Now I need a new quality gunsmith

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  1. Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson Well-Known Member

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    Well, I ask the gunsmith I been working with for the last several months what it would cost for him to thread and chamber a 221 Fireball barrel on my L461 action and he replied that he didn't have a Fireball reamer and he only works on custom builds <sigh>.

    So I'm looking for some recommendations for a quality gunsmith. Mostly for barrel work but can/is happy to take all kinds of rifle work.

    Anyone got a favorite smith that does quality work for a reasonable price? I'm more concerned about the quality than the cost. I've had some smiths do work that functioned correctly of but looked terrible. I don't want to repeat that experience.

    Thanks
    ChrisA

     
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    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    Dennis Olson (406)826-3790 in Plains, Montana can do anything you want with any kind of rifle. He is priced very fair and his work is exceptional. He has done work for Rocky here on the Sako collectors site, he can vouch for Dennis. He built these 4 rifles for me...

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  3. Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson Well-Known Member

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    So Dennis does general gunsmithing as well as build custom rifles? Great news!

    I'll get him to do a couple of things for me before I have him start on my custom rifle.

    Thanks Kirk
     
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    Like Kirk said Dennis is good and his turn around time if great.
     
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    For the gunsmithing I need done Dennis will be the perfect fit. As soon as I finish nailing down a few more details I'll send him my action and we'll be off to the races (finally :)).
     

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