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Posted: 2/14/2006 3:27:22 PM EDT

Does anybody here know who can repair a worn operating rod ? I know Warbird does it
but I don't care to deal with him .
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:13:03 PM EDT
Ask Ted Brown in a week or Dan at West Texas Armory. Both do outstanding work.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 3:13:11 AM EDT

I purchased an Op rod from Dan . If I remember correctly , he said that he didn't repair them .
I need the tab welded and machined . I'll try Ted . Thanks
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:43:54 PM EDT
warbird can fix it he doe's a nice rebuilding op rod tabs for about 35.00 tabs his web site is posted on www.m-14forums.com
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:34:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By djohns6:
Does anybody here know who can repair a worn operating rod ? I know Warbird does it
but I don't care to deal with him .



Did you have a bad experience with him?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:47:28 AM EDT
If your oprod needs to be rebuilt such as the piston, tab, or needs to be rebent, call or email Jim Swartz at jswartz280@aol.com, or call him at 614-834-4895 ( OH ). He rebuilds a lot of the oprods for some of the big name smiths.

Shamlessly stolen from the Battlerifles site.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:15:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 2:17:39 PM EDT by djohns6]

Originally Posted By mlm1219:

Originally Posted By djohns6:
Does anybody here know who can repair a worn operating rod ? I know Warbird does it
but I don't care to deal with him .



Did you have a bad experience with him?



Took him a week to answer my initial e-mail . I had a follow up question . Another week .
When I asked for a shipping address , he said he had no record of quoting me for work . He
wanted those e-mails forwarded to him . I did . Never heard from him again .

I won't beg anybody to take my money . BTW , Mrs. Swartz responded to my
e-mail almost immediately . Jim's gonna get my business . AND he's a GCA member to boot .
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:47:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By djohns6:

Originally Posted By mlm1219:

Originally Posted By djohns6:
Does anybody here know who can repair a worn operating rod ? I know Warbird does it
but I don't care to deal with him .



Did you have a bad experience with him?



Took him a week to answer my initial e-mail . I had a follow up question . Another week .
When I asked for a shipping address , he said he had no record of quoting me for work . He
wanted those e-mails forwarded to him . I did . Never heard from him again .

I won't beg anybody to take my money . BTW , Mrs. Swartz responded to my
e-mail almost immediately . Jim's gonna get my business . AND he's a GCA member to boot .



Thats good to know. Things must have changed with him.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:58:30 PM EDT

Just so everybody is clear on this , I am NOT commenting on the quality of his
work . I know he is highly recommended on this and other forums . THere is NO other way to contact him except by e-mail . Seven days to respond is unacceptable .
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