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    Harvey Westland

    Passed away recently, not a member of this forum.
    His skills will be sorely missed. Harvey was an old school gun smith, beyond compare, he shot benchrest competitively, a quiet and unassuming chap, who was admired and well known with in the Canterbury Firearms community NZHL.

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    Absolute gentleman, and an amazing gunsmith. Will be sadly missed.

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    Sorry to hear this, it was a great pleasure to have work done by Harvey, and even more so to listen to his advice, freely given and always very thoughtful.

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    Harvey had done some work for me and as stated, was seriously knowledgeable. I still have the 40X he'd trued. Another one of the old school gone

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    Cheerio Harvey, thanks again for the work you did for me on my Krico. Took the time to explain the job and then again with the results, would have been a great tutor in his day.

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    Yes, Harvey made a new bolt shroud for my Krico 600 back in 2002. Very good with his tools. RIP

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    A gentleman, always happy for a chat at the range.
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Truely sad news, hell I met Harvey around 25 30 years ago when he trued up my 25/06 and enjoyed many a good conversation with him and really enjoyed our catch ups, he even sorted out my reloading equipment when we shot out at Tai tapu and I occasionally called in to his place for a hot drink and a yarn, Harvey, rest easy my friend
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    Harvey should be and will be sadly missed.

    He chambered a couple of rifles for me, Barnard actions, True-Flite barrels.
    The first has now fired over 6500 shots and still groups well.

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    Before I met him, he was described to me 'an artist in metal'. Well, that was true and a hell of a nice guy as well.
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    Robbie then Harvey gone, the ranks of gentlemen in the gun trade thinning. Miss them both.
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    Dinny Collings would also take honour on that list

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    Din collings was another and a visit to his basement was like a trip to heaven.I remember visiting his house in 1967 in Karoari.
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