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What's the $ of annual service?

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  1. Pre-64

    Pre-64 Banned User Banned

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    What

    I'm considering a new gun purchase but am interested in the long-term costs of ownership. ex; do I have to keep paying & paying?
    What is the cost of an "annual" for your gun?
    What's provided?
    How's the service been for your gun?
    I know that some manufacturers provide a few free ex: Caesar Guerini = "3" free "Pitstops" (I pay the postage).
    Thanks
     
  2. Star4Ever

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    I suggest that any service would be TRIVIAL to the cost of the ammunition and round fees you will be paying. If you are a serious trap shooter you are probably shooting between 5K-20K shells per year...

    15,000 shells per year = 600 boxes of ammo = $3600 ammo cost (@$6/box)

    600 boxes of ammo = 600 rounds of trap (@ $3/round) = $1800 (more if your round fees are more).

    So at 15K shells consumption per year you are at the $5,400 cost of ownership.

    If you shoot less that 15K rounds per year you probably do not need an annual checkup.
    Most all the trap shooters I know, can clean their own shotguns themselves.

    It does not dawn on many folks that the shotgun price is the least expensive part of clay bird shooting. As the shotgun has residual value. Shells/components and round fees and travel costs have zero residual value other than resale of premium hulls. In that case the $6 per box price of shells would go up to at least $8 or $9 per box at the split price (AA/STS/NITRO/FED)

    Art
     
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    Art, Thanks but I'd still like to know what the cost the various gun makers are charging and how are their warranties?
    I look into the maintenance costs of a car and the gas mileage before I buy one also?

    I've passed on a few in the past because of the annual maintenance costs and / or warranties.

    Thanks
     
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    I guess I am missing the point. I bought my DT10 ten years ago. I try and clean it at least twice a year. To date I have not spent a dime on the gun for "service" or having someone else work on it.

    JON
     
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    I understand that some manufacturers provide a warranty with their guns, the warranty suggests an annual cleaning/ checking the gun over and replacing necessary parts to keep the gun in top condition.

    I'm just wondering what this costs? and if you "do it yourself" what are you missing?
     
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    250$ if you look on krieghoffs site it listed
     
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    Service depends on what needs to be done. Low of $50 to maybe a high if $250 PLUS PARTS COSTS.

    Think of annual service like an oil change; manufacturers recommend it so I do it.

    Gene in Illinois
     
  8. Star4Ever

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    Pre-64:
    Ok I understand....
    I would suggest you contact the gun makers you are interested in and speak to their service managers for a good estimate in both dollars and round trip time. Also if you go to many big shoots, many of the gun makers are there with their gunsmith crews and can do the inspection and oil change while you wait.

    Personally, however, I have never had any service performed on my guns. They all run perfectly and I can pull out and clean the triggers and firing pins myself which I do in the winter months.

    I know for instance, Ljutic has offered me a complete restoration service for my Centennial Pro in which all parts are totally restored, reblued, etc. The gun comes back as close to brandy new as possible. But that is a restoration. I had this done for my old Remington (Kolar) 90-T HPAR and the total bill was aprx $725, but again a metal, spring and retrofit of improvements restoration after at least 100K shots and 20 years. Not an oil change.

    Cheers, Art
     
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    I took my CG in to have a barrel fitted and I asked about a pit stop. They told me not to have it done and bring it back after 40-50K rounds. So maintenance cost was $0.
     
  10. Dickgshot

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    An "annual" is a way to make some money replacing parts that don't need to be replaced.
     
  11. PULL PULL

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    Seitz goes through my silver seitz every year at the grand. They might replace a spring. They take the insides out clean and lube. Check my trigger pull poundage. Ask me if I have had any issues. Then tells me you will never wear this gun out. I only shoot about 5 to 7 thousand rounds per year. The most it ever cost me was 20 bucks. Seitz treat there customers pretty good.
     
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