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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by jlucke69, Mar 11, 2013.

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  1. jlucke69

    jlucke69 Member

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    I just bought a Browning SA-22 in 22 short. Barrel length is a little long for me, so I am looking for a good smith to shorten the barrel to 16.25", dovetail, finish and install new sights. Brass pin front and Skinner rear. Anyone know of a good smith for the job?
     
  2. BBBBill

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    What's your general location and how far are you willing to travel or send the gun?
     
  3. jlucke69

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    Kansas, willing to ship as needed.
     
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    Any idea what that gun is worth in original condition? I am thinking you will be spending $100 or more to make an $800 gun into a $400 gun. Just my opinion. The Short version is a rare gun.
     
  5. BigBoreJay

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    I can HIGHLY recommend Mike Alee in Mission, Ks.

    gunsmithingonly.dot.com

    He's great, and that's why he's backlogged a couple of weeks or more.
     
  6. jlucke69

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    Looks like they do good work. I will give them a call. Slumlord44, as for reducing the value of the gun, I am not really concerned about that. I shoot my great grandfather's gun and hope my great grandkids get to shoot mine.
     
  7. BigBoreJay

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    You won't be disappointed. Tell him Ray's son reccomended him!
     
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