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Offline SpokaneSlayer

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Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« on: December 01, 2008, 11:11:42 AM »
My wife just inherited a couple of her step-dad's guns: a Remington Wingmaster and a beautiful Remington Model 742 Woodmaster in 30-06.  These guns are old, like 1960's and we would like them checked out before shooting them.  I know of only two gunsmiths in Spokane, Brock's and Mountain Shadow Arms.  Who do you guys use?  Not opposed to driving a bit.  Thanks.




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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 11:13:26 AM »
Brock's on Division.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2008, 11:20:24 AM by tlbradford »
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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 11:22:33 AM »
Brock's on Division.

Have you used him?  Have heard mixed things.  He actually built one of my rifles (I bought it from the guy who had it built).  The work on it is good. 

I've heard there's a guy in Spangle or Rosalia that's supposed to be decent.  Don't know his name. 

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 12:25:14 PM »
He repaired an old Browning A-5 for me, minor realignment of the barrel to receiver connection, and replaced a firing pin in my Weatherby .25-06.  My BIL does a lot of work to his rifles and he always uses Brocks for the aftermarket items.  He just had them rebarrel, bed, and blueprint his .338wm this past summer.  He has been satisfied with everything they have done.
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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 12:51:30 PM »
He repaired an old Browning A-5 for me, minor realignment of the barrel to receiver connection, and replaced a firing pin in my Weatherby .25-06.  My BIL does a lot of work to his rifles and he always uses Brocks for the aftermarket items.  He just had them rebarrel, bed, and blueprint his .338wm this past summer.  He has been satisfied with everything they have done.

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 01:31:09 PM »
you can also yty gunatorium they been around for ever and do real good work

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 01:32:03 PM »
oops try

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 02:20:03 PM »
I also vote for Brocks. Kinda an arrogant guy, but he knows his stuff, and knows how to do the work right.



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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 02:36:06 PM »
I've used brocks and been happy with them, there is also a newer place called Mountain Shadow Arms
in north Spokane.  http://www.mountainshadowarms.com/home.htm

The gunatorium is a fun old place to look around, but they are expensive.

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 05:09:20 PM »
Brocks seems to be OK. I would take guns to him. He has glass bedded a few rifles for me and the work seems to be quality.
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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2008, 07:15:45 PM »
i had a very bad experience at brock's and couldnt recomend him to anyone.  i thought thier customer service was poor thats about the best thing i can say about my experience there. 

ive been using rick bemel out of the indoor shooting range on market.  i heard he also works out of mt shadow arms or what ever its called but have never been there. 
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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2008, 08:10:55 AM »
rick bemal.....spokane.
shawn carlock.....idaho.
Paul Wunische
13294 West Winch Avenue
Rathdrum, Idaho 83858
208-687-2229
mel doyle.......saint maries ID
dave rossi.....rosalia

of these guys, carlock is killer on tac stuff, big range rifles....late model stuff.
paul has barreled and blued a few guns for a buddy of mine and done nice work, priced right and only 5 minutes from my house. I found out about mel doyle at a show last month. I was inspecting a VERY nicely built 25-06 custom and the work on it was first rate.......and I am PICKY, guy did nice work and the price I was told was beyond fair. bemal is a great smith. the last time I talked to him he was only doing jobs of $800 and up.......call him and ask, don't take that as a don't call him, he does quality and custom stuff. dave rossi has built a few bt 99s for a friend and they are tits, I have heard he is no longer doing work, but again, call down to the gun club or call him.

I cannot say how I feel about brocks.....  ;)

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 08:18:23 AM »
Hell Id forgot about Rick Bemal. He tuned and honed my S&W 629. Awesome job, great price and very knowledable guy. Ive called him on a few things and he told me over the phone what to do to fix the problem. Great guy, highly reccommend him, the last card I have of his is for his shop at Sharp Shooting, but I know he's not down there anymore. Might check the yellow pages.



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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 01:09:54 PM »
rick bemal.....spokane.
shawn carlock.....idaho.
Paul Wunische
13294 West Winch Avenue
Rathdrum, Idaho 83858
208-687-2229
mel doyle.......saint maries ID
dave rossi.....rosalia

Great info !!!!  Believe it is Paul W who worked a couple of my buddies guns.  Very nice.  And Rossi is the guy I was thinkin of down in Rosalia.... also has worked on my buddies guns and done a good job.

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2008, 11:43:27 PM »
I've never had them do any gunsmithing but I have to agree about the service at brocks.  I like the guys down at Dave's in Nine Mile Falls.  Haven't had any work done there besides having some screws replaced in my scope rings, but have bought guns there and they seem to know what they're talking about.

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2008, 08:35:32 PM »
What I-90 exit do you take to get to nine mile falls? Comming from M.L.? Guess I have used Brocks since I dont really know where any other Gunsmith is.
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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2008, 08:40:06 PM »
Take the maple street exit (first one coming into town) head north to Francis street, turn left and follow it
west and north to the town (sort of) of Nine Miles Falls.

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2008, 08:46:26 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2008, 01:44:16 PM »
Brock's is definitely not a sales organization - What I mean by that is that you should be prepared to be met with opinion as soon as you walk in the door.  I would agree with those folks that said there is some arrogance in the room.  Not my favorite place to go, but I have used them a couple of times.  My comments are not to say that they don't do a good job, just that it isn't the friendliest experience. Thank you to the folks that mentioned good alternatives, because I am sure that I will need to use them in the next few years and I have put those in my contact list for future reference. 

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Re: Good Gunsmith in Spokane?
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2008, 08:31:01 PM »
There is Al Ewing, he won Wimbledon at Camp Perry, and I can sure as hell bet there isn't another Smith in Spokane that can make that claim.
He did it with a M14 when the AR craze had caught on, he beat the Army, and Marines.

Shawn Carlock has done some good work for me also, and I've shot against guns made by the Marine who works and owns Mountain Shadow Arms, although his prices are crazy high, but he carries one hell of a Resume.


 
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