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AR-Capable Gunsmiths Around Westside Portland Metro?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Will_Power, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Hey gang, looking for a gunsmith familiar with ARs or a shop with an in-house smith on the Westside of the Portland metro (Beaverton/Hillsboro/Tigard/SW PDX).

    I've used Curt's pretty exclusively, but I'd prefer to not be forced to only go of a weekend and then wait until the next weekend if I need something worked on.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    What do you need done? I might be able to help.


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  3. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    What do you need done?
     
  4. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    When my rifle gets back from Seekins (got the odd bad handguard, but customer service so far has been great) I'll be looking to have my set screw gas block pinned.
     
  5. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    Why not have Seekins do it?


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  6. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    I asked. They don't or won't.
     
  7. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    I have been using set screw gas blocks for years and have never felt I needed to pin it. IMHO pinning a set screw gas block (if installed correctly) is a waste of time and money.

    If you still feel the need to pin it, give Allision & Carey a call 503-256-5166


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  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I have two ARs (out of 7) w/ set-screw gas blocks... Never an issue, but to each his own.
     
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  9. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I am 6 for 6, plus pinning it, or anything on the barrel, will be inconvenient if you want to change things.
     
  10. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

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    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Set screws with some loctite and nary a problem here. When my gas block is all gunked up someday from my cast lead bullets I will chuck it and replace with a new one. Still may never happen in my lifetime anyways, but easy to replace. Sits right below my free float hand guard. I even have markings on the barrel where the new one will go....easy.

     
  12. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Call Burt at 503-244-0305. He's in Hillsdale, and has done a lot of quality work for me.