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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

I'm putting a new stock on my 870, and need to have the receiver drilled and tapped, for a scope mount. Does anyone know of a gunsmith in the Butler area that can do this? Thanks for the help.

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Re: Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

I'd call Sportsman's Supply and Gun World ( Harrisville) and see who does their work. I used to go to Joe McCrea before he died and he was excellent. I'm not sure if any of his guys are doing work on their own or not. I think I remember that one of Van's sons (Van's Sporting Goods) is a gunsmith. I think he's only open occasionally.

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Re: Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

Pete give economy gunsmithing a call 724-266-0232, they are in sewickley.

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Re: Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

theres a guy does good work up by the stone house on rt8 last name is vincent
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Re: Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

I 2nd economy there only a couple miles down from cranberry twp butler county
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Re: Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

Thanks guys - I will give Economy a call. I go to RMU every Thursday. I'll check them out.

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Re: Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

If it were me, I would go with a cantilever barrel rather than drill holes in the receiver.

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Re: Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

Another option is the B-Square saddle mount like the one at http://www.midwayusa.com/product/367653/...-1-2-and-3-blue . They're aluminum and you can easily install yourself by just popping out the trigger housing pins and putting the saddle on with the pins provided for it. Easy to take off too. I wouldn't buy from Midway but Cabelas, Gander Mt., and many sporting goods stores carry, especially for the 870, and they usually run $42-$45. I have one on a Winchester 1300 that I bought used several years ago with a red dot sight. I'm not a scope guy on a shotgun but it is my back-up turkey gun and it works perfectly.

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Re: Need a Gunsmith in Butler area.

Right now I have a B-square on the 870. I have another 870 that's drilled/tapped. The drilled/tapped one is just slimmer and better handling. I like that look better too, but thanks for the suggestion. Pete

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Regarding the cantilever barrel, I did also think about that but I already have all the barrels I need and this is really going to be a turkey killer. If I was setting it up as a slugger, the cantilever would probably be more accurate. Thanks for the suggestion too. Pete

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