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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:10 pm 
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... I have an OM 45LC I need the barrel shortened. He'd also need to advise me on where & how, to safely trim weight.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:29 pm 
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Maybe "sixshot" over in Soda Springs knows of one.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:13 am 
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I had Ben Forkin of White Sulfer Springs, MT do some work for me. I don't know about anyone else around here.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:56 am 
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Don't know, but could be that Sixshot is back afield. Wish he could have traded into this great OM.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:15 pm 
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If you're in the Soda springs area, Forum member "sixshot" is the person to contact. His #1 son, Shane, is a member of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild. Although that level of work is probably above your needs, he can refer you to someone who does that type of work.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:49 pm 
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TBear77 wrote:
Although that level of work is probably above your needs, ....
With all due respect, no one is qualified to assess my 'needs',.. but me. But since ALL guns, in my opinion, are nothing but tools, then perhaps you are right... a hacksaw & Dremel will likely do just fine.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Silverlugs wrote:
advise me on where & how, to safely trim weight.


Not much one can do on a .45 Colt calibre Blackhawk. The ejector housing and grip frame are already lightweight aluminum. The cylinder is already fluted. Cutting the barrel is about the only option except for milling off some portions of the "cylinder frame" and scalloping the loading gate and left side recoil shield.

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