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John Bettendorf (JBcustoms) R.I.P

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ltwtcmdr, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. ltwtcmdr

    ltwtcmdr East County Member

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    After trying to reach my friend John for some parts for my Kimber, I found out that John had passed away in September, and his family did not know how to reach me to let me know. So I thought there maybe more of John's friends that may not know as well.

    John was a amazing pistolsmith and created many incredible 1911 and Browning hi power handguns. Anybody who had the opportunity the shoot or own one of his guns, would no doubt say "Damn this shoots good!"
    The world has lost an excellent gunsmith and I have lost a good friend.

    Rest in peace John
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know him, but if he dedicated himself to John Browning's creations, the world has lost a good man. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend.
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My condolences!
     
  4. swampertwo

    swampertwo Just moved to Olympic peninsula!! Active Member

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    I have been out of the loop for some time and appreciate your post. I had the opportunity and got my hands on one of his customized Commanders, traced him down and visited him several times a few years ago.
    I'm very sorry to hear of his passing and will definitely cherish his work on the Commander even more.
    Jeff
    My Bettendorf---

    ForJohn010-1.jpg
     
  5. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Looks familiar....kicking myself...;)

    At least it's in a good place.

    RIP John Bettendorf
     
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  6. swampertwo

    swampertwo Just moved to Olympic peninsula!! Active Member

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    It should---Thanks for the trade oh so many years ago. :thumbup: