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Double Rifle Smith?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Willie Sutton, Oct 17, 2013.

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  1. Willie Sutton

    Willie Sutton Member

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    Any recommendations for a QUALITY old school gunsmith who is not afraid to make parts for an antique German double rifle?

    This job will require manufacture of a metric screw and a spring, and will be performed on a rifle worth five figures. In addition I will need the bore slugged, a chamber cast done, and identification of the chamber and bore made.

    This is not a job for bubba the AR-15 "builder" who calls himself a gunsmith, but for a real Gunsmith.

    References and a review of similar work done previously will be required. Prior experience on high grade shotguns would be a very close analog of the action work needing to be done here. In a prior part of my life I worked as a smith myself and could have done the work, but now I do not have shop access or time. I know enough to sort out the poseurs from the real deal, but need some references to skilled smiths to start with.


    Anyone?

    Thanks,


    Willie

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  3. Willie Sutton

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    Thanks. Not an unexpected choice. I've bought double rifles from Champlins in the past. They were on my short list to investigate. Thanks for the confirmation.

    Willie

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    IMHO, that would be a short list of one. Champlin Arms and J.J. are first class.
     
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  7. Willie Sutton

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    Thanks guys. New England was also on my list. I'll be calling JJ as I've a prior relationship with Champlins.


    Willie

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    Dixie Gun Works.

    When I worked in the industry we sent a number of antique guns to him. They always made good matching parts, often with some improvement in design too.

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  9. Willie Sutton

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    JJ contacted, photos sent, work agreed, and box leaving tomorrow.

    Thanks all,

    Willie


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