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The Great Pinyone 
40 Cal.
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04-16-10 04:08 PM - Post#847979    

I have been trying to contact Getz Barrel Co. for some time never an answer or call returned. Any one out there know how to get a Barrel there- I talked a Gun builder the other day and he said he has been waiting for a Barrel ordered for 3 1/2 years, seems like a long time, ant Clue? TGP

Mike Brooks 
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04-16-10 05:46 PM - Post#848004    

    In response to The Great Pinyone

I haven't received a Getz barrel in over 4 years. Won't return my calls either.

40 Cal.
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04-16-10 08:32 PM - Post#848037    

    In response to Mike Brooks

Since Don retired it seems like John has his regular customers and doesn't need any others. Try Rice.

Capt. Jas. 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2354
04-16-10 10:15 PM - Post#848068    

    In response to billd

I have 4 Getz barrels here at the shop now. None of them came from Getz directly. John did have about 6-8 barrels for sale on his table at Dixon's last year though.

The Great Pinyone 
40 Cal.
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04-17-10 10:03 AM - Post#848145    

    In response to Capt. Jas.

Well great- can you tell me what sizes they are? Thanks TGP

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04-17-10 01:19 PM - Post#848189    

    In response to The Great Pinyone

It seems that since John took Getz over things are just not the same as when Don was running things. The service is very poor. I think the quality of the barrels is still excellent but not worth the wait. My advice is to get a Rice or Long Hammock barrel. Both Rice and Long Hammock make barrels every bit as good, and maybe even better, than a Getz barrel and Rice and Long Hamock's service is much better than Getz.

Edited by Billnpatti on 04-17-10 01:20 PM. Reason for edit: correct typo

Capt. Jas. 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2354
04-17-10 04:36 PM - Post#848224    

    In response to The Great Pinyone

I dont remember what sizes were on John's table last year. My brain is not that sharp. I think at least two were smoothe.
Mine are all smoothe and not for sale.

Wick Ellerbe 
75 Cal.
Posts: 5647
Wick Ellerbe
04-17-10 04:43 PM - Post#848227    

    In response to The Great Pinyone

Go Rice. You will never regret it.

40 Cal.
Posts: 357
04-17-10 04:53 PM - Post#848232    

    In response to Wick Ellerbe

Go with Rice barrels all the way. I gave up on Getz years ago. Nothing worse than building a rifle for a customer and waiting 6-12 months for a barrel and it never arrives.

40 Cal.
Posts: 314
04-21-10 09:26 AM - Post#849445    

    In response to Mike Brooks

Same issue here, no returned calls. I found one at Dixon's last year reasonably, and I got one a few months ago from a shop (last one) for about half the price Getz was selling at Dixon's last year.

I delt with Jason at Rice and service has been literally perfect.

I also Delt with Mark and Linda DeHaas a few times, with exceptional service as well.

Charles Burton also seems like a good person to deal with, I met him at the Sgt. york shoot this year and got a barrel from him.

32 Cal.
Posts: 6
06-12-12 03:49 PM - Post#1156275    

    In response to bob243

Jason at Rice barrels is excellent to deal with. Mr.Burton also is the same. I am awaiting a barrel from both and Im sure it wont be next year. only afew months

Posts: 7729
06-12-12 04:56 PM - Post#1156319    

    In response to The Great Pinyone

The first 4 LRs I built had Getz bbls....there weren't that many choices of swamp bbls back then. Noticed that some builders are presently making their LRs w/ Getz bbls....must have some influence.Then used some Colerains in a pinch but started to plan ahead and now use only Rice bbls. Top notch products and nice people to deal with. They schedule various styles and sometimes the wait is a couple of months, but they deliver as scheduled....Fred

Posts: 12097
06-12-12 07:37 PM - Post#1156371    

    In response to RawhideSmith

Holey Smokes,
You went back a ways to revive this thread RawhideSmith,
Good job researching the archives,
There's a treasure trove in those back pages!
Molon Labe~

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