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Posted: 9/8/2004 3:17:53 PM EDT
I called a local gun smith to find out how much is would cost to thread the barrel of my AK for a slant compensator. He said that it would run about a hundred bucks. Is this the going rate for this kind of thing or am I being taken for a ride. If this is the going price I think I'll just rent that do it yourself kit.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:04:36 PM EDT
He's taking you for a major ride.


You can buy your own threading kit for almost half as much and thread to your hearts content. A board member on ak47.net by the name of wjm rents threading kits for $16.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:43:56 PM EDT

I just dropped off 2 of mine at a shop today to thread the barrels & install the plunger pins. I supplied the parts. He charged me $15.00 each. I do a good bit of business there, but at worst it's a $20.00 job. That dude should be a fireman, cause he's hosin' ya! Good luck.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:49:52 PM EDT
I just got in line to rent the kit so im doing it that way, but its gonna take a while so im going to continue to look for a reasonably priced gun smith. Anyone know of any in the Phoenix area?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:25:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 8:27:35 PM EDT by Ripcode]

Originally Posted By swampman:
That dude should be a fireman, cause he's hosin' ya! Good luck.

Hey..! As I firefighter I resent that!

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 12:05:55 AM EDT
If I make it up to the Cav Arms end the ban cookout on Tuesday I plan on bringing my threading die set. About a 15 minute job and if you are there you can use the set.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:34:54 AM EDT
You've got mail Mak
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:46:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 11:46:54 AM EDT by 00-MP5K-PDW-00]
100 bucks is a little expensive. But if it includes a good break/flash it could be worse.

100 is to high for the slant compensator.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 1:49:29 PM EDT
yea it was $100, supply your own parts. I was amazed. $100 bucks for a 15 min job, no way.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:21:38 PM EDT

Hey Rip,

You shouldn'd resent my remark. Fire guys are real good at hosing stuff. You guys are HOSERS.
Besides, that was just a joke, If you can't buy into that, GO HOSE YOURSELF!. ( Just another joke.) If my house is on fire, I sure ain't gonna' call a gun shop!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:49:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By swampman:
If my house is on fire, I sure ain't gonna' call a gun shop!!

If your house is on fire next Monday you may have to call the gun shop.... as that is where I'll probably be!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:50:32 PM EDT
...If a gunsmith charges you $100 for a threading job; do me a favor and slap him back-handed across the face.

That's downright theft.
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