An old colt needs work

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by txguy, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. txguy

    txguy New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone knows of gunsmith in the D/FW are that could fix an old .32 Colt pistol. It was manufactured in the 1930's.
    thanks
     


  2. HighVelocity

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    I don't know any reputible smith in the area. After a couple of bad experiences, I decided that it was cheaper (and safer) for me to buy the tools and parts required and read a book or search the internet to find out how to accomplish what I wanted. More fun too.

    If there's no way you could do the work yourself, there is only one fellow that I would trust to do the work but he's not exactly "in the DFW area". http://www.crawleycustom.com/
     
  3. machinisttx

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    Good Colt 'smiths seem to be getting pretty rare. There is a gunsmith who posts regularly over on arfcom, and he seems to be pretty well versed with Colts. His name is dferriswheel I believe.
     
  4. txguy

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    Thanks for the info, I just might try it myself. I believe the hardest part is finding the actual parts though.
     
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  6. Army 1911

    Army 1911 Well-Known

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    .32 cal Colt from the 1930's is that a 1903M Hammerless Pocket Pistol?

    I saw something on the 1911 forum about a smith for those who rebuilds them to better than new condition. In the Colt forum or others fourm
    Unless my memory fails. Keep in mind that my cell phone has more memory than I do.
     
  7. brainiac

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    I was pleased with the work that Williamson in Hurst did on one of my 1911 carry pistols. I'm on he road right now but can get you his contact info after I get home tonight.
     
  8. Army 1911

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    http://www.samscustomgunworksusa.com That is his web address. His name is Dave Sams.
     
  9. txguy

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    Thanks for all the info. Sorry it took so long to answer but I just got the pistol back from a local gunsmith. After six months he had 0 luck finding the parts to repair.
    It is a D.A. 32 model. It is from the 30's as far as I know, been in my family a long time. Reminds me of the pistols bad guys always wound up throwing at superman when they ran out of ammo (lol).
     
  10. Bullseye Shooter

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    Have you tried Buddy Chapman over in Lone Oak?
    903-447-2546
    He built my EIC hardball gun.
     

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