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    Flickr has been giving me fits all day trying to upload photos. Here is a profile of the "good" side of the SA I just got. Once I get the other pics uploaded, I'll add them.





    Here is where someone did something unspeakable on the slide. I'll need to take a buffing wheel to that to fix it. I think I will have the old blueing stripped and parkerize the whole gun.


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    Since you shared, here are pics of the on I picked up that I mentioned in the other thread......







    And finally, with it's friend.........



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    Isee this on Craigslist, butI doubt it'll be there long:



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    The guy calls it a "smith and wesson 357 collectible"

    LOL
    I emailed him asking for more details. I'll offer $50 for it if I'm feeling generous. Probably found it in his attic and when no gunshop would buy a broken gun from him, lists it on CL...

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    That 1911 doesn't look very good. I still envy to have a great weapon to work on.

    I would do this, it turned out a sweet black color.
    http://theboxotruth.com/docs/edu52.htm

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    Mainsail wrote:
    Isee this on Craigslist, butI doubt it'll be there long:


    Sup Mainsail...

    Is that really a S&W? What kind? I kinda like it, haha..

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    nofoa wrote:
    That 1911 doesn't look very good. I still envy to have a great weapon to work on.

    I would do this, it turned out a sweet black color.
    http://theboxotruth.com/docs/edu52.htm
    Thanks for the link! That is an interesting process. Once I go buy a new set of grips and a mag, I'll take the Springfield out for a shooting session...

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    Flickr has been giving me fits all day trying to upload photos. Here is a profile of the "good" side of the SA I just got. Once I get the other pics uploaded, I'll add them.





    Here is where someone did something unspeakable on the slide. I'll need to take a buffing wheel to that to fix it. I think I will have the old blueing stripped and parkerize the whole gun.
    Here are some links on what it may end up like.

    Enjoy.......

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu38.htm

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu39.htm

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu40.htm

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu41.htm

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu52.htm

    Before




    After








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    My dad had a S&W like that long ago that he use to carry all the time in a jacket pocket. It came with a backup that shot the 38 shorty . Neither gun had a serial number but were clearly stamped S&W. The .38 spent its life in the tackle box.

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    Ordered a set of USGI surplus rubber grips (for all the wonderful dry days we have here) and a Colt mag from 1911PartsPlus.com so will be able to take this thing out soon and put some rounds through it.

    Now that I have discovered the wonderful world of 1911's, does anyone have a USGI holster they care to sell? USGI mag pouches? I've got a bunch of surplus webgear and might as well get the stuff for the 1911 to go with it...

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    Mary's has a good deal going on GI style magazines if you're up this way.

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    SV,
    You made me LOL here thinking back to when I turned in the extra mags after Desert Storm (M1A1 tanker assigned a 1911). I carried a "special" mag pouch not according to the regs which was strapped to the upper harness on my shoulder strap. I dropped the 1st 2 mags off the belt into the basket, then grabbed the other two and dropped them in. The ammo officer picks up the second pair and holds them up. They were filled with jacketed hollow points not ball ammo.

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    M1Gunr, to the HP's, I have one thing to say.... You survived. That's all that matters in war, in my humble opinion. Thanks for serving.
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    M1Gunr wrote:
    My dad had a S&W like that long ago that he use to carry all the time in a jacket pocket. It came with a backup that shot the 38 shorty . Neither gun had a serial number but were clearly stamped S&W. The .38 spent its life in the tackle box.
    A lot of those were Spanish copies and often imitated S&W markings....

    The guy on CL selling this writes back and tells me it says "Secret Service Special" on it...
    Howard Arms. Saturday Night Special of the day...
    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Guns-Fire...et-Service.htm

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    M1Gunr wrote:
    The ammo officer picks up the second pair and holds them up. They were filled with jacketed hollow points not ball ammo.
    Well, if it helps, you weren't in violation of the laws and customs of warfare. The relevant treaty is the Declaration (IV, 3) concerning Expanding Bullets (appended to the Convention of The Hague of 1899). It's an agreement based on reciprocity; that is, it's only illegal for the parties to use expanding bullets on each other. And Iraq never signed that treaty.

    Of course, I can't speak with regard to the UCMJ...

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    Got the new GI Surplus hard rubber grips today and a parkerized mag marked "Colt/45 Auto" on the bottom. Looks like surplus too. Will see what happens when I take it to the range. Will post pics when I get the chance...

    These are the grips from 1911partsplus.com
    http://1911partsplus.com/19111911a1b...bbergrips.aspx


    And the mag from the same source. If this one is any good I'll buy more at this price!
    http://1911partsplus.com/colt1911191...dmagazine.aspx



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