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Looking for a Seattle area gunsmith

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Ought Six, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    I want to have a trigger job done on my Ruger SP101. A good gunsmith in the Seattle eastside area that could give me a pretty quick turnaround time would be optimum. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Avoid Dave Helton. I think he contracts with Wade's.
     
  3. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    *bump*
     
  4. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    Really? No decent smiths on the eastside?
     
  5. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    *bump*
     
  6. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    *bump again*
     
  7. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Get in touch with some pistol competitors. Drop into a range like Kenmore when they're having a match and ask around.

    Unfortunately there are lots of those who have cards and signs claiming to be "Pistol Smiths" and Trigger Experts but the real ones are far and few between. They are also very busy because they're good.
     
  8. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    I found one place, JPL Precision in Redmond, but he only works on 1911s. Adventure Sports recommended another guy in Snohomish who said he could do it. Now I am just waiting for my spring kit to get here.
     
  9. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    Best gunsmith I know of in the area:

    Larry Conley
    Classic Precision Gunsmithing
    9513 150Th St Se
    Snohomish, WA. 98296

    (360) 668-9409

    He's a traditional 'smith and does really nice work. Great guy.
     
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  10. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    That is the guy I found. He was recommended to me by Adventure Sports. I am waiting for my backordered Wolff spring kit to arrive from Midway, then the revolver goes to him.
     
  11. bigbore40

    bigbore40 western WA New Member

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    Called Dave Helton for a couple of ?'s he has got to be one of the biggest bubblegums I have had the pleasure to speak with. I would not give the guy a single $
     
  12. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Dave Helton is to be avoided.
     
  13. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    For the record Larry Conley is very easy to deal with and a really nice guy, not to mention a great gunsmith. I know he works on a lot of sporting firearms and will not work on AK's (just doesn't have the tools). Not sure about AR's and other black rifles. But he's got a really nice machine shop and knows how to use it. I think he's a retired professional machinist.
     
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    kkil004 Seattle New Member

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    big +1 on Larry Conley. Great guy, very worth the drive from Seattle.
     
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    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Whats wrong with Dave Helton?
     
  16. rpickette

    rpickette lynnwood, wa Member

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    Good to know, I ben looking for someone too. Anyone know of a place to get a duracoat done?
     
  17. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    Check with Eric at Blackwell Industries:

    http://www.blackwellindustries.com/

    Or there are some local guys doing Cerakote as well.