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Rhino52    0

Just picked up my rifle from gunsmith where I had the barrel threaded for suppressor (1/2x28). Had a bit of sticker shock when given the bill...120$ before tax. Rifle is Mossberg MVP, nothing exotic. The gentleman does fine work, but...120$?

Am I being unrealistic/unreasonable in believing this is too much?

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Garufa    5,244

Probably not too much if you didn't agree on a price upfront.

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Oh Shoot    8,689

Popular option Adco charges $140 for non-AR barrels. Plus the shipping.

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gregintenn    5,126

Meh.....sounds a little pricey, but not insane. Next time, I'd inquire about the price before the work is done.

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stealthgoat    18

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I don't think that is way out of line, as this job does require some time to do right.  A builder that I use quotes  "Thread muzzle and recut crown $120-160. Includes indicating the bore, threading your muzzle, and cutting a new crown" . 

 

 

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nightrunner    1,296

If you don't get a baffle strike, I'd say it was a fair price and money well spent.

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MacGyver    4,153

If it's done right by someone who knows what they're doing, it's reasonable.  

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RED333    2,305

You never pay for what is done, you pay for the years of experience, school and the machine the work is done on. If you can do the job your self why pay someone else?

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Sidecarist    586

As a machinist I'll say it's a bargain if done right. The real quasi on is how much would it cost me to do this work to this quality? The answer is self evident then.

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Capbyrd    749

Not high at all.  Takes time to set up a barrel to properly thread concentric to the bore.  

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tnhawk    1,052

If the work was done properly, I'd think that was a good price.

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battleop    164

It's a skilled job that probably takes an hour or two from start to finish.  If it was a job done right I wouldn't hesitate to pay it.  

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Gotthegoods    1,050
15 hours ago, battleop said:

It's a skilled job that probably takes an hour or two from start to finish.  If it was a job done right I wouldn't hesitate to pay it.  

If a skilled 'smith/machinist gets $30 - $50 per hour for precision work, plus the "cost" of the machine, seems reasonable to me for a 1 - 2 hour job.

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Pickaroon    6

I had a Savage .22 threaded for $75. Done the same day. Guy in Nashville who works at his house. Does a lot of Class III stuff. 

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Dolomite_supafly    6,399

There is a lot of work that goes into making sure the barrel is straight, especially if you cannot remove the barrel. Probably 30-45 minutes to set it up then another 30 minutes to thread it. And those 30 minutes are 100% concentration with no distractions or interruptions. Tooling is also expensive and doesn't last forever. The machines themselves can be very expensive. Even a "budget" lathe will cost thousands and "great" manual lathes are over $10K. Get into the precision of CNC and you could buy a house for about the same price. Quality work costs money. 

And if you are unhappy with the cost let the gunsmith know. Most gunsmiths who work for themselves have room to negotiate. And if you are still unhappy then look for a cheaper gunsmith but let me warn you. Cheap isn't always the best especially if you are threading for a silencer. A baffle strike from a cheap thread job will cost you a lot more than you saved.  

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