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Old 01-24-2018, 08:16 AM   #1
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Morning Guys. Looking for a reputable Houston or surrounding area (wouldn't mind driving an hour or two) gunsmith to thread a barrel and install/time a muzzle break. Price is really not an issue as my main objective is to have it done right, the first time. Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-24-2018, 08:20 AM   #2
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Bobby Pitchford with Pitchford gunworks in Waller.

Best around IMHO. Used to be the head gunsmith with Briley before he went solo.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:35 AM   #3
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Morning Guys. Looking for a reputable Houston or surrounding area (wouldn't mind driving an hour or two) gunsmith to thread a barrel and install/time a muzzle break. Price is really not an issue as my main objective is to have it done right, the first time. Thanks in advance!

-BobbyJoe
There are several around you that can do this job quick and correct. I am partial to precision barrel work, but if he has a significant wait Aaron Robert's of Robert's Precision Rifles typically gets this type of job done quickly, and he is right up the road from you on Spring Cypress.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:45 AM   #4
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The name says it all. MG Arms......"Match Grade Arms".......just before you get to the original Carters Country on Treshwig Road in Spring! Thank me later! (-;

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Old 01-24-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
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thanks guys. Any other opinions or can anyone vouch for the ones already listed??
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:36 PM   #6
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MG Arms is a very good choice.
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:37 PM   #7
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I have had quite a bit of work done by MG.
Kerry and crew do great work.
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:13 PM   #8
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Pete Pieper .... http://www.precisionbarrelwork.com/index.htm

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Old 01-24-2018, 05:56 PM   #9
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Another for Pere. He is out in Hempstead.
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:32 PM   #10
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Roberts precision does great work but not quickly.


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Old 01-24-2018, 07:46 PM   #11
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There are several around you that can do this job quick and correct. I am partial to precision barrel work, but if he has a significant wait Aaron Robert's of Robert's Precision Rifles typically gets this type of job done quickly, and he is right up the road from you on Spring Cypress.
Aaron is a solid guy! And meticulous as Iíve ever seen.
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:51 PM   #12
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I'm not going to bash anyone by name but do your do diligence on the shop you choose. I used a local shop for some work on my shotgun then found out later they had farmed my gun work out and then charged me more then I was quoted. I won't be back.

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Old 01-24-2018, 07:54 PM   #13
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I have used Pitchford mentioned earlier. He did a great job on my 460 Smith. Keep in mind gunsmiths are usually pretty backed up.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:01 PM   #14
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The name says it all. MG Arms......"Match Grade Arms".......just before you get to the original Carters Country on Treshwig Road in Spring! Thank me later! (-;

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this company does very good work. reloads are top notch as well.
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:04 PM   #15
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Thanks for all of the replies. So it's either between MG in Spring or Precision Barrel Works in Hempstead ... I work out in Waller so Pete seems like the logical choice from a logistical standpoint. I've combed his website pretty thoroughly and he seems legit.
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:11 PM   #16
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MG ARMS just did mine. Muzzle Break and spiral flute on the barrel and bolt. They did a great job!! $270 for just the muzzle break. Fair to me.
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:15 PM   #17
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Pete lives 2 blocks from my parents and has built me a rifle. I'll throw another vote his way.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:53 AM   #18
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I realize this is an old thread but I figured I'd contribute for anybody in future need...

I just took a jacked up gun to Brian at Lohman Gunsmithing. Near 290/BW8.

He and Levi do amazing work and will guarantee your satisfaction. My gun was fixed while Brian and I talked bowhunting. Time came to pay and my total was nearly half the price I was quoted. Also worth mentioning, 90% of the people who come in have work done while they wait. No paperwork, taking copies of ID, etc... In and out same day.

They Cerkote as well as hand-shape custom rifles from wood blanks. You can either provide the material or select from his inventory. No CNC machines in-sight.

