Your average gunsmith probably has enough work without getting into the sks's too. We must remember that the sks is still looked down upon as a POC by many people still. Ignorance is bliss. There could be a shortage of gunsmiths too. BHut i would think that most don't want to touch them. I been learning everything i can learn about building, tuning and making the 1911's reliable and dependable that i can learn. I been also purchasing gun smith tools too. I been hammering the educational books and video's about them. I already have the barrel changing knowledge on rifles. I want to learn it all so i can do my own work. Having the drive, having a good quality workmanship, and staying motivated is whats needed for success. Never, never give up just stay focused. I think your on the right track. Bill
My used norinco 1911a1 is probably as close to a race 1911 as it will ever be. Its been fun doing the mods as i learn to it.