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Who turns out really nice custom jobs on Colts?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by vintage68, Sep 4, 2007.

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  1. vintage68

    vintage68 Member

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    I'm looking to get either a nice Colt or similiar clone for Cowboy Action Shooting. I'm not crazy about the gun right out of the box so I'd like to have it worked over by a high-end gunsmith. Similiar to, say, Yost-Bonitz for 1911's.

    Any recommendations for gunsmiths? I'd prefer a website to check out previous work. Thanks!
     
  2. ClarkEMyers

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    Doug Turnbull - and see especially his work with non-Colt from under the Golden Dome - top notch for mechanics and traditional appearance. Several people who do a fine action job to do as much as possible to make the revolver live in competition but only a few who compete with a Signature grade for retro appearance.
     
  3. MrBorland

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    I just cracked open my new copy of Taffin's Single Action Sixgun, and quickly went through his chapters on customizing. I have no experience with any of them, but here's a list right from his book to get you started:

    Eddie Jamis, Peacemaker Specialist
    http://www.peacemakerspecialists.com/

    Jim Martin
    http://pages.prodigy.net/jamesrmartin/

    Hamilton Bowen
    http://www.bowenclassicarms.com/

    Ben Forkin (couldn't find URL)
    Forkin Custom Classics
    PO Box 444, 205 10th Ave SW
    White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
    406-547-2344.
    forkins@ttc-cmc.net

    David Clements
    http://www.clementscustomguns.com/

    Larry Crow (couldn't find web page)
    Competitive Edge Gun Works

    Gary Reeder
    http://www.reedercustomguns.com/

    John Linebaugh
    http://www.customsixguns.com/

    Jim Stroh, Alpha Precision
    http://www.alphaprecisioninc.com/
     
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