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Recommend a Gunsmith - Kitsap County, WA?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Jimmystartup, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. Jimmystartup

    Jimmystartup Member

    Jan 4, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    My father in law has some vintage family rifles I'd love to get fixed up for him. Can someone recommend a reliable resource here on the other side of the water? If not, the greater Seattle area will do.

  2. BigJimP

    BigJimP Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    When you say "fixed up" ...not sure what you mean.../ ....but often on utilitarian weapons that have been in the family a long time, its expensive, and not worth it from a value standpoint to do much to them.

    I don't know of a good gunsmith in the Kitsap country area...but if you're looking for stock refinishing - or maybe fixing a cracked stock ( you might consult a furniture refinisher - or a hobby woodworker)...see if they'll help you out...at a semi-reasonable cost.

    If you need parts replaced...get the model number, etc...and go to Brownells online to get what you need....or if its a really old weapon, maybe some specialty shops on the internet. ( maybe the gun show in Puyallup )...they have a lot of parts, if its a common rifle.

    If he wants something re-blued...in my opinion he's better off leaving it alone....but there is an operation in Sumner - and they have a table at the Puyallup gunshows as well ...and they do a number of high tech coatings / refinishing on guns ...but its not cheap. I don't recall the name of the company right now ...but its about $ 300 - 500 to refinish a handgun...depending on what you want done.
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