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psango
10-28-2009, 11:50 PM
Looking for a qualified 1911 gunsmith in the BayArea, East-bay if possible.
Need to install mainspring housing and trigger in Colt Series 80

Thanks,

Ducman
10-28-2009, 11:52 PM
try here

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=114

rogers017
10-29-2009, 12:04 AM
bills gun repair in castro valley. His number is 510-407-4602

leelaw
10-29-2009, 12:15 AM
You don't need a gunsmith to install a MSH and trigger.

I'm not a gunsmith by trade, but would be happy to show you how to do it. Is that a trigger only, or a matched trigger, disconnector, hammer, sear set?

Are you fitting the MSH, or just replacing a factory one with some other drop-in one?

psango
10-29-2009, 3:13 AM
You don't need a gunsmith to install a MSH and trigger.

I'm not a gunsmith by trade, but would be happy to show you how to do it. Is that a trigger only, or a matched trigger, disconnector, hammer, sear set?

Are you fitting the MSH, or just replacing a factory one with some other drop-in one?

I want to replace the plastic MSH with a metal flat one. Also replace the plastic
trigger with a metal adjustable one. I don't have the parts yet and would appreciate recommendations there too.

Thanks

leelaw
10-29-2009, 5:58 PM
MSH - Do you want smooth, scalloped, or checkering?

Trigger - It depends on what design you want. Check out Brownells - almost anything there will be great and suitable, just figure out if you want a long, short, curved, flat, skeletonized, cross-drilled, or solid. It'll mostly be aesthetics (except for the short or long length)

Southpaw45
10-29-2009, 7:47 PM
Look no further. This guy is one of the best 1911 smiths around and hes in Hayward. He does alot of custom work. I havent heard from him in a while but heres his web site >>>> http://www.jardinescustom.com/

psango
10-29-2009, 7:53 PM
Look no further. This guy is one of the best 1911 smiths around and hes in Hayward. He does alot of custom work. I havent heard from him in a while but heres his web site >>>> http://www.jardinescustom.com/

Checked out his website, looks like just what I'm looking for.

Thanks Everyone

Southpaw45
10-29-2009, 7:54 PM
leelaw is right. With some simple proper tools and a little know how, those parts are easy to swap out but if your not comfortable with it, let a pro do it. As for the parts, I like Wilson combat stuff. >>>>>>>> http://www.wilsoncombat.com/

psango
10-29-2009, 8:05 PM
leelaw is right. With some simple proper tools and a little know how, those parts are easy to swap out but if your not comfortable with it, let a pro do it. As for the parts, I like Wilson combat stuff. >>>>>>>> http://www.wilsoncombat.com/

I'm going to have them cut the slide and install Novak sights, bevel the magwell, install a new trigger, MSH, and refinish the gun.

Might be cheaper to buy a SA fully loaded so I'll find out. Even if I had the skill I doubt if I have the patience for that kind of work.

Thanks