Dwight Angel

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BLACKSMITH - BLADESMITH - GUNSMITH - GUN STOCK MAKER

FLORIDA WEAPONS SPECIALIST AUCTIONEER AU4267

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From Gunsmithing Services to Gun Parts Sales, to Gun & Knife Auctions!

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Angel's Armory & Forge

Havana, Florida

GUNSMITHING & GUN PARTS

WE SELL GUN PARTS - SEE WWW.WESELLGUNPARTS.COM

WE SELL KNIVES AND SWORDS - SEE WE SELL KNIVES & SWORDS

WE SELL GUNS PARTS ON GUNBROKER.COM - SEE MY ITEMS

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Beginning as an antique arms gunsmith, dwight has spent 30 

years advancing his knowledge, skills & abilities as a gunsmith.

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Gunsmith Dwight Angel

BLACKSMITH - BLADESMITH - GUNSMITH - GUN STOCK MAKER

FLORIDA WEAPONS SPECIALIST AUCTIONEER AU4267


ANTIQUE, OBSOLETE & MODERN GUN PART SALES

CONTRACT GUNSMITH FOR GUN SHOPS & FFL'S


Havana, Florida - (850) 509 - 0979

30 + YEARS GUNSMITH

CERTIFIED PRACTICAL GUNSMITH

EXPERIENGUNSMITH EDITOR/WRITER


SAVE TIME HUNTING FOR SOMEONE TO REPAIR OR REFINISH YOUR FIREARM!

SAVE THE TIME & EXPENSE OF DRIVING TO & FROM THE GUNSMITH!


SEND US YOUR FIREARM FOR 

GUNSMITHING WORK BY FEDX OR UPS!


WE REPAIR ALL TYPES OF FIREARMS

ANTIQUE - MODERN - OBSOLETE

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Dwight has been a Gunsmith for over 30 years. He specializes in General Repair Work and Gun Stock Manufacturing, Refinishing, Restoration, Glas Beddng and Repair. 


Dwight has served as a Commercial Contract Gunsmith and has operated numerous shop​s he has owned including; Law Enforcement Gunsmiths, USAC United States Arsenal Corporation, Florida Arsenal Corporation, Florida Gun Factory, Georgia Gun Factory,  to name a few.


Dwight has served as Gunsmith Training Program Editor/Writer and a Firearms Instructor. He has additional served as a Firearms Task Force Coordinator during his career with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Retired). Dwight wrote firearms training curriculum for use in Florida Police Academies and he wrote state examination questions for Florida Certification Examinations.

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Nestled in the quiet North Florida woods outside of the Town of Havana, Florida and near the Florida-Georgia state line, one can find a 30 year veteran Gunsmith busy working at his cottage craft. Repairing, refinishing and restoring firearms, as well as parting out old, antique and obsolete firearms. Best contacted by calling him and leaving a message, or email at [email protected]


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REVOLVER DISASSEMBLY CLEANING

This is a complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, lubrication, re-assembly and function testing. If you are shipping the firearm in to us, return shipping is billed at actual cost.

CITIZEN'S REVOLVER DISASSEMBLY CLEANING
$45.00

BLACK POWDER REVOLVER CLEANING

This is a complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, lubrication, re-assembly and function testing. If you are shipping the firearm in to us, return shipping is billed at actual cost.

CITIZEN'S BLACK POWDER REVOLVER CLEANING
$45.00

SEMI AUTO PISTOL DISASSEMBLY CLEANING

This is a complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, lubrication, re-assembly and function testing. If you are shipping the firearm in to us, return shipping is billed at actual cost.

CITIZEN'S SEMI AUTO PISTOL DISASSEMBLY CLEANING
$45.00

SHOTGUN DISASSEMBLY CLEANING

This is a complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, lubrication, re-assembly and function testing. If you are shipping the firearm in to us, return shipping is billed at actual cost.

CITIZEN'S SHOTGUN DISASSEMBLY CLEANING
$45

RIFLE DISASSEMBLY CLEANING

This is a complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, lubrication, re-assembly and function testing. If you are shipping the firearm in to us, return shipping is billed at actual cost.

CITIZEN'S RIFLE DISASSEMBLY CLEANING
$55.00

LABOR CHARGES

PER HOUR LABOR

This is an hour of labor charges for general repair work.

