Choate Machine & Tool was started by Garth Choate in 1972 as a one man tool and die shop that did gunsmithing and machine repair in Central Arkansas. We have been a leader in the firearms accessory business for 40 years. The first firearm accessories we made were magazine extensions for Remington 870, 1100 and Browning A5 shotguns. Choate was the first manufacturer to make magazine extension available to the public as an accessory. We were also first to offer after- market folding stocks and flash suppressors for the Ruger Mini-14 rifles.
In 1981 we started making OEM parts for the firearm manufacturers. Over the years we have made parts for Smith & Wesson, Remington, Mossberg, Savage, H&K, Winchester, Anschutz, Marlin, Harrington & Richardson, Nighthawk, Ruger, Beretta, Springfield Armory and Kahr Arms. Choate Machine & Tool is still one of the largest manufactures of OEM parts for the firearms industry. We have gone from a one man shop in a 1200 square foot building to three separate factories, an Injection Molding plant, an Investment Casting plant and a Final Assembly plant with a total of 95000 square feet under roof.