The longest time you had to wait?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by kimberyote, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. kimberyote

    kimberyote Well-Known Member

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    My gunsmith has had 2 of my rifles for going on 19 months.
    One is a rebarrel and bedding. The other is having problems cycling.
    What has been the longest you have had to wait?
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    that's ridiculus, get a new smith that is REALLY in the business.
     

  3. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    For those small tasks, I wouldn't have waited more than than a week after the time frame he said he would be able to start. And if his start time was too far off, then I would have found someone that could get to it in a more timely fashion.
     
  4. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Hell! I've been waiting for nearly 70 years and am still not quite finnished. :D

    That smith sux!! And probably ain't any good either.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    The gestation period of an elephant is almost equivalent to the time your gunsmith has kept you waiting. Some of the busier smiths around me tell me they can get to my rifle in 3 weeks plus what ever time it takes to do the work (3 weeks for the re-barrel). Add a month for a really busy guy and you still are long by about 16 months.
     
  6. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

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    My last build with Kirby went 24 months.
     
  7. webs

    webs Well-Known Member

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    A full build once all of the parts arrived, lasted about a month and a half.
     
  8. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    I guess that's fine if that's about what you were told it would be.
     
  9. kimberyote

    kimberyote Well-Known Member

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    Im sending some emails out to other smiths for time & money estimates.
     
  10. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I waited 2 years for a couple of rifles because I did not know better, and still had to do some
    work on them and then decided to just start building them myself.

    Not to long ago a friend brought me a box of rifle parts that he had been waiting on for 7 years
    for his smith to assemble. I built the rifle in less than 3 weeks.

    3 to 4 weeks time is plenty if the smith has time to dedicate to your rifle if he has everything
    nessary.

    J E CUSTOM