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1911 Smith in the Tacoma/ Federal Way area

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by ilwaco, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. ilwaco

    ilwaco Federal Way WA New Member

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    Looking for a 1911 Gunsmith in the Federal Way area, I have an older 1911 that needs a trigger job, I also would like to learn to do some work on my own and am looking for a Smith that would be willing to work with me for a fee...
     
  2. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    Not Federal Way, but not terribly far away.... Dave at South Ridge Arms. Awesome guy, shop is near Orting.
     
  3. ilwaco

    ilwaco Federal Way WA New Member

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    Thank you for the response, I will be contacting him in the near future...
     
  4. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Avoid Dave Helton, of D&V Small Arms Repair. At one time, he did the gunsmithing for Wade's.
     
  5. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Dave of Southridge Arms has worked on my 1911s. Awesome!!!

    He is in Orting, WA
     
  6. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    And you don't like Dave... why exactly?
     
  7. ilwaco

    ilwaco Federal Way WA New Member

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    FullCaliberII and Huntpotter; Thank you both for the responses, went out an saw Dave at South Ridge Arms this morning and am very pleased with our discussion and his knowledge.. Will have my 1911 back in a while in better condition than when I left it.. Thanks again.
     
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  8. ilwaco

    ilwaco Federal Way WA New Member

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    Thanks to the group, I followed the recommendations and took my old Remington Rand to Dave at South Ridge Arms. Had a 12lb trigger reduced to 4.5lb and some other internals smoothed and cleaned up. Also had Dave re-parkerize the pistol. Yesterday I picked up a beautiful piece. See the before and after shots........Thank you Dave for a wonderful job. DSCN1042_01.jpg DSCN1231_01.jpg

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    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013