Mark Deprez, Stockmaker Mark Deprez, Conesus NY


Born 1952 in Rochester, New York, one of the younger of seven children of a Rochester fire fighter, Mark became interested in guns and fine wood working as a teenager. At that time he was mostly self-taught in checkering and refinishing gunstocks.

Mark went to work for Master Gunsmith Bill Gillette of Big Ridge Gun Shop in Hilton, New York, in 1975, where he learned the fine points of quality recoil pad installation and custom stock making, alteration and refurbishing.

Mark started doing adjustable combs in the early 1980's at the Big Ridge Gun Shop.

"During my time at Big Ridge I was exposed to all facets of a small custom gun shop's work including soldering, brazing, welding, bluing, cutting, crowning, chambering, reaming, head spacing, contouring, threading and lining of rifle barrels. A very important part of my education was in basic machine tool use."

Mark purchased his first metal working lathe for his own home in 1976 and a 2300 lb. vertical mill in 1986.

"The ability to make my own custom tools and parts has been a great advantage. In business for myself since 1988 I have worked on thousands of guns doing recoil pads, adjustable combs and recoil reduction devices.

"In the summers I take my mobile shop to large trap shoots as well as some skeet and sporting clay events in the north east U.S.

"I also have been a vendor at the Grand American Trap Shoot for 18 years.

"In the winters I work at my home base now in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. This is where I work on stock jobs brought to me by customers who often drive from up to 4 hours away."

"My customer base has grown to include all regions of the country."

Nick says call Mark now!
Nick says call Mark now!


Tom says "Mark, thanks for
the phenomenal fit with the
Jones adjuster."

adjustable comb testimonial
"I drove 2 hours to have Mark do this adjustable comb for me." - Harley

adjustable comb and pad
"Thanks Mark! I am SO pleased with my beautiful adjustable comb and adjustable pad! My gun is much more comfortable now! Now let's break clays!!"

testimonial for Mark Deprez
"Mark always does an excellent job." - Bob, repeat customer

Mark from Pennsylvania says "The K80 stocks are more comfortable and more consistent mounting with the Jones adjusters."

(585) 346-24255709 Turkey Hill RoadConesus, NY 14435

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