Good Colorado Gunsmith

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Hunter5280, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Hunter5280

    Hunter5280 Active Member

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    Can someone recommend a good gunsmith in the Denver, CO area? I want to get a muzzle brake put on my rifle, and maybe a few other things. Has anybody here used High Country Gunsmithing?


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  2. royinidaho

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    How's about Longmont CO???

    Ray Montgomery was recommended to be by Dan Lilja.

    He did an outstanding job rebarreling mine. Nice work, nice bead blast, nice blue. Shoots outstanding....
     

  3. Hunter5280

    Hunter5280 Active Member

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    What is the name of his shop.
     
  4. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    If you want truly top shelf work in Colorado then Mark Chanlynn, Owner of Rocky Mountain Rifle Works in Longmont is your answer.

    Best barrel maker in the world as far as I'm concerned.
     
  5. RED MIST

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    Weaver Rifles, 16850 Sage Creek Rd. Peyton CO 80831 (719) 683-3024 or (719) 337-0501 To Inquire About Our Services, kevin@weaverrifles.com HE BUILT ME A 223AI AND TURNED OUT GREAT!!
     
  6. ilscungilli

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    David Sullivan of West Wind Rifles does great work. I've had him do work on two rifles and the work was outstanding. He is in Erie, CO.

    WEST WIND RIFLES
    David S. Sullivan
    640 Briggs Street
    Erie, CO 80516
    Phone: 303-828-3823
    e-mail: westwindrifles@comcast.net
    David specializes in building long-range and national match course competitive rifles. He has been a competitive high-power shooter since 1969 and understands the shooter's needs in a rifle. In business since 1977, David worked for Krieger before starting his own shop.


    As far as High Country Gunsmithing goes, I would have to give a big thumbs down. I brought a Remmy 700 to them to have a trigger job done. My rifle sat there for 4 months, and they never worked on it. I called a few times, and it was always "we should have it done ... We've had a bunch of ...". I picked my rifle up 5 months after I gave it to them, and they didn't even seem surprised that they did nothing, other than accumulate dust.
     
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  7. Hunter5280

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I had an appointment with High Country today and he didn't even show up. So it looks like I'm not bringing my gun to him. If anybody else has any other gunsmith suggestion please let me know. Thanks everyone.
     
  8. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Colorado Springs? I'd suggest Rich Reilly of High Tech Customs. He built my lightweight .340wby and I highly recommend him.

    High Tech Customs
    3109 N. Cascade Ave.
    Suite 103
    Colorado Springs, CO 80907

    * From I-25, take the Fillmore exit and turn East.
    * After approximately 1 mile, turn left onto Cascade.
    * Go approximately 1 1/2 blocks, High Tech Customs will be on the right.
    htcustoms.com
     
  9. toader

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    I have been to Rich Reily's shop - very impressive!!

    He was my guide on my very first elk hunt - he is a character!! Very knowledgeable about building rifles & will do it right for you - give him a shout!!
     
  10. NesikaChad

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    He's still around? I worked for him in 1999. Then I LEFT.lightbulb
     
  11. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    +1 for West Wind Rifles. Dave has built a couple of rifles for me in the past. Great work. Great guy to deal with.

    Gordon
     
  12. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Richie is quite the character all right. He really walked me through my custom and helped me with other rifles too. I could spend all day in his shop.



    NesikaChad, if you don't mind may I ask why you left? You can PM me if you like