CITIZEN'S LABOR CHARGES PER HOUR LABOR
$45.00

SHOTGUN BARRELS FLEX HONE SERVICE

Hundreds of abrasive "balls" mounted on a flexible shaft - the fastest, easiest way we've come across to clean and polish older barrels or put a mirror polish in new ones. For used barrels, the Medium-Coarse hone, followed by the Fine, removes rough and tight spots and brings the bore to a bright finish that you can see and feel . . . just run a patch through it before and after; the difference is amazing! We found too, that we could feel tight spots during honing and spend extra time on them until they were evened out.

> Send the barrel only if possible.

> Return shipping at actual cost.

SHOTGUN BARRELS FLEX HONE SERVICE
$65.00

Semi Auto Pistol Feed Ramping & Throating 


Semi Auto Pistol Feed Ramping & Throating Service
$65.00

GUNSTOCK MANUFACTURER

GUNSTOCK REFINISHING - RESTORATION - REPAIR

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SEMI-GLOSS POLYURETHANE SHOTGUN 

& RIFLE UN-CHECKERED STOCKS 

REFINISHING SERVICE

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SEMI-GLOSS

Short Rifle/Shotgun Basic Stock Filled & Polyurethane (2) Coats Finished on an

Un-checkered Stock.

$79

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Best Package Offer

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (2) finish coats

Semi Gloss Finish

Product
$5.00

SEMI-GLOSS

Short Rifle/Shotgun Forearm

Filled & Polyurethane

(2) Coats Finished on an

Un-checkered Forearm.

$39

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Best for General Upkeep

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (2) finish coats

Semi Gloss Finish

Product
$5.00

SEMI-GLOSS

Full Length Shotgun or Rifle Basic Stock Refinishing

Filled & Polyurethane (2) Coats Finish on an

Un-checkered Stock.

$125

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (2) finish coats

Semi Gloss Finish

Product
$5.00

SEMI-GLOSS CHECKERED POLYURETHANE

Checkering is stripped out, cleaned, brushed and taped out before we apply the finish coats. We do not spray finish coats into the checkering, it is waxed only after completion of refinishing.

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SEMI-GLOSS POLYURETHANE SHOTGUN & RIFLE CHECKERED STOCKS REFINISHING SERVICE

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SEMI-GLOSS

Short Rifle/Shotgun Basic Stock Filled & Polyurethane (2) Coats Finished on an

Checkered Stock.

$99

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (2) finish coats

Semi-Gloss

Polyurethane

Product
$5.00

SEMI-GLOSS

Short Rifle/Shotgun Forearm

Filled & Polyurethane

(2) Coats Finished on an

Checkered Forearm.

$49

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (2) finish coats

Semi-Gloss

Polyurethane

Product
$5.00

SEMI-GLOSS

Full Length Shotgun or Rifle Basic Stock Refinishing

Filled & Polyurethane (2) Coats Finish on an

Checkered Stock.

145

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (2) finish coats

Semi-Gloss

Polyurethane

Product
$5.00

HIGH-GLOSS UN-CHECKERED POLYURETHANE

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HIGH GLOSS POLYURETHANE SHOTGUN 

& RIFLE UN-CHECKERED STOCKS 

REFINISHING SERVICE

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HIGH GLOSS

Short Rifle/Shotgun Basic Stock Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finished on an

Un-Checkered Stock.

$125

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (4) finish coats

High-Gloss

Polyurethane

HIGH GLOSS Short Rifle/Shotgun Basic Stock Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finished on an Un-Checkered Stock.
$125.00

HIGH GLOSS

Short Rifle/Shotgun Forearm

Filled & Polyurethane

(4) Coats Finished on an

Un-Checkered Forearm.

$69

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (4) finish coats

High-Gloss

Polyurethane

HIGH GLOSS Short Rifle/Shotgun Forearm Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finished on an Un-Checkered Forearm.
$69

HIGH GLOSS

Full Length Shotgun or Rifle Basic Stock Refinishing

Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finish on an

Un-Checkered Stock.

