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    Favorite gunsmiths

    Mates,

    I am getting to that stage where I can appreciate the value of certain upgrades such as trigger jobs, etc. To the extent I do not have the time or inclination to do it myself, I would like an idea of the preferred gunsmiths to use. I live in eastern Nassau county, but would travel a bit for quality work.

    Thanks in advance for any advice


    #2
    Realize, you do live on Long Island. There is not a lot to choose from.

    Fred's
    https://www.longislandgunclub.com/fo...freds-gun-shop

    I believe Coliseum used to have a smith, but I can't say if they still do.
    https://www.coliseumguns.net/

    Bruce at Hunter's Essentials does some custom work.
    https://www.huntersessentials.com/

    And our own 782 Custom.
    http://www.782guns.com/

    And that's about it.

    Even then, our local guys may not do the type of work you're looking for, on the type of gun you have. The days of the old-time gunsmith are long gone around here.
    Steve

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      #3
      Originally posted by vmtcmt View Post
      Realize, you do live on Long Island. There is not a lot to choose from.

      Fred's
      https://www.longislandgunclub.com/fo...freds-gun-shop

      I believe Coliseum used to have a smith, but I can't say if they still do.

      https://www.coliseumguns.net/

      Bruce at Hunter's Essentials does some custom work.
      https://www.huntersessentials.com/

      And our own 782 Custom.
      http://www.782guns.com/

      And that's about it.

      Even then, our local guys may not do the type of work you're looking for, on the type of gun you have. The days of the old-time gunsmith are long gone around here.
      Thank you. That is very helpful. More incentive to be a DIY guy for the less complex stuff.

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        #4
        Bruce at Hunter Essentials or Doug at 782. If you’re looking to do the work on your CZ per your other thread, and you are reasonably mechanically inclined and are comfortable handling small parts and tools, it is possible to do yourself and I’d be happy to give guidance. If something more complex than that, then I’d stick to one of these guys.

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          #5
          Bruce at Hunter Essentials in Nassau, Bill at 782 Guns in Suffolk
          NRA, NYSRPA, SAF member, Freeport R&R.

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            #6
            782 is great. Fred butchered my friend and fellow LIG members Wilson combat on a front sight install. Accidents happen but it was a sight on a 2.5k pistol.

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              #7
              These are ball cuts and rear sight cuts Bill at 782 did for me. 9D1B34A0-18F7-4E00-AD4C-95E77BD01BEF.jpegBC8DE0DF-9654-4BB0-8DAD-3F476B89456C.jpeg

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                #8
                Originally posted by HyFiveGuns View Post
                Bruce at Hunter Essentials or Doug at 782. If you’re looking to do the work on your CZ per your other thread, and you are reasonably mechanically inclined and are comfortable handling small parts and tools, it is possible to do yourself and I’d be happy to give guidance. If something more complex than that, then I’d stick to one of these guys.
                Thank you. That is very kind, and I may take you up on that.

                Actually, I have a kit for the Hellcat coming. The CZ is next!!

                I am mechanically inclined and have a home nice shop. I have been working on guitars for years, and build point-to-point guitar effects pedals on occasion, but I do need a fallback for frustration or lack of time .

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Snakebill View Post
                  These are ball cuts and rear sight cuts Bill at 782 did for me. 9D1B34A0-18F7-4E00-AD4C-95E77BD01BEF.jpegBC8DE0DF-9654-4BB0-8DAD-3F476B89456C.jpeg
                  Now that gun is a sales endorsement!! Thank you

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                    #10
                    782 on LI

                    For a little bit of a ride:
                    Mitch Schultz- Gunsmithing LTD
                    203-254-0436
                    He is in Southport CT. There is nothing he cant do. Any rifle, handgun or shotgun work including stock making and repair. His shop is behind the old Ruger factory.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by disturbed0013 View Post
                      Bruce at Hunter Essentials in Nassau, Bill at 782 Guns in Suffolk
                      Bruce seems to be held in high regard. Seems like he is worth the trip.

                      I called Coliseum and advised that I had a PRP Trigger kit for the Hellcat. They did not know how to price it, presumably because of unfamiliarity with the kit. I was only told "starting at $ 65", which does not help. I would also like to know where it ENDS!

                      Anyway, I will give it a go. Here is the process in case anyone is interested

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqER...&index=47&t=0s

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Yaphank Kid View Post
                        782 on LI

                        For a little bit of a ride:
                        Mitch Schultz- Gunsmithing LTD
                        203-254-0436
                        He is in Southport CT. There is nothing he cant do. Any rifle, handgun or shotgun work including stock making and repair. His shop is behind the old Ruger factory.
                        Valuable info. Thank you!

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                          #13
                          Yup, hunter essentials and 782 customs are my go to’s.

                          my friend installed and polished my Cgw parts for me though. He did it in about an hour and a half.

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                            #14
                            With the help of that video, I was able to complete the trigger install on the Hellcat in about an hour. Looking forward to trying it at the range!!

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