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Jim's Gun Shop

Discussion in 'Oregon Reviews' started by Northwest Firearms, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Northwest Firearms

    Northwest Firearms Pacific Northwest Site Maintenance

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    Discuss Jim's Gun Shop

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  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I've been there many times, its a garage converted to a gun shop. Great older guy, with a good selection considering its in a garage. I bought a 10/22 there. Some of his stuff is high priced, and some is great priced. Just takes some looking. (and asking because his prices aren't always shown). Great old time service.

    Also, its best to call ahead, because he is not always home.
     
  3. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I used to see him at the Benton County Gunshows in the late 1970's. I last sold him a gun, for a fair price, in 1981! He was a "straight-shooter" back then too.........................elsullo :thumbup:
     
  4. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A shop I have not been too. humm
     
  5. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Its a shop in his garage, just to give you the heads up. Also calling ahead is usually advised because he is not always home.

    The other odd thing about his shop, most guns don't have prices on them, he just looks them up. But usually it seems like he has a bit of haggle room, since he's not too dependent on the income.
     
  6. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Im looking for a 270 for my wife it might be a good place to look
     
  7. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Check philomath as well, and/or the pawn shops in albany/corvallis
     
  8. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Jim is indeed an institution here in the Valley. Jim was instrumental in helping my wife and I open our gun shop years ago. He provided us with free consultation and advise...something I've never forgotten. He has been a good friend and refers his customers to OFA.

    I was in his shop two weeks ago and not much has changed since I firsted visited it in 1977. His selection is always good with a wide arrange of old to more modern firearms.

    He is also a master Kimber dealer for those of you seeking a nice Kimber.
     
  9. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Recommended without hestiation. I have had several deals with him in the past all were fair. Do call first to make sure he is home. Having to ask on the prices always makes me wonder...like - if you irritate him, do they rise? Nice guy.
     
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    C96 Mid Willamette Valley New Member

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    I'm glad to hear that Jim is doing well. One of the guys I dealt with after moving here, good guy and a straight shooter.
     
  11. mrsaturn7085

    mrsaturn7085 Beaverton, OR Member

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    Jim is a great guy and has a very nice little shop. Prices, as mentioned, range from a total steal to a little high and you do have to ask for the prices as nothing is marked. Has an absolute TON of things you won't find anywhere else! He has a better inventory in his garage than most businesses do with 10 times the space.
     
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    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I missed out on meeting him. Sounds like he was a great guy to deal with. RIP Jim Moore.
     
  14. WillametteValGunsmithing

    WillametteValGunsmithing Veneta, Oregon New Member

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    I had just seen him a couple of weeks ago at Jim Felton's, Jim's cousin here in Eugene.
    They grew up together in Corvallis and were like brothers. He seemed pretty good, just goes to show ya never know.
    I did a lot of restoration work for him since the late 1980's. A number of Mdl 12's, 42's, 70's and 54's ran through our shop from him. He was always a classy man . His cousin Jim Felton here in Eugene, went to Gunsmithing School under Parker (P.O. Ackley ) and Robert G. (Bob ) West. Really does not get any better than that. Thru those fellas I met a lot of very knowledgeable, real custom gunsmiths & gunmakers. Unfortunately they are all passing. I talked with his cousin over the weekend also.

    R.I.P Mr. Jim

    Sincerely, George @WVG
     
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