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Old 11-30-2002, 02:01 PM   #1
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Anyone know George Forrest??

Gentlmen (and I use that term loosely to include some of you) :lol:

Does anyone know of or have a pistol by George Forrest? He is supposedly an old smith who was also an active shooter at the Camp Perry matches. He quit shooting in the 1950's and supposedly worked on guns for the better part of seventy years. If amyone has any additional info regarding his work and/or history, please educate me.

Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated!

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Old 12-03-2002, 09:48 AM   #2
 
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George Forrest

Hi, I did know a George Forrest in the early days. He was a member of the Teaneck, N.J. Pistol club and was a pretty good shooter. He did some gunsmithing but to what extent I do not remember. Those were the good ole days of pistol shooting. I was born and raised in Jersey City, N>J> and vividly remember about 10 pistol ranges in a 15 mile radius of J C. We had pistol leagues that shot a match at each range once a week. There was quite a bit of rivallry too.
 
Old 12-23-2011, 08:54 PM   #3
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anyone know George Forrest?

Yes he was a friend of mine for years in the latter part of his life, and he built a number of pistols for me. He lived in Deland, Fl. with his wife, and he practiced his trade till way into his 90's. There is someone who took over his shop and continues his work, but I am not familiar with his skills. George was a true craftsman and perfectionist. He was also a .22 guy and gave me many tips on that area, which is more of my passion today.
 
 
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Welcome aboard George. Good info.

Sadly Behlert passed away a few years ago and SCL has not been active in over a year,
 
Old 01-04-2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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I understand the OP has not been on the forum for a while, I just thought I would continue the thread for informational purposes.

The Shop in DeLand was called Forrest Specialties.

George's long time apprentice took over the shop prior to George's passing. The shop is still in the same location that it has been for many years.

Due to changing times the business is presently known as Black Ops Armoury. The business has been in operation for more than 90 years now.

The shops main niche is still hand built 1911 pistols that are one of a kind. George's techniques and patents are still being incorporated in the finished products.

Here is a 10MM long slide that was completed about 2 weeks ago


This is an older trio of 1911s. From carry to target to presentation.



I am sure that we would all love to see images of any members George Forrest pistols along with hear any nice old stories of George. The man was a force unto himself. Over 75 years actively involved in the shooting sports. Not to mention the drive and desire to see that legacy continued.
 
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