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Post by Chris.P.Chicken on 1/17/2014, 5:37 pm

Hello, I'm starting to amass components to build a hardball gun for my return to the states this summer. Most of the gunsmiths referenced on this forum are listing lead times on their websites for anywhere from 6 months plus up to 3 or 4 years.

I'm not looking to have an entire gun built, just looking for services I feel are a bit over my comfort level like fitting a barrel and bushing to a slide.

Are there any known smiths that will be accepting work in the next few months?

Thanks in advance!
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Post by Greg Walloch on 1/17/2014, 6:34 pm

You may want to try Jon Eulette, former AMU 2650 plus shooter in Banning, CA.  Your request is right up his alley.  He is quite capable and really specializes in barrel to slide fit.  951-330-0463.  What you need does not appear to be an FFL issue, so for the $6.00 Flat Rate box, it can get to him and back for cheap despite you being quite far away.

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Post by Chris.P.Chicken on 1/17/2014, 8:33 pm

Thanks for the tip Greg, I will give him a call this week. -Rich
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Post by kc.crawford.7 on 1/22/2014, 12:45 pm

Chris.P.Chicken wrote:Thanks for the tip Greg, I will give him a call this week.            -Rich

Chris, unless you're planning on fitting the bottom lugs you're going to have to send him your slide and receiver along with the barrel and bushing.  So it would require a registered service or going to your local FFL and have them ship the parts.
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Post by Ryan Co on 1/22/2014, 1:01 pm

Greg Walloch wrote:You may want to try Jon Eulette, former AMU 2650 plus shooter in Banning, CA.  Your request is right up his alley.  He is quite capable and really specializes in barrel to slide fit.  951-330-0463.  What you need does not appear to be an FFL issue, so for the $6.00 Flat Rate box, it can get to him and back for cheap despite you being quite far away.
I highly recommend Jon Eulette. Outstanding work and great turnaround time.

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Post by AllAces on 1/22/2014, 1:25 pm

Depending on where you are headed stateside, you might want to give Jim Garthwaite in PA a call. He did some work for me last year and was very reasonable and turnaround time was about four months.  Call as Jim can be a little slow returning emails. 

http://www.garthwaite.com/services/classes.php
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Post by AHI on 1/23/2014, 5:16 pm

Chris were are you Charleston South Carolina ?

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Post by Schaumannk on 1/23/2014, 5:57 pm

If you are in South Carolina,  Dave Salyer would be both close and good.    He builds great guns, at a reasonable price.  And he is fast, if the parts are all available.    Kate

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Post by john bickar on 1/23/2014, 8:11 pm

+1 on Dave Salyer, he has built a gun for me and it shoots 1.2" at 50 yards.

I know Jon Eulette and KC Crawford and would not hesitate to send a gun to them, but have not experienced their work firsthand yet (sorry guys!).
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Post by Chris.P.Chicken on 1/24/2014, 2:03 pm

It is Charleston, SC. I don't mind shipping the gun out though, if needed. Thanks again for the information.

I have spoken to Jon already as well as done some google-ing on him. I will look into the others as well. Thanks again!

-Rich


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Post by AHI on 1/24/2014, 5:36 pm

The reason I asked was Dave Salyer  is who keeps my guns going. Usually 1 week turn around. Shoots most matches in the area. Has picked up my gun at one match delivered at next a week later. Probably only  a hour or so away from you.

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Post by Carlos Cancio on 1/24/2014, 7:44 pm

Salyer is a great gunsmith, as others said, quick and reasonable prices.

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Post by Dr.Don on 1/24/2014, 10:13 pm

I used to shoot with Salyer in Virginia.  Great guy.
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