I doubt you’ve heard of Dewey Vicknair of Vicknair Restorations. Which is a shame.
Dewey’s one of the most impressive gunsmiths and gunmakers in America.
As he puts it:
“The guns featured here are of my own design and manufacture. They are completely handmade, in-house by me. From the frames and barrels, to the smallest spring, pin and screw, the entire gun is my work. No computer-aided anything, no CNC, EDM, castings, rough parts or sub-contractors are employed. They’re made entirely from raw material. Each and every part, no matter how small, is made from the material most appropriate, then heat-treated for proper function and maximum service-life and, finally, finished to the highest standards, mine. — Dewey Vicknair”