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Illinois Gunsmith Info Wanted

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GBatch_25, Mar 20, 2011.

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  1. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    For shooters in or near Northern Illinois, I am wondering if anyone here knows of or has experience with the following gunsmith:

    A.W. Smiths & Sons,
    4N221 84 Court,
    Hanover Park, IL

    I came across one of their business cards and they are near my house.

    PM me or email me if you wish. Remove the Xs from the email address above.

    Thanks

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  2. Traders

    Traders Well-Known Member

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    i don't know about A.W. Smiths & Sons, but I have used Dave Norin in Waukegan. He used to work through Smoke & Guns in Waukegan. If you are interested, I would talk to him. I found his work outstanding.
     
  3. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    The main web page says there are 11 posts here and I only see 2. Come out, come out whoever you are.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  4. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Gene:

    What is it you're looking to have done?!

    AW Smith... as I understand it is gone. Two brothers split, not sure the present situation.

    Gun Doctor in Roselle on Lake Street... have done a few things for me and my guys at Naperville... good work, fair price, not the fastest turn around...

    follow back,

    Jay Spitz
     
  5. MtnGun

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    Carter's gunshop in Shabbona. Ask for John. A nice guy, and very talented.
     
  6. GBatch_25

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    Jay:
    Not looking for anything specific right now. Just wondering about Smiths and also that it's good to have a good 'smith in mind for things down the road.
    I used to use Tom Mason and Mike Harmon in Downers Grove. Tom moved to Kansas and Mike moved north. He was in Fox Lake, but now is in Antioch. He's a good guy but it's getting to be kind of far to drive for me if I need something done.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  7. EuroJoe

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    Phillips Gunsmithing winters near Lake Geneva, Wisc, Just a few miles from No.IL. One of the best!
     
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    Gun Doc.is the very good Kevin is a VERY Nice guy. Very good smith ... You cant go wrong
     
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    john at carters in shabbona. Very talented gunsmith with super reasonble prices.
     
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