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Help with rebuilding sears

Postby Woodcocker » Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:00 pm

Hello, a friend with a British Anson & Deeley Box Lock has a pair of bad sears and needs them either copied in new steel or maybe tigwelded and the notches recut. He cannot find anyone locally and I wonder if the expertise here could suggest some names. I have thought of Merrington, Perrodeau, James Flynn if still active, New England Custom Gun Co guy Dieter, Keith Kercher, Brian Dudley, and Rosson. Any additions to the list? Thanks much in advance.
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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby Stan Hillis » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:48 pm

Phillip Crenwelge
Phillip's Gunsmithing
Emory, Texas
210-313-5988

http://www.phillipsgunsmithing.com
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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby Woodcocker » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:16 pm

Thanks, that is very helpful.
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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby Woodcocker » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:29 am

Thanks to all who helped me on this.
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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby vaturkey » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:01 pm

Dewey Vicknair can certainly do this also. No clue as to his backlog.
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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby Stan Hillis » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:22 pm

Dewey is almost without peer in some gun work, in America. But, Phillip is a trigger man par excellence, also. Dewey's backlog must be about a year, or possibly more. My AE 16 has been sleeping at his shop for about a year, awaiting a tedious repair. To be perfectly clear, I'm not complaining at all.

Please report after work is completed.
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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby DarylC » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:04 pm

IMHO Dewey is one of, if not, the best in this trade and truly deserves the title of gunsmith.
I'm fortunate to live fairly close to him and he has done work for me that is superb. He is worth the wait.
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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby Woodcocker » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:56 am

I have also passed on Mr McNair's name. Thanks all for the suggestions.
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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby Silvers » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:32 pm

Just for info here. First pic is a Fox sear with a worn hammer engagement end and the red arrows show the microwelder where to apply the weld. Second one is a macro with the hardened filler and before I ground its sides and point angles to spec. The procedure is the same with other gun makers. Again this is just for info on what can be done without trying to buy or make/machine a replacement sear. I don't do this type work except on my own double-guns, please don't ask. frank

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Re: Help with rebuilding sears

Postby Foxnut » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:09 pm

Frank,
Thanx for sharing the pics and showing wha can be done on the sears with proper tig welding and appropriate work.
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