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bikewriter
12-27-2011, 08:52
Saw a Springfield Professional on GB (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=266356711) and wanted to know who John Harrison is.

Hoping to learn something new. Thank you in advance.

R0CKETMAN
12-27-2011, 09:11
Click on link in my sig. He's one of the top 1911 custom smiths in the world and a really nice guy.

I've seen that pistol. It's a nice one.

Officer's Match
12-27-2011, 09:41
Wow, nice appears to be putting it mildly.

Jim Watson
12-27-2011, 10:02
Holy cow. Using SA's top of the line gun as a base for customizing. Wish I could read Mr Harrison's work order better. But then I know people who consider a Baer just a good starting place to end up with a nice gun.

R0CKETMAN
12-27-2011, 10:10
Holy cow. Using SA's top of the line gun as a base for customizing. Wish I could read Mr Harrison's work order better. But then I know people who consider a Baer just a good starting place to end up with a nice gun.

Jim,
Here's a slightly better view. As for your Baer comment, it reminds me the LTW 9 base was a Baer this year.

Terry, the broker/seller of this pistol, is as honorable as it comes.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g219/rocketmanmtb/38c944ba.jpg

HAIL CAESAR
12-27-2011, 16:22
One of the best in the world is who JH is.

Also he is probably the nicest smith there is.

Jim Watson
12-27-2011, 17:37
Strange thinking on somebody's part.
You could have put that much work into a Loaded and had just as nice a gun for lots less money.

Yes, I know Terry is reputable.

HAIL CAESAR
12-27-2011, 17:43
Truthfully..I have that spring plug from HD and HATE it.

glock2740
12-27-2011, 19:57
They should at least clean it up for $3550. When I get my Pro, I plan on having a single sided safety and flush crowned barrel, but other than that, I'll leave it as is.

Zombie Steve
12-28-2011, 00:37
That rust on the breech face?

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/266356000/266356711/pix960059895.jpg

:dunno:

bac1023
12-28-2011, 06:30
http://www.harrisoncustom.com/

Mayhem like Me
12-28-2011, 10:46
That rust on the breech face?

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/266356000/266356711/pix960059895.jpg

:dunno:

Nope its brass and red laquer from the rounds used..

Mayhem like Me
12-28-2011, 10:48
Strange thinking on somebody's part.
You could have put that much work into a Loaded and had just as nice a gun for lots less money.

Yes, I know Terry is reputable.

Yes I would have opted for a relief cut behind the Trgger gaurd on the front strap and have him do the checkering..

JK-linux
12-28-2011, 11:09
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awpk03s
12-28-2011, 11:14
A quick note on just how JH operates...

Heirloom was kind enough to install a set of Yost Retro sights on my plain-Jane 1993 Norinco 1911 about 2 years ago. No complaints from Heirloom on the small amount of work I requested, no preaching about jam-o-matic Chinese pistols, no "we'll get to your small job whenever we feel like it" attitude, no attempted up-selling to an enhancement or embellishment package when I asked questions. I received no less than 3 emails from Heirloom while they had the pistol on their bench regarding sight height, ammo I use and refinishing preferences. They always corresponded within a day or two - no chasing them around for the status of my job. Now THAT is a classy outfit. I'd give them my repeat business again without hesitation. I was without my slide a whopping 5 weeks (most of which was waiting on a batch of bluing to be scheduled, which they informed me about before I sent them the Norinco). That is pretty remarkable to me for a quality operation manned by essentially 3 craftsmen.

John Harrison Custom and Heirloom Precision are two different outfits.

JK-linux
12-28-2011, 11:19
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awpk03s
12-28-2011, 18:39
Crap! My bad. I've made that mistake before.

BOTH are absolute top notch shops...!