To say I was "impressed" would be an understatement. I will gladly recommend Lohman to anybody in need of a gunsmith.

https://lohmangunsmith.com/about/
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:22 AM   #19
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Thanks, BHD!
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:45 AM   #20
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Morning Guys. Looking for a reputable Houston or surrounding area (wouldn't mind driving an hour or two) gunsmith to thread a barrel and install/time a muzzle break. Price is really not an issue as my main objective is to have it done right, the first time. Thanks in advance!

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he will do it in a couple days. Tell him Derek sent ya
979-826-2563 hes in Hempstead
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:46 AM   #21
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Pete lives 2 blocks from my parents and has built me a rifle. I'll throw another vote his way.
Pete good guy
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:59 AM   #22
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Pete lives 2 blocks from my parents and has built me a rifle. I'll throw another vote his way.
Pete good guy
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:00 AM   #23
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MG Arms in Spring, TX.
First Rate Service.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:18 PM   #24
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Another vote for Pete in Hempstead. Solid work, solid dude. He's done a bunch for me over the years & never been let down.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:02 PM   #25
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The name says it all. MG Arms......"Match Grade Arms".......just before you get to the original Carters Country on Treshwig Road in Spring! Thank me later! (-;

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Collectors Firearms also has full time gunsmiths, but I've never used them.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:06 AM   #26
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Ed Vandenberg - Vandenberg Customs. Located in Pearland.

Ed has cut down and threaded a couple guns for me, as well as done some trigger work. Great guy, quick turnaround and great work.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:10 AM   #27
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Another vote for Pete!!!

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Old 12-05-2018, 09:28 AM   #28
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I realize this is an old thread but I figured I'd contribute for anybody in future need...

I just took a jacked up gun to Brian at Lohman Gunsmithing. Near 290/BW8.

He and Levi do amazing work and will guarantee your satisfaction. My gun was fixed while Brian and I talked bowhunting. Time came to pay and my total was nearly half the price I was quoted. Also worth mentioning, 90% of the people who come in have work done while they wait. No paperwork, taking copies of ID, etc... In and out same day.

They Cerkote as well as hand-shape custom rifles from wood blanks. You can either provide the material or select from his inventory. No CNC machines in-sight.

To say I was "impressed" would be an understatement. I will gladly recommend Lohman to anybody in need of a gunsmith.

https://lohmangunsmith.com/about/
Another vote for Brian. He put a muzzle break on my 300 a year ago and was extremely easy to work with
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:39 PM   #29
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Bobby Pitchford with Pitchford Gun Works does all of my work. Great guy to do business with and an even better gunsmith.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:02 PM   #30
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Another vote for Bobby Pitchford
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:16 PM   #31
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I’ll have to look into mg arms when I need more work. I used felands in cypress for years, hell I’ve been on a duck hunt with the owners son and been camping at their property on the Brazos.ive always sent work their way but my last visit with them ended with me getting absolutely hosed on 2 different guns. One they “fixed”. Took it duck hunting the next day, first shot it was still broke and doing exactly what it was doing before. When I contacted them they said I didn’t pay to fix that I paid to have them reseat something?? The other gun was suppose to be a cheap fix, supposedly covered under warranty from the manufacturer but the labor they charged me cost more than I even paid for the gun. Worried they didn’t actually fix that one either they ended up getting to keep my gun. Needless to say they lost a faithful costumer
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:13 PM   #32
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Used pitchford one time, will not again
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:37 PM   #33
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Pete has done 3 custom rifles for me and did a muzzle break, trigger and bed on another.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:01 AM   #34
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Larry Feland has done great work for me. 290 and Barker Cypress
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:33 AM   #35
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Iíll second this, Pete is a great gunsmith


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Old 12-06-2018, 09:34 AM   #36
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Thanks for all of the replies. So it's either between MG in Spring or Precision Barrel Works in Hempstead ... I work out in Waller so Pete seems like the logical choice from a logistical standpoint. I've combed his website pretty thoroughly and he seems legit.


Trust me, he is legit!


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Old 12-06-2018, 11:49 AM   #37
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Freer Gun Shop. Family owned and I believe they've been in business over 50yrs
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