$165

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (4) finish coats

High-Gloss

Polyurethane

HIGH GLOSS Full Length Shotgun or Rifle Basic Stock Refinishing Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finish on an Un-Checkered Stock.
$165.00

HIGH-GLOSS CHECKERED POLYURETHANE

Checkering is stripped out, cleaned, brushed and taped out before we apply the finish coats. We do not spray finish coats into the checkering, it is waxed only after completion of refinishing.

Checkering is stripped out, cleaned, brushed and taped out before we apply the finish coats. We do not spray finish coats into the checkering, it is waxed only after completion of refinishing.

HIGH GLOSS POLYURETHANE SHOTGUN

& RIFLE CHECKERED STOCKS

REFINISHING SERVICE

Compare the our service packages and find the best fit for you.

HIGH GLOSS

Short Rifle/Shotgun Basic Stock Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finished on an

Checkered Stock.

$149

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (4) finish coats

High-Gloss

Polyurethane

HIGH GLOSS Short Rifle/Shotgun Basic Stock Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finished on an Checkered Stock.
$149

HIGH GLOSS

Short Rifle/Shotgun Forearm

Filled & Polyurethane

(4) Coats Finished on an

Checkered Forearm.

$89

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (4) finish coats

High-Gloss

Polyurethane

HIGH GLOSS Short Rifle/Shotgun Forearm Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finished on an Checkered Forearm.
$89

HIGH GLOSS

Full Length Shotgun or Rifle Basic Stock Refinishing

Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finish on an

Checkered Stock.

$195

60 day turn around + / - Depending on weather and time of year.

Polyurethane Finish

Spray Application

Filled plus (4) finish coats

High-Gloss

Polyurethane

HIGH GLOSS Full Length Shotgun or Rifle Basic Stock Refinishing Filled & Polyurethane (4) Coats Finish on an Checkered Stock.
$195

GUNSMITHING SERVICE CHARGES

Per Labor Hour..................................................................................................................$ 45.00

Per Man & Machine Hour...............................................................................................$ 65.00

Minimum labor charge...................................................................................................$ 45.00

Written appraisals, cost estimates ............................................................................$ 45.00


MUZZLE LOADER WORK

PULL BALL .........................................................................................................................$ 45.00

REMOVE MULTIPLE BALLS........................................................................................$ 80.00

REMOVE BROKEN RAMROD FROM BARREL.....................................................$ 80.00

REMOVE STUCK BREECH PLUG ...........................................................................$ 100.00

REMOVE RUSTED ON BREECH PLUS.................................................................$ 125.00


HANDGUN ACTION WORK

REVOLVER ACTION JOB - Clean, smooth action, not including replacement of parts ....................................................................................................................................$ 125.00

SEMI-AUTO PISTOL ACTION JOB - Clean, smooth action, not including any parts ...................................................................................................................................$ 165.00


GLASS BEDDING BARREL & ACTION

Hunting Rifle ....................................................................................................................$ 135.00


 STOCK ACCESSORIES

INSTALL RECOIL PAD - Labor only .........................................................................$ 45.00

INSTALL ADJUSTABLE BUTT PLATE - Labor only .............................................$ 85.00

INSTALL SLING SWIVELS - Std and Q/D ..............................................................$ 45.00


SPECIALIZED STOCK WORK

INLETTING AND FINISHING OF SEMI-FINISHED STOCK

Not including checkering, recoil pad,special butt plate, grip cap or other attachments ..........................................................................................................$ 200.00 UP 

FIT, BED AND FINISH FIBERGLASS STOCK BLANK..............................$ 200.00

PREFINISHED SYNTHETIC STOCK (1 Color).......................................................$   75.00

FIT & INSTALL BARRELED ACTION........................................................................$ 120.00


AR-15 SPECIALIZED WORK

MAINTENANCE CLEANING (includes complete disassembly, clean, safety check, oil and reassemble) .........................................................................................................$ 75.00

MAINTENANCE REBUILD (includes new spring & new gas rings added to the maintenance cleaning) ................................................................................................$ 135.00

