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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Gunsmiths???

Does anyone know of a good gunsmith in the area? I want some work done on my Colt Gold Cup .45 ACP. It seems these guys are getting harder to find.

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nope not in your area, infact i never sent any of my guns out to be worked on.

maybe there something i can try to help with?
what ya trying to do?



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Night sights, ti trigger, hammer and pin and a beaver tail for the lock on the grip. Possibly an ambidextrous safety since I'm a lefty sometimes.

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i can do all of that, BUT the only thing i cant do is the sites, i dont have the press tool.

also too, i would go with bomar night sight front, and a bomar adjustable nite rear site. whe i say night i meant TRIDIUM(sp?) glow sites

other then that, i can do the rest if ya wanna stop over once you got the parts, and i can show you, i bet you never stripped down your gun all the way since you dont know how to do the other stuff, and trust me a 1911 based 45 is EASY!
after you do it a couple times its like nothing!

ill be happy to help ya bro.



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Ya got me bro. I haven't ever had it completely apart. I've had it for years and have never had it down all the way. I know they are pretty easy to work on, but I've never tried it. I just clean the barrell and wipe the gun down. I might take you up on the offer once I get parts. I'll keep ya informed. Thanks.

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Not a problem if we cleaned it the right way, and lubed the correct parts here and there I use PT10 and golden grease on certain places within the action, and not only will the trigger feel good but probably break a lot cleaner "crisp" too.

not to mention i can tune trigger pull and break "trigger break is tricky unless i file, which i wont do on your gun"

then when we are done, we can polish the trigger and rail, make sure the sear is still sharp, adjust the seal spring, tune the extractor, dial in the hammer pin if need be

Make sure you get an adjustable trigger "over travel" it has a set screw.

There is all kinda stuff you can do to it.



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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 01:39 PM
 
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I know a guy from my Gun Club that does some work on 1911s in the NW burbs. He is pretty slow in turning it around though.

Most people I know send their competition guns to a Gunsmith in Hawaii. His name is Ed Masaki and is one of the most popular gunsmiths right now. Not sure what his turn around time is, but he is reasonably priced.

You might be able to find info for gunsmiths at www.bullseyepistol.com also.
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