SOLD Wetstein Auto Shop Gun Back up

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired Classifieds' started by Haris1, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Haris1

    Haris1 Go Ahead, Make My Day! Supporting Addict

    Feb 6, 2015
    $3,000 shipped to your FFL from a FFL

    Famous Gunsmith Craig Wetstein Crafted this Rare beauty,The Pictures Speak for themselves.
    Wetstein was well known for his work at Pachmayr, and follows here is what i found on Its in Italics what Dane Burns , a Pistolsmith in his own right wrote

    Pachmeyr hired a kid named Craig Wetstein right out of gunsmith school. Pachmeyr became known for their 1911 work through a couple of generations and amazing rifle work to boot. Jumping ahead here a few years. Great ideas came from the Pachmeyr Gunworks but idea and completion of the Pachmeyr Specials goes to to Tom Dornhaus and Craig Wetstein who though up the gun design (Dornhaus) and the guy who made most of them (Wetstein). Wetstein went on to duplicate and IMO better those guns in his shop in the early 80, "The Auto Shop" of Culver City Ca. Two IPSC World Championships were won with Combat Specials built by Dornhaus and Wetstein while at Pachmeyr, Ray Chapman in 1975 and Ross Seyfried in 1981. The original "Combat Special" has to be on of the most copied 5" 1911s ever built.

    Wetstein also built the guns for Askins, Cooper and a couple of others that have been much talked about. Craig still lives in the LA basin but no longer builds guns. He is the one who has supplied me most of this info.

    That said I had a 5" full house gun from Craig's "AUTO SHOP". It was done in the early '80s and bettered many of the modern maker's work by a good margin.

    My opinion is these guns are a exceptional find.

    Follows is the pictures of the exact gun for sale,

  2. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Sweet pistol. GLWS

  3. gunfighter45

    gunfighter45 Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2012
  4. Haris1

    Haris1 Go Ahead, Make My Day! Supporting Addict

    Feb 6, 2015
    Sold!! to gunfighter45
  5. Les White

    Les White Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2015
    Congrats to both. A fine 1911 for sure!

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