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Old 03-18-2011, 12:15 PM   #15916
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I think I saw a picture of one in here someplace...
I don't know ... maybe an older colt?
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:33 PM   #15917
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I've never got to shoot one.

They should be fine.

Here is a pic



What kills me is that the finish is always thick and ugly looking.

Gotta make it blue like we like.


Ive been aware of them for some time, but the cosmetics of them in pics always come across as a knock off 1911 from china or Russia or something.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:20 PM   #15918
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A used one!! New they run about 900.00 new around here. They are ridiculous around here! My recently purchased "used" one was 600.00. I got lucky...there was ZERO evidence that mine had been fired at all. Love my Hi Power...
I saw a new one in a local shop a few weeks back. It had a fairly dull blued finish, not the highly polished type that I remember from years ago, and black plastic grips. I cannot remember the exact price-tag, but it was between $650-699.....under $700.

I've never owned one but a college roommate of mine had one way back in the '70s, and loved it. I shot it a few times and, while at that time I thought semi autos were garbage and was a dyed-in-the-wool revolver man, decided that it was a very decent gun. I agree with Jurgen that the grip shape/size is one of those perfect fit things for many people, I love the way they feel in the hand. I wouldn't mind having one. Ah, so many guns, so little time.....and money!
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #15919
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You can still buy Israeli Civilian Police Hi-Powers for around $400. Smoking deal.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:18 PM   #15920
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I don't know ... maybe an older colt?
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And this:

Yeah - this guy's got some crazy nice gunz - an' I think he even "EDC's" this one!
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #15921
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Yeah. That could be the range though. Our gun club USE to make us do that! I got up on the soap box and got all the members together and we all said we would walk if they didn't stop that idiocy. Well, we no longer have to holster whilst not firing with the slide back or walk round with the cylender open! We do still have to be unloaded unless on the firing line though. That is my next adjenda to get that repealed. I hate that too.
Zia?

I'm excited for the Gunsite course I am headed to in August: They allow cocked and locked carry throughout correct? (and did you teach there???)
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:47 PM   #15922
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My new LWRC M6A3 Between the Rifle and the trigger I put in and the scope and Larue mount have around $3100 into it.
Midlength short-stroke gas piston system



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Old 03-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #15923
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As your attorney in Shiny Thing matters, I advise you to get both.
When I am rich and famous again I will do exactly that.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:52 PM   #15924
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That is the biggest forearm I ever seen after BigJohnD.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:51 PM   #15925
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You can still buy Israeli Civilian Police Hi-Powers for around $400. Smoking deal.
Googling...
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:26 PM   #15926
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Thought I knew the answer...

...But now I am not sure


Do government magazines fit a SA Champion?
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:55 PM   #15927
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Found and brought home a Mosin Nagant 7.62x54 (the first batches passed me by, and they've been kinda out of stock locally for a while), Russian make, 1937, good/fair/typical shape.
Sorted through 3 or 4, found the one that looked/felt the best of the group.
Looking forward to squeezing the heavy trigger for real tomorrow. Was a bugger to clean .

Couple questions: Any web sites dedicated to the old clunky things? Anyone pull it apart and refinish the stock or just roll with it as is?
WHere to start on the trigger (to smooth/lighten perhaps)?

Edit: $98, so why not
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:59 PM   #15928
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Here are a couple of my favorites

My ugly old rescued GI 1911A1. I got this one for $35.00 from a friend that was gonna junk it. It appears to be a Remington-Rand reciever and a Colt slide, circa 1943. I installed a High Standard GI barrel with welded and fitted lugs, and a King's barrel bushing. It got a McCormick Hammer and sear for a reliable 3 lb trigger. I topped it off with Houge stocks, Pachmayer trigger, grip safety and mainspring housing. I threw awat the old rusty Micro sight and recut the slide to take a new Millet rear sight. After all that the first group I shot with WCC 62 NM ball ammo was 1.5" at 25 yards out of a Ransom rest. I haven't found any loads that shoot much worse since then. It has a really funky checkering job on the frontstrap that was done by someone in the dim past, and a bit of pitting on the slide. I did a matte hot blue job on it after it was complete over 20 years ago (how time does fly..). just an ugly old gun, but accurate and totally reliable.





and here is my old S&W Model 66. It is my favorite out of all of the S&W revolvers I own or ever had. Just mildly worked over for a smooth 7 lb DA trigger. With some 125 JHPs over a charge of WW296, it will shoot into 4" at 100 yards when I do my job right.



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Old 03-19-2011, 06:48 AM   #15929
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My ugly old rescued GI 1911A1. I got this one for $35.00 from a friend that was gonna junk it. It appears to be a Remington-Rand reciever and a Colt slide, circa 1943. I installed a High Standard GI barrel with welded and fitted lugs, and a King's barrel bushing. It got a McCormick Hammer and sear for a reliable 3 lb trigger. I topped it off with Houge stocks, Pachmayer trigger, grip safety and mainspring housing. I threw awat the old rusty Micro sight and recut the slide to take a new Millet rear sight. After all that the first group I shot with WCC 62 NM ball ammo was 1.5" at 25 yards out of a Ransom rest. I haven't found any loads that shoot much worse since then. It has a really funky checkering job on the frontstrap that was done by someone in the dim past, and a bit of pitting on the slide. I did a matte hot blue job on it after it was complete over 20 years ago (how time does fly..). just an ugly old gun, but accurate and totally reliable.





and here is my old S&W Model 66. It is my favorite out of all of the S&W revolvers I own or ever had. Just mildly worked over for a smooth 7 lb DA trigger. With some 125 JHPs over a charge of WW296, it will shoot into 4" at 100 yards when I do my job right.



Two GREAT guns, Andy!!! Congrats on picking up a 1911 for $35!! Was that recently??? I know you've got a lot more than that into it, but it's still cool that you have a WW2-vintage gun which is now a shooter, and undoubtedly you were able to put it together for a lot less than buying a fairly basic current production 1911.

And the 66.....I wish they'd not discontinued it. I think the 6" 66/19 is the best feeling, best balanced revolver ever made. I had two 19s at different times, ended up selling one and giving the other (a 6") to my younger sister. In 2005 I heard they were going to discontinue the 66 and just a few days later I saw a 4" 66-7 in a shop, so bought it and used it for IDPA SSR competition for several years. It isn't as pretty as yours, has the hated lock and a two-piece barrel, but it's still a nice gun and worked very well for me.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:40 AM   #15930
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...But now I am not sure


Do government magazines fit a SA Champion?
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