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  1. #1
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    Default Best gunsmith for 1911 customization

    Was wondering who does 1911 customization in Pennsylvania and who y'all reccomend

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    Default Re: Best gunsmith for 1911 customization

    Quote Originally Posted by Jdb5324 View Post
    Was wondering who does 1911 customization in Pennsylvania and who y'all reccomend
    Years ago, I had John Yanek do a gun for me, but I do not know if he is still active. Les Schaeffer is on this forum, and I have seen some of his stuff and it looks good, but I don't have shooting experience. https://sheafferprecisiongunworks.com/
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    Default Re: Best gunsmith for 1911 customization

    I'll personally vouch for Les Sheaffer at SPG (Kempton, PA). He's tuned two of my 1911's, repaired an antique Marlin lever action rifle, and I own one of his personal handguns that's smooth as butter. I've also shot multiple guns he's built or tuned at his annual range day. He's a great gunsmith, reasonably priced, good turnaround times, and a very nice guy.
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    Default Re: Best gunsmith for 1911 customization

    I am a gunsmith in Lower Pottsgrove and consider my self an expert in customizing 1911.
    We do work for many of the gun shops in the area.
    If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call.
    610-705-4867
    484-374-5558
    Thanks.
    Jerry

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    Default Re: Best gunsmith for 1911 customization

    http://www.garthwaite.com/

    After reading over his web site, just do a Google search. Plenty of reading to do.

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    Default Re: Best gunsmith for 1911 customization

    Carlisle Gun Works does great work on 1911s

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    Default Re: Best gunsmith for 1911 customization

    Quote Originally Posted by Jhaydeno View Post
    I'll personally vouch for Les Sheaffer at SPG (Kempton, PA). He's tuned two of my 1911's, repaired an antique Marlin lever action rifle, and I own one of his personal handguns that's smooth as butter. I've also shot multiple guns he's built or tuned at his annual range day. He's a great gunsmith, reasonably priced, good turnaround times, and a very nice guy.
    Thanks for the words Jeff O and JDB5324. Op, I can take care of whatever you need, I work on 1911's 52 weeks a year, you can contact me through my site at www.sheafferprecisiongunworks.com, your 1911 will perform to its full potential when I hand it back to you. Regards, LES

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    Default Re: Best gunsmith for 1911 customization

    I second the Les Schaeffer. The trigger job he did was great and you could tell he knew his 1911s. He also manufactures his own, or did.
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