Wire cutting on a Philly 80% done, job worked out very well, had a tool and die company do it for me, while they were at it they also machined the pocket in front for the cams. I handed it over with a section of an origianal for mesurements etc, got it back in a couple of days, VERY good finish, no more work to do, just finish machining lots of little bits, sear clearance, cocking handle stub clearance, and so on. $1000.00. that said, yes its expensive but, and there is a but. my work effort was all of maybe 10 Min to brief the machine shop, no welds to clean up or deal with, VERY accurate, I would have spend days on it machining, re welding (if split) and so on. So, the price is good for me, the hardest part is over by a long shot.