Colt Mustang Smithing


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Chuck Perry
January 3, 2004, 01:24 PM
My grandfather passed away this week, and I have inherited his firearms. He had a Colt Mustang that he carried every day, which I would like to carry also. I am thinking of having a couple things done, to make it a really special piece. Who here has had their Mustang customized? I am familiar with Scott,Mcdougal. I see that Cylinder and Slide and APW Cogan offer some work. Anyone else? I am thinking reliability, sights and chroming.

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George Hill
January 3, 2004, 01:32 PM
Brantner's Gunsmithing
765 Birch Lane
Bedford, Pa. 15522
(814) 847-2604

Robert A. Hoyt
Freishutz Shop
700 Fairfield Station Road
Fairfield, PA 17320

Jim Garthwaite
Route 2, Box 310
Watsontown, PA 17777
570-538-1566 www.garthwaite.com

Evolution Gun Works
George Smith
4050 B-8 Skyron Dr., Doylestown, PA, 18901
215 348 9892 Fax 215 348 1056
Email EGW@pil.net

I'd probably roll with Garthwaite or Evolution.

Harold Mayo
January 3, 2004, 01:52 PM
I'm not current, but I don't think Scott, McDougal & Associates are in business, anymore, are they? Didn't one of them have a terminal illness?

George Hill
January 3, 2004, 01:57 PM
I think you are right... but I'm not sure if they are out of Business.

NJ3
January 3, 2004, 02:36 PM
I think you are right... but I'm not sure if they are out of Business.

I believe they're still in business. McDougall (http://www.colt380.com/)

Harold Mayo
January 3, 2004, 02:50 PM
Guess they ARE still in business...it's a new web site. I had made contact with someone from there by e-mail a year or so ago and was told that one of them (have no idea who/which/what) was very ill and that they wouldn't be taking any more work for the forseeable future. Guess it wasn't terminal after all.

concerned citizen
January 3, 2004, 03:48 PM
SMA is back in buisiness, Doug was very sick but has recovered and has resumed full operation. Mac Scott is retired.

Current turn around is 4-6 months, I am expecting my colt pony pocketlite back some time this month. Doug does fantastic work, but the wait is a little difficult, :eek:

greg531mi
January 4, 2004, 05:49 PM
Does anyone know of a good gunsmith in Michigan? I have a Pony and want someone to install a lighter spring and smooth my trigger out for mine. Greg

concerned citizen
January 4, 2004, 05:59 PM
Greg,
Order a spring kit from wolff, www.gunsprings.com
They have a reduced power hammer/trigger spring kit that also comes with a extra power firing pin spring that makes all the difference in the world. Just by replacing this spring you will feal as if you have had a action job done

I would also reccomend a stainless guide rod and wolff extra power recoil spring

Harold Mayo
January 4, 2004, 06:11 PM
Greg:

Try Ned Christiansen at www.m-guns.com. He's a great gunsmith and a good guy.

George Hill
January 4, 2004, 08:04 PM
Brian Bilby
Advanced Combat Pistols
1010 Westwood Blvd.
Jackson, Michigan 49203
Phone: (517)782-1911 www.1911custom.com

Flint & Frizzen Gun Shop
Bruce McArthur
8735 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI 48348
248-625-3333
Makes the PGRS muzzle brake.

Mag-Na-Port International
Ken Kelly
41302 Executive Dr, Harrison Township, MI, 48045-1306
810 469 6727 Fax 810 469 0425

Shmackey
January 5, 2004, 01:02 AM
George,

I believe Brian Bilby is no longer with us.

Harold Mayo
January 5, 2004, 01:25 AM
Yeah, George. The Brian Bilby info is a little dated. He passed away several years ago.

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