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#3124273 - 01/14/13 10:52 PM Gunsmith Dickson County
RobbyW
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Loc: Dickson County TN

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Can anyone recommend a gunsmith in Dickson County?
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#3124308 - 01/14/13 11:59 PM Re: Gunsmith Dickson County [Re: RobbyW]
Locksley
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To bad old Harry Creighton is gone now he was a good one.

A gunsmith friend of mine came by for a visit last night. He brought
over a little eye candy and a piece of history. A rifle built and owned
by P. O. Ackley. 98 Mauser FN action made in Belgium. Caliber was
6 x 47 (off 222 mag case). John thought the stock was a Harrington-
Richardson Ultra copy. Beautiful with a huge cheek piece.
Canjar set trigger. John bought the gun from a famous Nashville
gunsmith from the 60's and 70's Harry Creighton. Creighton and
Ackley got together for shooting matches. Back in those days
Creighton came to Dixon Springs to shoot with a couple of my neighbors.
When I was a small child I heard those 243's, 222's, 30-06's booming on
the neighbors farm. I will always remember those big boomers on Sunday's.
John Smith, Vietnam Vet, is a retired Air Force armorer. John has visited
Mr. Ackley in his home and thinks he remembers seeing this gun at his
house. Creighton got the gun from Ackley.

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#3124311 - 01/15/13 12:06 AM Re: Gunsmith Dickson County [Re: Locksley]
Locksley
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Registered: 10/23/01
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Originally Posted By: johnp034
I don't think your in the "real world."


If this were just some sporterized Springfield 03-A3 John would be wrong.

HW Creighton was a benchrest gunsmith. I have a 6mm-250 on a Remington-built 03-A3 with a Sako take-off barrel built by Creighton it is crazy accurate. I'm sure this one is no different.

Now there is a lot of room between the $700 asking price and the $250 this "real world" person threw out, but there can be no doubt that this "real world" offer was based upon ignorance of the rifle.

If I had the cash I'd definately be on this. If it performs anything like my 6mm it'll make someone very, very happy.
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