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The cars I’m looking at buying are 6 grand more than they should be. I’m in the same boat as you guys. I don’t need a car right this second but I like to stay ahead of things. Paying almost 30K for a 8-10 year old Audi is nuts but they’re the only cars I like.
 

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I finally received a call from the local gun store and stopped by on my way home. First, I thought I was going to have to fight my way out of the place as they were passing the .45 around like they had never seen a gun before. I have had my Alchemy transferred through there and they didn't act like they did tonight. Love my Alchemy and I have nothing to say negative about them, these are just two different animals.

I am not a photographer and used my phone so this thing looks much better than the pictures depict. Sorry Steve they don't do it justice. Perhaps after hunting season, I can get a friend who does have some talent, take some real pictures.

Very professional packaging and attention to detail.

This certainly won't be my last build with Steve. I'm sure all you gentlemen and ladies already know this, but he does incredible work (somehow this sounds like an understatement), great to talk to and work with, truly a master of his craft.

Anything that appears to be a blemish is not, just poor photography.
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Thank you Steve, this will eventually be an heirloom to one of my sons, they will have to fight over it.
 

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I finally received a call from the local gun store and stopped by on my way home. First, I thought I was going to have to fight my way out of the place as they were passing the .45 around like they had never seen a gun before. I have had my Alchemy transferred through there and they didn't act like they did tonight. Love my Alchemy and I have nothing to say negative about them, these are just two different animals.

I am not a photographer and used my phone so this thing looks much better than the pictures depict. Sorry Steve they don't do it justice. Perhaps after hunting season, I can get a friend who does have some talent, take some real pictures.

Very professional packaging and attention to detail.

This certainly won't be my last build with Steve. I'm sure all you gentlemen and ladies already know this, but he does incredible work (somehow this sounds like an understatement), great to talk to and work with, truly a master of his craft.

Anything that appears to be a blemish is not, just poor photography. View attachment 836806 View attachment 836807 View attachment 836808 View attachment 836809 View attachment 836810 View attachment 836811 View attachment 836816 View attachment 836813 View attachment 836814 View attachment 836815

Thank you Steve, this will eventually be an heirloom to one of my sons, they will have to fight over it.
That’s a mighty fine looking pistolã. Big holes at both ends!

I’m just now catching up on the thread and there are some damn nice looking guns getting delivered. I really don’t think that either of my builds from Steve encountered any sort of delays but those were many beers ago so I could be off a bit. I am very sympathetic about the situation with parts acquisition. For me, I paid Steve to build a gun, his way. I was paying for his talent, experience, and because I trusted him. Not to be an assembler of parts I picked down to the grip screws. He has been very forthright in his desire to see his guns get used. I have been a bit absent recently, but I don’t know of anyone who has had a functional issue that hasn’t been remedied quickly, if there were any. I only type this because anyone who is on the fence about letting Steve, or any trusted gunsmiff, use other parts that they trust, should give them the leeway to do so. I’m not suggesting, nor would any smith worth their salt, that you compromise on a trigger face shape, sight picture, etc. However, if he tells you that he has EGW parts in stock that will end up the same as the Wilson BP you specked, why argue? You’re paying for the expertise, get your money’s worth. Don’t extend the wait, and try not to be too specific from the get go. When I call Steve, I want a Steve gun. If I knew it all, well, even then I wouldn’t call me.

Sorry for the rant.
 

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I finally received a call from the local gun store and stopped by on my way home. First, I thought I was going to have to fight my way out of the place as they were passing the .45 around like they had never seen a gun before. I have had my Alchemy transferred through there and they didn't act like they did tonight. Love my Alchemy and I have nothing to say negative about them, these are just two different animals.

I am not a photographer and used my phone so this thing looks much better than the pictures depict. Sorry Steve they don't do it justice. Perhaps after hunting season, I can get a friend who does have some talent, take some real pictures.

Very professional packaging and attention to detail.

This certainly won't be my last build with Steve. I'm sure all you gentlemen and ladies already know this, but he does incredible work (somehow this sounds like an understatement), great to talk to and work with, truly a master of his craft.

Anything that appears to be a blemish is not, just poor photography. View attachment 836806 View attachment 836807 View attachment 836808 View attachment 836809 View attachment 836810 View attachment 836811 View attachment 836816 View attachment 836813 View attachment 836814 View attachment 836815

Thank you Steve, this will eventually be an heirloom to one of my sons, they will have to fight over it.
Well, when we do the next one, they'll each have one lol.. I think I can do it again haha... It was a real pleasure working with and for you, and I really enjoyed building this pistol. I think the slide to frame fit come out very well, the pistol was re-engraved and being a 45 made it that much more fun. I build a lot of 9mm and .38 super, but absolutely love building 45s. My favorite caliber. Followed a close second in 9x23.. Looking forward to see how well it shoots for ya. It can't just look good.. ;)
 

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View attachment 837286 Haven’t seen anything worth killing but figured would post a photo.. Gun shoots great Steve and feels great in the hand great work as always. Now if I can see some deer we would be all set.
I’ll bet the state record sauntered on by while you were looking down drooling over your pistol.
 

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Well it seems a number of folks are getting in some financial crunches and needing to get a little cash. So, I did this pistol about 1-1/2 years ago for a member that reached out. He hasn't got enough posts to list in the classifieds but, asked me if I could see if I could generate any interest in this 2016 Dan Wesson Specialist in 45 acp Govt. It is their older rail design which I like much better then the newer one. If anyone would like to grab something without a wait involved this is a super nice pistol. About the only thing that wasn't done was a barrel change. PM for persons contact info, and I will have you speak with him directly. Most of the work is self explanatory action package II, Reliability package II, high cut front strap, top of slide treatment, Stan Chen SI magwell. French border, ball cut cocking serrations, Brushed polished flats with blasted rounds. This is an all around nice piece. Bunker arms radial bore bushing as well. This pistol seen a lot of work. If my memory serves me right he also had the barrel flushed and crowned.

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