INSTALL AFTERMARKET TRIGGER ........................................................................$  65.00

INSTALL AFTERMARKET FOREND/FREE-FLOAT ............................................$  85.00

ASSEMBLE COMPLETE UPPER..............................................................................$   85.00

ASSEMBLE COMPLETE LOWER .............................................................................$  85.00

ASSEMBLE COMPLETE RIFLE ..................................................................................$ 175.00

INSTALL FLASH HIDER ON PRE-THREADED BARREL ...................................$ 45.00

OPEN GAS PORTS FOR FUNCTIONING ...............................................................$ 65.00

INSTALL OR REPLACE GAS BLOCK ........................................................................$ 45.00

INSTALL OR REPLACE AR BARREL...........................................................................$ 75.00

INSTALL OR REPLACE BUTTSTOCK & BUFFER TUBE ....................................$ 45.00


METAL REFINISHING

CUT AND CROWN BARREL

Rifles and Shotguns / Handguns ...............................................................................$ 85.00


Brownell's Matte Finishes

Matte finishes are available in Parkerizing Gray (medium gray), Dark Parkerizing Gray (medium dark), Stainless Steel Gray (light), Earth Brown, Matte Clear, O.D. Green for creating camo pattern stocks, Desert Tan (light, desert-tan sand), Coyote (light, gray-brown) and the original favorite, Matte Black. Also available is Semi-Gloss Black which can be used to compliment the matte finishes.


AR15 Rifle, one color matte finish...........................................................................$  175.00

Semi automatic pistols ..............................................................................................$ 150.00

Single shot  shotguns ..................................................................................................$ 125.00

Double barrel shotguns.............................................................................................$ 200.00

** Call about other guns!

Per Man Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$45.00

Per Man & Machine Hour . . . . . . . . . . ........... . .$65.00.

MINIMUM CHARGE PER GUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 45.00

Written appraisals, cost estimates . . . . . . . . . . $ 45.00

WE ARE A FEDERAL LICENSED DEALER.

WE OFFER OTHER SHOPS A CONTRACT GUNSMITH

IN NORTH FLORIDA & SOUTH GEORGIA

Federal Licensed Firearms Dealers located in Gadsden and Leon Counties, Florida and Bainbridge and Decatur Counties, Georgia

> Free pickup of gunsmith work & return to your shop,

> Dealers receive a 20% discount on all parts and labor services.


Federal Licensed Firearms Dealers outside of these counties may send their work to us by UPS

>Dealers receive a 20% discount on all parts and labor services.

>Return shipping is at actual cost.

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ACME Model 1896 12 Ga Receiver & Parts Includes all visible parts.

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ACME Model 1896 12 Ga Receiver & Parts Includes all visible parts.
$65

Beretta Model 92 Slide Stop Factory New

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Beretta Model 92 Slide Stop Factory New
$40

Black Powder Fancy Hammer

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Black Powder Fancy Hammer
$45.00

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Black Powder Fancy Hammer (#3 on back)
$45.00

Browning Vintage Automatic Butt Plate 12 Gauge

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Browning Vintage Automatic Butt Plate 12 Gauge
$65.00

Browning Auto 5 - 12 Ga Bolt Handle

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Browning Auto 5 - 12 Ga Bolt Handle
$45.00

Browning A5 12 Gauge Cartridge Carrier

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Browning A5 12 Gauge Cartridge Carrier
$65.00

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Browning A5 16 Gauge Cartridge Carrier
$75.00

Browning A5 Magazine Cap 12 Gauge

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Browning A5 Magazine Cap 12 Gauge
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Browning A5 Magazine Cap 12 Gauge

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Browning A5 Magazine Cap 12 Gauge
$175.00

USED Browning Citori 12 Guage Shotgun Stock Item #9

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USED Browning Citori 12 Guage Shotgun Stock Item #9
$145.00

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USED Browning Citori 12 Guage English Stock Item # 7
$125.00

Fabrique Nationale Browning 12 Ga Frame/Mag Tube

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Fabrique Nationale Browning 12 Ga Frame/Mag Tube
$200

Bryco Jennings M 58 J59 13 RD Magazine Clip

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Bryco Jennings M 58 J59 13 RD Magazine Clip
$35.00

Cetme Rifle Firing Pin Cal 308 Factory Original

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Cetme Rifle Firing Pin Cal 308 Factory Original
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Colt Single Action Hammer; Fits G-K-Q Revolvers

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Colt Single Action Hammer; Fits G-K-Q Revolvers
$48.00

Cracker Jack Southern Arms Receiver, Parts, 12 Ga

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Cracker Jack Southern Arms Receiver, Parts, 12 Ga
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British SMLE Stock - Caliber 303

