potential problem with well respected local gunsmith

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  1. Goosebrown

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    Fwiw. I have three savage centerfire actions an 5 barrels. I don't ever want a new rifle just new barrels.
     
  2. Ura-Ki

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    I agree with Goose, a loaner program between members would sure be an enabler for many to do more of their own projects, and it would be a great way for members to help each other and get to know each other "off line" as well as sharing a hands on learning experience, we all benifit!!!
     
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    YEAH! What he said!:D
     
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    I would be up for that, with certain provisions outlined beforehand of course. Not sure anyone would want to deal with the shipping to/from Alabama though;)
     
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    While not really a "loaner" program ... y'all are more than welcome to pick my brains on a antique / muzzle loading gun question or see my guns when up this way.

    As to the working of others guns ... I have done it before , but I am not a smith.
    But I do know what is within my ability to work on or fix....I do not stray from my ability "level" so to speak ... and if parts are broken , then they are to be replaced , without charge.
    Andy
     
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    Really damn fine looking rifle. Shame this bozo screwed up the job like that.
     
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    I like the way you think.
     
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    Just goes to show ya, all ya really have in this world is your good name. Once you ruin that, your kinda bubblegummed.;)
     
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    True that!! My grandfather god rest his soul always used to tell me that and "Do unto others as you would have done unto you!"
     
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    Dude, your Grandfather was Moses??:D
     
  11. SKrueger

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    No but he was a great man. I learned a ton from him and it wasn't just fishing and guns ;):)
     
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    You know. I hate to be the one that brings this up, but if he buggered an easy operation like this, one part of his process was to test the headspace as he tightened up the barrel. Do you suppose that he actually did that correctly? I rather think I would have someone else with the gauges check that headspace out if it were me.
     
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    Excellent points, he mentioned having issues with the bottom lug indexing and having to tighten and loosen the barrel nut several times, this tells me he dosnt know what he is doing, especially on a Savage, which isn't all that hard to do!!!!:eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I'm taking it to NW Custom today to have it looked at.
     
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    Yes. On a savage, there's an indexing point on the recoil lug which fits in the receiver. You can't put it in anyway but the right way. So I don't understand the multiple loosening and tightning. I also think he may have been using a monkey wrench. I have a receiver wrench and there are no teeth on it at all. I usually use the blue masking tape just to hide the edges on the contact points . But I've never we put a scratch on any of my receivers
     
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    Good it will be interesting to see what Jon has to say about it.
     
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    Thankfully, a savage receiver is a pretty stout piece and would not likely have any wattage or twist, but still a good idea to have it checked, and I would have Jon pull the barrel and 're install it whilst setting headspace the proper way, that way he can sign off on it as being good to go. Worst case, I bet he can self up the damage and make it go away, or blend it in!!!
     
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    I guess with the loosening/tightening comment, he's trying to make things sound more complicated.....

    anyhow, Jon have it the green light so I'll take it to CCG next week. (he had to order my color)

    we'll see
     
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    Good luck. We'll all be standing by.
     
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  20. DirectDrive

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    Part of being a professional gunsmith is being tooled up properly.
    Using tools out of the kitchen junk drawer doesn't cut it.

    I guess I should have had a come to jesus talk with that Les Schwab tire monkey before he goobered up my
    flawless alloy wheel the other day, as well.

    There is a lot of good work around, but there are a few turds out there to watch out for.

    So my takeaway from this rifle and my wheel....
    If looks are very important to you, pull the mechanic who will be doing the work aside (not his boss the actual guy).
    If they balk at this, walk away.
    Ask him, "Can you do this work without ANY COLLATERAL DAMAGE ?"
    At least then he knows that he has been put on notice and just maybe he won't get lazy and run wild on your stuff.
     
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