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flightless greeb
Jan 28, 2016



After trials guns there's the S&W and Colt M1917s as well, not sure if the pre-model 25 predates those or not.

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flightless greeb posted:

After trials guns there's the S&W and Colt M1917s as well, not sure if the pre-model 25 predates those or not.

Aren't those revolvers, though?

flightless greeb
Jan 28, 2016



Yeah they are, my bad. I actually can't think of anything else till post WW2.

flightless greeb
Jan 28, 2016



Took this shot of my M1911 when I had all my guns out from a group photo the other day:

Jack B Nimble
Dec 25, 2007



Soiled Meat

That's a beautiful gun.

For weeks I've been checking Brownell for a Caspian stainless steel frame; does anyone know where they might be in stock?

DeesGrandpa
Oct 21, 2009



https://www.gunbroker.com/item/864969924

Very tempting, not up on detonics enough but seems like a pretty nice price.

Miso Beno
Apr 29, 2004


Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty


Fun Shoe

Ughhhhh I need one for my mass produced Washington gun collection.

Quickshanks
Oct 3, 2011

So damned good.

Man. That would look prettay prettay pretty good with that pair of stags on it.

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"



Fun Shoe

Quickshanks posted:

Man. That would look prettay prettay pretty good with that pair of stags on it.

I'd slap faux ivory on there because I have questionable taste.

DeesGrandpa
Oct 21, 2009



Picked up a 12 pack for once my OT is done today and there's a pretty good chance I'll have ordered that detonics or a Surly ECR by the end of tonight

The Royal Nonesuch
Nov 1, 2005



Pillbug

Bought some new Altamont panels for my Ruger after looking at a billion different gripmakers/materials/etc. over the last year. I went down many holes during this period and got really keen on mammoth ivory for a few grim weeks, but even drunk me with a credit card was too sensible to spend more on grips than I paid for the drat pistol. Those of you familiar with gunmath will probably come up with the same solution that I did: buy mammoth ivory grips plus a customized Dan Wesson! It's a very smart idea, but until I get there these feel waaay better than the smooth ironwood grips I had on it before. They also fit well with the sort of modernized, stainless M1911 style I had in mind for this thing when I started tweaking with it:



p.s. screw you rollmarks

DeesGrandpa
Oct 21, 2009



Bought a blued Dan Wesson A2 for my shooter 1911, sold my CMP 1911, and may be buying a much more worn looking (and therefore cooler to me) CMP 1911A1 to keep the milsurp 1911 hole intact.

On the A2 front, what matt blued ambi safeties do I want to be looking for? I'll be fitting it myself.

DeesGrandpa
Oct 21, 2009



Even in covid panic buying wait times, I got my A2 the day after I ordered.







gently caress I love Dan Wesson.

flightless greeb
Jan 28, 2016



Ugh I wish I could get a nice non-matte blued Dan Wesson so bad

DeesGrandpa
Oct 21, 2009



My matte bluing is beautiful hater

I had the parked A2 previously and it was also rad but I prefer this

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


Cross-posting between here and the SIG thread:

What kind of lifetime parts & maintenance outlay can I expect from something like this:

https://www.firearmsoutletcanada.co...45-acp-4-2.html

I'm fully expecting someone to scoop me on that deal just by posting it here (in fact please do, I already have an HK45C and what I like about it most is the 15,000rd recoil assembly).

Shumagorath fucked around with this message at 06:03 on May 3, 2020

DeesGrandpa
Oct 21, 2009



Shumagorath posted:

Cross-posting between here an the SIG thread:

What kind of lifetime parts & maintenance outlay can I expect from something like this:

https://www.firearmsoutletcanada.co...45-acp-4-2.html

I'm fully expecting someone to scoop me on that deal just by posting it here (in fact please do, I already have an HK45C and what I like about it most is the 15,000rd recoil assembly).

A quick search shows you can get a Dan Wesson Specialist, which is a far better 1911, for less money in Canada. If you love the Sig tacpac it's not a bad gun either, you'll just be looking at standard 1911 stuff like replacing the recoil spring every few thousand rounds.

https://www.g4cgunstore.com/product...cp-5-brl-black/

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


The bonus with that SIG is the pile of mags and literally $500 worth of ammunition. Thanks for the rec though! When I first got my HK45C I had the wrong backstrap on and couldn't shoot it for poo poo, and a goddamn Taurus 1911 showed me it was ergos and not my eyes. Since corrected, but I keep getting the itch for some 1911 platform and the SIG 1911-22 seems like a waste when it needs so much aftermarket work.

Shumagorath fucked around with this message at 05:09 on May 3, 2020

red19fire
May 26, 2010



Shumagorath posted:

The bonus with that SIG is the pile of mags and literally $500 worth of ammunition. Thanks for the rec though! When I first got my HK45C I had the wrong backstrap on and couldn't shoot it for poo poo, and a goddamn Taurus 1911 showed me it was ergos and not my eyes. Since corrected but I keep getting the itch for some 1911 platform, and the SIG 1911-22 seems like a waste when it needs so much aftermarket work.

Iíll trade you my Springfield for the hk45c. I goddamn love decockers.

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


V7, no such luck. And with the right backstrap it's great.

A Real Hologram
Jun 22, 2018

Moo!


Hereís a better shot of my Valtro 1998A1 - my best and favorite firearm and, overall, precision machine.



