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Does anyone have a recommendation for a gunsmith in the Northern Illinois region? I want to have a custom action rebarreled. It might just be best to send it to one of the many well-known smiths elsewhere, but I figured I would at least ask first.

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a gunsmith in the Northern Illinois region? I want to have a custom action rebarreled. It might just be best to send it to one of the many well-known smiths elsewhere, but I figured I would at least ask first.

Gooogle gunsmith in northern Ill. first.

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Gooogle gunsmith in northern Ill. first.

 

Sage advice, but I was hoping someone in the "Illinois" section had some first-hand experience to share.

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where in Northern IL are you? GAT GUNS has top gunsmiths....most of the time they are back logged, but may be worth a shot

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where in Northern IL are you? GAT GUNS has top gunsmiths....most of the time they are back logged, but may be worth a shot

 

I was just at Gat Guns this past weekend. They have some pretty good stuff and a good selection there, but they don't seem to be oriented toward precision rifles. This is how their website describes their gunsmithing services:

GUNSMITHING SERVICES

 

G.A.T. has complete gunsmithing services available!

 

G.A.T.'s Gunsmithing service includes:

Gun Troubleshooting & Repair

Gun Cleaning

Gunstock Fitting & Recoil Pad Installation

Stock Repair & Refinishing

Sight Installation & Boresighting

Off-site Repair Services, Including Rebluing & Mag-Na-Porting

Factory Warranty Returns

 

NOTE: At the present time, the gunsmith is available only on weekends.

If you have any questions, call and ask for a manager.

 

 

 

 

It just didn't seem like they were set up for anything other than what a skilled hobbyist might do. Thanks for the recommendation though. Where you at in Illinois? Feel free to PM if you don't want to put it out there.

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there is a guy in fox lake who does good work. i'll have to find his card

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there is a guy in fox lake who does good work. i'll have to find his card

 

I'd like to have that info. For this rebarrel, I already sent it to an out-of-state smith, but it would be good to know for the future.

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I'd like to have that info. For this rebarrel, I already sent it to an out-of-state smith, but it would be good to know for the future.

I may have the guy's card in my gun bag. If not, I'll get it from the range this weekend.

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I may have the guy's card in my gun bag. If not, I'll get it from the range this weekend.

 

Any luck with finding that contact info?

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Next time give McGowens rifle works a try. They are in St. Anne Illinois.

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What are you looking to re-barrel?

 

 

I was looking to rebarrel a Hall action to a 6mm br. Do you have a website?

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It's in my profile and will be in your PM's shortly. I don't have it in my signature because I don't want to spam. I sent a message to the Admin about forum sponsorship but never heard back from anyone. I guess they don't want my money.

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