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Old 12-29-2016, 8:42 PM
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Default Duncan's Gunworks and my Walther

A while back, I solicited a recommendation for a gun shop to help with a problem with a recently acquired used Walther PPK/S (it wouldn't cock). Duncan's was recommended. Took a ride up there, spoke with a gentlemen. He seemed pretty well versed on the PPK and diagnosed the problem as a bad sear. I left it with him. Not hearing anything for several weeks I called. He said he was having problems locating a sear. Left it for another few weeks. No luck. Picked it up. Instead of trying another shop I contacted Walther. They sent me a pre-paid FedEx label. Sent it off. Ten days later I received it back, two parts replaced, no charge. Neither of the parts were the sear. Long story short, Duncan's appears to be a good shop, especially when it comes to shotguns. However, I'd go elsewhere with your Walther. I am not bad mouthing Duncan's Just noting Walther's may not be their expertise.
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Old 01-01-2017, 3:25 AM
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I would be a whole lot more pissed off then you were about the situation....

A gunshop says they can fix a problem, goes a dozen or so weeks without contacting you, and then hasn't gotten around to even touching the gun. And appears to be wrong with the diagnoses in the first place....

That's pretty bad in my book. I probably wouldn't be visiting them ever.
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Old 01-01-2017, 8:05 AM
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Jump across the freeway to North County Firearms.
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Old 01-20-2017, 5:26 PM
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Probably 20 years ago, I took a 1911A1 to have some work done on it. Duncan's came recommended, so I took it there. After 9 months or so, countless calls and visits, I gave up, picked it up. In all that time they'd managed to do nothing more than braze a front sight on. Didn't clean it up either, just raw braze.

20 or so years ago, and I've never been back. I also know some of the family, another reason I won't do any business with them.

I'm pissed.
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Old 01-20-2017, 6:30 PM
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Sounds like most gunsmiths.
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Old 01-20-2017, 7:11 PM
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Yep,,,sounds like 'ole man Duncan knows his way around a Walther!
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Old 01-31-2017, 1:05 PM
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Duncan's is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with gun stores. Hopefully that dies with that generation and new younger ran stores that focus more on their customers becomes the standard.
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