They fetch a pretty penny these days. Some guy has a $6500 starting bid on one right now 😱 - one went for five figures a few months back in CA per earlier on this chat.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/866000931

flightless greeb
Jan 28, 2016



Nice! Bluing looks good, would love to see some outdoor lit pics of it!

A Real Hologram
Jun 22, 2018

Moo!


flightless greeb posted:

Nice! Bluing looks good, would love to see some outdoor lit pics of it!

Hereís one from a while back...

flightless greeb
Jan 28, 2016



Gorgeous! Will have to keep my eyes open

gileadexile
Jul 20, 2012


Quick and maybe pointless question, but would anyone object to me sharing pictures of me taking apart my dads 1918 build 1911? We've had it for about 20 years, but he never took it all the way down and I got pictures of literally everything.

Thelonious
Jul 15, 2005



gileadexile
Jul 20, 2012










I literally have about 70 others if anyone wants to see something specific.

A Real Hologram
Jun 22, 2018

Moo!


All pics please

gileadexile
Jul 20, 2012


http://imgur.com/a/ZvbkEqo

I hope that leads to the imgur album.

A bit of backstory on the pistol.
In about 1997 or 1998, my dad and I went to a gunshow in Beckley, Wv. He got to talking to an old fella and they eventually got around to talking about this pistol. He offered it to my dad the next day at a fleamarket in our town. Dad worked that day, so my pawpaw and I went and bought it for him.

Sounds..shadier than it really was, my dad couldn't get out of work that day.

Anyway, we brought it home.

He served in the Army as an MP in the early to late 90s, and witnessed the switch over from the 1911 A1 to the Beretta 92. He said he always wanted the one he carried in the first Gulf War, but for obvious reasons he couldn't get it.

Of course, this wasn't exactly what he wanted. We've never shot it much and several parts have been replaced to make it functional. It has a new barrel, extractor and ejector, new bushing, guide rod, hand grips and recoil spring.

Anything other than that is either original or had been replaced before it came into his possession.

It shoots well, despite the tiny sights and a notchy barrel link. I view it as a keepsake and irreplaceable. He always says it'll be mine someday, but I can wait on that!

They never took apart their M16s or .45s in the Army, and he didn't want to take it apart since it worked, hence there being all sorts of neat goop for me to sort through when I took it down. As it's blued, all I did with the slide and frame was use Hoppes Elite on the surfaces with a soft towel, then used an oil cloth over the surfaces while I cleaned everything else.

Any other information I haven't provided, just let me know and I'll try to fill it in.

The barrel isn't perfect, but still proofmarked for a pistol of that era. I figure it's a WW1 bringback that sat in a drawer somewhere for 60 years and was bought in an estate sale by the old guy. Then again..that first barrel was shot out, so who knows!

Still, a fun piece of personal history and I'm really tickled to have taken it down and tell you guys about it!

um excuse me
Jan 1, 2016

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Thinking about getting a supressor for my 1911, the problem is I don't live in a free state that allows threaded barrels. Is there a lug-type system available for a 1911 or am I just out of luck?

A Real Hologram
Jun 22, 2018

Moo!


Thanks for sharing those pics and even better the story!!!

NickBlasta
May 16, 2003

Clearly their proficiency at shooting is supernatural, not practical, in origin.


um excuse me posted:

Thinking about getting a supressor for my 1911, the problem is I don't live in a free state that allows threaded barrels. Is there a lug-type system available for a 1911 or am I just out of luck?

The only thing I know of is that there exists threaded barrel bushings. The gun won't cycle with a suppressor attached to the slide so it's bolt action, but it works.

Quickshanks
Oct 3, 2011

So damned good.

It want to have at least one iconic Star pistol in my collection -- just one representative of Star / one of the most iconic gun makers -- but I can't settle on one specific model. The Model B 9mm is the classic era obvious choice but it is a little too much just a 1911 knockoff for me. I am also considering the Star PD which is just a great 70s concealed carry artifact, essentially to the 1911 what the Astra Terminator was to S&W .44 snubs, with Jeff Cooper even calling it one of his era's best carry pistols (to be carry often and fired seldom). But also a 30M as their totally unique wondernine but also a Firestar .45 or a Megastar .45 or 10mm.

flightless greeb
Jan 28, 2016



I've always wanted a Megastar just as part of a general collection of guns from Heat so that'd probably be my choice. I don't CCW though but that quote from Jeff Cooper is also pretty convincing...

ZebraBlade
Mar 26, 2010

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

um excuse me posted:

Thinking about getting a supressor for my 1911, the problem is I don't live in a free state that allows threaded barrels. Is there a lug-type system available for a 1911 or am I just out of luck?

Wait you can own suppressors but not threaded barrels in your state

ThinkFear
Sep 14, 2007



For real, what state is that? But gently caress it, pin and weld the suppressor, buy another gun for unsuppressed shooting.

Thelonious
Jul 15, 2005



Bought a Dan Wesson. Can't wait for it to show up.

Dr. Gojo Shioji
Apr 22, 2004



ThinkFear posted:

For real, what state is that? But gently caress it, pin and weld the suppressor, buy another gun for unsuppressed shooting.

Some quick research indicates that Connecticut is (likely) the only state that allows suppressors and also has an assault weapons statute that forbids pistols from having threaded barrels. Every other state that has those type of assault weapons laws (e.g. California, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, etc.) already ban suppressors.

DeesGrandpa
Oct 21, 2009



Thelonious posted:

Bought a Dan Wesson. Can't wait for it to show up.

Which one?

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Target Practice
Aug 20, 2004

Shit.

I'd love a Firestar.

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