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British SMLE Stock - Caliber 303
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British SMLE Stock - Caliber 303

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British SMLE Stock - Caliber 303
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Clerke 1st Model 22 Caliber

Cylinder/Side Plate

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Clerke 1st Model 22 Caliber Cylinder/Side Plate
$65.00

Clerke Parts Gun

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Clerke Parts Gun
$75.00

Enders Royal Western Receiver & Parts 12 Guage

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Enders Royal Western Receiver & Parts 12 Guage
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Excel - 12 Gauge Complete Receiver Less Trigger Guard

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Excel - 12 Gauge Complete Receiver Less Trigger Guard
$85.00

Excel 12 Ga Complete Except Wood (Item # 203)

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Excel 12 Ga Complete Except Wood (Item # 203)
$135.00

FIE Western Duo Revolver Hammer 22 Caliber

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FIE Western Duo Revolver Hammer 22 Caliber
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Trade name once used by J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company

The Massachusetts Arms Company, of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts was a manufacturer of firearms and firearm-related products from about 1849 into the early 20th century.

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In Memoriam to a friend..............

50 Year Veteran Havana Gunsmith

Hugh William Moreland


Hugh William Moreland HAVANA - Hugh William Moreland, 76, who was the owner of Moreland's Gun Shop, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Havana, with burial at Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, P.O. Box 016960 (R48), Miami, FL 33101 or the NRA Foundation, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Faith Funeral Home (850-539-4300) is handling arrangements. 


Online visitors may sign the guest register atwww.faithfuneralhome.com. Born April 17, 1928, in Bainbridge, Ga., he was the son of the late Carl Moreland and Rosalie Sapp Moreland. He attended Havana High School, Florida State University and Emory at Oxford in Atlanta. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a control-tower operator. His lifelong love for flying began when he soloed at the age of 16. He restored and flew vintage World War II aircraft; the 1943 Navy Stearman was his favorite. He formed the Historic Air Command. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and an honorary lifetime member of the Valiant Air Command. After working for 30 years for the U.S. Post Office, Mr. Moreland retired as a rural-route mail carrier. He was involved in numerous community activities, which included the Concord Pilau and was past president of the Havana Kiwanis Club and Havana Volunteer Fire Department. His love for hunting and fishing was inspired by his late grandfather, Dr. H.H. Sapp. 


While stationed in Savannah, Ga., he learned the art of gunsmith. Upon his return to Havana in 1954, he opened Moreland's Gun Shop, which recently celebrated 50 years in business. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ann H. Moreland of Havana; a son, Carl William Moreland (and wife Vivian) of Oak Ridge, N.C.; two daughters, Elizabeth Doll (and husband Leslie Jr.) of Havana and Nancy Romans (and husband George) of Tallahassee; a sister, Marjorie M. Morgan of Havana; and five grandchildren, Samantha and Michelle Moreland, both of Oak Ridge, Alec and Christian Doll, both of Havana, and Ryan Romans of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by his brother, Carlton Moreland. Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Aug. 10, 2004

Havana Gun Shop Crime

Tarrence L. SMITH, Appellant,

v.

STATE of Florida, Appellee.

No. 87-1123.

District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District.

June 22, 1988.

Anthony L. Bajoczky of Barrett & Bajoczky, Tallahassee, for appellant.

Robert A. Butterworth, Atty. Gen., and Royall P. Terry, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Tallahassee, for appellee.

JOANOS, Judge.

Appellant Tarrence L. Smith has appealed the departure sentence imposed upon his conviction for armed robbery, contending the trial court relied upon an improper reason to exceed the recommended guideline sentence. For the reasons set forth below, we approve the sentence imposed.


In his first appearance before this court, reported in Smith v. State, 507 So. 2d 788 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987) (Smith I), appellant challenged both his conviction and the departure sentence imposed thereon. Appellant's conviction was affirmed, but the case was remanded for resentencing due to improper calculation of the guideline score and because only one of three reasons provided for departure was determined to be valid. On remand, the trial court again departed from the recommended guideline sentence, albeit to a lesser extent. The case is now before us on appeal from the second departure sentence.


