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Any exceptional 1911 gunsmiths in Pittsburgh?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RobPete, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. RobPete

    RobPete Member

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    I'm considering purchasing an oversized Bar-Sto barell for my Kimber. I'd rather get the fitting done locally and save on shipping costs as well as turn around time. However, I want this thing done perfectly. Do any of you know of a smith who is up for the task(and beyond capable)?
     
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    Try Jim Garthwaite - not in Pburgh - Watsontown, PA (link provided)

    Was pistol smith of the year about five years ago...
     
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    Gary Natale - gansguns.com. Awesome 'smith, fast turn around. Check out his web site!
     
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    Try Novak in W. Va
     
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    If you know any of the older professional shooters names, such as Doug Koenig, this is where his guns are built......or used to be.

    The Handgunner Shop
    17 West Weis Street Topton, PA 19562?

    (610) 682-6714
     
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