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Old 09-10-2018, 02:59 PM
Kerz Kerz is offline
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Default Vintage Colt Gunsmith?

I have a couple of old Colt revolvers that are in need of repair: Model 1877 "Lightening" .38 and Model 1892 New Army .41.
The actions in both guns have operational problems. Any recommendations on a good Colt gunsmith?
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:08 PM
AzMedic AzMedic is offline
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my local FFL suggested this company to me: https://www.turnbullrestoration.com/
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:19 PM
1563621 1563621 is offline
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Be prepared! Turnbull does excellent work, but primo $
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:31 PM
Chris_B Chris_B is offline
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I have a nice Colt Series 70 with slight pitting on the slide. I'm afraid to talk to Turnbull...or more accurately, my wallet is afraid
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:39 PM
jimthompson502002 jimthompson502002 is offline
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You might try Accuracy Speaks in Mesa, Arizona on Usery Pass Road.

Van Horne is also quite versatile, albeit I haven't had him work for me in years.


Turnbull is mainly a restoration service for elegant guns worth heavy dollars when done.

Great work, but pricey.

Early Colt double actions (until not long before WWI!!) generally require regular tweaking.

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Old 09-10-2018, 04:47 PM
MyTurn MyTurn is offline
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You might try Peacemaker Specialists in Paso Robles, California
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