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Posted: 2/13/2006 12:43:34 PM EDT
Anybody know of a good pistolsmith in the area?

I want to get some trigger work done on my series 80 colt 1911.

Links?

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:32:01 PM EDT
Ellicot Arms just off RT100 in Ellicot City. his shop is run out of his basement.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:55:53 AM EDT
If you are in Montgomery County, try John Rhines. JRhines@Comcast.net
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:14:09 AM EDT
+1 on John Rhines
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:31:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 6:32:22 AM EDT by Trumpet]
First choice. Pete Single. However, I believe he's backlogeed and not taking any work, BUT he's hands down the best around here (to give an idea of how well regarded he is, Larry Vickers and Chuck Rogers farm work out to him)

Second choice. Al Marvel. He's one of the founding members of the APG and the only guy Pete Single would recommend. I would have NO hesitation using Marvel for trigger work.


Rich
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:06:27 PM EDT
RE: Al Marvel. I was pleased with some 1911 work Al did for me. However, he is getting up in years and only accepts a limited amount of work.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 3:25:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:
Ellicot Arms just off RT100 in Ellicot City. his shop is run out of his basement.

ReallY, in Ellicott City? Huh, never heard of him. My Dad (W. Balto Co.) needs some new sights on his SA 1911, and shipping it would be a hassle. What sort of work does he do?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:59:05 AM EDT
Tried contacting him a few weeks ago and his recording said he isn't accepting work at this time. He is busy with government and LE work.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:07:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SlimHazy:

Originally Posted By Forest:
Ellicot Arms just off RT100 in Ellicot City. his shop is run out of his basement.

ReallY, in Ellicott City? Huh, never heard of him. My Dad (W. Balto Co.) needs some new sights on his SA 1911, and shipping it would be a hassle. What sort of work does he do?



He used to specialize in 1911s. He has some magazine writeups on his wall when the shop was over near Centenial Lake (now he's close to Rt100, just a couple miles from I95).

I've had him do work sight work on some Ruger handguns (semi-auto and revolvers). He also seems to be into Coybow action shooting stuff. He's worked on 3 of my handguns at different times, if I needed a gunsmith I wouldn't hesistate to go back to him again.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:17:06 AM EDT
Anyone have knowledge or experience with Dave Stancill in the Belair area?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:34:57 PM EDT
I guess you can consider him local (in Virginia), but I had a great experience with Doug Bates. He runs handgunrepairshop.com.

I had come across a .32 S&W revolver that my grandmother had stored in the basement over many years. Needless to say, the thing was a wreck - rusted and the whole nine yards.

Doug repaired it, refinished it and it is now good as new. I would do business with him again in a heartbeat.

Chris.

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