Effective immediately, Coyote Cap / Lasergraphic LLC has made the following changes - - -


My health has taken a dramatic turn and retirement is now mandatory, necessitating a move to a warmer and dryer climate in close proximity to a Mayo Clinic facility.

In accomplishing this move, I trained a new gunsmith on cowboy guns, I moved all parts inventory and customer guns to Ahlmans Inc. (NOTE) - - Ahlmans Gunshop has been in business since 1943 and just recently celebrated 75 years in the gun business. Ahlmans currently have (42) employees, (13) of which are full time gunsmiths and Ahlmans also have a huge gun parts inventory and are factory authorized warranty repair and replacement facility for almost all major firearms manufacturers.

This was a well thought out and "Good News" move for all our old Cowboy Action Shooting customers.

Ahlmans website is as follow - - - www.ahlmans.com

Ahlmans shipping address is,

Ahlmans Inc.
Cowboy Action Dept.
9525 - 230th St. W.,
Morristown, Minn. 55052

Contact people at Ahlmans are - - -
"Stacy" - - Office Manager (507) 685-4243 or 4244 - - - stacy@ahlmans.com
"Jake" - - Cowboy Action Gunsmith

These are the two people that are assigned to assist you.

This move is permanent and thus folks wishing questions answered on difficult cowboy and antique firearms will still be able to contact me at the same phone number I have had for all these years.

Martin J. "Cap" Ahlman Jr.
"Coyote Cap"
SASS Life # 14184
(507) 685-4500 (old office #)
(507) 330-0145 (i-phone cell #)


Original Coyote CapFrom the early 1940’s to the mid 1960's, if you wanted quality gun work completed to your exacting specifications and at a fair price too, the man you would call on was Martin J. Ahlman Sr., aka “Coyote Cap”.  Cap picked up that nickname back in the 1930's when he was a young man, riding the rodeo circuit. As years passed and Cap started a family, he turned to gunsmithing as a less bone breaking way of making a living. Cap was considered by friends and customers to be an artist and in the span of 25 years, Cap built over 400 "Custom" Sporting Rifles, that are prized collectors items today. He built them for African and Alaskan hunters, Movie and TV stars, and folks just like you.


Cap only knew one way of doing things, the right way or not at all. Through years of hard work and an attitude of no compromise when it came to excellence, Cap rightfully earned a worldwide reputation as a "Master" Gunsmith. The American Gunsmiths Guild voted Cap as one of the ten top gunsmiths in the United States, as a tribute to "Coyote Cap's" dedication to the difficult art of gunsmithing.

Unfortunately, Cap passed away from a heart attack in 1965, but his legacy continues today, with Cap's son, Martin J. Ahlman Jr., (aka Coyote Cap, SASS 14184-L), and Grandson, Tim Ahlman aka "Mogollon Drifter" SASS 13690-LR-TG),

Coyote Cap / Lasergraphic specializes in "Custom" laser and CAS action work on ALL types of Cowboy Action Shooting firearms, plus we do Laser Engraved club trophies and badges for major matches.


We travel 12 months of the year to CAS shoots all over the country with the company mobile gunshop and Laser engraving trailers. Cap and Drifter do (FREE) "on-the-firing-line" emergency gun repairs and also custom gunsmithing and laser engraving (plus, instant badge and trophy making) at shoots. We also carry an extensive parts inventory for all CAS guns.

As a tribute to the memory of the real "Coyote Cap", we have taken on his attitude of dedication to excellence, as is evidenced by the photos on this page and other pages on this website. Our dedicated workmanship, artistry and attention to detail is earning us an International reputation with our customers and has drawn the attention of major corporations like Interstate Arms Corp, (IAC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA).

As a cowboy action gunsmith, Coyote Cap was instrumental in the re-designing and modernization of several types of antique rifles, revolvers and shotguns. These are the Colt, Ruger, Marlin, Uberti, Winchester, Stoeger, Baikal and IAC. More work went into the M-99 hammered double, the original John Browning designed M-93 and M-97 hammered pump and the M-87 hammered lever action for Interstate Arms Corp.

Interstate Arms Corp built those models to our specifications with American Components, including (27) M-1901 "Prototype" 12ga, lever actions. There are now over 1,800 special edition guns in use across America and we have completed over 3,000 Competition Action Jobs on all types of Cowboy firearms, including Winchester and Uberti M-66 & M-73, Marlin M-94, Bikal BH-II, Stoger IGA, Colt, Ruger and a host of obsolete model cowboy guns.

Over years, we have tried to give back to our Nationwide SASS community as much as we could for giving us a chance at a change in our lives ! Coyote Cap / Lasergraphic has donated over 150 "Custom" firearms and countless laser engraving and action job certificates to help promote local, State, Regional, National and World Championship shooting events, the SASS Scholarship Fund, the St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, Charity Fund, the Founders Ranch Chapel Fund, personal SASS member family tragedies and other worthy causes. All this was to continue the legacy of our Grandfather, the real "Coyote Cap".

Quality Workmanship is EVERYTHING to us and our very high standards takes a huge amount of time for each gun. Our reputation for excellence far outweighs the length of time your gun may be with us and that is what makes this so worthy and enjoyable.


We ask folks to please understand that we are not located in one spacific spot, as we work out of our mobile gunshop trailer, 12 months of the year. We want you to be as patient as you can and you will see what other customers have already seen, the wait for VERY HIGH QUALITY, will always be worth it.   If we feel confident enough with your firearm, to shoot a major match with it, THEN and only then, is it right !

At Coyote Cap / Lasergraphic, we are committed to following the legacy of Coyote Cap Sr.  We understand, everyone should expect quality at a reasonable price, and that is exactly what we deliver.


A Quote From M. J. "Cap" Ahlman Sr.

Born, 1913   Passed Away, 1965

""Definition of a Gunsmith""

A Gunsmith must have:

The tenacity of a bulldog

       The stubborness of a mule

       The wisdom of Solomon

    The patience of Job

              The hands of a surgeon

                    And the soul of an artist


Attention to detail is everything to us !

Nra Whittington Center M-87
NRA Model 87
Examples of our high quality workmanship is demonstrated in these photos of a Coyote Cap M-87wcse-18, completely "Competition" tuned, jeweled (Damascened) and custom engraved for the National Rifle Association.
NRA M-87


Ahlmans Inc.
Cowboy Action Dept.
9525 - 230th St. W.,
Morristown, Minn. 55052




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