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  1. Well, good for me that I’m handy enough to rarely need a gun smith. 😛

    Only gun I ever needed to have worked on was a Frankenstein (mostly) Argentine Hi-Power I put together out of spare parts. Needed a new front sight post and a barrel bushing and I needed someone to press it in properly.

    • “Yeah, I know, but it was like that when I bought it. Can you fix it?”

      I gotta remember that.

      *cough* 🙂

  2. Really, Will “slappy” Smith ?? does anyone here give two shits about ANYTHING that comes outta THAT piehole ??

    • Well while I might not agree with Will’s views all the time and I’m sure he has his faults, like we all do, he does know about guns….saw a video with him and others with guns. Will was the only one who knew his gun safety. Actually it surprised me…

      • If we’re both thinking of the same video, Will’s not really that much of an expert. The person who added commentary to this famous clip voiced the same opinion I did. If you take a gun from someone for safety’s sake, remove the mag (don’t put it back in), lock the slide open, and *then* hand it over.

      • I’m actually laughing right *now*, Gov.

        Like the famous wall poster of a beautiful model once said :

        “No matter how good she looks, someone, somewhere, is tired of putting up with her shit”… 🙂

  3. Many years ago, I had my ” guy ” order me a custom recoil spring for an EAA carry comp I had set up to run 45Super in. He gave me an estimate of ” around $ 680 -said ” sure as shit your gonna need a new barrel and frame by the next time you come in. ”
    Well, I paid too much for the spring, I think It was around $35, but that’s ALL it’s needed for at least 1200 rounds, and has never missed a beat with 185 grain
    ” stout ” loads. I hear he’s still the best one handed ‘smith in the area… something about a 50 BMG incident.

    • The problem usually is, the length of time it takes for someone to realize the wisdom of that.

      (To this day, I’m still learning, and it hasn’t fully sunk in yet… 🙁 )

      • When your under the log deck trying to pry a log back on and you ain’t got the strength to do it or the speed to get out of the way when it slips.
        To old, to slow, and not ready to die.

  4. I would love to learn how to gun-smith…even just a wee bit. However, I am one year into a 3-year project to restore significant portions of my home. Since I am doing it all myself, my gun-time is best spent in training and practice. Maybe when I retire…..

    All you guys and gals building and fixing your own gats, hats off to you!

  5. When I bought this house, it was such a mess that I had to bring in some help just to make it livable. The plumber I hired to clear pipes called me into the basement and pointed at the slop sink. “Who did that?” he asked in an accusatory voice. “Did what?” I countered. “The hot and cold feeds are reversed” he said. “The hot is on the.right and the cold is on the left!” I told him it must have that when I purchased the house. I just never noticed. I am sure he.did.not believe me, but it was true. 21 years later, the hot and cold for the slop sink are still reversed. it that way.

  6. Yeah, but it’s worse when you bought it from that guy in the first place.

    it was his handiwork.

    I have seen it with cars for decades. “Race car.”

  7. I’m not bad at fixing gunms, if I dont have to temper parts.
    Right now I’m wrapped up into 1873 SA’s , girlfiend is jealous mine works smooth like oiled glass but wont let me touch hers. She was looking at the exploded diagrams this evening.
    This might be an eopossomculating experience for me in lifes lessons?
    Keep em bare foot, in the kitchen, and pregnant with one kid in the crib and one that wont stay in.
    No TV. No Radio.
    If you want music, sing songs about what a great guy you got.


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