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i cant get a gunsmith to do a good job on my colt. last trigger/hammer job, 140 dolars,lots of creep 5-6 lb pull, three months wait loose barrel repair, 75 dollars shoots 10 inches to theleft.(dented frame from vice marks.).. . i had a cimmeron sited in by another well known smith and he dented the barrel enough to be visible form the inside of the bore... there is very little pride in workmanship any more... any suggestions.. or am i in the wrong forum.. dave..
 

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Agreed.
The problem with pistolsmithing, is too many "general" gunsmiths with less than sterling skills. Another is too many people aren't willing to invest in the correct tooling and learn how to use it properly.

Dents in the frame of any firearm from barreling work is a sure sign of:
1. Incompetent 'smith.
2. Wrong use of tooling.
3. Use of "improvised" tooling.
(For numbers 2 and 3, see number 1).

Old Colt's are far too valuable to trust to just anybody. Either send it to Colt, or locate one of the really competent SAA 'smiths.
They're out there. They're not cheap but they don't ruin valuable guns either.
 

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Dave, I would send it to Colt. I had them do a trigger job on my Special Combat Government Competition. 3.5#, no creep, breaks like a glass rod. Perfect work.
 
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