Turnaround time ? ? ?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by diggsbakes, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    What do yáll think is an appropriate turnaround time for a simple Gunsmithing project. I'm talking a 5 min job if you have the tools.

    I'm on a roll with a certain project and needed a press for one small part. I took the gun in Monday and haven't got the "ready" call yet. Last night the kid at the store made a comment that got me thinking. He said: "Hopefully, he should get it done this week." That really threw me for a loop??? I thought I'd get some opinions before I ask for the gun back, done or not. . .
     
  2. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    For a 5 min job i would hope for a hour or two but more then 3 days is uneceptable.
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    It probably depends on how many other jobs he has before your came in to be done.
     
  4. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I waited 'till "this week" with the understanding that it would be worked on right away. . . otherwise I'd have called someone else. . .
     
  5. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Next time I would be more firm on a time table. I've made that mistake in the past.
     
  6. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I hear you. . . I guess I made the 'ol assumption goof-up. Now would it be rude to ask for the gun back by the morning, done or not?
     
  7. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    it seems as though it would be fine to say " hey look, im sorry if i used some of your time but if you havent gotten to my gun by tomorrow i would like to pick it up" or something along those lines
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Depending on setup, I may keep a couple of jobs hanging around.
    Setup, tear down, setup, tear down, etc... takes time that I could use for other things.
    Setup, do 3-4 jobs, tear down is just business.
     
  9. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    yes very understandable. however wold you have the courtesy to say to the consumer. it may be a week or two.?
     
  10. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    What kind of 5 min. job?

    We do lots of same day stuff for people and our accounts, If it makes people happy they will generally be back again.

    Best of luck my friend.
     
  11. usmcprofessional

    usmcprofessional New Member

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    i found gunsmiths are like tattoo artists. the good ones take forever to get something done and are booked up for a couple weeks before your problem.
     
  12. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    lll

    Pressing in a barrel pin on my AK build. The hole is already drilled and reamed to exact dimensions. It is even half way in. I was "inch-worming" it with a vice, the whole "half turn, smack with sledge and repeat bit". It worked for the removal on the old barrel and was going little by little, but then a jaw cracked right at the crank opening. :mad: It wasn't a cheapy vice, not the best, but not Harbor Freight crap either. That left me to only one vice and I need it to complete.

    I am going to eventually need a shop press, but I have all my gun money tied up and I can't justify a shop press for "Home Improvement". The wife (rightfully so) wouldn't let that go.

    SO. . . I asked the guy at the shop and he said their "new gunsmith" said "No problem, $20". I told them "GREAT! If that's the case, then I'll have him do ALL my pin presses. I could do about 15 guns for the cost of a decent press and then my garage wouldn't have more clutter (it's co-existing already as a wood-shop/fab and gun-shop)

    Since I posted this I called the guy at the LGS, whom I get along great with. He said "I've got more guns for him to pick up tomorrow, so hopefully yours in with the ones he brings back in." I told him I wanted it done or not. . . :confused: