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Giacomo Sporting Thanks Dan MX-8 Type Change

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hogsan, Jun 7, 2012.

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  1. Hogsan

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    Purchased a type 3 MX-8 with custom wood about 4-5 years ago. Gun shoots well but type 3 forend suffered stress cracking twice and needed repaired and refinished. Purchased type 4 Iron on TS and sent to Giacomo for type change. Not something I would want just anyone to do. Came back today and and I cannot describe the quality other than it looks and fits like a new gun. Well worth the wait. Thanks Dan, Doug and all the crew at Giacomo.
     
  2. ClaySmoke

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    Being nosy, what did this service cost? Thanks. Garrett
     
  3. Hogsan

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    Lug work less than $200 plus reblue due to welding. The trick is to find Type 4 Iron in good condition without spending an arm & a leg. I have a custom Type 3 forend with iron that I will sell or trade to soften the overall cost. Less than $1000 for everything. Will post the Type three with pix at a later date. I believe it is a Anton Hillmer?

    Jim
     
  4. gun fitter

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    Pictures please!
     
  5. Hogsan

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    Gunfitter: Will post some pictures when I return home from the IL State shoot about 6-18. Will post both the converted gun and type 3 FE & iron. Send PM if you want something specific.

    Reyper: I have heard of Phil Simms but have not seen any of his upgrades. Have extra type 4 wood and 3 additional Perazzis now can swap at will. Only one I can not swap is an old live bird gun from about 1967. It is all original so would not mess with it.

    Jim
     
  6. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Here's a type III with added screws.


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