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Old September 17, 2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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Good 'smith in the DFW area?

Hi All,

I recently purchased a 1911 that I'd like to have spruced up a bit. I'd like a different trigger installed, and then the pull smoothed and lightened. I'd like to get this done locally if possible. I figure these are really, really standard things to have done to a 1911, and the 1911 itself is a platform that pretty much all gunsmiths should be familiar with, but I'd still like to take the gun to someone who I can get a reference on. Especially a reference for this type of work. I am looking for a gunsmith more on the north Dallas side, so Richardson, Plano, Allen, Lewisville, Carrollton, etc. Any recommendations are appreciated.

Also, any idea what I'd need to pay for this work? I have some idea about the price of parts (a la Brownell's) but no idea about the price of the work itself.

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Old September 18, 2008, 04:59 AM   #2
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If you are a patient person, you have a good one there in Carrollton.
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1103 S Josey LN
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(972) 416-8530

He's in the strip mall/center at the SW corner of Belt Line and Josey Ln.

I have no clue on what he would charge. I only know the work he has done for me in the past was top notch and he is always very busy.
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Old September 18, 2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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OK, thanks CowTowner. I have been there and I guess I need to go again.

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Old September 26, 2008, 06:36 PM   #4
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If you go to the Mesquite Gun Show, Ken Crawley www.crawleycustom.com
has a booth. He does very good work, and you can drop it off at one show and pick it up at the next.

Ken did a 4# 1911 trigger for me for $100. If you need parts replaced, he uses good quality stuff--Cylinder & Slide, Wilson, etc. They cost a bit, but sometimes, you really do get what you pay for.
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Old September 30, 2008, 05:10 PM   #5
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I'd like to echo the endorsement of Ken Crowley.

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