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#6027853 - 11/13/15 02:06 PM Home gunsmiths?
Dien Offline
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Registered: 08/16/12
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Loc: Grand Prairie
Anyone here do barrel chambering and threading on a regular lathe as a hobby?

#6028045 - 11/13/15 03:59 PM Re: Home gunsmiths? [Re: Dien]
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The problem is that by the time you get good at it, it winds up being a job.
Kind regards, charlesb

#6029475 - 11/14/15 04:01 PM Re: Home gunsmiths? [Re: charlesb]
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
The problem is that by the time you get good at it, it winds up being a job.

He's not kidding. By the time I had about $14,000 invested early on in the "hobby," and can't chamber rifles for fun and then sell them off to get more without getting an FFL, it only makes sense to have it as a side business.

#6029713 - 11/14/15 07:08 PM Re: Home gunsmiths? [Re: Dien]
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#6031341 - 11/15/15 07:41 PM Re: Home gunsmiths? [Re: Dien]
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#6031347 - 11/15/15 07:43 PM Re: Home gunsmiths? [Re: Dien]
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Damn $ got in the way. It does every time a good idea for "hobby" pops up

#6032147 - 11/16/15 09:07 AM Re: Home gunsmiths? [Re: Dien]
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Most of your top quality smith's do it because they themselves shoot a lot, and are some of the best gunsmiths for chambering up rifles.
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL


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