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Reputable gunsmith

Post by bigmattdaddywack » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:28 pm

I need some work done. Does anyone know a good and capable gunsmith? Who would you recommend?
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by PistolPete » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:45 pm

What sort of work? I know Top Gun has a smith they refer people to. Nassau Sporting Goods in St Charles has a smith on site, but I think they tend to have a bit of a wait to get your work done.
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by Ansgar » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:23 pm

I would say C & S Metall-Werkes in St. Charles, but they've had some crazy long waits for work (think 6 month backlog).

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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by bigmattdaddywack » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:06 pm

My garand has a bent operating rod. I bought that way and just noticed a month ago. I would like to see if it can be straightened.
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by PistolPete » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:56 pm

I know the guys at Nassau deal with a lot of older stuff that may be a better bet. Although I don't know the guy who does work for Top Gun, he may be just as good. Or there could be somebody else altogether that I'm not aware of.

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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by variable4951 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:43 am

Try Ottocomp in south St. Louis county, a block or two away from the 3rd Precinct (Affton). Top notch guy who can work on anything. Does a lot of work for and on coppers guns. Cheers!
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by chills1994 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:27 am

yeah, Otto Comp (or whatever his last name is) was who I was going to recommend also, for just in the St. Louis area.

I have never had any work done by him, but I have heard that he is a character. He is originally from either Hungary or Czechoslovakia
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by variable4951 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:10 am

If you never met Otto before, you're in for a treat. Quite a character. And yes, he's from over there. Matter of fact, I believe he worked in the actual CZ factory.
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by drewder » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:38 pm

Here is the list we have at work:

HELIX GUN-SMITHING
4075 W. Outer Rd
Arnold, MO
314-629-7605

RED BRICK SPORTING GOODS
4583 Main St
House Springs, MO
636-671-4444

Liberty Arms of MO
990A HWY B
Elsberry, MO
573-898-3005

UNCLE JOE'S
104 State St.
Fidelity, IL
217-248-6337

MERKLINGS AMERICAN
P.O. BOX 224
Tory, IL
636-373-0316

SAM'S
209 N Illinois St
Belleville, IL
618-235-5993

F&D
5140 Westwood Dr
St. Charles, MO
636-447-7555

Bill's Gunsmithing
76 Straube Rd
Silex, MO
573-364-6395

I have never used any of these, but it is just a list we give our customers when they need work done.
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by jamoni » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:52 pm

Anybody know who would be able to do some very simple AR work? I'd like to get my front sight replaced with a railed same-plane FSB.
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by PistolPete » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:48 am

jamoni wrote:Anybody know who would be able to do some very simple AR work? I'd like to get my front sight replaced with a railed same-plane FSB.
You can do that yourself, it's just a couple pins to drive out. I've swapped one before and I'm pretty sure you are handier working with metal than I am.

I'm super curious as to why you'd want that. Unless it's on a gun that has a magnified optic, then the front sight can be annoying and it's not like you'll use it anyway.
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by jamoni » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:24 pm

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jamoni wrote:Anybody know who would be able to do some very simple AR work? I'd like to get my front sight replaced with a railed same-plane FSB.
You can do that yourself, it's just a couple pins to drive out. I've swapped one before and I'm pretty sure you are handier working with metal than I am.

I'm super curious as to why you'd want that. Unless it's on a gun that has a magnified optic, then the front sight can be annoying and it's not like you'll use it anyway.
It's got a big honking scope on it, and I want to put offset sights on it.
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Re: Reputable gunsmith

Post by cordanii » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:47 am

I just got some work done by Helix Gun Smithing (mentioned by Drewder above - at Top Gun in Arnold) and Eric was really nice. The timing was a little off but not unreasonable and he always kept me up to date on where things were and ultimately threw in a free pistol grip and slight modification for free. Otherwise the pricing on the work I had done (trigger group move on a Siaga 7.62 and flash suppressor install (not just pinned on)) was similar to other places I checked.

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