Wilson Combat gun work


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ocabj
November 18, 2003, 09:04 PM
I'm thinking about sending my 870 to Wilson to get Trak-Lock Ghost Ring sights installed. Has anyone sent any guns/slides to Wilson for any work? How did it turn out?

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El Tejon
November 18, 2003, 10:13 PM
ocabj, I have.

Sent two older 870s into Wilson to convert into ST's "FBI Model" (if you remember that, your profile sez nothing about age--I don't know if you're a geezer like me!:D). They are outstanding.

One minor error which was corrected within a week. Wilson sent one back with that silly gamer extended mag on it. It was corrected with apology.

Big Mike
November 19, 2003, 05:16 AM
El Tejon

What was the cost on that? I'm thinking of getting ghost rings on my 870 but don't know where to start! Mike

Skunkabilly
November 19, 2003, 11:17 AM
Big Mike, last year's catalog said something like $180 or so, I can check when I get home, it's been a while since I seen it. Not even sure if I still have it.

ocabj
November 19, 2003, 04:36 PM
Install Trak-Lock® Sights w/Tritium Front Insert (Bead Sight Barrel) : $140.00

Install Trak-Lock® Sights w/Tritium Front and Tritium Rear Insert (Bead Sight Barrel) : $165.00

Install Trak-Lock® Sights w/Tritium Front Sight (Rifle Sight Barrel) : $185.00

The above prices are for parts and labor. Must include extra for return shipping.

They quoted me a 3-week turnaround period. Rear sight is drilled and tapped in, and the front sight is staked and silver soldered in.

El Tejon
November 19, 2003, 05:06 PM
Big Mike, I haven't a clue. Maybe call Wilson? It was the refit jobbie.

Correia
November 19, 2003, 06:25 PM
El T, siller gamer? :) I don't need to throw down the gauntlet again do I? :p

El Tejon
November 19, 2003, 06:37 PM
Cor, huh?:confused: Not tracking, sir.

Skunkabilly
November 19, 2003, 07:55 PM
El T, disagreements in equipment selection in the shotgun forum are resolved by dueling :neener:

Andrew Wyatt
November 19, 2003, 08:13 PM
I'm correia's second!

Soap
November 19, 2003, 11:06 PM
lol! This is funny! psst...El Tejon...I think Correia is jabbing ya because of the "gamer" comment ;)

El Tejon
November 19, 2003, 11:13 PM
Dan, gamer comment? That's what extended mags are for. Besides, what's wrong with gun games?

Skunky, oh, fine. Something else to do! Now I gotta duel Cor. Cell phones at 10 paces?

Skunkabilly
November 20, 2003, 01:17 AM
Tejon, do your 870s wear 4-shot tubes?

Duke of Lawnchair
November 20, 2003, 01:55 AM
I challenge Skunk to a duel.

Bring your turntables and show me just how much of a DJ you can be.

wick wick wack wack wock wock wooo

Joe Mamma
November 20, 2003, 12:06 PM
I sent a new 870 to them before and would NEVER send a gun to them again. I had a lot of bad experiences with them from just this one gun. To give you the quick story, I had to wait months for the work to get done, mismatched and incorrect parts were installed, and one of the "new" parts was rusted. Here is the long story:

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=124088

Any half decent local gunsmith could do the work you need.

Joe Mamma

Mannlicher
November 20, 2003, 10:27 PM
I wanted to send my Wingmaster to Scattergun, but just never got around to it. Wound up buying a Remington 20 in barrel with rifle sights from Cabela's, and a 2 + tube from Scattergun. Put it together, and darn, its almost 'tactical'.

In actuality, the old gal shoots just fine all gussied up like that. Cost was about $130.

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