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Old February 20, 2020, 22:07   #1
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I have a friend in Texas that will be getting his silencers. He needs to have barrels threaded. Not sure what the firearms are, but a local shop is quoting him $300/per rifle. Seems nuts to me.

A. In Texas is there a reputable shop (a FAL Filer business preferably) that can help him out?

B. Ballpark price per gun.

C. Any legal things that have to happen first?

He asked me and I'm clueless about this stuff. Appreciate any and all answers you guys can give me. Thanks.
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Old February 21, 2020, 00:47   #2
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I would try to get in touch with Randy Kline aka Sledgehammer. He lives in Jacksonville, in East Texas. I have no idea what sort of work schedule he's keeping these days but I do believe he's still smithing. He is a craftsman, priced fairly and a real nice guy as well. I'll check my address book for his phone number if you're interested, and will send it via PM if so. He is a member here and may have his contact info in his profile too.
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Old February 21, 2020, 09:57   #3
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I would try to get in touch with Randy Kline aka Sledgehammer. He lives in Jacksonville, in East Texas. I have no idea what sort of work schedule he's keeping these days but I do believe he's still smithing. He is a craftsman, priced fairly and a real nice guy as well. I'll check my address book for his phone number if you're interested, and will send it via PM if so. He is a member here and may have his contact info in his profile too.
That was the one in the back of my mind. I thought he was from Texas. Thanks man!
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For barrel threading? Class 3 Machining, Rockwall, TX. Great work at great pricing, and quick turnaround.
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For barrel threading? Class 3 Machining, Rockwall, TX. Great work at great pricing, and quick turnaround.
Hey MP. Do they blast and park too? I have a 17.75 barrel that has been cut down. Belgian with no serial #s. It only needs to be threaded with LH threads. The profile is already there just missing the threads. Want to transfer it to one of my para builds.
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Hey MP. Do they blast and park too? I have a 17.75 barrel that has been cut down. Belgian with no serial #s. It only needs to be threaded with LH threads. The profile is already there just missing the threads. Want to transfer it to one of my para builds.
I donít think the refinish. They basically specialize in threading mass amounts of barrels quickly and cheaply.
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Pat, look for a PM.
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If he is in the Houston area, I would recommend Ed VandenBerg in Pearland. https://www.vandenbergcustom.com/
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+1 for Class 3 Machining, Rockwall, TX. Morgan does excellent work...
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I have a friend in Texas that will be getting his silencers. He needs to have barrels threaded. Not sure what the firearms are, but a local shop is quoting him $300/per rifle. Seems nuts to me.

A. In Texas is there a reputable shop (a FAL Filer business preferably) that can help him out?

B. Ballpark price per gun.

C. Any legal things that have to happen first?

He asked me and I'm clueless about this stuff. Appreciate any and all answers you guys can give me. Thanks.
What city in TX does your friend live?

+1 on Ed Vandenberg in Houston area.
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