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Choosing a 1911 smith

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by mholl26, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. mholl26

    mholl26

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    I have a Colt Series 70 and I am trying to find a good gunsmith. Most of the well-known houses have wait times of 1-2 years and I am curious if there are any smiths out there who do good 1911 work but without the long wait times. Any leads would be appreciated.
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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  3. pistolwrench

    pistolwrench Dremel jockey

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    CHEAP-FAST-GOOD
    Pick any two.....
     
  4. mholl26

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    Many of these on the above list have the long wait time I am trying to avoid. Any ideas if any that don't?
     
  5. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Depends on what you want done, the extent of all the work, and to what high degree on craftsmanship..??

    What are you wanting done?
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    oooo...like ordering from Panera Bred Co. :animlol:
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    One of the best in the business just replied to your post:wavey:

     
  8. mholl26

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    My idea is a work in progress but so far I have in mindthe following:
    1.Front strap checker to 25 lpi
    2.Mag well with machine checkered MSH
    3. Trigger job to 4 lbs
    4. Novak sights
    5. Tune extractor
    6. Match barrel and bushing
    7. Lower/bevel/flair back ejection port
    8. Polish feed ramp and throat barrel
    9. Full length guide rod
    10. Tighten slide/frame fit
    11. Ambi safety
    12. Ambi mag release
    13. Commander hammer
    14. beavertail safety
     
  9. MD357

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    Honestly, I'd hit up the Springfield Custom shop. A number of good smiths aren't even taking in work and if they do, it's a good wait.
     
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    Too bad this isn't good for pistolas.

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    :agree: This

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    drc767 Navy CSAR

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    Try Dave Helton. He did this .38 Super Colt S80 for me a couple months ago and I am very happy with his work. He has very reasonable prices and pretty decent turnaround.

    http://dvsmallarms.com/



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