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Need a pistol smith

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Setterman, Oct 31, 2011.

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  1. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a gunsmith that could drill and tap the mounting screws for a crossover scope mount on a 1911 pistol frame. Don't know of any in my area. Would appreciate some contact information for someone good and reliable. Thanks
     
  2. PatMiles

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    Where are you located?
    Pat
     
  3. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Like a Serendipity scope mount? Not sure what cross over means.
     
  4. Cat Fish

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    If your in New England I'd reccomend David Santurri, 401-726-1310.

    http://www.santurriltd.com/
     
  5. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    In Ohio. Want to install a combat mount on a 1911 and then a RedDot. It would require 5 threaded holes on each side of the frame. The slide moves freely under the mount. I have a couple mounts picked out, but don't have my Brownells book here.
     
  6. sliverbulletexpress

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    CCW1911 on here, Ross Carter can do that for you.
     
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    Second the nod to Ross Carter...
     
  8. ccw1911

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    Thats me! Yes I can do that for you, probably talking about the Weigand scope mount? In fact I used to make a jig that Brownells sold to let you do it yourself with a drill if needed but it doesn't make sense for one job. Email me if I can help.
    Ross
     
  9. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ross. Yes, it's a Weigand type mount. I'll send you an email with the info.
     
  10. IndyShotgun

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    Clark is a very big name in 1911s.

    http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/1911serv.htm#sight
     
  11. shootnair

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    While were on the subject does anyone know of a GOOD gunsmith in Illinois/Indiana area that could fix an issue with a Dan Wesson .44 mag? Cylinder will roll past catch/center when loaded. Take the weight/shells out of the cylinder or roll it slowly when full and it will not happen. I have had it to one gunsmith who broke it down cleaned it up but could not figure it out.
     
  12. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Shootnair, did the gunsmith or you check the locking bolt tension? If the spring is weak or broken you will get over index's.
     
  13. shootnair

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    I would assume since that is what appears to me would be the problem and I am not a gunsmith. I unfortunately picked the gun up, paid , and took his word and drove home not insulting him by testing in front of his customers. His charges were light so it wasn't a big deal but would like to get it fixed so I can sell it.
     
  14. hmb

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    You have to take the bolt, bolt plunger, and the bolt plunger spring out of the gun. The bolt is the little part that pops up into the slot in the cylinder and locks it inplace. Check the spring and stretch it a little. Take the bolt and with a fine stone polish the sides of the part that goes into the slot in the cylinder. Then check the slot in the frame for any burrs or debris. Lube it with a little Rem oil and put it back together. HMB
     
  15. JerryP

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    be very careful with hmb's advise about polishing the sides of the cylinder stop. If the part is narrowed any it it create slop in the cylinder lock up. He is only talking about removing burrs. The spring seems the obvious problem but the gunsmith should have seen that.
     
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    Mighty fine looking guns on your website Mr.Carter. The 1911 in the center of the page with damascus finish is very interesting. Very Nice work.
     
  17. Setterman

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    Ross, Email sent.
     
  18. Sky Buster

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    Setterman:

    I have a like new Wilson Combat scope mount. It straddles
    the frame and uses 5 screws per side. $65.00
    Ross Carter can vouch for me.

    John Podergois
     
  19. ccw1911

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    You bet I'd vouch for John he's a good guy, and if you want to know something about Smith and Wesson he can tell you.

    Setterman, I answered your email, this mount John has is actually built better than what you are looking at if you haven't already bought one.

    Ross
     
  20. Setterman

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    Ross, Lets do it. The price is right. Email sent to you too.
     
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