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Old 03-25-2007, 05:52   #1
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Bad experience with Old Dominion Arms in Manassas

I dropped off my Browning Buckmark the first week of December to be reassembled (my brother tried to do a light trigger job). I just picked it up yesterday after 4 months of "call next week", "I ordered the part (missing pins) from Brownells", "Browning is sending me the parts." (Note how he quoted 2 different solutions for parts.)

The gun had not been touched, it was in pieces in a cardboard box. The so-called gunsmith asked me if I wanted the new parts, I said "Sure, if there's a receipt for them, I'd be happy to buy them." He puttered around his mess of a workbench for almost 10 minutes before I said "Why don't you give me a call if you find the parts?" and he replied "I'm sending them back."

He obviously didn't have the parts and hadn't touched the weapon. I wish I could find a good local smith.

Both Guns&Ammo Warehouse and Virginia Arms are miles ahead in professionalism, prices, and selection. I like giving my business to small shops but not under these sort of circumstances and I got real sick and tired of waiting in that little shop full of cigarette smoke.

This is not libel; all of these events actually happened.

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Old 03-25-2007, 14:37   #2
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My recommendation is for you to get the parts and repair it yourself. If you have some patience and mechanical knowledge you can repair most anything on a handgun. Do your research. Pour through the gun boards and don't be afraid to ask questions.

Good gunsmiths are hard to find. In Virginia I don't know of any. I have utilized Gander Mountain once for the replacement of a front sight. They put marks on the front site maring it slightly. Being that it was just the site I decided to let it go. But for the headaches that one encounters it makes you wonder WHY? From now on I'll buy the tools I need and do it myself.


The biggest problem with this country today is that you can't pay anyone to do a job and do it right these days. Everything is either half -ssed or of defective quality. When you can't even pay good money to get a quality product or job then we have really gone to he-- in my opinion.
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Old 03-25-2007, 15:05   #3
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If I may offer a suggestion, you may want to try M&M Gunsmithing in Alexandria, VA:

http://www.mmgunsmithing.com/
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I'll look them up, Broadside. Their website did not display at all on my computer, probably because I only run Linux.
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MM Gunsmithing

Broadside. May be this will help....

M&M Gunsmithing is a shop offering a full line of gunsmithing services. Our gunsmith is a graduate of the Pennsylvania School who was employed as a gunsmith at Interarms for nearly 15 years and has vast experience with their firearms (Rossi, Star, Walther, Mark X, Astra, Va. Dragoon, FEG, Helwan, Bersa, Bernardelli). Repair and custom work is offered for all manufactures. References available upon request.

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Old 03-28-2007, 13:43   #6
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I'll look them up, Broadside. Their website did not display at all on my computer, probably because I only run Linux.
Only works in IE. That's a demerit in my book!

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Re: MM Gunsmithing

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Broadside. May be this will help....

M&M Gunsmithing is a shop offering a full line of gunsmithing services. Our gunsmith is a graduate of the Pennsylvania School who was employed as a gunsmith at Interarms for nearly 15 years and has vast experience with their firearms (Rossi, Star, Walther, Mark X, Astra, Va. Dragoon, FEG, Helwan, Bersa, Bernardelli). Repair and custom work is offered for all manufactures. References available upon request.
Man that brings back memories i had a 30.06 Mark x.. and it was by far the most accurate rifle i've ever owned. I paid like 100 bucks in a private deal for it.. Loved it right up till some shmuck stole it.. man the police were very annoyed with me.. had a 4x12 on it and a harris bi pod attached when the took it..

You could try TTI in Glenn Allen, Trapper maybe able to take care of it for you.

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Old 04-02-2007, 12:44   #8
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If I may offer a suggestion, you may want to try M&M Gunsmithing in Alexandria, VA:

http://www.mmgunsmithing.com/
Can you tell us about some experiences you had with them? What firearms, what work?

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