Review: Country Gunsmith

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Jim

Brooklyn, NY

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Apr 7, 2009
 

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This guy is a grumpy old man who is loud and rude and chases people out of his shop. He is not licensed by Suffolk County. He is arrogant and a big mouth who doesn't know how to shut up and do his work. He is also VERY over priced.
Mike

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Jan 30, 2010
 
Re: Grumpy? Couldn't disagree more. Nice guy. His prices are more than fair. Ammo is in fact, better priced than Walmart. He carries various access. and gear, more than you'd expect for a gunsmith. He is in fact a talented smith with the proper equipment(machine shop). Which is in short supply, here in lower NY. Plenty of dealers with rubber mallets and chisels on Long Island. He is not one of them. First time in his shop was for smith work. Great work. Was a friendly & knowledgeable gentleman. His outstanding rep. on the longislandfirearms.com forum is well earned.
SteveG

Bronx, NY

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Jan 30, 2010
 
I've used Bob on numerous occasions and grumpy?
Not in the least. He is a friendly and knowledgeable guy. His work has always been excellent. He has an outstanding reputation among the people who have used him, myself included.
Jeff

Bronx, NY

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Jan 30, 2010
 
Nice work. Use all the time. BTW: www.longislandfirearms.com is the BEST SITE in the WORLD!
Herb

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Jan 31, 2010
 
i have use Bob to to check out my mosin nagant when I got it. He checked the headspace, clean the cosmoline off and charge me a fair price. I highly recommend him.
Bill

Brooklyn, NY

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#6
Aug 10, 2010
 
Grumpy? Overpriced? Not Bob. Outstanding work, personable and professional. Has routinely charged less than his estimate, saying "Don't worry about it"
I've seen him take time to explain stuff and never get flustered. He has fixed the hatchet work of others, and aside from shaking his head, he did it without complaint, at a reasonable fee.
@Jim- What did you do to him?
frank port jeff

Bellmore, NY

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#7
Feb 23, 2011
 
does a great job in a very
short time and his prices are very fair
bob is very nice to talk to and never
seemed grumpy to me would use him every time
i need a gunsmith
Lee aka Lil Twunny

Ozone Park, NY

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#8
Apr 3, 2011
 
Are you serious? He's a great guy - he fixed a Beretta shotgun for me that required a lot of tweaking (because I'm small ) and cut down 2 stocks on other guns to fit me perfectly.He fixed a dented rib on a used Remington I bought and you can't even tell where it was - he was VERY reasonable and spent a lot of time making sure that the guns fit me correctly. What you said in your comment couldn't be farther from the truth!!! I recommend him to all my shooter friends and they are all very satisfied. Souns to me like you are a competitor with a grudge - and anyone who has ever used Mr. Guinta will know that you're way off course. Quality workmanship speaks for itself and hid work is top of the line.
Jim wrote:
This guy is a grumpy old man who is loud and rude and chases people out of his shop. He is not licensed by Suffolk County. He is arrogant and a big mouth who doesn't know how to shut up and do his work. He is also VERY over priced.
TTT

Farmingville, NY

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Jun 19, 2011
 
Jim wrote:
This guy is a grumpy old man who is loud and rude and chases people out of his shop. He is not licensed by Suffolk County. He is arrogant and a big mouth who doesn't know how to shut up and do his work. He is also VERY over priced.
SEE MY RESPONSE:
Why is it that I STRONGLY SUSPECT this "Jim" is a competitor (or representing one)? Bob is the nicest guy, not in the least arrogant and is absolutely THE BEST (+++++)GUNSMITH on Long Island: I've dealt with a lot of them and some are total dodos.
Bob is unbelievably good. If anything he is UNDERPRICED. I've brought him guns that have been messed up by other gunsmiths (probably "Jim" or one of his friends)and he's always known exactly how to get them back into PERFECT condition....and less expensively that what it took some less talented gunsmith to mess them up.
On a quiet day, he might even offer you a cup of coffee.
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!
(Jim = sour grapes)
Nick

Mount Vernon, NY

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Feb 10, 2012
 
Bob is the shit. I had him install an badger tactical bolt knob on my rem 700. Looks awesome and it was cheap. I also use him as an FFL when ordering online. Very nice guy, fair prices.
Michelle O

Smithtown, NY

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Jun 18, 2012
 
Jim wrote:
This guy is a grumpy old man who is loud and rude and chases people out of his shop. He is not licensed by Suffolk County. He is arrogant and a big mouth who doesn't know how to shut up and do his work. He is also VERY over priced.
Bobby is one of the finest individuals I've had the pleasure of doing business with!
Go somewhere else! You won't be missed!
Michelle O.
Anthony

Farmingville, NY

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Oct 18, 2012
 
Came in with my father and had two .30-06 rifles cleaned and brought back from the dead. Nice work, scope and sling mounts put on well. Prices were great.

Because the fact that this is also a small gun store is great. I went in there looking for a range bolt action and there were 2-3 old timers in there willing to chatt with me about different options. They wouldent let me leave. Unless i get an amazing price on a rifle online, i will be buying from Bob.
Tanner

United States

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Feb 8, 2013
 
Jim quit being such a silly little bitch!!!!
chknkatsu

Flushing, NY

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Nov 24, 2013
 
there is no gunsmithing license...@jim
NoBubbas4Me

Selden, NY

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Dec 27, 2013
 
"Grumpy old man" is putting it a little mildly... Bob is VERY rough around the edges, and he's all edge. He makes sailors blush with his non-stop cursing -- it's every other word in every single sentence! He has the right tools for machining in the garage, not store, he works out of but not to be such a clown for the sadsacks who hang out in the 8' x 18' customer area -- he's not witty. I have used him for a coupla things and have something with him now due mostly due to a lack of options... Previous job to this he cut and recrowned a barrel for me and it was nice and fairly priced -- until it turned out he didn't oil the muzzle and it got rusty!
inspect01

Miller Place, NY

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#16
Feb 16, 2014
 
Had Bobby assemble a brand new Fulton armory m1 reciever to a brand new Critreion barrel. The job was horrible. The barrel shoulder was machined so much that the tick mark on the barrel went past the tick mark on the receiver. So you know what he did? He backed up the barrel and held it in place with lock tight! Are you kidding me? Tick mark needs to be within 3/32nds to receiver to achieve proper rotational draw. So he headspaced it anyway and now the bolt closes on a field gauge. My brand new barrel is now trash. I bought a new barrel, gave it to my auto engine machinest who was able to machine the barrel shoulder properley, and I assembled and headspaced myself. In my opinion, Bobby is a nice guy, just not able to do anything that is a little more involved that cleanings, crownings or an occational scope mounting. Good luck.

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