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Robin Lewis 03-29-2016 12:49 PM

Gunsmith you have used for a Parker and did work you liked
 
Over the years I have been fortunate to be introduced to gunsmiths that did quality work. Earlier in life, I have used gunsmiths that were not so good an did more damage that good.

Only after I became involved with the PGCA and exchanged information about my needs and the experiences of others did I begin to find those special gunsmiths that do high quality work. It would be nice if we could find that kind of advice all in one place.

Everyone is looking for a competent gunsmith to do work on quality doubles and I think we could do a service to everyone if we built up a list to reference quality gunsmiths here on the this forum.

I know this could be a thread that will degrade into an argumentative debate on the good and the bad, so I would like to establish some rules to help avoid that from happening. I want to focus only on the good!

1) Post a name and contact information only for people you have had direct experience with their work.
2) If they specialize in a particular area, list that too.... stocks, barrels, restoration, triggers...etc.
3) Post only positive experiences, list only someone who you would personally recommend.
4) If someone listed a gunsmith you were about to post to this thread, don't list them a second time. Rather, use the "thank you" thumbs up button to register that you concur that you would recommend him. That will result in us knowing how widely used he is and how highly he is regarded. This could be the most important part of this thread
5) If you have used someone and didn't find him qualified, bite your tong and do nothing. A gunsmith can't please everyone and you may be one of a few that had a bad experience. If on the other hand, if he isn't good, the "thank you" acknowledgments from others will be low to indicate that.
6) Make only one gunsmith to a post.
7) If you want to expand on someone's previous posting in regard to an area a gunsmith specializes in, enter them again following the rules stated above.

Robin Lewis 03-29-2016 12:52 PM

Dave Trevallion
South Berwick, ME

(207) 704-0450

A fabulous stocker and his repair work on broken stocks is amazing.

Robin Lewis 03-29-2016 12:53 PM

Dan Cullity
East Sandwich, MA

(508) 888-1147

Robin Lewis 03-29-2016 12:54 PM

Brad Bachelder
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 459-3636

Full restoration

edgarspencer 03-29-2016 01:06 PM

Chris Dawe
Seal Cove, Newfoundland
Sidelock stock making,
Stock Refinishing and Checkering

CharlieYellott
N. Hudson NY
General repair work
Stock fitting

Brad Bachelder
Grand Rapids, MI
Barrel finishing
Case Hardening Heat Treatment

Walter Eisserer (Retiring)
Rhinebeck, NY
Sidelock spring work
Stock Bending
Screw Making

George M. Purtill 03-29-2016 01:56 PM

Robin
Could you make it a rule that there is only one gunsmith to a post?
I could endorse one of Edgars four (4) recommendations but I don't know two of them and one is a duplicate of yours.

John Dallas 03-29-2016 02:01 PM

Does it make any sense to do this in a "Poll" Format?

Bill Murphy 03-29-2016 02:21 PM

No thanks.

edgarspencer 03-29-2016 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin Lewis (Post 192052)
Over the years I have been fortunate to be introduced to gunsmiths that did quality work. Earlier in life, I have used gunsmiths that were not so good an did more damage that good.

Only after I became involved with the PGCA and exchanged information about my needs and the experiences of others did I begin to find those special gunsmiths that do high quality work. It would be nice if we could find that kind of advice all in one place.

Everyone is looking for a competent gunsmith to do work on quality doubles and I think we could do a service to everyone if we built up a list to reference quality gunsmiths here on the this forum.

I know this could be a thread that will degrade into an argumentative debate on the good and the bad, so I would like to establish some rules to help avoid that from happening. I want to focus only on the good!

1) Post a name and contact information only for people you have had direct experience with their work.
2) If they specialize in a particular area, list that too.... stocks, barrels, restoration, triggers...etc.
3) Post only positive experiences, list only someone who you would personally recommend.
4) If someone listed a gunsmith you were about to post to this thread, don't list them a second time. Rather, use the "thank you" thumbs up button to register that you concur that you would recommend him. That will result in us knowing how widely used he is and how highly he is regarded. This could be the most important part of this thread
5) If you have used someone and didn't find him qualified, bite your tong and do nothing. A gunsmith can't please everyone and you may be one of a few that had a bad experience. If on the other hand, if he isn't good, the "thank you" acknowledgments from others will be low to indicate that.
6) If you want to expand on someone's previous posting in regard to an area a gunsmith specializes in, enter them again following the rules stated above.

Quote:

Originally Posted by George M. Purtill (Post 192060)
Robin
Could you make it a rule that there is only one gunsmith to a post?
I could endorse one of Edgars four (4) recommendations but I don't know two of them and one is a duplicate of yours.

Picky picky .So use Robin's No.6 rule

Dean Romig 03-29-2016 02:50 PM

Chris Dawe +1









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