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Old 01-11-2018, 5:14 PM
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Default Replaced the barrel without replacing the bushing?

A friend of mine had a rebuild done on a SA TM .45 auto by a pretty well known & respected gunsmith.The gunsmith replaced the barrel with a new Kart barrel but said the he liked the factory bushing so much that it was perfect and he did not replace it.
Has anybody ever heard of this before?
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Old 01-11-2018, 5:24 PM
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A friend of mine had a rebuild done on a SA TM .45 auto by a pretty well known & respected gunsmith.The gunsmith replaced the barrel with a new Kart barrel but said the he liked the factory bushing so much that it was perfect and he did not replace it.
Has anybody ever heard of this before?
If it fit well there would be no reason to replace it

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A friend of mine had a rebuild done on a SA TM .45 auto by a pretty well known & respected gunsmith.
The gunsmith replaced the barrel with a new Kart barrel but said the he liked the factory bushing so much that it was perfect and he did not replace it.
Has anybody ever heard of this before?
If the existing bushing fits the new barrel really well, you are only adding extra expense to fit a new bushing to the slide and the barrel.

The gunsmith sounds very honest.
Many unscrupulous gunsmiths probably would have taken advantage and sold him a new bushing and charged him for fitting it too.
It sounds like you are disappointed that your friend found an honest gunsmith.
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Old 01-12-2018, 5:58 AM
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Definitely not, Sir. The gunsmith was my finding. He rebuilt a gun for me before my friend sent his to him. I had just really not heard of that before. Many thanks for the responses.And I've got another gun out there now.
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If it isn't broken, don't fix it.


Yes, it sounds like you have an honest gunsmith.
Next, find yourself an honest auto mechanic and life will be good.
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Next, find yourself an honest auto mechanic and life will be good.

Ain't that the truth...
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Old 01-13-2018, 6:42 PM
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I have a great mechanic & shop. Problem is I never found nim until I ran out of green stuff. However He generally only works on late model high performance vehicles. His name is Gevorkian and is in Signal Hill right off of Cherry Ave. Goes by Gev and the name of his shop is GevPwr. He does the work on my 700 RWHP 09 CTS-V.
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Yes, it sounds like you have an honest gunsmith.
Next, find yourself an honest auto mechanic and life will be good.
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