WTK Granville Gun Works

Discussion in 'Military Surplus - Curios & Relics' started by Inglis, May 13, 2018.

  1. Inglis

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    I drove by Granville Gun Works and does anyone buy from them?

    Do the sell any older military firearms?

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  2. jimmyjames8

    jimmyjames8 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    He has a little bit of everything but not a lot of anything. I occassionly stop in there and have bought some Leupold rings and bases from him in the past. He is supposed to be a gun smith and AR builder. I have no experience with either. A friend of a friend dropped off a rifle for him to repair. A month later he hadnt touched it. A lot of tire kickers and folks with nothing better to do seem to hang out there.
     
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    Armed4defense Southern, Country & Proud! Supporting Member

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    I know the owner Jimmy Minor and have done business with him both buying and repair work. Jimmy is good people -I don't know when your friend had his rifle in to be repaired, and not to make excuses for him but he has been through some hard times this past year -lost his adult daughter to an overdose first of the year which was quite a blow and has been having to fight for custody for his grandchild. So we all go through things in life, but Jimmy knows his business and is a good person to know. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  6. bigfelipe

    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    Haven't been to the new shop but Jimmy was my smith for a number of years when he was working out of his house there in Creedmoor. Good dude...
     
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    East of Here Positively Capital

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    Probably 5 or 6 years ago, before he opened that shop on the main drag in Creedmoor, I met him at his table at a gun show in Raleigh. He was cutting AR receivers (and building them) and he also milled his own upgraded 10/22 type receivers. I was looking to build a custom 10/22 so we made a deal and he agreed to cut me a 10/22 receiver because he did not have any left in stock. However, he never got around to doing it and every time I called to ask when it would be ready, he was always going to get to it the next time he was in the machine shop, etc. etc. After about 4 months of excuses, I finally just cancelled the order and he didn't seem to care - it was very obvious to me at that point that he had no intention of getting around to cutting that receiver for me. This was back when AR's were very hard to come by and everybody was just jumping into that manufacturing market hot and heavy, so my gut instinct is that he was so busy cutting AR receivers that it was just not worth his shop time to stop/interrupt his AR production to cut a 10/22 receiver for me. However, he should have just told me upfront that he didn't want my business, or at least backed out of the deal early on when I first called to check up on it, rather than wasting 4 months of my time. I don't know the guy, so he may well be a nice guy on a personal level and I do believe he is probably a competent gunsmith. But after my experience with him, I can find plenty of other places in the area that actually want my business and I will spend my money there instead. Your mileage may vary.
     
  9. Have gun-will travel

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    I stopped in for a couple of visits.He thinks a lot of his merchandise. Needed a pistol buffer tube ,he had on and at $69.00 I think it was twice as much as it should have been. That price was for tube only. Then he wanted another $30 for spring and tube .Have not been back. I guess he is kind of like a convenience store. Supply and demand.
     
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    I have not been to his shop recently but use to frequent it from time to time when I lived in Granville county. I would buy ammo and mags from him as they were in the same price range as everywhere else and I didn’t have to go to Durham or Raleigh. I had him fix a gun one time. It didn’t take him long and he didn’t charge me an extremely high price. I did not ever buy any guns from him aside from an M1-22 rifle he had on the wall and I looked at a few times. He told me to make him an offer on it and I made him a fair one in my opinion and he accepted it and I got the gun still.