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I won't take long telling how it broke, but the ejector broke on my 870. I'm seeing red flags as I dropped it off at a gunsmith recomended by a reputable gun related store in the area, and going on good faith after the recomendation I gave it over to the girl behind the counter before I had an estimate. I called today (two days after I dropped it off) to check on the status of the work and it hadn't been started on. It doesn't seem like too much of a chore and it seems like it should be done by now, but the guy might have other guns to work on... The girl behind the counter said that parts were in stock at the shop when I dropped it off, today the gunsmith said he was leaving this afternoon to get the parts. He said he didn't know how much the parts were or how much the job would be, he just said it would be expensive.

That sounds odd. He said to call back in the morning and he would know more.

Hopefully someone here knows from experience what such a fix cost them or thier buds... maybe if I can get a few responses I'll be armed with a ballpark figure of what it should cost in case the guy gets greedy and wants too much.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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It is the ejector, I knew that to start with.

Smoji, thanks for the rundown. Now I'm armed and won't be hosed. The conversation I had with the gunsmith today included a mention of reblueing the reciever after grinding the rivets down, but I said I didn't mind the rivets sticking out a little or a little blueing being taken off.

50 dollars does sound high for a what little this entails, so maybe the guy was speaking in reference to the reality of the situation and not just trying to scam me, unless you're talking Canadian dollars. If you're talking in terms of Canadian cash, it should be a fair chunk less than 50 bucks, huh? Please let me know if you're quoting Canadian or American dollars...

At any rate, it sent up red flags when he couldn't tell me what the job would cost, especially when he said he had two 870s with the same repair waiting to be worked on and that I was the guy that wasn't told how much it would cost when I dropped the gun off. If I was THE guy that WASN'T told how much it would be, then the other guy WAS told how much it would be, so he should have been able to tell me how much it cost since he had obviously told the other guy.

Anyway, like I said, now I know.

I really appreciate the info.
 
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