A detailed recitation of the facts is set forth in Smith I. Briefly stated, on October 4, 1985, Moreland, the owner of a gun shop and the victim of the armed robbery *1061 which is the subject of this appeal, was talking to a customer when two youths entered his shop. As the customer left, one of the youths approached Moreland and engaged him in a discussion about weapons. The other youth approached Moreland from behind, and stabbed him in the back. As a result of the attack, Moreland's spine was severed, and he was rendered a quadriplegic. After the stabbing, the youth who had engaged Moreland in conversation left the shop. The other youth went behind the counter and took two guns.


Based on fingerprints and other leads, the police began questioning Stanley Cannon about the robbery. At first, Cannon denied any involvement. Subsequently, he admitted being present when the crime occurred, and identified appellant as the person who stabbed Moreland. Appellant was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder and armed robbery.


Testimony at trial revealed that Cannon made many inconsistent statements during the investigation, and that although Cannon had not been offered a deal in exchange for his testimony, the police chief testified that he agreed to make the state's attorney aware of Cannon's cooperation. Since the victim and the store customer could not identify appellant, Cannon's testimony at trial as to appellant's involvement was uncorroborated. The jury found appellant guilty of armed robbery, but found him not guilty as to the charge of attempted first degree murder and all lesser included offenses.


The recommended guideline sentence was 5 1/2 to 7 years, based on a scoresheet which included 21 points for victim injury. The trial court departed from the guideline sentence, imposing a 25-year sentence to be followed by a 15-year period of probation. The departure in Smith I was based on (1) the severity of the victim's injury, (2) the extreme cruelty and excessive use of force in the commission of the robbery, and (3) the escalating pattern of criminal conduct.


This court reversed the sentence, finding that victim injury had been improperly scored because it is not an element of the offense of armed robbery. The court noted, however, that since victim injury is one of the circumstances surrounding the offense, "the trial judge may properly rely on the extent of victim injury as a ground for departure where it has not already been considered in calculating the recommended sentence." Smith I, 507 So.2d at 791. The court disapproved excessive use of force and extreme cruelty as a reason for departure, finding it based upon the stabbing injury to the victim, which gave rise to the charge of attempted murder. Since the jury acquitted appellant of attempted murder, the second reason predicated on the act of stabbing was held an improper basis for departure. The third reason was also disapproved, because the evidence of an escalating pattern of criminal conduct was insufficient to support departure. In conclusion, this court held that —

[b]ecause only one of the trial judge's three reasons for departure is valid, and because the points for victim injury were improperly scored, we must reverse and remand for resentencing.


Smith I, 507 So.2d at 791. On remand, the corrected scoresheet placed the recommended guideline sentence in the 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 year range. The trial court imposed a 17-year sentence, to be followed by a 15-year period of probation. The trial court's written reason for departure states:

The victim, Hugh Moreland, was severely injured and rendered quadriplegic in the course of this robbery in which the defendant participated. Victim injury is not an element of the offense of robbery and is not factored into the sentencing guidelines. The physical and psychological trauma suffered by the victim in this case requires an increased "measure of punishment." Vanover vs. State, 481 So. 2d 31 (2nd DCA 1985). Additionally, the victim's trauma resulted from "extraordinary circumstances" which are clearly not inherent in the crime of robbery and the victim has a "discernible physical manifestation resulting from the trauma." State v. Rousseau, 509 So. 2d 281 (Fla. 1987).


*1062 In challenging the propriety of the second departure sentence, appellant's initial brief focused on the applicability of the amended sentencing guidelines which provide that victim injury shall be scored, whether it is an element of the convicted offense or merely incidental to the criminal transaction. Appellant urged that under the original and now accurate scoresheet, the appropriate guideline range is 5 1/2 to 7 years, and this court's opinion in Smith I should be modified to comport with the recent amendments. See Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure re: Sentencing Guidelines, 509 So. 2d 1088 (Fla. 1987). Appellant further asserted that no ex post facto question is involved.


In response, the state asserts that since the current guidelines would not have an ameliorative effect in this case, an ex post facto question clearly is involved. Citing Miller v. Florida, 482 U.S. ___, 107 S. Ct. 2446, 96 L. Ed. 2d 351 (1987), the state maintains that under current law, appellant would be subject not only to scored points for victim injury, but also to less stringent standards for departure.

