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Old 12-25-2012, 1:30 AM
cbad67 cbad67 is offline
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Thumbs up 1911 Gunsmith

Anyone out there remember Dan Dwyer's shop in Hillcrest? I was lucky enough to have him do work on my Series 70 Colt. Anyway, I'm now seeking a gunsmith to work on my Colt (barrel fitting) and also a Browning Hi-Power (trigger job). Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 9:45 PM
pdaddy pdaddy is offline
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Ray Booze at Ironsights in Oceanside-he is there on Mondays-knowledgeable-experienced-old school-more than fair price. Good luck.
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Old 01-06-2013, 9:51 AM
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I remember Dan Dwyer, one of the grouchiest men on the planet, but a REALLY good smith, especially on 1911's....although he did do work on one of my revolvers.

Guys with that kind of talent are few and far between now-a-day.
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Old 02-09-2013, 7:41 PM
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I don't really remember him. The 1911 guru I use is Mark Bunnach, the OC Gunsmith (, did all of my 1911s.

Check these out...

Barrel fitting on any 1911 and a trigger job on a Browning HP would be cake walk for him. He could easily get you squared away at his bench, dude.

"A gun is a tool. No better and no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel, or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that." Shane (1953)
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Old 03-04-2013, 7:28 PM
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I used to go into his shop with my Dad when I was a little kid. I think his old shop is a florist now.
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