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How Much Do Gunsmths Charge?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by azhunter122, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. azhunter122

    azhunter122 Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. boredelmo

    boredelmo member

    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 Well-Known Member

    $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.
  4. RoadkingLarry

    RoadkingLarry Well-Known Member

    Hopefully enough that he/she can make a decent and comfortable living doing it and therefore stay in business.
  5. Bartkowski

    Bartkowski Well-Known Member

    And not charge so much that he loses all business.
  6. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    :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. ;)
  7. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    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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