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Colt Mustang Smithing

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Chuck Perry, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Chuck Perry

    Chuck Perry Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. George Hill

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Well-Known Member

    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?
  4. George Hill

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    I think you are right... but I'm not sure if they are out of Business.
  5. NJ3

    NJ3 Well-Known Member

    I believe they're still in business. McDougall
  6. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. concerned citizen

    concerned citizen Well-Known Member

    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:
  8. greg531mi

    greg531mi Well-Known Member

    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
  9. concerned citizen

    concerned citizen Well-Known Member

    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
  10. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Well-Known Member


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

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    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
    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
  12. Shmackey

    Shmackey Well-Known Member


    I believe Brian Bilby is no longer with us.
  13. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, George. The Brian Bilby info is a little dated. He passed away several years ago.

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