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Posted: 1/26/2002 2:59:37 PM EDT
Anybody know of a good gunsmith in the eastern Illinois/Western Indiana area? Want to start customizing my 1911 and need a good smith to mount night sights.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 3:04:40 PM EDT
Les Baer and Rock River Arms are both in central Illinois...surely they would be willing to do gunsmithing work on guns that weren't their own make.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 3:05:42 PM EDT
Not in your area but I can highly recommend Kurt Wickmann, of Kurt Wickmann Gun Works. He was the shop foreman at Novak's for years. I'll have to see if I can find his new address, or if you email me I can hook you up with him via email. I think he's in Ohio now?
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 3:11:36 PM EDT
Wickmann's web site

Link Posted: 1/26/2002 3:48:08 PM EDT
I didnt realize Les Baer was in Illinois. Cool. I was trying to get around shipping it if possible, but I have in-laws in Ohio, so Wickman might not be bad either.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 4:31:07 PM EDT
I don't know if Baer will do what you want, customizing just a bit at a time, but they would be worth a call. Other Illinois smiths include Dick Heinie and Mark Krebs, both very talented with the GM.
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