This is a little off topic but I have had a similar situation here in the Midwest with a gunsmith and wanted to share.
Dennis Potter in Big Bend, WI has been a top notch double gun smith for many decades. I canít even count the number of L.C. Smiths and other guns Dennis has worked on for me over the years. Like Gunther, Dennis is just an fantastic guy and Iím honored to have gotten to know him. We can talk guns all day without an issue. Dennis is also close to me, which has been a blessing as I hate to ship guns and like the personal interaction.
A first class guy and a first class gunsmith. Dennis has reduced the number of guns he takes in now, and focuses more on classic/vintage guns that are interesting projects for him.
I just wanted to acknowledge one of the great gun smiths that is also the definition of a gentleman.