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I took a handgun in to have fixed a couple of weeks ago. It had a spring that had broke and would not allow you to cock it and advance the cylinder. The guy that I took it to didn't have one like it to replace it with, so he had to special order it. That dang little spring cost more than $4 & the shipping (UPS) for that little sucker was $11. Not to mention the labor for him to fix it. But I got it fixed and got it back so that is the main thing.
 

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It seems to me that a lot of places are making extra profit by charging outrageous shipping charges. They could have just as easily dropped it in a padded envelope and shipped it USPS for 75 cents. Even charging $4 to do that would have been cheaper than $11 UPS.
 

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It seems to me that a lot of places are making extra profit by charging outrageous shipping charges. They could have just as easily dropped it in a padded envelope and shipped it USPS for 75 cents. Even charging $4 to do that would have been cheaper than $11 UPS.
Exactly....I always look up my part, and order it myself....if I can't put it in...then I take it to a gunsmith I know and have known 30+ years.:wink:
 

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It seems to me that a lot of places are making extra profit by charging outrageous shipping charges. They could have just as easily dropped it in a padded envelope and shipped it USPS for 75 cents. Even charging $4 to do that would have been cheaper than $11 UPS.
I guess it's cause the price of gas? Or maybe some are bucking for early retirement.:biggrin: Oh well I'm going to get it out and shoot it and some of my other guns this weekend.
 

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Exactly....I always look up my part, and order it myself....if I can't put it in...then I take it to a gunsmith I know and have known 30+ years.:wink:
I do the same thing but haven't known any gunsmith that long. Last time I needed a part for a pistol Colt wanted $40 for a little that that pushed the cylinder out. My FIL at the time was working at a machine shop and made one out of spare piece of stock and put it in for nothing.
 

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Good machinists are good friends to have and to keep!!!

My BIL does some, what we call "Gubment Jobs" for me on occasion. He's good to have around!!!
 

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Good machinists are good friends to have and to keep!!!

My BIL does some, what we call "Gubment Jobs" for me on occasion. He's good to have around!!!
I think we're all gonna need to be more self-reliant in the future. If the libs ban our toys, we'll hafta build and feed them ourselves!
 
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