View Full Version : Front checkering on PM7
5th October 2007, 07:35
I have been thinking of getting the front strap of my DW Pointman 7 checkered. Does Dan Wesson do this custom work?I know that others do. Ny real question is. Do I need to send my frame through a FFL? or could I send my frame direct?
5th October 2007, 18:07
if its going to a gunsmith or home to the factory you can send it your self .. not sure if DW will do the checkering or not
8th October 2007, 00:29
stratmanchaz where are you located? Marianne Carniak in MI does some killer 1911 work. I've not heard that DW does any work like that...then again I haven't heard that they don't either.
8th November 2007, 18:28
Hmm, does it make a difference whether you ship just the frame or the whole gun?
8th November 2007, 18:47
frame is the part that matters as its considered the gun since it has the Serial #
8th November 2007, 23:51
I was just wondering if it was any different because it wasn't an entire gun.
9th November 2007, 16:23
nope they consider the frame the gun now if you ship just the slide and barrel thats different but frame is the gun
21st December 2007, 18:42
A little thread revival. I was interested to know if you selected someone to do your frontstrap checkering. I did some checking with Dan Wesson myself and they referred me to Dave Severns of Severns Custom.
I haven't looked around real hard, Of course I want it to look and feel like it was meant to be that way but I'd like to get a fair price too.
I'm not trying to say Daves' price isn't fair, I haven't gotten quotes from anyone else yet but I think it is wise to shop around first.
21st December 2007, 20:42
Interesting, since Dave used to work for DW, that they would still refer him. I guess there was no animosity when he left and started Fusion. But have you seen the Fusion Firearms long slide 10mm yet? I want one so bad.
21st December 2007, 20:48
Dave sterns is a gunsmith he doesnt work for fusion he works for himself
Bob Serva was the one that used to run DW and started Fusion
26th December 2007, 11:13
I have not had the front strap done yet. There has been no time with the Holidays. After the new year I will contact Dave to see if he does it. I just don't want to have to pay a dealer to ship it.
26th December 2007, 17:35
After the new year I will contact Dave to see if he does it. I just don't want to have to pay a dealer to ship it.
He does do FCS checkering and will give you a specific quote for that and whatever else you need from mild to wild. I haven't done any business with him yet but he has been a great source of information thus far. My RZ is very likely going to him, I just need to wait until the planets align...
Don't be discouraged if a reply takes awhile. I was shocked to hear just how many emails he gets and he doesn't always hear the phone with running a machine, let alone run for it when he does hear it at a critical moment on a customers' project.
Here is a link to an interesting thread series detailing one special forum involvement project:
Razorbob series (http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=154362)
Don't get the wrong idea that he is unobtainable or something like that, he quoted me some very reasonable prices for a variety of work leaving several options open to my determination. He also made it pretty clear he doesn't need to advertise for work.
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