Originally Posted by hemiallen
Bump for an extremely cool looking gun.
Curious, without trying to denegrate a fine gun, how a person could have 3k into a remington action?
I've never had a rifle built, and suspect Labor is a key component here, and would like to learn if you don't mind sharing the build costs. I suspect many are afraid to make an offer with the statement of costs.....
Again, not trying to be disrespectful, but it would be interesting to see a breakdown.
Hope she finds a new home
No offense taken at all. I'll see how well I remember the details. First off, this is a full custom, components alone are in the $1800 neighborhood. This allows something like $1200 for Kirby's painstaking labor. Kirby being who he is, this is an absolute steal! It's a steal for two reasons, #1- Kirby is an absolute perfectionist and spends far more time on labor than he ought to. #2 - You can't buy a better product at any price, anywhere! I chose to have Kirby true a Rem action rather than buy a custom because I know the finished product has been checked and perfected. Maybe not for resale, but then I never anticipated selling...
Average price for a custom of this nature is going to be right around $3k, however you build. I'll outline as best I remember.
Components are: Action
Holland recoil lug
Gre Tan firing pin assembly
Tactical bolt knob
Labor would include trueing face, threads, locking abutments, bolt face, and bolt lugs. Install and tune trigger, mortise and install Sako extractor, install firing pin assembly, cut and thread bolt handle. This is the basic description, from my poor memory. What it doesn't describe is Kirby's attention to detail and dedication to perfection. I'm sure I've left something out.
Lilja #6, fluted, 27" 1 in 9 twist.
Labor here would be chamber, thread, crown, muzzle brake
fitting, and engraving. Also, a bead blast finish. At one point I offended Kirby implying I was waiting an awfully long time for what amounted to not much work. Mistake! He explained at length his process. I don't remember those pages. I do remember he stated this portion alone was nearly a full days work! I remember how passionate he was about producing a superb product regardless of time involved. Just as an aside, if you 'd like Kirby to build you one the wait is currently over 18 months!
Labor here would be a pillar bedding job, fitting the pad, and fitting metal components to stock.
I don't remember cost of individual components or services. However it wouldn't take a body long to add up component costs and labor costs.
Thanks for the interest. Hope this helps answer your question.