Factory Tour

(Photos taken during last visit by Greg Glover of Airguns of Arizona)

Upon entering the factory building, you immediately run across a georgous display showcasing each of Daystate's fine rifles.

Back in the office, Tony Belas works very very hard. Tony is the Marketing Director for Daystate, and also handles some of the phone calls and emails.

A wonderful young woman named Lynn works non stop at full speed every day. She truly does the work of two and helps greatly in keeping the office functional.

The owner of Daystate LTD and Rowe Precision Engineering, Gary Sanders monitors the CNC Machine currently building a PH-6 Breech Block. Rowe Precision builds all of the key components used in the making of each Daystate rifle. While Daystate's rifles are amongst the finest made in the world, Rowe builds even more precise components for leading aerospace corporations and other large American and European companies. While Gary is the owner, he also takes the time to make sure that every part is on spec as it comes off the machines. He makes regular trips to the US to compete in the National Field Target Competition and often spends his holiday time here visiting with the many friends he's made amongst shooters.

Back in the workshop, all the guys work as carefully as they can, fine tuning each piece during assembly. In the foreground, John is seen assebling the air cylinders for Huntsman and Harrier SE actions. In the background, Tony and a few other guys are discussing the new bolt design as well as other details for the new Mk3 rifle that will be available by 2003.

Further inside the workshop is Daystate's machine room. It is on these machines that workers such as Alan put the final touches on the custom fitting of each part. Here Alan is blasting the metal shavings out of a CR-X regulator after taking a few thousanths off a surface.

While mass assembly line production is not a characteristic of Daystate, occassionally workers like Dave get held up while waiting for a batch of certain parts. Rather than waste any time, Dave assembles as many actions as he can up to a point, and then completes them all once the parts are finished. This helps speed up production even when machining time runs over a bit. Above are Huntsman PH-6 rifles coming together just steps away from the testing point. Once the extensive tests are performed on each gun, they are boxed up and packed into a crate for a scheduled delivery to us here in the US.