Custom Gunsmithing Done Right

Competitive pricing, quick turnaround times, and constant client communication are the foundation of Worthy Treasures & Firearms commitment to your gunsmithing, firearms coating and all antique restorations.

First, we bring over 90 years of experience to your job. Not only are we Fort Wayne’s oldest family-owned plating company, but we’re also the oldest in the United States, and we have the knowledge it takes to get every job done efficiently. We have the knowledge and the metal engineering expertise to determine the metal and electroplating that will give you the best product.

Our knowledge and experience guarantee you the best product and the best PRICE as well. Shop around and you’ll see just how competitive the pricing is at Worthy Treasures & Firearms. Our customers come back to WTF because they know they can depend on us to keep costs firmly in line.

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Worthy Treasures & Firearms

We pride ourselves on having the most dependable staff in the industry. Part of our job is communication with our clients. If there is a possible delay, you’ll hear from us immediately. If you have question, we will do our best to answer expeditiously.  Do you need expedited service? Let us know. We can prioritize to make it work for you.

Worthy Treasures & Firearms is environmentally compliant and adopt green business practices. We service every industry. Worthy Treasures & Firearms is a division of Franke Plating Works.  This partnership provides quality plating and corrosion protection to our gunsmithing.


More Than 90 Years of Quality Metal Plating Excellence.

Franke Plating Works has been meeting and surpassing customer needs by providing the best and most up-to-date plating and metal finishing services since 1930. Established in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Harry L. Franke, Franke Plating Works began with galvanizing, and made its first technological advance by moving into the electroplating process.

The early and continuing success of Worthy Treasures & Firearms has allowed us to expand over the years to meet the growing demands of multiple industries. We’ve done electroplating and electro-less plating for every industry from farming to military.  We have serviced everything in between. Parts plated at Franke Plating Works have harvested crops, gone to war, and into space. We’ve also been on the cutting edge of science with innovations for the medical industry. We’ve gained a solid reputation for our expert knowledge in metals and plating processes that is second to none. Our consulting work and prototype projects have helped numerous clients succeed as well.

Thanks to the foresight of Harry L Franke, the dedicated stewardship of his son William J Franke, and the innovation from grandson and current president Warren T Franke, Franke Plating Works in Fort Wayne continues to be the plating & gunsmithing shop you can count on to get the job done.

Why Cerakote?

Cerakote is the World Class Leader in thin film ceramic coating. They have taken the industry-leading performance of Cerakote H-Series to the next level and improved hardness, abrasion resistance, and lubricity, all in a thinner application. Cerakote has accomplished this by developing an advanced resin technology that enables the incorporation of the highest performance engineered ceramics.