|07-22-2012, 08:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Backwoods Virginia
Potential sources for old & obsolete parts
A fellow forum member sent me a PM asking for specific names. Apart from Tom Heller and Numrich, who already have been mentioned, here's a list --in no particular order--that I quickly assembled from cards of people I have met and/or had dealings with over many years. I don't pretend that this list is up-to-date (some of them may be out of business or perhaps even deceased). I have provided a few phone numbers and/or websites for the less well-known ones, as well as the states of location. Those who are still active probably can be easily located using Google.
Most of them do not specialize in Walthers in particular, and a few are strictly longshots. The majority do not have lists or catalogs. Don't be surprised if they don't have some particular part, but you have to ask. Do your homework first so you can ask for the part by its correct name; don't waste everyone's time trying to describe a "thingy".
Springfield Sporters PA
Checkpoint Charlie WI
M&M Gunsmithing AL
Gunpatch Parts Depot KS 316-733-8444
Northridge Int'l CA
Ohio Ordnance OH
Ray's Surplus Inc. MI (Ray Kryza)
John W. Raum 216-699-0153
Century International VT
Martin Retting, CA
Gibbs Rifle Co./Navy Arms WV
Lee's Gun Parts TX 972-790-0773
Doug Mashburn NC 828-396-8622
Chuck Lindley 913-321-0667
Pacific International Merchandising Corp./Old Sacramento (Ed Faust) CA
Ron Slover (mags) 405-966-2577
Clips & Magazines TX Clips and Magazines for Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns 972-986-8158
Hugh May, MO 314-843-8175
IMA-USA (PA, NJ)
Mike Krotz OH 440-272-5343, 440-862-0378
J&M Sporting goods MD 301-840-9486
Silver Hill Holding Co. NC Gunville Gun Stocks and Silver Hill Co.- Gun Stocks and Gun Parts
Blue Ridge Collectibles VA (Phil Saccacio) 540-456-6405
Indian River Collectibles FL 386-290-5848
Pacific Armament Corp. CA 209-545-2800
The Dealer Warehouse, CA
Bill Drollinger CA 831-770-1787
RTG Parts AZ 623-362-3459
Francis Parrott (mags) 765-584-2923, 941-475-2078
Omega Weapons Systems AZ 520-889-8895
And of course, most gunshows will have one or two old-timers with trays full of old greasy parts. Introduce yourself and get to know these people. Leave them a "wants" list. Most of them are intimately familiar with their inventory and if you can identify exactly what you are looking for, you can sometimes strike gold.
Once in a blue moon, I also may have some part that you need, but I'm not in the business and you have to be patient.
P.S. This list really needs some industrious soul to go methodically through it to bring it up to date, make deletions and corrections as needed (I'm not disposed to invest more time in it). Others will doubtless have sources to add; feel free to do so.
Last edited by MGMike; 07-22-2012 at 09:13 AM.
|07-22-2012, 09:41 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southern US
I have dealt with a couple of these guys Mike and Blue Ridge (Phil) has quite a supply of various magazines. No 22 stuff at the moment, but does have 32 and 380.
Thanks for this information. Finding parts for our guns can be like a scavenger-hunt and I think we always appreciate hearing about where all the hiding places are.
My S&W revolvers are no-locks. My 1911 automatics are Colts and all my Walthers will forever be real Walthers.
|07-22-2012, 11:59 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ruther Glen Virginia
Here are active web pages for most of those cited above by MGMike
All opened web pages 10 minutes ago
|07-22-2012, 12:08 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Thanks greatly, MGMike and Sarge; this is a terrific member service and an instant Sticky. Nicely done.
And, of course, if you know of other sources that are not mentioned or referenced here, by all means add them to the list.
Last edited by searcher451; 07-22-2012 at 12:10 PM.
|07-22-2012, 03:07 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2007
The contact information for Tom Heller:
Gun Parts Sales & Repairs
Tom Heller (Luger Doc)
P O Box 398
St Charles MO 63302
Some folks have had some luck contacting M&M Gunsmithing:
M & M Gunsmithing
2423 Carter Grove Rd
Hazel Green, Al 35750
Earl's Repair Service, where parts are sold, can be four here:
Walther Firearms and Accessories, Earl's Repair Service Inc. - Home Page
This thread contains sources for parts and a gareat deal more:
Great sites for Walther Lovers, for P99 info, and for various Walther products!
And here's a link to an older thread that never quite caught on, though it still has some valuable information:
Need parts? A gunsmith? Unsure who to contact? Start here
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