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Posted: 11/11/2008 10:12:37 AM EDT
I need to find a local gunsmith that I can trust to work on my 1911 but have been unable to find anyone.

Does anyone here know or is anyone here a gunsmith in the Racine/Kenosha area?

Thank You
Link Posted: 11/11/2008 12:03:57 PM EDT
alpha gunsmithing franklin off of 76th and ryan rd
Link Posted: 11/11/2008 12:36:23 PM EDT
Charlie Milazzo is a member of the American Pistolsmiths Guild and a very very good 1911 smith. He works in East Troy Wisconsin. Let me know if you want his number.

Jeff
Link Posted: 11/11/2008 6:22:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DAVEJ7MM:
alpha gunsmithing franklin off of 76th and ryan rd


I found the full address online and when I put it into Google Maps street view all I saw was houses. It is a person's house or an actual shop?
I don't care either way, I just want to know if I show up.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 12:15:22 PM EDT
it's his house he works out of the basement set up like a shop no overhead.
Link Posted: 11/12/2008 3:09:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 12:25:11 PM EDT
Could you send me charlie's info. Im in kenosha and always have projects in mind. Only place i have found is gander if you want high prices and a long wait.
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 12:57:54 PM EDT
Charlie gets all my work. He is a perfectionist, quick and reasonable.

Please tell him I said Hi>

262-363-8779
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 4:43:45 PM EDT
Do either of these two do HiPower work?
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 6:52:01 PM EDT
Charlie does. I have pictures of mine.

I don't know how to post them.

Jeff
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 12:02:28 PM EDT
this maybe dumb question but can you put front strap serrations/lines on a alum frame 1911.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 12:24:36 PM EDT
B, yes you can have them added. I had asked about it once and seem to remember that they would only do 30lpi, lines or stippling on aluminum famed guns. You then have to have the frame re-anodized. its a big $$ process. You can always use 1" 3m brand non-slip tape from the hardware store, or the "bolt" on checkered front strap.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 6:08:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RavenJeff:
Charlie does. I have pictures of mine.

I don't know how to post them.

Jeff


You can send them to me and I'll post them. If you really want, send me an IM with your email.

OR

You could set up a photobucket account for yourself. Do you have a 15 year old running around your house to show you how to do it?
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:04:07 AM EDT
Well here's RavenJeff's beautiful HP:





That thing is sweet, if I do say so myself. What does the trigger break at, do you know? Is the reset any better?
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 6:43:34 AM EDT
You want me to put these up in the Browning forum?
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 7:23:31 AM EDT
The trigger breaks at about 4 lbs. The reset is long due to the design of the HP.

I have a twin built on an aluminum frame FN model. Very light.

Jeff
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