Gifted hobbyist wanted

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Naphtali
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Gifted hobbyist wanted

#1 Post by Naphtali » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:16 pm

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My Custom Rossi 92 lever action sporting rifle is back in my possession. And, yes, it is in "needs a whole bunch of work" condition. My heart is no longer invested in my perfectly conceived rifle. Now, I'll settle for getting it in decent working order. The first two things that need be done are finishing the rifle stock, and installing a tang sight.

Having been emotionally mauled by a recommended lever action gunsmith, I want to try a different method - if it's possible. I live in Missoula County, Montana. What I seek is a gifted hobbyist who can finish my rifle's stock. If that hobbyist can drill & tap my tang a second time, since the first time was a bizarre choice, even better. However, having the sight work down separately is not a big deal. If I had to identify a gifted hobbyist class, I think of people who complete muzzleloading gun kits - kits they assembly from Track of the Wolf, et al., or kits whose contents are parts complete and partially completed. The hobbyist(s) I seek would be in western Montana, preferably west of the Divide.

What I'm trying to do includes:
- Having acceptable work done at a reasonable cost.

- Having control over my possession of my rifle. The triggering action by my recommended lever action gunsmith was his refusal to return the rifle, then ceasing all communication with me. Being within reasonable driving distance allows us to get acquainted and keep in reasonable contact.

- Having lower expectations of finished rifle stock, I'll be content with what I would not have been content with when I first conceived my project.
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Anyone who can, please furnish my contact information to the hobbyist, or PM me with the hobbyist's contact information.
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Re: Gifted hobbyist wanted

#2 Post by Pete44ru » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:40 pm

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Re: Gifted hobbyist wanted

#3 Post by JerryB » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 pm

I would think you should call Steve for some straight talk with a man that knows 92's
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Re: Gifted hobbyist wanted

#4 Post by Naphtali » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:59 pm

I shall have Ric Carter do the wood. I'm thinking that having the tang sight made right comes first. I'm pretty sure this is routine for a local gunsmith - such as Accu Arms.
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