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    Posted: 23 June 2017 at 17:12
Today I had a little extra time so I thought I would
drive out to my gunsmiths shop too see how my Swede
project was coming along.

I had no expectation that it would be finished, because
I dropped it off about 6 weeks ago on Cinco de meyo.
(May 5th).

The first thing I noticed when I walked in the door was
my rifle sitting on his rack untouched. The gunsmith
wasn't there but I asked his machinest if he had any
idea what time frame I was looking at for getting it
back.

He wouldn't give me any kind of answer at all. he wrote
my name and number down and said "I'll have Chuck call
you"

How long should it take for a rebarrel and a bedding
job? The last time I had this done I sent it off in the
mail and had it back in about 4 weeks. Not that I was
expecting it to be done that fast, but I wouldn't mind
getting it back pretty soon.

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rebarrel and a bedding job, actually takes one day
(not counting blue job). But you need to get into the
backlog.

Gunsmiths are traditionally independent and
unreliable, that is why few make good money or last
long in busness. Also they are not organized nor
scheduled. I've waited over 20 months for a rebarrel
job!!!

Calling and visiting keeps his feet to the fire and
will get your stuff soon. Also they all take friends
and friends of friends work first.

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Thanks Bear. I guess I will be the squeeky wheel and start
bugging him about once a week.

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wing, what did he tell you when you dropped it off for
time of completion??????

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35 Whelen project is almost complete = 11 years. But who's counting?



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Did he/you already have the barrel, most places are at least, 8-12 weeks out on 6.5 barrels.
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He wouldn't commit to a finish date. Maybe that should
be a red flag.

He didn't have a barrel. He had to order it. He is going
to use a Krieger barrel. I didn't realize the wait time
on a barrel.

Bear, Your comment about them being unorganized might
very well be the case here. It looks like a bomb went
off in his office and his shop looks about the same.

He does come highly recomended by a lot of people in
this area.

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The half life of steel is a long time. Don't worry.
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What rusted barreled action is that DD?
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My 35 Whelen waiting patiently for its stock.
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I hope mine doesn't take quite that long. I did tell him I
wanted to have it in plenty of time to work up a load for
it and use it this hunting season.

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What are you having done to the stock?

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I believe it's called micro cell abrasion? The removal of wood by
sanding one cell at a time. At this rate I should have it back just before
our sun burns out?

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LOL.

Wing, I think I'd start "bugging" calls, about once a
month. Say something like "I'm going to be up your way
next wednesday, I thought if it was done, I'd pick it
up".

If you don't get it by December, have your wife make a
call every 3 weeks, guys can't take a female voice
'nagging' them very long!
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I am thinking I will go to his shop early in the morning
to check on it a few weeks from now and if he doesn't give
me a finish date I will stay there until he either gets
tired of me and runs me off or gives me a date.

I will make sure I have all day to spend with him.

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I went on the Krieger website and built a 6.5 barrel. They said it would
be a 4 month lead time. I would not have plans for using it this antelope
season. I could be wrong? But that doesn't happen very often.

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I know lots of people that get mad after a year or more,
and just take their gun back. CB did that once, even
though he thought the 'smith did good work.
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I am kinda imbarrassed to say, but I allready paid for
it.

I should know better after paying for a paint job on a
car many years ago. The body shop guy kept pushing it
back so he could finish jobs that hadn't been paid for.

I'll not get too worked up until he has the barrel.
Then, I will expect it done pretty damm fast.

4 months, That would be about september 5th. I guess I
had better get my .308 back out and plan on using it.

That's not that big of a deal, but I really was hoping
to have it done in time to hunt with it this season.

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DD what action is the Krieger barrel going on?
cartridge?
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Just out of curiosity I went to the Krieger website. They have a build
your barrel feature. It asks for contour, twist, caliber, length, etc. I just
entered what I thought Wing was getting and it spit out 4 month lead
time. I have a Krieger barrel on my most accurate gun. They make an
excellent product. You just have to wait for it.


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Ok Wing what is your build???
action/barrel/cartridge???
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