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Posted: 4/16/2024 12:33:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: DMark]
I'm looking for a new gunsmith in the greater Nashville/Middle Tennessee area.  The fellow I had been using for over a decade has moved on to bigger and better things.

In particular, I need someone who can do an AR Barrel cut & threaded to 1/2x28.

Thanks,
Mark
Link Posted: 4/16/2024 6:00:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/16/2024 7:13:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bodybagger: Jeff Walle (pronounced wally) At Guns and Leather in Greenbrier
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Know Jeff very well.  He has done a number of jobs for me in the past.  He also used to beat my ass (and everybody else's) shooting USPSA back in the 90s.  He is a Grand Master.

Chopping a couple of inches off of an AR barrel would almost seem to be a waste of his vast gunsmithing skills and talent.  
Link Posted: 4/16/2024 7:46:19 PM EDT
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Class 3 machining.  Dallas.  Only place I would use for threading.
Link Posted: 4/16/2024 8:53:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By xciapup:Class 3 machining.  Dallas.  Only place I would use for threading.
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Dallas?  

As in Texas?
Link Posted: 4/16/2024 10:23:42 PM EDT
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I’m in west of Clarksville, and I do a fair amount of barrel work like that.
Link Posted: 4/17/2024 12:51:29 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/17/2024 5:03:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DMark:

Dallas?  

As in Texas?
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Originally Posted By DMark:
Originally Posted By xciapup:Class 3 machining.  Dallas.  Only place I would use for threading.

Dallas?  

As in Texas?


Yes.  Threading barrels is all they do.
Link Posted: 4/17/2024 4:22:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By xciapup: Yes.  Threading barrels is all they do.
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WOW!

Just looked at their IG page and you're not kidding!
Link Posted: 4/17/2024 8:25:24 PM EDT
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I dont do much social media.  But I can look in my safe and see a bunch of expensive barrels they did right.
Link Posted: 4/21/2024 3:23:57 PM EDT
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Rich at Echo 3 Armory in Chapel Hill does all my work. Highly recommend.
Link Posted: 4/21/2024 5:50:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Paulie771: Rich at Echo 3 Armory in Chapel Hill does all my work. Highly recommend.
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I drive right by their location on my way to Strategic Edge.  Thanks for the recommendation.

https://echo3armoryllc.com/
Link Posted: 4/22/2024 8:50:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DMark:

Know Jeff very well.  He has done a number of jobs for me in the past.  He also used to beat my ass (and everybody else's) shooting USPSA back in the 90s.  He is a Grand Master.

Chopping a couple of inches off of an AR barrel would almost seem to be a waste of his vast gunsmithing skills and talent.  
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@DMark

Did you shoot at NTPS near Springfield in the mid 90s? I did, maybe our paths crossed there. Jeff did the work on a Colt Gold Cup I was shooting back in those days (long before I got into that business)
Link Posted: 4/22/2024 10:53:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GunCat: @DMark Did you shoot at NTPS near Springfield in the mid 90s? I did, maybe our paths crossed there. Jeff did the work on a Colt Gold Cup I was shooting back in those days (long before I got into that business)
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Yup.  

I first met Jeff when he was gunsmithing for Specialty Arms II in La Vergne, TN.

BTW - - - The old North Tennessee Practical Shooters USPSA club is now Strategic Edge USPSA in Chapel Hill, TN.  SEGR even uses the old NTPS club number.
Link Posted: 4/23/2024 5:39:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DMark:

Yup.  

I first met Jeff when he was gunsmithing for Specialty Arms II in La Vergne, TN.

BTW - - - The old North Tennessee Practical Shooters USPSA club is now Strategic Edge USPSA in Chapel Hill, TN.  SEGR even uses the old NTPS club number.
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That would make three of us who shot there.  I wasn't there for every match but I did really enjoy it.  Lots of good memories.
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Originally Posted By SACraig:

That would make three of us who shot there.  I wasn't there for every match but I did really enjoy it.  Lots of good memories.
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Yep.

Jeff, Doc Schermier (sp?), Don Scott, Mike Cochran, Dave Safford, Greg “Hickock45” Kinman, Kyle Hale, Beecher Bibrey ...and on and on. Good times.
Link Posted: 4/24/2024 8:31:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GunCat:


Yep.

Jeff, Doc Schermier (sp?), Don Scott, Mike Cochran, Dave Safford, Greg “Hickock45” Kinman, Kyle Hale, Beecher Bibrey ...and on and on. Good times.
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Ah, you forgot my buddy Curtis McMahon  I swapped email with him a few times in October of last year and he's still hanging in there.

Somewhere I had printouts of some of the matches back in those days.  I just looked and couldn't find them and I sure wish I could.  They listed all the shooters and it would be good to see all the names.  The few you posted brought back a lot of memories.  We had a great time back then, I would truly love to do it all again.
Link Posted: 5/4/2024 1:12:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Paulie771:
Rich at Echo 3 Armory in Chapel Hill does all my work. Highly recommend.
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Looks like I will be giving him a call as well since the shop isn't very far. Installing a new muzzle device today and ruined the threads....

Old MD came off without issue, threaded the new suppressor mount on partway by hand then grabbed the wrench and it wouldn't tighten further. Tried to unthread and it didn't want to budge, finally got it but threads on barrel and MD are damaged. FML - it didn't feel cross threaded at all but obviously something was wrong.
Link Posted: Yesterday 8:06:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ishootglocks:


Looks like I will be giving him a call as well since the shop isn't very far. Installing a new muzzle device today and ruined the threads....

Old MD came off without issue, threaded the new suppressor mount on partway by hand then grabbed the wrench and it wouldn't tighten further. Tried to unthread and it didn't want to budge, finally got it but threads on barrel and MD are damaged. FML - it didn't feel cross threaded at all but obviously something was wrong.
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Echo3 got my barrel fixed up. I've been busy with tornado cleanup and forgot to post an update sooner.

Quick turn around, clean threads on the barrel and muzzle device, and no alignment issues. Would use again (and am considering having a Savage barrel threaded).
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