New Gunsmith

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by billy_shea, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. billy_shea

    billy_shea New Member

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    Hey all. I'm new to this forum and would like to introduce myself. I am a married 28 year old Army vet, with four kids and just opened my own gunsmithing business here in Northwest Michigan. I was just writing to inquire if there is anyone out there who might be willing to possibly sell off some old tools and such, so that I could get things off the ground a bit quicker. If this sounds like a good deal for ya, please, I mean please e-mail me at billy_22_mi@yahoo.com
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Congrats on opening your gunsmithing shop. I need all the tooling I have + a lot more-sorry. Where did you go to smithing school?
     

  3. billy_shea

    billy_shea New Member

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    School

    Well, after eight years in the Army as a weapons spec. my firearms knowledge increased a bit there, and I went to Penn Foster for the civilian end of things and certifications.
     
  4. johnoboland

    johnoboland New Member

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    Congratulations and thanks for serving, very few do. I don't have any tools but I do have a question. What is the most common cause of smokstacking/stove piping in 1911 type pistols?
     
  5. b00mer

    b00mer New Member

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    usually a bad mag , sometimes feed ramp has a nick or burr, but mostly mag's
     
  6. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    I'd actually like to know just exactly how much work you can do? I want someone to make/machine a new mag release for my AK/RPK... Can you make custom pieces like this?
     
  7. JPBeck

    JPBeck New Member

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    Welcome and thanks for your service-- I need a refinish on a 1911. :)
     
  8. kris

    kris New Member

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    i don't want anything from you. good luck with your shop. mabye scabs will leave you alone till you get set up .ibusiness is fun. _ scabs / not fun,itchy!
     
  9. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter New Member

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    Good luck sir, but I never sell old tools or old guns.:D
     
  10. bountyhunter

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    I would have guessed a weak magazine spring.....