Your Total Manufacturing Resource: Forging - Heat Treating - Plating - Finishing

For over 150 years, Smith & Wesson has been a leader in firearms design and manufacturing. Our skilled craftsmen have demonstrated the ability to produce some of the finest products in the industry. The durability, fit, finish and function have been a standard to which all others are judged.

Specialty Services, a business of Smith & Wesson, now offers that same high quality manufacturing capabilities to external customers. Our expertise in Forging, Heat Treating, Plating and Finishing gives us the ability to accomplish your special needs and all under one roof. You only have to make one call to request a quotation or to check the status of an existing order. What could be simpler – complete, full service under one roof, "one stop shopping."

We also have the technical support of a Metrology Laboratory and Metallurgical Laboratory in-house, should more in-depth investigations be required. If you would like more information or are interested in having us quote a particular job, you can contact us at 1-800-331-0852 ext. 297 or fax us at 1-413-747-3423.

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Cutting Tool Manufacturing & Regrinding

We can manufacture and regrind a variety of cutter types and sizes from 3/16 inch in diameter shank type to 6 inch by 12 inch long hole type cutters. Special order manufacturing in any sized lot is our specialty, in high speed steel and carbide. 

We are capable of original manufacture and regrinding various carbide tipped type cutters. Plus, we are capable of re-sharpening specialty drills by manufactures like Guhring, Mitsubishi and Kennametal. We're also factory certified to re-sharpen Titex drills. 

Our eight CNC Cutter Grinders make our capabilities and capacity quite extensive. 


Our process capabilities run from small parts that weigh only a few ounces to 20 lb. parts. Components with lengths of 15 inches are within our scope, utilizing Drop Hammers ranging in size from 1,500 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. A 1,500 ton Press is used to handle Aluminum and Scandium requirements. We have a variety of mechanical presses for cold and hot trimming.

Small lot quantities are a specialty. Send your requests for our review and immediate response.

Materials: Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Alloy Steel, Aluminum and Scandium.

Heat Treating

We offer a variety of controlled quenching atmosphere processes such as:


Our inspection area is able to verify hardness requirements but our in-house, full Metallurgical 
Laboratory will verify more critical perimeters, whether it is superficial hardness testing to tensile testing. Our staff Metallurgist can help review your heat-treating inquires and offer solutions to your needs.

Capabilities: Annealing, Hardening, Austempering, Normalizing, Aging, Bright Hardening, Cryogenic 
Freezing, Precipitation Hardening, Brazing, Carburizing, Case Hardening, Bright Annealing and Stress Relieving.

Plating and Finishing

In addition to our world-class metal plating capabilities, we offer a variety of metal finishing processes ranging from polishing, buffing, and sandblasting to isotropic vibratory finishing of a variety of base metals. Parts up to 60 inches in length can be processed.

Capabilities: Black Oxide to Mil-C-13924C, AMS 2485F, Passivate for Stainless Steels to Mil-P-35, QQ-P-35C, Electrolytic Nickel Plating to QQ-M-290A, Electroless Nickel Plating to Mil-C-26074, AMS 2404C, Anodizing of Aluminum to Mil-A-8625, AMS 2471C in Black, Clear, Red, Blue and gold, Chemical Brightening, Chromate Conversion Coatings to Mil-C-5541E, Mil-C-E1706, Stripping and Ultrasonic Cleaning.


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