Gunsmith for full build

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Ripper, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Ripper

    Ripper Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a respectable gunsmith to put the part's together for me. Some of the gunsmith's I was considering have build are:

    Dave Tooley
    Ed Brown
    Kirby Allen

    Maybe someone will reccommend some other's for me.
    Thanks,
    -RiP
     
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  2. Greywolf18

    Greywolf18 Well-Known Member

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    Jim See @ Center Shot Rifles
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    You cannot go wrong with any of the sponsor gunsmiths here. Good luck!

    Ed
     
  4. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Ripper,

    Give me a call at Montour County Rifles (570) 437 - 2010 or shoot me an e-mail, I'd be more than happy to talk with you about putting together a build with you. I'm sure plenty here can vouch for my work or take a look in the gun photo section at some of my recent builds.

    www.mcrifles.com
     
  5. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    I for one will vouch for Kevin's work anyday of the week and twice on Sunday:D

    He builds some of the finest rifles I seen...just look in the photos section and look for yourself.

    Or search "eleanor" She was my purty little beauty he built for me..

    And they all flat out shootgun)
     
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  6. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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  7. hart2heart

    hart2heart Active Member

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    > I have been shooting a 7 WSM for a couple of years. I have a H.S. removable mag in it. I have not been 100 % happy with the way the bolt picks up the cartridge some times it rides over the top even after the feed lips are adjusted. Is their a removable Mag system you could recommend that is specific for a 7 WSM that I could use on my Remington 700 s action or a smith I could talk to about this problem that is familiar with 7 WSM???
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    > Thank You
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    > Hart2Heart
     
  8. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Take a look at the Seekins Detachable Box mag for WSM cartridges. I've used them before on a few builds and are very good quality and didn't run into any feeding issues.
     
  9. hart2heart

    hart2heart Active Member

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    Thank you

    Did you notice what the overall length of the mag was. The HS mag forces me to seat 160,000 off my lanz with my 180 bergers otherwise the cartridges wont fit in the clip.
     
  10. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Max OAL is 3.14 inside the box.
     
  11. Ripper

    Ripper Well-Known Member

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    On average, if I supply everything, what's the cost to put the rifle together? Also, I noticed quite a few companie's put their name's on the build. No disrespect to their wanting to do so, but if this is going to be my rifle I don't want anyone elses name on it but mine. Is this a bad thing to be asking?

    Thanks,
    -Rip
     
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  12. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    The cost can vary greatly on what options you'd like done, ie: muzzle brake, barrel finish, special attachments etc. I have all my prices itemized on my website so that someone can see what I charge for each option. Best bet would be to write an e-mail to who you'd like to have build your rifle listing everything you'll be supplying and what exactly you'd like done. As for the engraving of the builders name on the barrel, most gunsmiths are proud of what they build and want it to be known who built this particular masterpiece. I engrave "Montour County Rifles" opposite of the bolt handle side of the barrel, but will add any additional wording the customer would like.
     
  13. Ripper

    Ripper Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kevin,

    I'll check your website out. I am trying to avoid as many engraving's as possible even know it's kind of like asking a professional artist to draw you a masterpiece and leave off their signature. No disrespect to any of the builder's but the only person that I am going to let put this rifle together is someone who is willing to leave that signature off. The reason being I am going to have one of these rifle's built for dad, and his name is going to be on it. Nobody elses. Like I said, it's no desrepect, it's just something i'm not budging on, and I know someone out their is willing to do it.

    Thanks much,
    -Rip
     
  14. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Rip legally the licensed smith needs to put his engraving on a manufactured rifle.

    That engraving can be on the bottom of the barrel hidden by the stock.