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Garthwaite

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by lawdog734, Jun 3, 2010.


  1. lawdog734

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    I was thinking of getting a custom job by Garthwaite. Anybody have any opinion on his work?
     

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  2. pistolwrench

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    Jim Garthwaite enjoys a great reputation earned by year after year of great work.
    Have you checked out his web site? Good pictures!
    If you like his personal style, give him a call and discuss your budget and preferences. I hear he is very easy to talk to.
    :cool:
     

  3. Rinspeed

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    I've never seen his work but as Chuck said he certainly has a great reputation.
     
  4. lawdog734

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    Thank you
     
  5. HAIL CAESAR

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    I love his style and he's a CCO man too. I'm in the process of nailing down a order for him now.
     
  6. okie

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    His guns is purdy for sure:thumbsup:
     
  7. lawdog734

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    yeah, I really like the look of his work. I also love cco, you'll have to post pics when you get it:wavey:
     
  8. Hokie1911

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    Can't ask for a better reference than this.
     
  9. farscott

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    I have seen his work (a CCO made before Colt ever did it by using the frame from an Officer's ACP and a Commander slide) and it is master-class work.
     
  10. Deployment Solu

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    Jim Gartwaithe did two Colt Gold Cup 1911s for me years ago. I carried them on the job for years. I never regretted paying to have the work done, just my stupidity at selling them. they don't make them like they used too!!!!