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10/17 Update:
I'd like to begin this update by thanking all of our clients for your business, as well as your patience.  In the many years I can't recall, customer demand has been just more than we can handle.  For those who don't know, I've built this business on the notion that there is significant demand from women and men who understand quality, for a weapon crafted using tons of old world, hands-on craftsmanship, coupled with no-bs, and no "gunsmith attitude".  I was right.  Thank you!

As I've mentioned in these short blurbs in the past, gunsmithing is a dying art.  Each year, we lose more gifted craftspeople, who realize that, frankly, you can make more money selling gun parts than you can actually doing something with them.  It is sad, but true.  Regardless of what they may tell you in gunsmithing school, this isn't a job for those easily influenced by the need to make a lot of money (was that pc enuf?); rather, it is about passion.  It also should be about helping good people.  In any event, suffice it to say that this country needs more gunsmiths.  You ain't gonna make a lot of money, but then again, you ain't gonna live your life on some crowded highway during rush hour like a rat in a cage (hint: cuz you're gonna be working waaay before and waaay after the end of rush hour...).  :)

OK, enough philosophy.  Just wanted to thank you all for your patronage, and share that we remain buried with work, and I'm needing to winnow down the backlog as best I can, while still doing my thing.  I opened up the pipeline, taking in new work a few months ago, and now need to close it again. 

Severns Custom is no longer accepting any gunsmithing or Hard Hat work.  My apologies. We continue to sell guns, and would be more than happy to assist you there.  Thanks again to one and all. 

P.S. to my buddy Mitchell N. in AZ:  Fight hard and stay angry...praying for you, my friend!

Welcome to Severns Custom!  Specializing in H.A.R.D. Model 1911 pistols for the serious user.  When your operational requirements demand Hard use, extreme Accuracy, utter Reliability and long-term Durability, combined with rugged good looks, we've got your back!  

Severns Custom is your complete Model 1911 resource, working with you from project conception to completion.  We sell a complete line of new and quality pre-owned 1911 pistols (and ONLY Model 1911 pistols...!).  We also offer custom pistols based upon quality slide and frame sets, for those who prefer not to start with a complete, factory pistol.  We'll whip that raw recruit into shape, offering a comprehensive suite of custom pistolsmithing services, which combine high-tech tooling and machinery with old-world craftsmanship.  Next, we'll finish the weapon, choosing among many available finishes, coatings, and treatments, including our proprietary HARD HAT blackening treatment, that's truly as tough as nails!  Finally, we'll cover your creation with a custom set of grips, crafted using your choice of high-tech, synthetic materials or made by hand, from any number of exotic woods.  The end result is a thing of beauty; an all-business, hard-use tool, fit for the most demanding professional!     

Those who have been exposed to the firearms industry for any length of time find it to contain considerable hype, "smoke & mirrors", and sometimes, outright BS.  At Severns Custom, we'll meet you "on the level".  Your questions and comments are always welcome, and we'll do our best to treat you with respect, and common courtesy.  I am personally at your service.  7 days per week.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Dave Severns 



Again, welcome aboard!  We hope you enjoy your visit.  Questions?  PLEASE, speak up!  We're available at: or 1-775-790-0681.  We're here to serve, and our mission is to earn your total satisfaction.  Remember, at Severns Custom, we don't build "safe queens"...we build "life preservers"! 

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