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May 21, 2004, 08:03 PM
I need minor work on a PPK/S (slide locks open with rounds in the mag) and also some work on a Smith Model 28 (cylinder jams/locks; I've tried tightening the extractor rod).

Any recommendations for an excellent overall smith?

1K :cool:

Oh, also need part in the trigger assembly replaced on my M11/9...

May 22, 2004, 07:37 AM
Where do you live?

May 22, 2004, 02:27 PM
Check out the above link to find if there is a gunsmith close to you. This list of recommended gunsmiths is provided by George Hill.

Standing Wolf
May 22, 2004, 07:23 PM
I've received excellent results from the good folks at http://cylinder-slide.com

Fast? No. Cheap? No. Reliable? Yes.

May 22, 2004, 08:11 PM
ccr, I'm in Utah.
Thanks for the response so far... I have also heard that Cylinder and Slide is among the best... It's just a simple repair, though, not any funky-cool modifications. I really think the PPK just needs a little spring (the one connected to the slide-holder-opener (sorry, I don't know the proper term in this case :D ). If you hold back the slide, and invert the gun, the slide catch falls into place and will hold the slide open. Obviously this is occurring during recoil.

The M11/9 has worn the surface of one of the pieces in the trigger assembly (I don't think it's the sear)... the bolt does not move forward when you press the trigger.

Thanks again; I'll check out the links. Has anyone here actually had gun repairs done? Whom did you trust?