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    Someone to bed a rifle for me?

    Can anyone recommend someone in Christchurch to bed a rifle for me? Bought a stock for my model 7 and it has been bedded already (to someone else's action) and mine doesn't sit with the barrel straight in the channel and it really annoys me. I'm not doing it myself because if there's one thing I'm good at its making a mess of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I'm not doing it myself because if there's one thing I'm good at its making a mess of things.
    A man after me own heart Ryan. Gotta know your limitations in life.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Have you approached gunworks at all Ryan??

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    Havnt asked them but taking action an barrel there on Wednesday to have a bit of a tickle up, I was sure someone told me that Robbie doesn't really do bedding jobs unless it's part of a complete build but I could be wrong. I know someone who does great bedding jobs but I want my rifle back this side of Christmas.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Havnt asked them but taking action an barrel there on Wednesday to have a bit of a tickle up, I was sure someone told me that Robbie doesn't really do bedding jobs unless it's part of a complete build but I could be wrong. I know someone who does great bedding jobs but I want my rifle back this side of Christmas.....
    Im cracking up laughing,,you worded it perfectly!!!!!!!
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    I was going to take the piss when I saw the thread title but I thought better about asking how cute the rifle was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Can anyone recommend someone in Christchurch to bed a rifle for me? Bought a stock for my model 7 and it has been bedded already (to someone else's action) and mine doesn't sit with the barrel straight in the channel and it really annoys me. I'm not doing it myself because if there's one thing I'm good at its making a mess of things.
    I went to place outside Leeston. Greystone guns. Was pretty good, not the most tidiest I thought but it was effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottrods View Post
    I went to place outside Leeston. Greystone guns. Was pretty good, not the most tidiest I thought but it was effective.
    Refer to post #4

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    If Gunworks does not want the work then I may know a local fellow who may be able to help. He has done a couple for me and walked me through doing one myself. Not a gunsmith though a lot of his work has been supervised by one. He may be able to help but I won't know until I have spoken to him. I have done one myself and found it a bit of a challenge but not difficult if you take it slowly and carefully. PM me with an email address or ph number if you want me to dig further.

    To be clear, I would suggest Gunworks first, and if he cannot, second I would ask who he would suggest. If you get stuck then I can approach the fellow I know of. Robbie and co are pretty good to deal with but bedding is one of those jobs that takes a fair bit of time and care but is not financially rewarding for a business paying for labour so I do understand why the reluctance.

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    not really nessary for a gunsmith to bed a gun, just someone tidy who is patient

    I bedded my remington when I lived in christchurch and well things dont dry and set when its cold, long story short bedding material comes out like bubblegum if you dont wait long enough

    rod woods fixed it for me.

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    Seem to recall hearing that Rod Woods living in Oz now.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by matagouri View Post
    Seem to recall hearing that Rod Woods living in Oz now.....
    No, retired to Central Otago. Only a bloody halfwit would go to Oz if he was interested in guns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    No, retired to Central Otago. Only a bloody halfwit would go to Oz if he was interested in guns!
    So do you still do bedding work??

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    Quote Originally Posted by matagouri View Post
    So do you still do bedding work??
    No, I have retired from gunsmithing and am busy catching up on backordered replicas in my spare time.

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    Rod is now living in Clyde, his apprentice Zac now has North Canterbury Gunsmithing. His number is 0210 268 2646

 

 

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