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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:52 pm 
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Hi guys,

I just picked up one of the new colt mustang. Not the one with the polymer frame. I believe this frame is steal. Anyway I a gunsmith to customize it a little bit.
Nothing major just stipple the front and back strap and dehorn.

Can anyone recommend someone that won't keep it for 6 months or more?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:09 am 
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I think Cylinder & Slide was doing these.... that's all I can think of.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:54 pm 
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I think Don Williams also.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:37 am 
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Too bad we don't have Scott / McDougall any longer ! They did great work on those little ponies !
I just picked up a two tone from a friend !

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:11 am 
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What the world needs is a guy who specializes in .380's. Thinking back over the last ten years, I have heard so many people complain about .380's that don't work well from the factory-- SIG's and Smiths.... I have personally experienced Kahrs that were terrible function-wise and one just gets the feeling that these companies know it but are counting on people not shooting them enough to find out. Or maybe they don't know it-- either way it's not acceptable. With the Kahrs I worked on it was a simple matter of extractor tension being off the scale high. All three were cops' guns in regular use for backup / under cover. One had sent it back and it was returned "works good for us"; another talked to Kahr CS and was told "when you load a fresh magazine you must not sling shot it, that extra 1mm of travel causes too much shock and jumbles-up the rounds in the magazine." Oh, my!

After 100 years you'd think we could have .380's that run as well as they did 25 years ago.....? Part of me wants to think "they're just getting too small" but my Ruger LCP has never failed. Ruger has failed on AR's in a couple ways but it seems like they got .380's right although I'll confess my only has about 200 rounds through it.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:32 am 
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Ned, To add to that. I have a Colt 1908 in 380. NO issue. I have a Colt 1903 in 32acp. Dated 1917. Just ran about 150 of mixed trade in ammo. The gun is 100 years old. Maybe when firearms were built by craftsman versus assembled by workers versus spit out by some machine that assemble with someone punching keyboard.

Progress is so wonderful; :shock: Yea right.

That is why there is still a need for a skilled craftsman.

One of my clients recently purchased a Colt Mustang done by Cylinder and Slide. It really works and it runs like a champ. Found him a set of Spegel's for it. That was a trick. Find a set of Craig Spegel grips for one of those.


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