 Gun Remington 1100 you built and tuned for
low recoil buckshot). And, as is typical, all without a failure to feed, fire, or extract.
Lee the fit and finish
of your work is exemplary; for instance, the seam where the S&A magazine guide mates with the Colt's receiver cannot be
felt. The GunKote appears to be nearly new, and on some of the guns it's 7 years old. All machining, like the
left side bolt handles on all the ARs, is flawless. On all the projects over the years, communicating the details of
personal preferences was been made easy. Thanks, that's a service that's gotten hard to find lately.
and I have launched thousands of rounds through these guns over the years and it remains apparent my original requirements
for absolute functionality, accuracy, finish, and everyday use were built into these firearms. You can expect a call
from me this Spring to discuss a new project..."
Charles F. Oregon
"Lee Hadaway has worked on no less than 10 of my personal firearms over the last 12 years.
Work has ranged from the simple fix to the complex custom job. His experience in "all things Gun" make a difficult
request easy for him to deliver on.....and at prices that dont cost an arm and a leg. Great attention to detail and
customer service after the work is completed make him "my gunsmith". Of all the work he has done for
me my favorite is the Marlin 44 Mag conversion rifle. He shortened the bbl, installed a handmade barrel band, fitted
a recoil pad and attached a rail for optics. Lee has the tendancy to think outside the box and I am proud
to own this rifle."
Beau J. New Mexico State Patrol