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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2016, 10:07:49 PM »
Out of curiosity, who made the new barrel?
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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2016, 10:23:24 PM »
Hate to say it, but I suspected that might be the case. I looked at EFK when I briefly toyed with the idea of getting a threaded barrel for my P228. A lot of folks seem to swear by them but I came across an unusually high number of negative reviews, all citing poor fit, out-of-spec tolerances, and non-existent customer service.
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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2016, 10:25:52 PM »
Hate to say it, but I suspected that might be the case. I looked at EFK when I briefly toyed with the idea of getting a threaded barrel for my P228. A lot of folks seem to swear by them but I came across an unusually high number of negative reviews, all citing poor fit, out-of-spec tolerances, and non-existent customer service.
Huh.  Did not know that.  Lovely.  :facepalm
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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2016, 10:27:22 PM »
Hate to say it, but I suspected that might be the case. I looked at EFK when I briefly toyed with the idea of getting a threaded barrel for my P228. A lot of folks seem to swear by them but I came across an unusually high number of negative reviews, all citing poor fit, out-of-spec tolerances, and non-existent customer service.

Huh.  Did not know that.  Lovely.  :facepalm

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Ouch. I'm sorry to hear that, Kaso  :banghead.
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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2016, 10:29:01 PM »
Hey, barrels aren't that bad.  At least it will be fixed.  IF that is the issue.  We will see.
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« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2016, 10:48:08 PM »
Very true. Good luck in your endeavours!  :cool
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Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2016, 12:44:58 AM »
I'll say it right now, you may be the world's foremost expert on BHPs, but come around with that attitude, and you can screw off. :eh

 Actually, I don't know a thing about BHP's- but when a new problem occurs directly after a change, the change is suspect. Always.   Don't matter what it is, car, gun, whatever.  Did not mean to offend you- didn't think it was offensive, really, but to each his own.

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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2016, 02:12:01 PM »
Did not mean to offend you- didn't think it was offensive, really, but to each his own.

You did not 'offend' me.  Just be respectful.

That aside, your information may be correct.  I don't know.  I suppose I will find out shortly.
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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2016, 03:36:16 PM »
Did you get the problem resolved with the BHP?

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« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2016, 05:13:34 PM »
Did you get the problem resolved with the BHP?
Not yet.  Still waiting for it to come to the top of the gunsmith's work list.
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« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2017, 10:27:45 AM »
Well yesterday marked 20 weeks at the gunsmith.  I was told (by the secretary) that it was 'done' and needed a final test fire...  Three weeks ago?  Four?   Then two weeks ago I asked her to relay a message to Paul, asking him to tally my bill so I can pay for the work and get this back...  No answer back, so today I called them to see what was going on.

Apparently that last test firing was less than satisfactory, and so it will require at least one more.  I am glad that this is finally getting resolved, but 20 weeks... :scrutiny
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« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2017, 11:21:43 AM »
Sounds like a guitar I sent to the maker for a replacement neck - each time I called he was almost ready to start work on it. After eight months he admitted he had no idea when he would get to it. At which point I got it back and built the neck myself.

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« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2017, 07:38:08 PM »
To whom and where did you send it?
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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2017, 09:31:19 PM »
George, are you referring to Kaso's BHP, or my guitar?

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« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2017, 09:38:26 PM »
To whom and where did you send it?

Paul at Tannermanns. 

When I talked to Paul in the beginning, he was very knowledgeable and responsive.  I felt good about him doing the project.  I still do.  Lately, he must be swamped, because the company secretary has been screening him from the public.  She has been the point of contact lately.

Unfortunately, this is not entirely unexpected.  I was warned by others who know them, that Tannermans has a reputation for slow service in the gunsmithing department.  I chose to send it anyway, because of the personal reference. 

It is what it is.  I am not upset yet, but I think I am to the point where I won't be sending them other gunsmithing work.  I actually had planned on it, as over the phone, Paul seems to have the right 'personally' that I like in someone who works on my guns.  He is just too busy to keep up.
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« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2017, 09:39:52 PM »
George, are you referring to Kaso's BHP, or my guitar?
Pretty sure it was for me.  George had previously suggested someone for me to talk to about it.
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« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2017, 10:28:31 PM »
Paul is a great gunsmith...
But Tannerman's has turned out to be a Pile of Ate Up.   Things are crumbling there.  But Paul will get you taken care of if Tannerman's Drama can stay out of his way.
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« Reply #67 on: March 21, 2017, 08:09:25 PM »
Update: Shortly after the last post, the gunsmith working on my BHP was fired from his position.  Since he and only he was the reason I sent it there to be worked on, I started the process of trying to get it shipped back.

After several calls, excuses and false starts... Today I finally got it back at my local dealer.  Minus the magazine I shipped with it... :facepalm

The gunsmith recommend an outfit called Allegheny Gun Works for the next stop.  He didn't know this when he recommend them, but they are 40 minutes from my house.  Awesome. :thumbup1
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Re: Need advice on a BHP
« Reply #68 on: March 21, 2017, 09:19:01 PM »
Holy... that's just about 20 minutes from me! How did I not know about this place before?!

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« Reply #69 on: March 21, 2017, 09:54:19 PM »
Hope they treat you right.

This is a bigger debacle than when I was trying to get my FFL to ship Grant my Model 28.
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Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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« Reply #70 on: March 21, 2017, 10:00:56 PM »
Holy... that's just about 20 minutes from me! How did I not know about this place before?!
My thoughts exactly.  I had heard of them before, but somehow got the impression that they were in the Allegheny mountains, not Allegheny county.

As close as we are, we really need to try to meet up sometime.  :hmm


Hope they treat you right.
Well just about anything is going to be an improvement on Tannermans. :scrutiny
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« Reply #71 on: March 21, 2017, 10:30:45 PM »
Well just about anything is going to be an improvement on Tannermans. :scrutiny

You got me there. Guns sent off for work should not come back with fewer parts than they left with (magazine)  ::) .
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Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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« Reply #72 on: March 21, 2017, 10:33:29 PM »
You got me there. Guns sent off for work should not come back with fewer parts than they left with (magazine)  ::) .
Honestly though, the magazine is the easiest and least expensive to replace.  You know, if it just had to be missing something anyway. ::)
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« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2017, 10:50:32 PM »
Honestly though, the magazine is the easiest and least expensive to replace.  You know, if it just had to be missing something anyway. ::)

Least expensive to replace, but magazines ain't cheap  ;) .
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Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2017, 11:21:36 PM »
It was only a Mecgar.  Fortunately.
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