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Posted in thread: Let's see some 1911's on 10-12-2014 at 09:54 PM
Had to take a long time off due to family health issue but am back now.Here a some pics of some
recent work. and re-machined rails, trigger work, safeties, ball cut slide, etc.... up of
ball cut, bu...
Posted in thread: NRA Gunsmith Courses on 02-01-2012 at 02:32 PM
Here is an example of what we'll be talking about in the class. and machined railsMatch
bushing and crownNovak sightsTrigger and trigger jobThumb and grip safetiesBall cut slideTop
Posted in thread: Gunsmith Magazine on 02-28-2010 at 10:08 PM
If it's OK with the mods, I want to let you guys know about a little side project of mine. It's
a free on-line magazine dedicated to gunsmithing students and recent grads. We've got a good
group of co...
Posted in thread: Online 'smithing courses on 10-14-2009 at 01:30 AM
I've never taken an online 'smithing course but did take a correspondence course. It will give
you a large part of the theory of the various operations but none of the hands on, as you know.
Posted in thread: Seeking info on Engraver B Weems on 05-02-2009 at 04:52 AM
Follow this link FEGA to the Firearms Engravers Guild of America website. We have a historian
that keeps track of the info that has been sent in over the years. Give him as much information
as you can...
Posted in thread: gunsmithing schools? on 03-07-2009 at 02:53 AM
Brownell's has a current listing of schools. I can only speak for CST and Trinidad since they
are the only ones I have experience with. Here is a link to the list.Brownells - World's
Largest Supplier ...
Posted in thread: ruger m77 color? on 03-02-2009 at 06:18 PM
Bead blasting the brake will probably come pretty close to matching. The best way to get it to
match perfectly would be to re-bead blast the whole gun with the brake. David
Posted in thread: Just calling in. on 02-19-2009 at 11:59 PM
My bad. I mis-understood what you were saying.Where in CO are you?David
Posted in thread: Just calling in. on 02-19-2009 at 11:41 PM
Shingles....if you're referring to the inlays on the Nelson, it's either fine silver or
platinum. I'm pretty sure he used platinum on that gun along with yellow and rose gold. The
shading combined wit...
Posted in thread: Just calling in. on 02-19-2009 at 10:22 PM
Phil,Those are beautiful. Thank you for posting them sir.One of these days I'm planning to do
some sculptured scroll. Your tutorial on the subject was wonderful!!David