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Who is the best gunsmith in the Portland area for shotguns?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by pdxshotgunner, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. pdxshotgunner

    pdxshotgunner Washington County New Member

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    I'd like to hear from others who have positive or negative things to say about any of the handful of gunsmiths in or around Portland.

    I've got an AYA 4/53 20 gauge that isn't firing right.

    Thanks
     
  2. BIG_GUNNUT

    BIG_GUNNUT North Central Oregon Active Member

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    Moe Bragg, but I can't remember the name of his shop.
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Rich's Gun Shop is probably the best within driving distance.

    I think they are in Donald.
     
  4. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    There use to be a place on Divison that repaired shotguns ,IIRC they also had students learning the trade.
    Anyway,they were known for excellent workmanship at very agreeable prices.
    I will look and see if i still have the buisiness card somewhere.
     
  5. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    The old boys at the Powder Horn in Forrest Grove couldn't find the problem with my J.C. Higgins 12 gauge, which turned out to be a very simple fix.

    Rich's diagnosed the likely problem, and charged me $30.00, but said they couldn't remove the magazine to fix it.

    I easily removed the magzazine, cleaned the exhaust ports in the barrel, and it works great! So I got $30 worth of advise. Still not sure why they said they couldn't fix it??

    Frog.
     
  6. pdxjazz

    pdxjazz Portland Active Member

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    I googled Moe Bragg, and it appears he runs the Shooters Emporium. However, their website only shows stock repairs and recoil pads. Perhaps he no longer works on the rest of the shotgun???
     
  7. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    call and ask eh?