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I've been pondering the Pros and Cons of having a HK G3 built by a
'smith versus simply purchasing one from PTR-91.

Essentially I can have a normal G3-Type rifle if it has a welded compensator added and fixed stock.
My original plan was to purchase a PTR-91C (Connecticut Legal), remove what I don't want (Handguard, Trigger Frame, Stock), then send it off to have a paddle installed and a metal lower refinished.

My question is: Would it be easier (and cheaper) to collect 922r parts and have a rifle built, versus buying a PTR-91C ($1300-$1400) and having the modifications added to it? If so, which Gunsmith do you recommend? (Besides Mark Graham)

I would like to be able to swap out the furniture, cocking handle and lower without violating 922r.
Please excuse the noob questions
Thank you for your assistance!
 

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Can't get any easier than running down to Hoffman's and plunkin' down the green and walking out with the PTR of yer choice. That's also the cheapest route. That said, I don't like getting anything done (smith-wise) at Hoffman's. Maybe someone still in CT can suggest a smith for the paddle and refinish... unless you know the Shadowsmith. (If you don't already know him, forget it).
 

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I appreciate the info; it's refreshing to hear from someone that knows the area!
It looks like I'll stick with my original route. If they don't want retail $1400 for a PTR I will be one happy camper.
I don't know any HK specialists around here that work outside pistols. Looks like I'll have to send it out of state to make sure the work is done right.
 
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