Wilson Combat Custom Work


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cbmax
November 1, 2006, 09:00 PM
Does anyone here have any experience with custom work performed by Wilson on a non-Wilson 1911?

I have a Kimber Royal that I eventually want to have upgraded. ( new sights, checkering, replacement of certain MIM and plastic parts, refinishing etc) Essentialy the works.

Wilson is highly respected as a manufacturer of high quality 1911's.

Question is do they also do good gunsmithing on other 1911's. They say their turn around time is about three weeks.

CB

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Jim Watson
November 1, 2006, 09:04 PM
One of our club members has a Colt heavily worked over by Wilson and it is very nice. It was done years ago before they brought out their own line of guns so I can't say for sure if they are still doing the same level of work on other makes.

JoeHatley
November 2, 2006, 01:16 PM
I used them once, several years ago. Project was done on time and for the price I was quoted. Workmanship was top quality.

Joe

SouthpawShootr
November 2, 2006, 11:28 PM
I don't know if this has changed, but used to be that they wouldn't take guns that were not bone stock. I had some work done to a Colt Government Model some years back. This included a set of Bomar adjustable sights which, unfortunately hang off the back of the slide. I wanted Wilson's to move that so that the back of the rear sight was flush with the slide. I didn't care whether they used the sight on the gun or a new one, but they wouldn't accept the work. I can see where they're coming from. They don't want to have to correct (potentially) shoddy work from another smith. I'd trust them to mod any of my guns. I've seen some of their work before and it's first class.

270Win
November 3, 2006, 03:20 AM
I have a Norinco 1911A1 that was heavily worked over by Wilson before I bought it. It shoots and looks great! They replaced a large number of parts, and completely refinished the gun. Not having shot another Norinco, I can't say how "improved" it is, but on its own it's very, very good.

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