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Badger Arms
August 11, 2000, 11:12 PM
Heck, we need a network. Is there any full-house competent gunsmiths in the SEATAC area?

August 13, 2000, 12:23 AM
Try the folks at Welcher's Gun Shop in Tacoma. I don't have the number, but I had some work done there on my Rem 870.


Mike A
August 13, 2000, 01:02 PM
Mike at Welcher's Gun Shop in Tacoma is a good start. He's expensive, and slow as mud, but seems to do some good work. However, I have seen a couple botched jobs as well, so use your judgement.

If you're looking for Precision rifle work for top grade hunting, benchrest, or tactical bolt guns, I would suggest Mike Palazzo up in Kent. He's an older gentleman who, as a young man, used to work at the Pietro Beretta factory in Italy. His whole family did. EXTREMELY competent gunsmith with machining skills that are second to none.

If you're looking for stuff to be done to FALs, AKs, G3s, etc., get ahold of Mike Prewitt in Milton. He's done some work for me and is excellent to work with, and his work is very nice. His email is [email protected]

Hope this helps.

"There's gunpowder and there's pu**y. Live by one, die by the other, and love the smell of both."

Badger Arms
August 13, 2000, 02:14 PM
How about Shotgun Smithing? I do want a Trigger job for my FAL though.

Mike A
August 14, 2000, 12:24 AM
For the shotgun, I'd try Welcher's.
For the FAL trigger job, contact me via email. I've done several FAL triggers and everyone has been satisfied with the results. It brings down the pull to a nice 4-5lbs, which is what you want for a battle rifle. Much easier to work with.

"There's gunpowder and there's pu**y. Live by one, die by the other, and love the smell of both."

August 14, 2000, 01:43 AM
Lynwood Gun And Ammunition
20829 Highway 99 suite A
Lynwood WA 98036

The guy that runs the gun store with the FFL is named Randy Ketchum. He
is closed on monday.

I have dozens of project guns, and when I want it done right, I take it to Randy. He is very good at fixing mistakes. I know one amatuer gunsmith who makes allot of mistakes :)

August 16, 2000, 05:14 PM
Tom Matz (one of the best smiths in the Puget Sound).

Tom has worked on many of the top end pistols, rifles and shotguns in Snohomish county and North King County for years and he's in the telephone book. Around SeaTac or Fed Way.

The Seattle SharpShooter - TFL/GT/UGW/PCT/KTOG

August 16, 2000, 10:11 PM
How about Dane Burns? He does pistol work, not sure about other firearms. If I remember correctly he has a site: www.burnscustom.com (http://www.burnscustom.com)