In his reply brief, appellant urges the alternative argument that victim injury is not a proper basis for departure, because it was a circumstance surrounding the attempted murder charge for which he was acquitted. Appellant further argues that the trial court's reliance on Rousseau is misplaced, contending that Rousseau holds that psychological trauma may constitute a clear and convincing reason for departure only if the victim has a discernible physical manifestation as a result of the trauma. According to appellant, the physical manifestation in this case is the victim's paralysis which resulted from the stab wound, and not from psychological trauma.


In Miller v. Florida, the Supreme Court held that the Florida guidelines in effect at the time of commission of an offense must be applied if a later amended version of the applicable guidelines has the potential to increase the quantum of punishment. See also Wilkerson v. State, 513 So. 2d 664, 665 (Fla. 1987). The robbery which is the subject of this appeal took place on October 4, 1985. The 1987 revisions to the sentencing guidelines have the potential to increase the severity of a sentence by virtue of an increase in points for the enumerated offenses, the fact that points may now be scored for victim injury when victim injury is not an element of the convicted offense, and the reduction in the standard of proof needed to support a departure. Therefore, in light of Miller and Wilkerson, we find the state has correctly argued that the amended guidelines are not applicable in this case.[1]

It is well settled that psychological trauma which is the type of trauma experienced by any victim of the particular offense is not a sufficient reason to depart from the recommended guidelines range. State v. Rousseau, 509 So. 2d 281, 283 (Fla. 1987). For example, in Lerma v. State, 497 So. 2d 736 (Fla. 1986), the court held the emotional hardship suffered by a victim of sexual battery cannot justify departure because nearly all sexual battery cases inflict emotional hardship on the victim. Nevertheless, psychological trauma can provide an acceptable basis for departure if the psychological trauma is due to extraordinary circumstances which make the trauma unique to that case. Just such an exception to the general rule enunciated in Lerma was carved out in Casteel v. State, 498 So. 2d 1249 (Fla. 1986), when the court found that the trauma suffered by the victim's son, who viewed the brutal attack upon his *1063 mother, came within the ambit of Rule 3.701(b)3, which directs that the penalty imposed should be commensurate with the severity of the convicted offense and the circumstances surrounding the offense. The court concluded that the psychological trauma present in Casteel was of a different caliber than the trauma in Lerma, and that emotional trauma may be relied upon for departure if supported by the facts in the case. Rousseau, 509 So.2d at 283-284.

In Rousseau, in an effort to clarify the status of emotional trauma as a departure reason, the court further explained that —

In addition to the extraordinary circumstances clearly not inherent in the crime charged, we perceive that there may be another situation where psychological trauma to the victim may be utilized to depart from a guidelines sentence. We hold psychological trauma to the victim may constitute a clear and convincing reason for departure when the victim has a discernible physical manifestation resulting from the psychological trauma.

.....

When the victim's trauma results from extraordinary circumstances clearly not inherent in the crime charged or when the victim has a discernible physical manifestation resulting from the trauma, it may constitute a clear and convincing reason for departure. (emphasis supplied).

509 So.2d at 283-284. Thus, Rousseau makes clear that psychological trauma is a valid reason for departure in two distinct situations: (1) when the trauma results from extraordinary circumstances not inherent in the crime charged, or (2) when the victim has a discernible physical manifestation as a result of the psychological trauma. See also State v. McCall, 524 So. 2d 663 (Fla. 1988); Tillman v. State, 525 So. 2d 862 (Fla. 1988); Hall v. State, 517 So. 2d 692 (Fla. 1988); Vanover v. State, 498 So. 2d 899 (Fla. 1986); Smith v. State, 525 So. 2d 477 (Fla. 1st DCA 1988); Whitfield v. State, 515 So. 2d 360 (Fla. 4th DCA 1987); Maulden v. State, 514 So. 2d 370 (Fla. 4th DCA 1987). In Whitfield, the court noted, citing Rousseau, that although emotional or psychological trauma is an inherent component of armed robbery and aggravated assault, a departure reason based on psychological and emotional trauma to the victims was valid in that case due to the presence of extraordinary circumstances.

