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Old June 16, 2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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oklahoma gunsmith

I am needing some help finding a gunsmith in northern oklahoma. I am wanting to have a new set of sights installed on my colt commander and don't really know where i can find a good one to do that. Thanks in advance for any help
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Old June 16, 2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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I'm not in OK,can't tell you a smith.Check the web pages of your sight mfgr.They are likely all buried in work,and may not be taking any in,but I believe outfits like Novak and Trijicon at least did offer installation in the past.
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Old June 17, 2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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any gunsmith can do it for you. Do you want the post on the front sight or a dovetail cut?
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Old June 17, 2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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How far from El Reno are you?
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Old June 18, 2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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I had thought about having a dove tail cut but hadn't really decided. I figured it would be better to cut it but didnt know if that was a smart thing to do to it for the value of it. I'm in Ponca city so el Reno isn't to far of a drive
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Old June 20, 2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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I'm afraid we're out of commission for a while in El Reno. May 31st tornado blew our shop away, tools and all.
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Old June 21, 2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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I'm sorry that happened to you,Old Gunsmith.
I truly hope all you lost is things.I'm sure you know what I'm saying.
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Old June 21, 2013, 03:15 PM   #8
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In Jones, OK there is Steve Baldwin. He did some rifle work for my cousin and I was impressed enough that I'm having him do some for me. His webpage is here:

http://www.baldwin-sights.com/
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Old June 21, 2013, 05:51 PM   #9
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If you want to ship to NC I will install them for you.
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Old June 21, 2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the help. Sorry to hear about your shop oldgunsmith. Are you going to be able to get your shop back up and going at some point? If so I will keep you in mind for work once you are back at it
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Old June 22, 2013, 08:00 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear of your loss oldgunsmith, other then the loss of the shop I hope all is well.

jdmcconnell, if you don't find a local smith to do your sight work, I do all types of sight cuts and installations in the shop.
I do highly recommend doing a transverse dovetail front sight installation over the old stake on method.

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Old June 22, 2013, 08:26 AM   #12
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Sure do appreciate the concern. Nobody hurt. Adequate safe places (they call them fraidy holes) and everybody knew what to do. They're saying it'll take about 18 months to rebuild the school, but they're moving everything that's left to a temporary location in Yukon and should be back in business there by the end of August.
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Old June 22, 2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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There is one gunsmith in the Tulsa area that has been in business a long time and therefore has the experience to work on my guns. Especially the senior gunsmith... not sure about the younger guys working there.

MacKool Firearms – 6390-B East 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135-5437 (918) 663-3880

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