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Rifle builder in the midwest/ East #16444841 09/17/21
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I've been collecting parts for a build over the last year or so.
Lots of the smiths I know of, or see mentioned on here are usually on the western side of the US. I'm in Michigan and would like to drive/deliver parts instead of shipping if at all possible . Anyone have any favorites in or around Michigan ? I know Eddie F is southern Michigan,but don't really hear much about him. Karl moved to Idaho ...

What you say ?

Thanks

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Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: mibowhunter] #16444916 09/17/21
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I’ve owned a few Fosnaugh rifles and they were all amazing. Traded them like a moron chasing the next best thing but my next build will probably go to Fosnaugh

Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: mibowhunter] #16445334 09/18/21
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Originally Posted by mibowhunter
I've been collecting parts for a build over the last year or so.
Lots of the smiths I know of, or see mentioned on here are usually on the western side of the US. I'm in Michigan and would like to drive/deliver parts instead of shipping if at all possible . Anyone have any favorites in or around Michigan ? I know Eddie F is southern Michigan,but don't really here much about him. Karl moved to Idaho ...

What you say ?

Thanks


Curious as to why you need to hand him parts.
Fosnaugh is good to go.

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In the past I've shipped barrels and actions to and fro cross country, which is easily done in a small container. This one is going to be a complete build and I don't trust the shipping world currently. Fosnaugh is about 2.5 hours from me per google. It would be a nice road trip.

I'll have to reach out to him and discuss the project.

Thanks Mallard.... and Butch...

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Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: mibowhunter] #16445555 09/18/21
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Originally Posted by mibowhunter
I've been collecting parts for a build over the last year or so.
Lots of the smiths I know of, or see mentioned on here are usually on the western side of the US. I'm in Michigan and would like to drive/deliver parts instead of shipping if at all possible . Anyone have any favorites in or around Michigan ? I know Eddie F is southern Michigan,but don't really here much about him. Karl moved to Idaho ...

What you say ?

Thanks


Mark Penrod is in northern IN and I highly recommend him.

Penrod Precision
312 E College Ave
North Manchester, IN 46962 - Wabash County
(260) 982-8385


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Originally Posted by Pugs
Originally Posted by mibowhunter
I've been collecting parts for a build over the last year or so.
Lots of the smiths I know of, or see mentioned on here are usually on the western side of the US. I'm in Michigan and would like to drive/deliver parts instead of shipping if at all possible . Anyone have any favorites in or around Michigan ? I know Eddie F is southern Michigan,but don't really here much about him. Karl moved to Idaho ...

What you say ?

Thanks


Mark Penrod is in northern IN and I highly recommend him.

Penrod Precision
312 E College Ave
North Manchester, IN 46962 - Wabash County
(260) 982-8385



Mark is top notch also.

Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: mibowhunter] #16447251 09/18/21
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Kevin Wigdon at Williams Gunsight does nice work.

Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: mibowhunter] #16447709 09/19/21
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If you're looking in Michigan, I would strongly suggest Eddie, a very talented smith.

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Pierce Engineering LTD is one smith I have dealt with in the past; located in Lansing though

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Eddie Fosnaugh is good to go. He’s done a bunch of work for me in the past and always happy with the results.

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Fosnaugh put together my .243. Tack driver and his bedding and cerakote work is top notch.



Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: Pugs] #16450168 09/19/21
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Originally Posted by Pugs
Originally Posted by mibowhunter
I've been collecting parts for a build over the last year or so.
Lots of the smiths I know of, or see mentioned on here are usually on the western side of the US. I'm in Michigan and would like to drive/deliver parts instead of shipping if at all possible . Anyone have any favorites in or around Michigan ? I know Eddie F is southern Michigan,but don't really here much about him. Karl moved to Idaho ...

What you say ?

Thanks


Mark Penrod is in northern IN and I highly recommend him.

Penrod Precision
312 E College Ave
North Manchester, IN 46962 - Wabash County
(260) 982-8385

I'll put that on my list

Thanks !


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Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: Aagaardsporter] #16450186 09/19/21
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Originally Posted by Aagaardsporter
Kevin Wigdon at Williams Gunsight does nice work.


Don't know about smithing, but they have a very nice retail store now !
Pre covid it was stocked very well.

Thanks


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Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: WDEA] #16450199 09/19/21
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Originally Posted by WDEA
Pierce Engineering LTD is one smith I have dealt with in the past; located in Lansing though

Lansing is an hour south of me . Can't say I've heard of PE LTD. Funny the things you don't know about, when you are not in with the local shooting crowd.

What is their specialty ?

Thanks


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Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: mibowhunter] #16450227 09/19/21
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Sounds like Eddie Fosnagh has some following here. I remember seeing various posts about him over the years. I only have one sampling of his cerakote work and it is done very well .

Thanks to all that offered info.

Tim


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Re: Rifle builder in the midwest/ East [Re: mibowhunter] #16450256 09/19/21
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Light weight hunting rifles, ti actions, etc.


https://www.pierceengineeringltd.com/


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I recommended Eddie to a fried a few years ago by the reputation he had here. It was easily the worst experience we’ve ever had with a gunsmith.



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Originally Posted by Kaleb
I recommended Eddie to a fried a few years ago by the reputation he had here. It was easily the worst experience we’ve ever had with a gunsmith.


What happened Kaleb?


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For what it’s worth the rifle had to be re crowned bedding redone even though it was pretty. A time frame was never asked on our end. He kept giving times and missed them. We were not in a hurry at all. He kept giving times and never met them. It took me emailing him telling him that I felt bad for recommending him before he responded to my friend. Understand all he was doing was assembling. He was shipped all the parts.



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Originally Posted by kingston
Light weight hunting rifles, ti actions, etc.


https://www.pierceengineeringltd.com/


Hmmm... very interesting ! I'll get in contact with them for sure.

Thanks for the link !


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