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#399610 04/02/15 05:20 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with Diamond Gunsmithing?
The fact that they describe their case coloring method as the "torch Method" has me hesitant to use them.
Thanks, Pete

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Les Hovencamp was the head gunsmith of Ithaca Shotguns in Ithaca NY for several decades. My experience with him has been good--all with Model 37 issues.

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I have referred a number of people to them for work and parts for Lefever Nitro Specials and have gotten positive feedback. These were all mechanical issues, I don't know anything about the restoration work.


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Ithaca was torch coloring guns for quite some time in later years. I sold a 4E Knick to a friend, who sent it to Ithaca for refinish and high grade restock. Both the torch colors and the restock were a mess.

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From what I understand, Ithaca used cold blue and heat from a torch to brighten or restore worn colors. They were not actually using the torch alone to color the metal.

I also understand that diamond will not sell parts alone. But only install parts.

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Les is good people. hard to get a hold of though.

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He takes calls in the afternoon. He responds to emails as well. As far as I know the only them "them" is his wife and Les. His wife logs in the guns; he does the work. Gil


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