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We have a c.1935 Colt in .38 Super that is a ejector nightmare. It FTF's in many completely inconsistent ways. We would also like to keep it as original as functionally possible. We have taken it to a couple of local gunsmiths who have looked at it, cleaned it, tightened it and shrugged their shoulders.

We feel that we need more of a 1911 specialist. We would like to use a New York state based gunsmith so as not to have to deal with FFL transfers. I found the website of Cominalli.com, they appear to be what we are looking for.

Has anyone dealt with Cominalli?

Does someone have a recommendation for another 1911 specialist in New York?

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If someone from Cominalli is reading this, check your email, I just sent you a related note.
 

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Joe Cominolli is a reliable 'smith as well as the shop for Accu-railing 1911s on the East coast( Accu-rail East )...no problem at allhere
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[This message has been edited by bjg-1911 (edited 11-20-2001).]
 

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Try Armonk Guns in Armonk, NY for look at your .38 super if you want to stay local.

Cominolli is highly regarded in competition circles.

Paul Daddona is Norwalk, CT (20 miles from Westchester off i-95)is also very good on 1911's. He is at Forest and Field outdoors .
Just drive it over from Westchester. No big deal.

You do not require an FFL to send a gun to a gunsmith or manufacturer, regardless what you local gun dealer says re: NY law.
It is a FEDERAL law.

Older Colts usually need a new recoil spring for starters. Your gun probably has an extractor tension issue or a loose ejector if the magazine is not at fault.
 

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Here we go again.

SO
he builds guns for people who Shoot many many more rounds than the usual carry gun guys, But is some how not qualified to put together guns for people who measure there ammo use in boxes of ammo instead of Bricks of primers?
Sorry, I do not follow.
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George,
I have to agree, man just because my competition gun runs through 20000 plus rounds a year how could it be reliable for carry? Some people just don't get it!!
 

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George has a good point.

Building competition guns should hardly be though of as a disqualifier to building good carry guns. Many gunsmiths with a strong competition background and/or emphasis in competition do a great job of building very durable guns because they understand from first hand experience what works, and what does not.

FYI, Joe Cominolli is a member in good standing of the American Pistolsmiths Guild, where he has serves as an examiner. Before he became a full time pistolsmith he served over 25 years in Law enforvement, 10 of those as a trainer.

He has a great reputation for building carry guns. As does George, who also happens to build raceguns.


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I had Cominolli do work on my series 70 lt wt cmdr-lower and flare ejection port, new trigger group and hammer, beaver tail, thumb safety and accu-rail. This is my every day carry gun and it shoots like a house on fire. He does excellent work with good pricing and fast turn around.
 

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Originally posted by adder:
I had Cominolli do work on my series 70 lt wt cmdr-lower and flare ejection port, new trigger group and hammer, beaver tail, thumb safety and accu-rail. This is my every day carry gun and it shoots like a house on fire.
Do you have to wear a Glove when you shoot it?


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Thanks for all the positive replies.


I spoke with Joe (he promptly returned my email with a phone call), and we are making arangements. He sounds like a great guy besides being a great smith.

When the work is done I'll report here with a notice to go to Colt to see the pictures and read the review.

Thanks again.

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