potential problem with well respected local gunsmith

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  1. Goosebrown

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    SEE! SEE! We told you!
     
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    Here is another thought that I'm not sure has been brought up. For your safety take it to John. If this guy isn't doing things correctly or half azzed and this thing blows up in your face or you have a major malfunction then its you that suffers personally. Or worst yet its your wife or kids shooting. Maybe I'm way off base but safety has to come first.
     
  3. shibbershabber

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    Well, he as agreed to properly repair the spot and refinish the entire thing, no charge of course.

    Ill be taking it to @NWCustomFirearms beforehand to get his opinion on the condition of the receiver...

    Assuming Jon gives it a green light for being safe to fire, Ill take it in to CCG to refinish. I told him Id give him a chance to make it right, so I will give him that chance...
    I figure the worst case scenario now is the botches the finish job... in that case, I can blast it off and take it in to Jon for a proper job.



    Just for fun, here is the rifle in question.
    Sort of a mock-up since the new barrel wont fit the original stock, but you get the idea.
    WP_20170715_23_30_59_Pro.jpg
    WP_20170715_23_31_49_Pro.jpg

    The best part is... someday I will get to shoot it.;)
     
  4. djharteloo

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    Great thread. I've been looking at getting some work done on a cherry Winchester Model 70 that I want to ding up myself, not have someone else do it for me. Definitely won't be taking it to CCGS or any other firearm for any kind of work.
     
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    This is good... You definitely show more patience, than many would under the circumstances. Please keep us updated, as we all feel a little vested to the situation now.
    Nice rifle BTW... I've always been a huge Savage fan. I have a FVSR.22, just sold my 110 7mm, and a 6.5 stealth is on the top of my "Someday" list.

    I wonder if he caught wind of this thread?
     
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    Beautiful rifle!! I give you credit for letting him touch that thing again. Let us know how it turns out.
     
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    Yes it is... it was ackward trying keep eye contact when I dropped off a USGI 1911 for a full restore!


    :D:s0112:
     
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    "Velzey, the clothing optional gunsmith". I can see the ad campaign now. Though maybe I dont want to.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    His legs are pretty white, wear sunglasses... the glare. :D
     
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    I'm tryin hard ta get that image outta me mind. And wonderin how much this GOOD NATURED joshin is gonna cost me in the end.
     
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    He loves it, the more you pile on the deeper your "friends and family" rates get! :D
     
  13. Connor Murphy

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    Somethins gettin deeper, i'll give ya that.
     
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    You wearin' hip-waders this morn'? ;):D
     
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    Hi Brian - Yes, generally on the Savage I wrap a stainless steel shim around the points of wrench contact. As I explained, getting the recoil lug aligned takes several tightening & loosening attempts. I neglected to use the shim, just that once, and it occurred. But I did point it out at pick up. I filed it down a bit and spot blackened but once bitten...
    Since it's a blemish in the event you decide to Duracoat it can be eliminated.


    I wonder how this guy chucks up a Savage barreled action and wrenches on it with his "shim" ?
    Does not sound legit and I wonder if he has bent actions doing this ?

    And to fix an area that is more of a chip than a mar with a coating ?

    Hopefully it turns out OK.
     
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    Next time on a Savage, get a receiver wrench, borrow gauges and a cheater bar (factory fit barrels are VERY tightly screwed in) and do it yourself. I wouldn't recommend or do this on any other action, but on Savages you can do it yourself.

    Once you have done it once, you can change out a barrel on a Savage in less than 10 minutes at your bench at the range. I've gone from .308 to 6mmbr, re-zeroed the scope and been shooting again in 10 min.
     
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    To the OP, you are far more trusting then many of us! Best of luck with this ordeal!:cool:
     
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    that was the issue...

    barrel vise, nut wrench & gauges would've put me out $150 or so for a project that I wouldn't do again... A 'smith could do it for under $100...

    i don't know anyone who has that kind of gear to borrow from either. Otherwise I would've loved doing it myself
     
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    If you had bought those tools, then you'd be the guy we could borrow from.
     
  20. Goosebrown

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    I do. Happy to lend it out.

    Maybe we need a section for stuff like this.
     

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