Larry Pockrus is the guys name in Ponder, used to own a shop in downtown L'ville & did 'smith work before that for Curtis Nix.
I haven't been in L'ville in years, but Nix's old shop location behind his house was sold, it shared a parking lot behind the bank - Curtis passed long time ago & the son, Bill Nix is now a SG Rep - but there used to be a Gun Shop with a 'smith in it south of Main on whatever the name of that Business Hwy was on the west side of the street too.
Doc's in Carrollton may be slow, but he's the best gunsmith I know of in DFW and is why he is so slow, 'cause he's covered up in business. Lst time I talked to Doc, he had a old retired guy with a seperate shop he reffered some stuff too, also for minor stuff he was too busy to get to...might ask about it, but that had to be 6-8+ years ago too.
There used to be another guy in Carrollton in the old strip Center at the South East corner of Josey & Belt Line...near the tire store and facing east that was doing a little 'smith work.
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