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Posted: 9/30/2004 11:16:29 AM EST
Was thinking of sending my Colt H-bar to Kurts for a bayonet lug addition and FH threading. Anybody got an opinion of their work and their turn around time?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:08:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 12:08:55 PM EST by Ellery_Holt]

Originally Posted By WackyG:
Was thinking of sending my Colt H-bar to Kurts for a bayonet lug addition and FH threading. Anybody got an opinion of their work and their turn around time?



I had a barrel turned down by him back in '02. It took f o r e v e r to get it back from him -- nearly 60 days, and that was just for ordinary work with no complications or waiting on parts. YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:26:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 12:28:54 PM EST by MrKasab]
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:40:05 PM EST
Kurt turned my HBAR 20" into an A2. Time it took was 6 weeks weeks from the day the package went out till I got it back. Very nice work.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:41:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrKasab:
Enough said.
www.kurtskustomfirearms.citymax.com/board/board_topic/11341/41951.htm



There is a difference between custom/unusual work - and simply turning down a barrel.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:52:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:02:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
I sent Kurt a barrel that I wanted cut down and recontoured.

I was told it would be 4 weeks, but it took close to 10.

And my e-mails asking for an update went unanswered for weeks at a time.

So my next barrels I needed worked on went to ADCO. They were back in my hands in about a week.

I won't be going back to Kurt,



I had a similar experience. I wanted to get one of his A3 TacBrakes, and it took 9 weeks. When I got my AR10 threaded by ADCO, total turnaround was 8 days, including shipping both ways. Kurt does great work, but it takes a while.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:41:16 PM EST
I just got a barrel back from Kurt this week. It was a simple barrel thread and install an A2 suppressor. It was rec'd 23 Jul and came back earlier this week. So, figure an eight and half to nine week turn-around. The work was great and the price was fair ($35, plus $12.50 return shipping).

Folks have to keep in mind the Kurt is "a one-man band." He is the whole operation and does a lot more than just cut/turn/thread AR barrels and such. In addition, he is somewhat a victim of his success, as his rep grows, so does the amount of work coming into his shop; thus increasing turn around time. I recommend him for AR barrel work, but, be prepared to wait for the item to come back. I always figure on twelve weeks, and plan accordingly.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:50:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Forest:
Kurt turned my HBAR 20" into an A2. Time it took was 6 weeks weeks from the day the package went out till I got it back. Very nice work.



20" Gov't into an 18" rethread, restamp lost markings, shave bayo lug.

About 6 weeks, excellent work.

+1
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 3:57:19 AM EST
I would have no problem going with KKF if it weren't for the sometimes lengthy (beyond quoted) turn around time I've been seeing.

ADCO, on the other hand, does outstanding work with one week turn around. I had them turn an HBAR down to medium weight profile and thread/install an A2 FS. I sent it out Friday and ADCO turned it around to me the next Friday (though the mail was late and I didn't get it til the next Monday). Very fair prices, excellent work and really quick (and reliable) turn around times. Mine was back to me in seven business days.

Corey
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:24:32 AM EST

Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.



RUSH????
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:31:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Corey:
ADCO, on the other hand, does outstanding work with one week turn around. I had them turn an HBAR down to medium weight profile and thread/install an A2 FS. I sent it out Friday and ADCO turned it around to me the next Friday (though the mail was late and I didn't get it til the next Monday). Very fair prices, excellent work and really quick (and reliable) turn around times. Mine was back to me in seven business days.

Corey



I did the same as cory (HBAR to Medium) my time was a little longer (I sent it out right after the ban ended).

Very happy with the work they did, and the quick turn around time.

But this thread was about KKF not ADCO...
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:05:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By IndOperator1:

Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.



RUSH????



The Trees.

I actually saw it performed live in concert this summer.

And I even used it as a sigline way before Hillary made her comments about turning the US into a socialist state.


I did the same as cory (HBAR to Medium) my time was a little longer (I sent it out right after the ban ended).

Very happy with the work they did, and the quick turn around time.

But this thread was about KKF not ADCO...



(Red emphasis added.)

I know. But in discussing KKF's time delays I think it's relevant to mention ADCO (which is in stark contrast with their one week turn around). Part of honestly discussing the services someone (or a company) provides is comparing them to others performing similar work. And it gives others more options.

Besides, I wasn't the first one to mention ADCO.

Corey
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:44:45 PM EST
I just sent four uppers to ADCO for work. I was trying to chose between Kurt and ADCO. Kurt was less expensive (about $90 total) but I saw way too many posts by people waiting for their work to get finished and not hearing anything. Also, he doesn't take credit cards. You pretty much send your upper and a money order and wait. I have heard mostly super great reviews though. I decided I'd rather spend more, use my credit card, but get them back faster.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 3:42:21 PM EST
The Hurricanes can't be helping much either.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:53:14 AM EST
How does he put the bayo lug on????
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:32:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By KurtVF:
How does he put the bayo lug on????




You have to replace the entire front sight housing.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:35:52 AM EST
Olympic Arms is going to take 4 weeks to pin and weld my Phantom, and I live 15 minutes away, so that doesnt even include shipping Oh well, they do good work.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:41:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:

Originally Posted By KurtVF:
How does he put the bayo lug on????




You have to replace the entire front sight housing.



Neg, Kurt has some way of doing it with silver solder. And ya he is slow as molasses in January.
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