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A List of Smiths, Builders, and people with TOOLS who might do your rifle (MERGED)

Boyropha

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FALaholic #
66978
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Aug 13, 2012
Posts
48
Location
Odessa, Florida
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Fal build help in FL

I am replacing by barrel on my FAL and I am looking for some help with timing and proper head spacing. I can probably swing the barrel part, but I would be interested in some help with it. I did it once before and I ground down the shoulder too much and had to shim it and I was always questioning it when I shot it.

PM me if anyone is interested. I am in the Tampa Bay area.

Thanks,
Bob
 

hueyville

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Bronze Contributor
FALaholic #
74557
Joined
Aug 25, 2014
Posts
9,354
Location
Foothills of the Blueridge Mountains
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Located in N.E. GA. Have 60" toolroom lathe, milling machine, Bridgeport surfacing machine, arbor press, CNC router, Miller MIG with 30 amp Aluminum spool gun. Stick welder, Inverter TIG welder. Metal fab and woodworking shop. All tools for AR's, some M1a tools can borrow odd tools locally. Cerrakote and micro slick installer. Trade shop time for parts or tools. I you teach me new tricks then shop yours to use.
 

Thundermaker

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Contributor
FALaholic #
72520
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Oct 20, 2013
Posts
830
Location
cordele, Georgia
Feedback: 16 / 0 / 0
Tools

Not sure if I qualify as a builder, but I have all the Ratas calientes tools (alignment rods, vice blocks, receiver wrench), and I have used them to successfully build an FAL that hasn't blown up yet. I'm always happy to help with gun projects.
 
FALaholic #
77190
Joined
Jan 10, 2016
Posts
14
Location
Dallas, TX
Feedback: 1 / 0 / 0
FAL gunsmith

I vote for Randy at Sledgehammer Arms Works in Jacksonville, TX. Drove over there from N. Dallas today and he did amazing work on my FAL's while I waited. Unfortunately, I had to replace a barrel in one but he had two excellent barrels on hand that were very reasonably priced. He's my FAL go to guy!
 

sgr

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FALaholic #
78104
Joined
Jul 1, 2016
Posts
149
Location
USA
Feedback: 11 / 0 / 0
Help with headspacing

Hello

Can someone recommend a gunsmith in NorCal ? Would like to check headspacing on my new build.

Thanks
 

lockjaw

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Contributor
FALaholic #
64904
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Dec 31, 2011
Posts
2,371
Location
michigan
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I need to buy/borrow/barter/rent an FAL receiver wrench and barrel vice. I have everything. I'm basically rebanning a couple AWB era builds.

I have plenty of AR parts, some retro stuff....

Help is appreciated.
 

aardq

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FALaholic #
18645
Joined
Nov 25, 2005
Posts
1,451
Location
Flint Area
Feedback: 5 / 0 / 0
Hi All,

Does anyone have any experience with Globel Military Gunsmithing, in SE MI?
Want a parts kit built and he is listed here, but no comments on the shop or the work they do.

Thanks,
Dan
 

FALna45

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FALaholic #
10559
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May 12, 2003
Posts
342
Location
313
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Hi All,

Does anyone have any experience with Globel Military Gunsmithing, in SE MI?
Want a parts kit built and he is listed here, but no comments on the shop or the work they do.
IMO & IME Ken's a very good builder with a solid rep going back to 'the old days' here, i wouldn't hesitate to use his services.
:beer:
 

Fnbob

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FALaholic #
84665
Joined
Sep 5, 2020
Posts
11
Location
Fn
Feedback: 3 / 0 / 0
Gunsmith Services
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Builds (Complete or partial) FAL, AK, Galil, Romak 3, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine
Repairs on most milsurp bolt action and semi auto rifles
Refinish Metal (Parkerizing, Black Oxide, Paint over Park)
Refinish Stocks (wood or synthetic)
Barrel work (cut, crown, thread, attach muzzle device)
Flash Hider Sleeving Service (any type)
Firearms Dealer and Manufacture (Special orders)

Custom work. Let me know your needs.

Thanks,
Randy Kline
 

NK2000

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FALaholic #
82700
Joined
Jun 16, 2019
Posts
628
Location
auburn,alabama
Feedback: 15 / 0 / 0
Is there out there a HK G3 tech in Northern Alabama/South Tennessee to secure a wobbly/loose triple frame on an Indep G3?

I also need some help with an L1A1 that is not cycling that may have gas issues at the gas block. Thanks.
 

IndianaBlackhats

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FALaholic #
85862
Joined
Mar 7, 2021
Posts
51
Location
Indiana
Feedback: 5 / 0 / 0
Anyone in or around southern Indiana that can install a barrel? I took my FAL carbine to a gunsmith who said he had all of the tools to install a barrel but ended up not having a action wrench which he neglected to tell me. So I have a nice new DSA barrel that that I want to swap places with my obnoxiously loud integral muzzle brake barrel...willing to pay.. also I would like to watch the installation just because I'm interested in seeing it done
 

Eskimo Joe

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FALaholic #
17816
Joined
Jul 22, 2005
Posts
64
Location
In Pennsylvania
Feedback: 0 / 0 / 0
Cliffy109 had this suggestion: A 'stickied' thread of those who build, have tools to share and can loan, etc. Please add to this thread IF you are
- a professional gunsmith
- a hobby builder who can assist
- a holder of tools you'd be willing to loan
- an organizer/sponsor of a GTG to have a build party

merged: PLEASE CLEARLY IDENTIFY WHTHER YOU ARE A SMITH, HOBBYIST FOR HIRE, OR TOOL KEEPER SO TAHT OTHERS CAN CHOOSE WHICH SERVICE or SERVICE THEY WISH

Identify any special tools you have, and most especially, any you don't. State any limitations you might have. Also, there may be inferred issues w/ 'builders' re: ATF. Keep that in mind if you suddenly find yourself having a load of rifles show up at your home. Our intent is to provide Members a locus for info regarding people close to them who can help with a build.

Customers: please do NOT post "who's in Tejas (answer: nobody important šŸ¤£ ) who can help?" questions. This is the 'supply chain' end of your question. Answers should be made by those who can provide the service.

As this grows I'll do a little Mod-work to keep it organized. Please be patient w/ me.

A start w/ professionals (omissions are because it's 0500 EST!)

- Gunplumber/Arizona
- Dan @ VOW/East Tennessee
- Tony Marshburn/Atlanta
- Brett Stafford/Atlanta
- George Gouger/Oregon

VOILA! We'll work on this together!
:biggrin:
I have been gone a while and may not use site correctly. I need to barrow, rent etc a Wadman barrel shoulder cutter. Anyone have one?
Eskimo Joe in PA
570-672-2473
 
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