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Thread: Is there an awesome Colt 1908/1903 gunsmith that is taking custom work?

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    Is there an awesome Colt 1908/1903 gunsmith that is taking custom work?

    Been trying to find someone to build up a full-house custom from a 1908 in .380. Reached out to a lot of the usual names (C&S, Turnbull, etc) and they either politely declined or referred me to some other smiths. A lot of them will do basic work like refinishing and sights, but I am looking for something a little more special in terms of accurizing, some custom flourishes, and an ambi-safety (which I know would require some custom fab work). I am still waiting to hear back from a few of the names but thought I would post here in case anyone happened to have any ideas. Thank you!

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    The only pistolsmith I would turn a 1903 or 1908 over to is Bill Laughridge at Cylinder and Slide. If he's not taking in work, then I'd say go to wherever he referred you.
    Hawkmoon
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    Last edited by Hawkmoon; 4th May 2020 at 18:42.


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    Thanks--currently going down a list of referrals! I am hoping to find someone who can do both the 1908 and my lightweight commander.

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