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gunmaker #613568 04/06/22 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by gunmaker
Higgins?


Sounds like Paul Hodgins in Utah. Had him adjust a stock for me last summer and he did a very good job.

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Originally Posted by gunmaker
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Nope, UK located barrel man.

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Originally Posted by keith
You think that's bad? Dave used to get $10.00 for things sold here on his site. Then the price went up to $12.00.

But some folks figured out that they could avoid that cost by advertising their business ventures in their tagline, and just stiff him on the $12.00

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Billie the way you are following me around the board like a little puppy makes me think you may be internalizing your anger. That is not healthy for a gal of your advanced years and waistline. Instead, I think you should be dancing




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That's pretty silly

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That’s absurd for a set of barrels. Insane. I would buy a nice set from Italy. I bet you can have them engraved and stamped with whatever you like. Wanna bet?

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Originally Posted by SKB
Billie the way you are following me around the board like a little puppy makes me think you may be internalizing your anger.

I wasn't following you around at all SKB Stevie. And I'm not angry either. Actually, I'm smiling right now. You must be projecting and thinking of all those hours you followed me and burned the midnight oil doing extensive internet searches looking for dirt on me. Funny how doing sneaky things like that can come back to haunt you. We know you'll deny it again, but we also know that you posted false information here that I planted for you to find in your internet sleuthing.

Actually, if you were paying attention, I was just reading posts by several folks who mentioned that they had very recently utilized the firearms import services that you continually advertise here in your tagline. And it occurred to me that each of those sales SHOULD HAVE resulted in Dave Weber getting paid the same $12.00 fee that honorable guys regularly pay him when they sell the guns, scopes, sights, books, stock blanks, Double Gun Journals, bore gauges, and other items they advertise here.

When you think about how many other guys have also mentioned using the services you continually advertise here, over the years, it probably adds up to a nice chunk of change. I wonder how you'd feel if Dave cheated you out of the same amount of money??? And if I ever cheated Dave out of even one $12.00 fee for a sale, you'd never stop harping on it. And you know it. So stop crying and pay the man.

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I saw work done on Holland guns by Lutterotti in Italy and to my eyes at least it looked as fine as any UK work. The person who had it done said the price was one tenth of what was asked in the UK.

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well, possibly, maybe, could be, but doubtful...this clubby little thread could evolve into something of useful value?


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You charge what the market will pay. H&H can do it, or have it done, for less but we’ll heeled owners must be willing to pay it. New guns are near six figures so a third of that to bring back the portion most likely to wear out to factory new condition to me gives the gun four to six decades, if not more, of use. Spread out over 50 years and perhaps several owners, it seems less outrageous. I wish I had a rack full of guns worthy of investing that much money into.

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Back in the golden age of gunmaking, when most of the work was done by hand, a rebarrel cost 3 guineas on a 100 guinea gun, or roughly 3 per cent. Fast forward to today, the age of CNC and certified steel etc, and the ratio jumps to 30 per cent. Something does not compute.

For 30 plus thousand pounds you can find a superb example of a Stefano Zanotti improved Holland type SXS. Improved in the sense of stronger lock up and rebounding locks. With superior finish and engraving to boot. See here an example with pinless locks. I shudder to think how much an English firm would add on for pinless locks!

https://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=513701

As for charging what the market will bear, that is a questionable practice. It leaves room for serious competitors, (those that can provide the same quality product at a lower price) to undercut you. And when that happens those that paid what the market could bear feel defrauded.

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