Originally Posted by silvercreekguide
All the smith would need to do is use a finish reamer and screw the barrel on correct?
Actually, you could rent a finish reamer for ~$30 and set the headspace by hand. But, that presumes that you know what you're doing; that you have barrel/action wrenches; that your action doesn't need truing; that the tolerances happen to all fall into place between the barrel, receiver, and bolt.
Any single misstep will set you back and you'd wish you'd sent it to a good smith.
My advice would be to find out what it'll cost to get it done right and keep shooting it as is while you save up.