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Old 01-03-2015, 5:32 PM
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Took my 14.5 DD barrel in today to have it cut and recrowned and threaded and then have a KX5 pinned and welded to it and I was charged $210, is that average or cheap or expensive ?
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:36 PM
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Does that include the lrice of the kx5? Or is it all labor?
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:38 PM
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http://ar15barrels.com/services.shtml

$25 to shorten and crown, $30 to permanently attach a muzzle device. $15 shipping for a barrel under 4 pounds, $20 for a complete upper under 6 pounds, $30 for a complete upper 6-10 pounds. Or consider gas and travel time.

Yeah, $210 is expensive if that didn't include the kx5.
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:39 PM
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doesnt include the kx5, i brought the barrel and kx5 , theyre just doing the labor
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:41 PM
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doesnt include the kx5, i brought the barrel and kx5 , theyre just doing the labor
You got bent over.
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:42 PM
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You got ripped! Out the store!

That whole job is less than a hour for a skilled worker!
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Allways get a good written estimate before you let someone work on your gun. Have them explain what the process is to do the job you want.
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what store is this?
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:47 PM
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is it more expensive because it is a lightweight barrel ?
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:48 PM
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is it more expensive because it is a lightweight barrel ?
No. It's more expensive, and sorry but this is the truth, because you didn't get a quote and shop around first. Out the shop that's overcharging, so people can know who to avoid.
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:52 PM
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I just dropped it off today and they said it would take about 3 weeks, ill out them if they wont give me my stuff back on tuesday when they open again
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Old 01-03-2015, 5:53 PM
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I live in Sacramento and this is the only place anyone told me was in the area that could do this
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I just dropped it off today and they said it would take about 3 weeks, ill out them if they wont give me my stuff back on tuesday when they open again
3 weeks? Damn...
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Dude ask around on here....I'm sure slmeone lives near you with the hook up to get the work done.
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$25 to shorten and crown, $30 to permanently attach a muzzle device. $15 shipping for a barrel under 4 pounds, $20 for a complete upper under 6 pounds, $30 for a complete upper 6-10 pounds. Or consider gas and travel time.

Yeah, $210 is expensive if that didn't include the kx5.
Well randall quoted me 180 for the same thing on an ak. So i wouldn't call it too much over. He also charges to put barrel in the lathe and rethread
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Oh your in Sac go to J and G
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Well randall quoted me 180 for the same thing on an ak. So i wouldn't call it too much over. He also charges to put barrel in the lathe and rethread
$180 to pin and weld a device onto an AK barrel? Or $180 in labor to take the thing apart, cut, crown, put it back together, and pin and weld? There's a difference.
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180 to 210 is not enough to make me go back and ask for my barrel back and have it done somewhere else.... anyone else know of a place near Sacramento that can cut my DD CHF 14.5" barrel down to a 13.7" properly and have my KX5 pinned and welded.....I wanna make sure its quality work and they do every step needed and correctly and dont hack my ****
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I did go to J&G... im not bad mouthing them, they havent done any work yet, i was just wondering if thats a normal price
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180 to 210 is not enough to make me go back and ask for my barrel back and have it done somewhere else.... anyone else know of a place near Sacramento that can cut my DD CHF 14.5" barrel down to a 13.7" properly and have my KX5 pinned and welded.....I wanna make sure its quality work and they do every step needed and correctly and dont hack my ****
Randall is ar15barrels.com. Check the site, you can add up the needed services and shipping yourself, and likely get it done quicker.
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$180 to pin and weld a device onto an AK barrel? Or $180 in labor to take the thing apart, cut, crown, put it back together, and pin and weld? There's a difference.
No 180 to do everything. My barrel is not free though thatd an added cost. Im just saying the post i referred to was missing a step or two on the process?
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No 180 to do everything. My barrel is not free though thatd an added cost. Im just saying the post i referred to was missing a step or two on the process?
An AK isn't an AR, so if the rifles were already put together, you can't expect to pay the same.
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I took it to J&G because thats who Sacramento Black Rifle recommended, so i figure they do quality work, just making sure they werent ripping me off
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An AK isn't an AR, so if the rifles were already put together, you can't expect to pay the same.
No doubt i agree its pricey and they charged OP too much.
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J and G wants $210 to do 30 minutes of work!

Wow things have changed over there!

Try these guys
530.205.5405 ask for Steve or Gary
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Always good to get some advice from the hive before jumping into anything. We gotcha back.
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There's no point in cutting a 14.5 inch barrel back to 13.7 .... Just leave it alone and pin the break on
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Pulling an AK barrel and taking all the parts off of it to do work... That is much more work than doing the same on the AR

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Well randall quoted me 180 for the same thing on an ak. So i wouldn't call it too much over. He also charges to put barrel in the lathe and rethread
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J and G wants $210 to do 30 minutes of work!

Wow things have changed over there!

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http://www.stevemeansgunsmithing.com/
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Next time go with Randall
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Randall charges $45 for the cut and rethread. You can ship it to him, and I guarantee you would have it back before the shop you're using now.
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.... but... but... what about the free market? What about things being worth what people will pay for them? Hasn't that been the theme on here lately?
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There's no point in cutting a 14.5 inch barrel back to 13.7 .... Just leave it alone and pin the break on
Glad someone else pointed this out. Doesn't really make too much sense. Maybe I'm missing something?
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^^ Maybe making a pistol upper? He was looking for advice in another thread a week or so ago.
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If it was a pistol upper then there would be no need to pin
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I love this thread.

It just goes to show that people will drop over $200 without doing any research, or pricing other companies before they get the work done.

And then he starts a thread AFTERWARD to ask if he spent too much....classic.

Another vote for Randell/AR15 barrels.


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I bought a new DD barrel for $160.
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I understand Randall is the Cat's Pajamas when it comes to this kind of work. Get it done right first time.
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