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Old 12-20-2010, 05:32 AM   #1
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I have a question for you gunsmiths out there. I was wondering how much it would cost to drill a hole that would normally fit a front sight on my Remington 597. I have the model that came with the scope, so I do not have the hole where the front sight would be. I need this hole so I can attach my barrel part of my archangel stock. I was just wondering how much it would cost to tap my barrel.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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most smiths charge about $15 to $30 per hole for a drill and tap job.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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+1 on what Tango said
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Most shops are going to charge you an hour minimum. They really should line it up dead nuts on center and use the mill if they have it available to make sure your new sight hole isn't off-center and thus not really achieving the desired result.

One way would be to call around to some different local shops and tell them you are looking to have the site installed by them. They may have a pre-set price for sight installation that is cheaper than something that would fall into "partial" work where they think they need a minimum "1 hour" to make it worth their time.
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