I thought i would post for anybody interested an afternoon yesterday spent with steve bowers
steves workshop is situated just outside cheltenham .
I had arranged to pick up my 222 that he was screwcutting for me that i had bought through
geordie the BLaser basher off this site .
when i arrived just after lunch the rifle still had a bit to do to be finished so steve said i could
watch him in the workshop .
I was up for this as not everybody is keen to let you do this in their given profession .
it became obvious steve is not a man to be rushed it takes as long as it takes to do the job to
just seeing him set up the lathes to within a thou of tolerences was an experience .
over the next three hours i watched him machine a collar for this rifle and screw cut it to the same
tolerences so it would accept the mod from the 20 tac steve is currently building for me .
After completeing the work and checking that everthing was perfectly allinged we went out back to
fire two shots into an earth bank to check nothing was touching and everthing was as it should be
as expected job was a good un .
I confess the trip was a also a bit of a nudge to try and hurry steve along with the Tac build he is doing
for me .
he will admit himself he is not the fastest at turning rifles around but with a three year waiting list for a new
rifle build and five orders last week alone for his services i can see why .
he does not give a definite finish date which i can see may turn some people away
but after watching steve at work I came away with a different mindset about my wait for my rifle that when
it does arrive it will be a fully custom masterpiece that i know that will have been built to the highest standards
and will shoot like a dream will be a pleasure to own and will be passed onto my son in the years to come.
I also met Rob who is making my custom stock that will be individually fitted to me he did some visuall checks
yes basically saw i am a short fat Bas...d with sausage fingers so is going to deepen the grooves on the thumb
hole stock to give me a bit more room .
he explained how he makes the stocks from blanks shapes then finishes everthing to fit and suit the customers
my stock is going to be fully adjustable also .
Summing up i suppose when we order something especially guns we all want it yesterday and cant wait
but when watching a guy like steve at work who machines everything himself makes his owm custom mods
that he was showing me then it takes time .
he wont be the quickest . he wont be the cheapest but at the end of the day hes one of if not the best
and yes i cant bl..dy wait to pick up my tac 20 .
hopefully to be unvailed at the H4H at monmouth
regards pete .