Originally Posted by BMF
I have a question for all you gunsmiths out there. How long does it take to assemble and chamber a custom rifle once you have all the components ?
Everyone will probably come up with a different time line because of the way they do business.
Actual work time also depends on the equipment each one has, the amount of work they have,
the requirements of the job and the conditions of the supplied parts.
If nothing requires fixing, changing and everything fits perfect. (Which is almost never) actual
machine time is 8 to 10 hours, assembly and testing is another 4 or 5 hours.
So ultimately 2 weeks is possible or less if the smith only works on your rifle (Most have many
going at the same time).
I would have to say that 3 months should be max. years to build is ridiculous.
2+ years is absurd
The main piece of advice I would give anyone is to never pay 100% of the money up front (It
removes any incentive to finish on time). Cover the key components (barrel, stock, trigger and
muzzle break. and pay the labor when you pick the rifle up.
J E CUSTOM