Re: Can gunsmiths get parts quicker?
If a 'smith orders 20-30 stocks/barrels per year or 20-30 triggers/actions at one time he will/might get a better price (depending, of course) but, he gets 'put in line' by most manufactuers, like everyone else. I think many manufactures (not all) would rather sell to individuals as the can sell for retail instead of a discounted rate. To most manufacters, it's all about volume in one way or another. More money selling at retail, less hastle selling at a discount to a 'smith that knows what he wants without guessing and will be ordering more than 'one'.
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face. 1993 graduate Montgomery Community College 2yr. gunsmithing program