View Full Version : FAIR PRICE FOR BUILD/PARK?
August 15, 2001, 21:43
i have two h.b. barrel kits and one stg to assembly(head-space and time) and parkerize. my local dealer(who's built alot of fal's)is quoting me $550 including one 6 hole d.s.a. brake for the stg. i've let him do two in the past(happy with) but i now feel he is abit expensive. am i wiggin out over nothing or is he alittle high? i live in the dayton, oh. area. thanks in advance!
August 15, 2001, 21:59
r.v. sales there's a fellow FAL'er on this board that own Rapid Fire Gun Shop in Troy, OH. I've been to his shop a couple times, and it looks like he's done a few ;) you might give him a call! Here's the Info.
Rapid Fire Gun Shop
32 R Foss Way Ste. F
Troy, Ohio 45373
August 15, 2001, 22:09
todd at rapid fire is the one who i got the quote from, i believe i need to get a couple more quotes to keep him honest. thanks
Is that $550 for all three rifles to be assembled, headspaced, reparked, and test fired? That's not too bad...about $175 each...I've heard of worse. Tax is probably killing you. Todd does a good job.
August 15, 2001, 22:19
:eek: ! I didn't think he'd be that high :eek: ! Hell, I've seen redone FAL's hangin on the walls in his Shop for not much more than that! I tried to help!
Edit = After seeing the post above and re-reading your post, $550 for all three including the Brake probably isn't too bad!
[ August 15, 2001: Message edited by: FXE ]
August 15, 2001, 22:37
That sounds high. look at Rich@CGW's website and compare his prices. He does quality work.
CGW Website (http://www.centurygunworks.net/)
August 16, 2001, 01:13
that's pretty cheap for all three I'd charge at least$600 if I was doing the work.
August 16, 2001, 09:05
I've got an STG that was assembled by Todd at Rapid Fire that I got from the marketplace board. It was built with an excellent matching numbers STG kit and an Imbel. Everything looks great, and the finish is very nice. The only gripe I have is that the DSA lightweight brake on the front is ever so slightly crooked. It's hard to tell with the naked eye, but if you put a metal rod through the holes and hold it level, you can tell the rod is tilting one way.
Everyone is right. $550 is a very good deal for all 3, but probably at least $250 to $300 too much for just one.
August 16, 2001, 15:53
I charge $250 for assemble and park, including all the usual extras and return ship. With 20-30 guns in at any given time, it seems to be fair market value for my work and if your smith does work of equal quality with the renumbering, and lifetime warratny, then it sounds more than fair to me. I do the fifth free if sent at same time.
August 16, 2001, 23:34
After building my first kit, and really trying to do it right (sliver solder brake, sand blast and molyresin metal,HS and time, blast buttstock, grip and refinish handguards) I'd have to think that at less than $200 a rifle you'd be getting a very fair deal. This stuff takes time! The guys here doing this for a living are undoubtably far faster and more efficient than me, but I can't believe many are buying tropical islands at this rate! More power to em.
August 19, 2001, 08:11
GP-did I read correctly? Buy four get one free? Hell of a deal!
August 19, 2001, 14:19
No. the 20% on 5 is a labor volume discount. For buying guns, I could probably go 10% on 3 or more, at the same time, to the same address.
August 19, 2001, 23:46
Let me see if I have this right. You're saying that if I send you five rifles to build at once you will give me a 20% discount on the labor? So for the sake of discussion if you charge $200.00 for a rifle build and repark then 5 rifles would be $1000.00, but since I get a 20% volume discount it will be $800.00 which equates to getting one for free, right? If so it kinda makes a guy wish he had five rifles he needed done, four of mine and one of a buddies ;)
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