I just joined this web site on Christmas Day. My name is Nathaniel G. Lambeth, Sr. I go by "Nat" not "Nate" and use the handle Rustystud on BRC and 6mmBR. I don't know "308Nate" he may be the best gunsmith in town. I do work on Savages, Remingtons, Winchesters, and Custom Actions mostly for F-Class, HP, Palma, Tactical, Varmint hunting and Big Game hunting rifles.
I am not trying to adverise my services on this thread, just wanted to make sure I was correctly identified. I will be glad to talk with any of you about your Savage Bolt actions. I true and time Savages, I also specialize in rebarreling them with custom chambered high end barrels such as Broughton, Krieger, RockCreek, Lilja. References upon request
I can be reached at the following:
Nathaniel G. Lambeth, SR
15 Sunflower Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596
(919) 556-0554 home/shop
(919) 662-6848 cell NLambeth@embarqmail.com
Welcome aboard Nat , I'm sure we are all glad to have you and look forward to any knowledge your willing to share. Their are several great smiths that get alot of work from this site Nathen Dagley "308nate" or just Nate to the guys that he's done work for is one of them as well ans Kirby Allen and Shawn Carlock along with several others I'm sure are up and comming.
Again welcome and I know I personaly look forward to chatting with you , I'm the type of person that feels that everybody can learn somthing from everybody else.
Have either of you had any work done by these men. If so, what; how long was the turn around; how are they to work with?
Yes, I've had Nat Lambeth do some work for me before on my Savage .243 12FV. Turnaround time was less than 1 week if I recall correctly, though he and I only work a couple of miles from one another for the same company (state govt.) and he met me after work. Excellent to work with.
I also work with a gal who knows him well and speaks very highly of him.
Nat, sorry to have messed up your name. Welcome - they's good folks here.
Re: Savage gunsmithing, anybody have any experience with them?
I realize that this reply post is WAY too late to be of any help to the original poster, but I feel the need to at least warn others looking at the originally posted message concerning experience with SavageGunsmithing.
To date, I can't yet comment on the quality of the actual gunsmithing work done by SavageGunsmithing, but I can report however, that timeliness and customer service do not appear to be this company's strong suits. After waiting for two+ months, I still haven't received my rifle back from them.
I have waited weeks at a time for replies to emails - at least for those that I got replies - that is... Some email messages were just ignored and never answered. I have had to call long distance multiple times just to get answers to questions.
Early on in this process, I was verbally assured by phone that the gunsmithing work could be completed by May 2012 (this whole process started in late February/early March of 2012). In late April, I again informed them of the need to get the completed rifle returned NLT the end of the first week in May. It's now rapidly approaching mid-May 2012, and still no tracking number or rifle... I have now had to purchase an alternate rifle to insure that I have a working rifle in the same caliber for an upcoming hunting trip. $600+ of ammo isn't much use without a rifle to shoot it...
Working with this company has been a VERY long, trying experience so far. Hopefully, when the rifle finally arrives, the costly work on it will have been worth the wait and frustration. It's too bad that I'll probably have to wait until the next hunt in late spring 2013 to find out if the rifle meets my initial expectations.
Last edited by Ktomlins; 05-08-2012 at 09:59 PM.