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Old 06-15-2018, 7:31 PM
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Default Request for SF Bay Area gunsmith recommendations for CZ 455 Stock Pillar Bedding

Reaching out for recommendations on SF Bay Area gunsmith for CZ 455 Varmint Stock Pillar & Bedding.

Please post any recommended & experienced local gunsmiths for this and also how much I should expect to pay for this work. This is my first rifle ever. Am mostly a handgun person.

Am considering this kit https://www.ebay.com/itm/CZ-455-Pill...-/172564572110 or a similar one and thinking of attempting the job myself but am not 100% convinced yet I would do the job right without messing up my stock. I could practice on the factory stock then I could do it again better on a nice custom stock if I botch up the job. I watched every YouTube video I can find on it but still not fully comfortable. I have cajunized most of my CZ handguns myself but this looks like real precision work, not just polishing with sandpaper and dremel and putting in all the CGW parts.

All advice and input welcome

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PS - Apologies as I just realized I posted this in certerfire forum area but a gunsmith recommendations would work here too tnx

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Old 06-15-2018, 8:07 PM
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Nathan with bay area Gunsmithing. Very talented young man.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:21 AM
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Thank you guys for the great recommendations on good Gunsmiths and the DYI Vid.

I am feeling a lot more confident on trying on my own after having watched the vid you suggested and a many others.

This one below also is pretty good. Its for a Remington 700 but the concept is the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDxr...9b-iMBNRw&t=0s
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Thank you guys for the great recommendations on good Gunsmiths and the DYI Vid.

I am feeling a lot more confident on trying on my own after having watched the vid you suggested and a many others.

This one below also is pretty good. Its for a Remington 700 but the concept is the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDxr...9b-iMBNRw&t=0s
Thats the video I followed when I did my first bed job a few years back.

Its not hard at all. Just got measure twice and cut once.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:13 PM
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Thank you !

This one is for CZ 455 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW-HUCg3Ko4
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Old 06-19-2018, 3:18 PM
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The biggest mistake I see in most of the videos is not enough clearance around the pillars.
You bolt the pillars to the action and nothing at all should touch or rub.
This makes sure you are not binding.
When you add the epoxy around the pillars they should be floating in epoxy not rubbing on the stock.
The rest is easy because if you do make a mistake you can grind it down and repeat.
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Jim's Precision in Petaluma 707-762-3014
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Thank you !

This one is for CZ 455 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW-HUCg3Ko4
Very interesting process, definitely not something to try in the kitchen.
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Thank you all for the great advice ... was able to build confidence to do it myself and am super happy how it turned out. I created a small thread here to document how I did it
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I tried to do it on a Mauser and messed it up, any of these guys can fix it for me?
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:22 PM
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I spoke to Nathan with bay area Gunsmithing. Super nice guy but he was too busy at the time.. Give him a call. He's in Marin.
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