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SF Bay Area, S&W gunsmith needed

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by alcmaeon, May 15, 2004.

  1. alcmaeon

    alcmaeon Well-Known Member

    Hey All

    My 629 classic needs a good trigger job. The DA is way too heavy, the SA is way too light. Any good smiths in the SF Bay area, or am I better off sending my 629 to a smith somewhere else?

  2. jimthel

    jimthel Member

    I'm down South. In Gardena nr L.A. there is Alan Tanaka of AT Gun Works. He is at 310-327-2721 or atcustom@atcustomgunwork.com . He is also a member of the Custom Pistolsmiths Guild. He has done a number of action jobs for me including several 629's. A late version I had with the MIM parts came back with a 7.25 pound double action that would fire magnum primers. The single I set at 2.5 pounds. His prices are reasonable and he turns around the smaller jobs such as this in 2-3 months.
  3. Gary H

    Gary H Well-Known Member

    You might call your local ranges. I know that Cliff at Bullseye is usually a good source of info.
  4. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    SW factory does a decent job (I am told). You could call Reed's in San Jose. I know they used to have a good smith, but he was very busy.

    Honestly, that is why I trained myself to smith all my SW wheelguns. They are very easy to do trigger jobs on because the spring kits are available from Wolff and the polishing is not that hard to do. The Kuhnhausen shop manual (optional the Jerry Mikulek video) will teach you about how to do it.

    FYI: if your gun has not been screwed up by anybody, increasing the SA pull weight is snap: just install a heavier rebound slide spring. They come in all flavors.

    Lightening the DA pull is also very easy: just install a reduced power mainspring. Smoothing requires some know how as to where to polish, but it ain't brain surgery.
  5. Guns_and_Labs

    Guns_and_Labs Well-Known Member

    Last time I checked, there wasn't much in the way of revolver magic in the Bay Area. Cliff at Bullseye was suggesting Cylinder and Slide. I ended up shipping one off to S&W PC and the other to Clark Custom Gun. Nasty shipping costs, but good work.
  6. Gary H

    Gary H Well-Known Member

  7. railroader

    railroader Well-Known Member

  8. alcmaeon

    alcmaeon Well-Known Member


    Thanks For all the info everyone!

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