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    Reputable Gunsmiths

    Morning Team ,

    Just wondering if we can get a good thread going about reputable gunsmiths.

    After a few fuckups and ridiculous prices with locals around Taupo / Taihape , I'm not too worried to send the rifle abroad for a bit of work/ drive halfway across the country to avoid mail order fuckarounds.

    I've got a brand new Walter Lothar 8x57 Barrel to fit onto my Sako M995 , and as such need someone to fit the barrel.

    Any pointers / Reccomendations / contacts?

    Cheers Team.

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    Seems to be increasingly common. A Smith effectively cost my a T2 brake when they chamfered the rear of it to match a barrel I had threaded so it was timed. The instruction form had clear instruction not to do so and had it underlined. The brake was only there as I was having the rifle threaded and thought it would be useful to have the thread timed to the brake to keep options open. I mentioned it after but didn't push it at the time as it works still.

    Issue is now I have another barrel thats 21mm at the muzzle and the T2 needs to be full-sized to work so I'm going to have to buy another...
    I'll pm you which Smith as I'm sure they will come up in this thread.

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    Cobus Calitz.

    Guntech nz.

    He was down these ways but has re located to te Kuiti I think ? Either way. He is very very good.

    Flick me a pm if you want as I'll happily vouch for him

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    Jaco goosen is a member on here, or a.j carr in kapiti is also very clever.
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    Cobus is great along with Mike Collings in Whakatane. Mike won the Ballinger belt this year and knows everything about rebarrelling.

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    Greg Hudson at custom guns does a good job. he is on here.

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    Stuart at Greystone guns does great work. He’s very clear when you discuss options on the phone.
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    Another one for Greystone guns . Very clear, precise communications and work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    Seems to be increasingly common. A Smith effectively cost my a T2 brake when they chamfered the rear of it to match a barrel I had threaded so it was timed. The instruction form had clear instruction not to do so and had it underlined. The brake was only there as I was having the rifle threaded and thought it would be useful to have the thread timed to the brake to keep options open. I mentioned it after but didn't push it at the time as it works still.

    Issue is now I have another barrel thats 21mm at the muzzle and the T2 needs to be full-sized to work so I'm going to have to buy another...
    I'll pm you which Smith as I'm sure they will come up in this thread.
    Why wont it work? Will just look odd

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    Zac from North Canterbury gunsmiths.
    Gundocs old apprentice which should say something.
    Only done a couple of things for me but good to deal with
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    Webster Gunsmith and Suppressors. Based in Blenheim
    Seen a couple of rifles that Phil's built and they're pretty impressive. Does all the H and F work, and local police. Also builds his own suppressors

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    Had a great experience with Dean Maisey in Tauranga earlier this year, good communication and I thought his pricing was very reasonable.
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    Whoa - Good thread responses , Great to hear there are some good people out there doing good work. Think I might give Cobus Calitz a try. Thanks team!

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    I'll give him a bell a bit later in the day , seems you're not the only one to say that.

 

 

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