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Old 10-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Too quiet here. Let's see some pics!

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Sheeeeet....I can't take pics as nice as you, much less build guns as nice as yours. I'm trying, though....got a .40 1911 working, to be used as my USPSA SS gun. Gonna be ready for the WAC Factory Gun Classic in December, hopefully. Getting ready to go fit the barrel as I type this.
 
Old 10-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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One question....what is the dimple on the slide, right above the take-down notch, for?
 
 
Old 10-10-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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In poor light, combined with the large bottom bevel,
the disassembly notch can be hard to find.
Just one of those things that becomes apparent with use and is easy to
improve.

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Old 10-11-2013, 02:02 AM   #5
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Okay.

Top. 1918 "Black Army Colt" as it was delivered. Actually resolves back to early March 1919, it was one of the last 2500 that Colt produced under the first contract, and delivered during the scramble to get every pistol out the door before the contract ended.
It feeds holler points and SWCs from the original magazine. Shoots right good, too.

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An original 1945 Remington Rand in 98% condition. Function with "other than hardball" as with the 1919 Colt...and like the Colt... is more accurate than I can prove without sandbags...even when I had young eyes.





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Old 10-11-2013, 02:16 AM   #6
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Smith & Wesson revolvers. My first love. Cut my teeth on a Victory Model, bought by my salty old daddy at a hardware store...with no permit...for the princely sum of 12 dollars. It was the very first handgun of my very own, and I still have it.

A 1965 pre-Bangor Punta Model 10...one of those gazillion Model 10s that were bought and fired 6 times...cleaned, and kept in a nightstand for 40 years. This one is as near-new as any I've ever seen, with lockwork as slick as glass, despite never havin' a stone put to it. They just don't make'em like that any more.

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A 1970 production Belgian Browning High Power. Shot very little, it came to me by way of a scrounger who seems to be able to find just about anything you want. Names withheld to protect the semi-innocent.

Those are all original Browning factory magazines, by the way. They came with the pistol in a package deal. If I revealed what I gave for the package, I'd likely be hunted down and strangled.




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I am afraid I can't post photos of guns anywhere close to the "caliber" posted; but I do like sharp and shiny things - here's yet another 1911 scales knife from Gene Baskett of Kentucky that I am patiently waiting to take delivery of. Gene is out of town until next Monday so I won't get to fondle it until Thursday or Friday.


Best use of VZ Stocks?

Backstrap filework


Here's a .22, magazine fed, single shot pistol I just won on Gun Broker - it is a Fiala Polar Bear 1920 Model. I'll take my own photos when I get it; you manually close the bolt, fire the round and the gun ejects the casing - so you can repeat again...

 
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I like knives...especially Bowie-type knives. Wish I had some pictures of my two favorites, but I'm just not much of a camera bug...so they're not available, along with some of my more interesting 1911 and 1911A1 GI pistols and Smith & Wesson revolvers.

I also like the patina on that pistol, Chuck. Looks like a Colt. Honest wear always catches my eye much quicker than a coffee table/barbecue gun that gets petted more than it gets used. It's one thing to pamper a collectible. I don't shoot those a lot, but I do take'em out occasionally to stretch their legs...but the others got beat on regularly before I took this sabbatical and all but stopped burnin' powder. I even ran a cylinder or two through the nickel pre-war .44 Hand Ejector once in a while before I condemned it to a life of darkness in a safe-deposit box...with some company, of course. My heir-apparent will hopefully appreciate'em one day...hopefully.
 
Old 10-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #10
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Meanwhile...

A Colt (commercial) Government Model with a serial number that resolves to April, 1925. Any value that it would have had was pretty much gone when the idiot who reblued it ruined it with a buffing wheel, but that was the way they did things in the 50s...when the old man who sold it to me had it refinished. He'd bought it from the original owner in 1942...who bought it new in Terre Haute, Indiana from a hardware store. Other than the finish, It's all original, right down to the springs. The bore was/is clean and sharp with no sign of pitting or neglect.

Beautiful, deep blue...but I wish it'd been done by somebody who really knew how to prep the steel.

The tear-down revealed a pistol that probably hadn't been fired more than a hundred times. It came with the original pinned-base magazine. I've fired about 200 rounds through it. Like the others pictured above, it can't seem to tell the difference between hardball and hollowpoints and 200-grain SWCs, chugging along happily with any reasonable bullet shape I've fed it.

88 years young. Still capable of gittin'r'done.


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