How Much Do Gunsmths Charge?


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azhunter122
August 27, 2008, 07:48 PM
I dropped my gun off today because the cylinder fell out and it needs new springs and screws inside. He said that he would also give it a detailed cleaning and inspect it. He is charging me $60 for all his work (1 hour) is this a good price?

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boredelmo
August 27, 2008, 08:06 PM
I haven't dealt with many gunsmiths, but I would be willing to pay that price for that kinda of work IF IT IS QUALITY WORK.

MMCSRET
August 27, 2008, 08:10 PM
$60.00 per hour is cheeeeeep. Talk to your auto dealer and see what he charges, or Caterpillar dealer or licensed electrician, or backhoe operator. $60.00 is cheep for skilled labor in any service field.

RoadkingLarry
August 27, 2008, 09:43 PM
Hopefully enough that he/she can make a decent and comfortable living doing it and therefore stay in business.

Bartkowski
August 27, 2008, 09:59 PM
Hopefully enough that he/she can make a decent and comfortable living doing it and therefore stay in business.

And not charge so much that he loses all business.

Gator
August 27, 2008, 10:03 PM
...the cylinder fell out...

:what: You don't hear that too often!

$60 sounds like a pretty good price for that much work. And remember, the usual gunsmithing hourly rate is doubled if the customer helps. ;)

Old Fuff
August 27, 2008, 10:03 PM
It's a little hard to say, without knowing what kind of a gun this is, and does the $60 also cover any replaced parts? If the cylinder fell out there might be some serious issues, or it might just be a missing screw.

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