View Full Version : Looking for a good smith
06-02-2012, 08:49 PM
I'm looking for a good smith that doesn't cherge a fortune. Reasonbly priced is fine but I'm not paying twice the going rate cuz he wiped Chuck Hestons azz in the 40's. I want some trigger work and a little engraving. So list up your favorite locals. I'm sure they will appreciate knowing your passing the word.
06-03-2012, 12:23 AM
I have wondered this too. Finally got a name, by talking to a small gun shop. I don't know folks around here, so it really is hard to find out this kind of thing. That and many people don't have any work done to their guns.
06-03-2012, 09:06 AM
I know a couple here that are retired, I don't think they do much anymore other than the occasional job for friends. It seems that with the boom in gun sales, smith's are more important and needed than ever before. I think it would be good if the companies would make the triggers better before they put them in the stores, if customers want the crappy triggers guns come with now, they should have to special order them since they are in the minority. It just makes sense to have customers happy with off the shelf stuff rather than go on forums and tell everyone how they love the gun but the trigger is junk. How many people buy something else because they read a trigger is junk on the gun they wanted?
06-03-2012, 02:56 PM
My local is a retired guy that has more work than he knows what to do with. Turn around is slow, and he's not a full blown smith either.
Don't think he does any engraving either.
It's not easy finding a good one any more, and like Dave said they should be coming out of the woodwork by now.
It's just another one of the dying trades it seems.
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