Appellant attacks the departure sentence in this case on several grounds. First, appellant contends emotional trauma cannot be relied on for departure because it resulted from the stabbing, and he was acquitted of attempted first degree murder. At first blush, the argument appears sound. However, the trial court related the victim's trauma to the experience of becoming a quadriplegic, rather than to the experience of being stabbed. We find the psychological overlay attendant upon instant quadriplegia is separate and distinct from the emotional trauma which attaches to the realization that one has been the subject of an attempted murder.

In making this determination, we recognize that a departure sentence cannot be based on an offense for which a conviction was not obtained. Fla.R.Crim.P. 3.701(d)(11). Indeed, in Smith I, this court stated that "[b]ecause the stabbing injury to the victim is an aspect of the charged offenses [attempted first degree murder and all lesser included offenses] for which a conviction was not obtained, the second reason predicated on the act of stabbing is an improper basis for departure." 507 So.2d at 791. This reference was made in the context of excessive use of force and extreme cruelty as a basis for departure. Since the excessive use of force and extreme cruelty pertained to the stabbing, and since appellant was not convicted on the murder charge which was predicated on the stabbing, this court, in Smith I, found excessive use of force and extreme cruelty an improper reason for departure.

In this instance, however, the trial court based departure on the victim's physical and psychological trauma attendant upon the severe injury inflicted in the course of the armed robbery. We conclude that the circumstances surrounding the armed robbery for which appellant was convicted constitute those extraordinary circumstances not inherent in the offense charged, as that concept was contemplated in McCall, Hall, *1064 and Vanover. In other words, while it is true the act of stabbing the victim in the back gave rise to the charge of attempted murder for which appellant was acquitted, it is also true that the stabbing was an aspect of the circumstances surrounding the armed robbery for which appellant was convicted. We conclude, therefore, that the factual circumstances present in this case render this an extraordinary and egregious case of armed robbery and that the victim's psychological trauma resulted from those extraordinary circumstances.


Although we have determined that the trial court's reason for departure is proper, we find the law of the case doctrine would also preclude a contrary result. In Smith I, this court held that the extent of victim injury constituted a valid reason for departure, where victim injury has not been factored into the recommended sentence. Therefore, in view of this court's prior consideration of this departure reason, the law of the case would bar a different conclusion. See Johnson v. Dugger, 523 So. 2d 161 (Fla. 1988); Preston v. State, 444 So. 2d 939, 942 (Fla. 1984); Greene v. Massey, 384 So. 2d 24, 28 (Fla. 1980); Jefferson v. Thompson, 516 So. 2d 33, 34 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987).

Accordingly, we affirm the departure sentence imposed in this case.

MILLS and SHIVERS, JJ., concur.


NOTES

[1] The pertinent Rules of Criminal Procedure in effect in 1985 when the offense was committed provide:

3.701(b)2. The primary purpose of sentencing is to punish the offender. Rehabilitation and other traditional considerations continue to be desired goals of the criminal justice system but must assume a subordinate role. 3.701(b)3. The penalty imposed should be commensurate with the severity of the convicted offense and the circumstances surrounding the offense.


3.701(d)7. Victim injury shall be scored if it is an element of any offenses at conviction. 3.701(d)11. .. . Reasons for deviating from the guidelines shall not include factors relating to the instant offenses for which convictions have not been obtained.

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward For 

Information Regarding A Theft of Firearms

12 Firearms Stolen From Licensed Dealer


TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Virginia O'Brien, Tampa Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of Angel's Gun Shop and Business Center located at 30871 Blue Star Highway, Midway, Fla.


In the early morning hours of March 20, 2011, 12 firearms were stolen during a burglary of Angel's Gun Shop and Business Center, a federal firearms licensee (FFL). This is the second burglary and theft of firearms from Angel's Gun Shop and Business Center in the last 18 months. During the March 20 burglary nine hand guns, two black powder weapons and one long gun were stolen from the FFL.


"The theft of firearms poses a serious threat to the community," said O'Brien. "These firearms, in the hands of criminals, can cause immeasurable harm to innocent victims."


ATF is the federal law enforcement agency that investigates firearms thefts, which can result in significant federal prison sentences for the person or persons responsible.


The burglary of Angel's Gun Shop and Business Center is being investigated by ATF's Tallahassee Field Office and the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the following agencies:


ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF GUNS or (800) 283-4867

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