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    Can anyone recommend a gunsmith in the Richmond area? I have used Bob's before with success, but he had a wait time of over a month.

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    Dales guns is here in Powhatan. He's a gunsmith that goes to all the shows. I don't have any other info but his website is WWW/Dalesguns.com

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    do NOT go to ashland firearms service. Don't get me wrong, the guy does pretty good work, but if he tells you it'll be done in 3-4 weeks, you can expect to have to hassle him for 3-4 months to actually get it done.

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    vt357 wrote:
    Can anyone recommend a gunsmith in the Richmond area? I have used Bob's before with success, but he had a wait time of over a month.
    Chris give charlie or jarrett a call at wehunt&sodan 804-267-0943 or 804-403 3097 they both work at degoffs and have their own gunsmithing business located in powhatan.



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    builtjeep wrote:
    do NOT go to ashland firearms service. Don't get me wrong, the guy does pretty good work, but if he tells you it'll be done in 3-4 weeks, you can expect to have to hassle him for 3-4 months to actually get it done.
    Probably the best smith is KC Young. But...I don't think he works on them anymore. If you want a good show, ask KC what he thinks of Ashland Firearms Service and stand back

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    Craig is the young smith/armorer at Dominion. While I have not thrown him any really difficult problems, he has done very good with the things I have sent his way.

    Check him out.

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    also try al smith 804 556 4297 located in Goochlandhe did an excellent job on my colt officers model.

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    also try al smith 804 556 4297 located in Goochlandhe did an excellent job on my colt officers model.
    Is that the guy who lives on Fairgrounds? If so, my gunsmith has had to fix his work...:?

    Barry Twigg 405-7934, also a dealer. : )

    Great guy, does private classes and lessons too. : )

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    rchjr wrote:
    Dales guns is here in Powhatan. He's a gunsmith that goes to all the shows. I don't have any other info but his website is WWW/Dalesguns.com
    Was less than pleased with his work on my 1100.

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    ClumsyCandy wrote:
    67GT390FB wrote:
    also try al smith 804 556 4297 located in Goochlandhe did an excellent job on my colt officers model.
    Is that the guy who lives on Fairgrounds? If so, my gunsmith has had to fix his work...:?

    Barry Twigg 405-7934, also a dealer. : )

    Great guy, does private classes and lessons too. : )
    yes al smith is on fairgrounds. I've only used him the one time but he was quick and he fixed what Colt never manufactured correctly. And the gun has functioned flawlessly since he fixed it. So I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with his work.

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    67GT390FB wrote:
    ClumsyCandy wrote:
    67GT390FB wrote:
    also try al smith 804 556 4297 located in Goochlandhe did an excellent job on my colt officers model.
    Is that the guy who lives on Fairgrounds? If so, my gunsmith has had to fix his work...:?

    Barry Twigg 405-7934, also a dealer. : )

    Great guy, does private classes and lessons too. : )
    yes al smith is on fairgrounds. I've only used him the one time but he was quick and he fixed what Colt never manufactured correctly. And the gun has functioned flawlessly since he fixed it. So I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with his work.

    It was not my gun, just what I was told by my gunsmith. Everyone has different experiences, it's all about finding a good fit : ).


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    ClumsyCandy wrote:

    It was not my gun, just what I was told by my gunsmith. Everyone has different experiences, it's all about finding a good fit : ).
    you are correct.

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    Not Richmond but:
    http://clementscustomguns.com/

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