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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #21
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Old January 21st, 2008, 05:40 PM   #22
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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:39 PM   #23
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are you doing work?
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Old January 21st, 2008, 10:34 PM   #24
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Yes, I am doing work. Is there something you need done? I have fair prices and normally a fast turn around.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #26
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Old August 6th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #27
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I have just recently started doing the Duracoat gun finishes. I have been using the Teflon based finishes for years with great success but the Duracoat seems to be a bit more versatile. I am offering a 10% discount to any member on this site who wants a Duracoat refinish. PM me for prices. Thanks
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #28
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Tim, do you hae a parkerizing tank?
I need to do a 1919a4 beltfed.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #29
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No, I don't do parkerizing at this time.
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Good to know. Will keep you in mind. Thanks!
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I have a Winchester 1200 12 gauge.I was wondering if it would be possible to put an adjustable choke tube on it and how much. Also how much to replace the site with a fiberoptic bead.
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I would need to see the barrel to measure barrel wall thickness but to convert to screw in choke tubes $150-$200 range and a fiber optic bead $30-$40 depending on which one you want. I don't want to talk you out of my services but you may be further ahead purchasing a shotgun that already has the screw in tubes.
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I would need to see the barrel to measure barrel wall thickness but to convert to screw in choke tubes $150-$200 range and a fiber optic bead $30-$40 depending on which one you want. I don't want to talk you out of my services but you may be further ahead purchasing a shotgun that already has the screw in tubes.
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Ya, thats kinda what I was thinking. I just wanted to get an idea so I knew if it was worth it or not. I really want a matte camo gun for duck hunting anyways so it isn't a big deal. It's not like I'm attached to this one. But I'll keep the fiber optic bead in mind eithee way as my whole family ets them on their guns.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #34
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where did you learn gunsmithing? do you do custom checkering? i have a really nice stock that is semi fitted. a blank custom cut from fajen. its an amazing piece of wood!
ive thought about having it finished, but i didnt know a gunsmith i trusted.
do you have any pics of some of your woodwork?

my father was the gunsmith at neumans gun shop for many years. worked at northwest gun shop for a while too. he specialized in custom safari stuff and exotic woodwork.
he went to the colorado school of trade for gunsmithing.

thx, good luck
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Old November 8th, 2008, 08:43 AM   #35
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My father was a gunsmith so I have been around the trade my whole life. When my father retired and moved I made friends with a local gunsmith and he helped me finish up my apprenticeship so to speak. I was a machinist by trade for many years so I have the skills to do the precision metal work. Over the years I "specialized" in many things. I was a competitive shooter so I have done a lot of work on 1911's to get the competitive edge. The thing I am most passionate about is custom sporting rifles. I have built and re-stocked dozens of rifles over the years and it is the thing I enjoy the most. All my stock work is done with hand tools to keep the wood to metal fit at minimum tolerances. Also bedding is a big concern when stocking a rifle and the recoil lug is always glass bedded for stability and strength. So if you have a stock you want fitted I would love to do it for you. I have one rifle I am finishing up now and a full custom rifle I will be starting shortly (after deer season). On a re-stock the time frame is usually 6-9 months depending on the finish you choose as some London style finishes may take several weeks to apply. Checkering I can do but I am so slow at it. I can't make any money at it so I work with someone who is much faster than me but just as picky about detail. I have very few photos of my work as I just started a portfolio (I know should have done years ago) but I can provide many references and I do have examples of my work you can see in person. Most of the rifles I build are wood stocked sub half inch @ 100yards rifles which shows my attention to detail. To me craftsmanship is everything.
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