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#3906678 - 01/01/13 07:38 PM Looking for a Gunsmith
StrosFan Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 204
Loc: Lufkin
My son shot some bad shells in his Remington 887 12 ga. and caused the barrel to swell at the end, cracking the Black Armour coating as well. I was wondering if there are any close to the Lufkin/Nacogdoches area that could cut the barrel down 4-4 1/2", retap the barrel to accept the Rem Chokes? Remington wants almost as much for the barrel as the gun cost!!! If anyone knows of anyone please LMK. Thanks

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#3911292 - 01/03/13 02:20 AM Re: Looking for a Gunsmith [Re: StrosFan]
StrosFan Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 204
Loc: Lufkin
Anyone know of someone around D/FW? He will be going that way next week to work for a while...

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#3911296 - 01/03/13 02:36 AM Re: Looking for a Gunsmith [Re: StrosFan]
Roo Basher Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 1250
Loc: Mojave Desert, CA
You are talking about almost $250 worth of work. How much is a new Rem barrel?

You could buy a pipe cutter and do it yourself sans the refit of the tapping.

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#3912954 - 01/03/13 02:05 PM Re: Looking for a Gunsmith [Re: StrosFan]
JRayD2 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/11
Posts: 108
Loc: Fort Worth
Try Panther City Firearms in Fort Worth. They have done some great work for me. Here is their address and phone #:

3025 Lackland Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 731-2065

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#3918459 - 01/05/13 01:14 AM Re: Looking for a Gunsmith [Re: JRayD2]
StrosFan Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 204
Loc: Lufkin
Roo, the barrel is $245 + tx and shipping... Hadn't thought of that... I'll check into that...

jray, Thanks! I'll pass it along to him... and see what we can come up with...

If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm open!!!

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