View Full Version : recommend me a gunsmith who can install ghost rings in OC.

02-18-2009, 4:46 PM
hey guys,

i have a mossy 590 and i purchased ghost rings. i installed the rear one, but the front sights require some gunsmithing. i'm sure i can weld it on, but i wouldn't be 100% sure that it is straight.

can someone recommend me a gunsmith that can install the front sights? or if you know someone who can do it, let me know. thanks.

02-18-2009, 6:13 PM
Ade's in Orange has a gunsmith, who I'm told does great work. He's only in on select days of the week, though. Might want to call ahead of time.

02-18-2009, 7:23 PM
i definately would'nt try welding it on unless you really know what you're doing, you could easily warp the barrel by overheating it


02-18-2009, 8:17 PM
I've used Bob Day in the past and he did a good job.


02-18-2009, 10:40 PM
Evans is Orange does good work as does Mike's Custom Gunsmithing in Artesia

02-18-2009, 11:41 PM
sweet. thanks for the info. i'll contact all of them and find out when the smith will be in and their prices. :thumbsup:

02-19-2009, 1:06 AM
www.davesmetalworks.com does this all the time.

02-19-2009, 7:11 AM
question for you guys. what is silver solder? is it the same as soldering two wires together? same stuff?? if it is the same stuff, will the high temp of the barrel melt the solder or make the solder soft to a point where the front sights will come off??

EBR Works
02-19-2009, 7:16 AM
You can use JB Weld for the front sight. Degrease the area on the barrel where the front post will go and rough it up a little with some sand paper or steel wool. Apply a very thin layer of the epoxy and clamp it in place for 24 hours. I did mine this way a few months ago and it has not moved.

That said, it is preferable to have it silver soldered. Others have used the JB Weld method with good success so I decided to give it a try. YMMV.

02-19-2009, 7:51 AM
Hit up AR15Barrels -

02-19-2009, 8:05 AM
pm ar15barrels. not exactly oc but close enough.

02-19-2009, 9:31 AM
duct tape & jb weld works wonders!

02-19-2009, 9:51 AM
if your barrel has a bead sight make sure they don't install the sight over the hole where the bead used to be. i had a set put on by bolsa gunsmithing years ago. one shot and i had to buy a new front sight.