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Wilson Combat gun work

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by ocabj, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. ocabj

    ocabj Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike Well-Known Member

    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
  4. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. ocabj

    ocabj Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Big Mike, I haven't a clue. Maybe call Wilson? It was the refit jobbie.
  7. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    El T, siller gamer? :) I don't need to throw down the gauntlet again do I? :p
  8. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Cor, huh?:confused: Not tracking, sir.
  9. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    El T, disagreements in equipment selection in the shotgun forum are resolved by dueling :neener:
  10. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    I'm correia's second!
  11. Soap

    Soap Well-Known Member

    lol! This is funny! psst...El Tejon...I think Correia is jabbing ya because of the "gamer" comment ;)
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2003
  12. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    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?
  13. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    Tejon, do your 870s wear 4-shot tubes?
  14. Duke of Lawnchair

    Duke of Lawnchair Well-Known Member

    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
  15. Joe Mamma

    Joe Mamma Well-Known Member

    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:


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

    Joe Mamma
  16. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Well-Known Member

    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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