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Central Ohio gunsmiths....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gryphon, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. gryphon

    gryphon Member

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    I do not have a need for a gunsmith right now, but I may need/want one in the future. I used to go to Kurt Wickmann, but with all the personal issues he has had to deal with, I hate to bother him.

    So, my questions is: does anyone know of a reputable gunsmith in the central Ohio area(Columbus or vicinity)?
     
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    Ask for Shawn at Vance's.

    He does very good work. I gave him my Gold Cup trphy and he worked it over for me I'm very happy with the results.

    You can see his work up close if you like. PM me for a time and place.
     
  4. Ninj500

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    I'm in the same boat. I want to get my 1911 refinished but don't know where in Columbus to go. Does anyone know if Vance's does refinishing?
     
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    Shawn at Vance's:D
     
  6. Ninj500

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    OK, thanks!
     
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    You might also think about sending your firearm to fellow THR/TFLer George Stringer. http://www.stringergunsmithing.com

    Remember, you don't need to go through an FFL to send a gun out to be repaired or customized.
     
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    I've had good luck with Carl Henderson at Obetz Guns. He owns/runs a fully equipped gun shop out of his garage (evenings and weekends only right now). He's experienced (>20yrs), competent, fast and reasonably priced.
     
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  9. gryphon

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    Sweet! Thanks for all the information. THis will definitely help.


    Gryphon :D
     
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    BUMP....


    need to get some night sights installed.....shawns website is no longer up, does anybody know of a competent gunsmith in columbus?
     
  11. J-Bar

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    Tom Wildenauer at Tom's Single Action Shop
    New Lebanon, Ohio
    937-687-1039

    He works wonders on Cowboy Action pistols and rifles.
    If he doessn't want or can't do the work, I would trust his recommendation for other gunsmiths in the area.
     
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