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So last year I traded off a lightly customized pre 80 series Commander (lw)-no good reason, I just suffered from a cranial/rectal inversion. The work was done by a now retired 'smith by the name of Ikey Starks (Denver area but well known in some circles). Today I called the fellow that got it, he has since traded it off to a friend of his.

He said he never shot it, nor has his friend and he'd call the current owner to see if he'd be interested in selling it back to me. I'll wait until Saturday, if I don't hear anything I'll call again. If no joy, I'll just move on. I really hope I'm fortunate enough to make this happen. I'll let you know what happens.
 

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Well, I've still not received any return call. It's funny because the original buyer wants me to help him with his shooting and run him through some drills. I told him I'd be happy to, yet no return call. Guess I don't need to concern myself with that range trip now.

Or getting that sweet little gun back. Lesson learned.......again (sigh).
 

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I know that feeling - had a custom 1911 - Colt slide/Essex frame - that a friend (the best gunsmith I've ever met) helped me build about 20 years ago. Unfortunately, I sold it a year later (in Waterbury, CT - just in case someone out there has it!). My friend passed on many years ago, and I really wish I had that gun back.
 
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