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by Sunset_Va
August 24th, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: My P83 with a Green trigger months later
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

Re: My P83 with a Green trigger months later

manicmechanic wrote:
August 17th, 2017, 8:07 am
Looking good with that green trigger. Who's grips?
Sorry for the delay in responding. Those excellent grips came from Grips4U.com.
Expensive, but the quality is worth it.
by Sunset_Va
July 13th, 2017, 11:23 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

Just posted a separate topic on my completed P83
by Sunset_Va
July 13th, 2017, 11:21 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: My P83 with a Green trigger months later
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

My P83 with a Green trigger months later

https://s20.postimg.org/g1whefwvh/image.jpg I posted here in Feb, after I had purchased my P83. I sent the slide to Ameriguns, to have a tritium front sight installed, there was a mixup, and the work took twice as long. Ameriguns made the dovetail cut, and made the lowest front night sight possible...
by Sunset_Va
February 24th, 2017, 9:54 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

Here is an excellent analysis of the P83 done by a Gunboards member. http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?401013-Polish-P83-More-Than-Meets-The-Eye I have read that posting previously, and the author's perspective on the manufacture of the P83 is very enlightening. After reading it, it's quit...
by Sunset_Va
February 24th, 2017, 9:19 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

Nice one Sunset. My 1987 is still on the assembly line getting new innards. Thank you. I would love to buy one of the P83s offered by Sportsman Guide as a second P83, but have bought a Walther PPS M1 this month, in addition waiting for another pistol to come back from a refinish, and have sent the ...
by Sunset_Va
February 23rd, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

Little package arrived from Minnesota yesterday from Sportsmans Guide. Second 1987, but no green trigger like my other one. Really nice shape though, couldn't resist with the $199.99 delivered price, didn't expect 2 mags either. Just one little rub mark from trigger bar. http://i210.photobucket.com...
by Sunset_Va
February 21st, 2017, 10:12 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

I detailed stripped my P83 today, am sending the slide out for sights to be installed. I had a surprise however, as in removing that "green" trigger, found out it was made from aluminum alloy! Thats the reasoning for the green tint, the black anodizing has worn or it was anodized improperly. One tre...
by Sunset_Va
February 16th, 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

Well, after a few days searching, I found a company that will upgrade the sights on my P83. I will be sending the slide to Ameriguns for them to cut a front dovetail, install a tritium front sight and matching rear sight. The tiny stock front sight is impossible to see. After that work, will probabl...
by Sunset_Va
February 13th, 2017, 11:04 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

I do not like blued guns, just have had too many bad experiences with rusting while carrying, even after taking extra care to keep them oiled. I wish I could keep this one blued, but know If I carry it in the summer, what's going to happen. i want to carry this pistol, so 2 things needed, front sigh...
by Sunset_Va
February 13th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff97/Sunset_Va/IMAG0030_zpslga8vdnd.jpg The grips from Grips4U transformed the P83 so much. The factory grips were too large at the heel for my small hands,these wooden grips are smaller and fit my hand perfectly. Also they really refine the looks of the Wanad! A ...
by Sunset_Va
February 13th, 2017, 2:08 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger

Thanks for the welcome. I did get the safety working properly, without taking it apart. Mostly by using penetrating oils. I like this pistol, am going to try to have a larger front sight installed, perhaps a tritium sight, have a dovetail cut made. Then I think I will send the lslide and all small p...
by Sunset_Va
February 10th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 grips
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Re: P-83 grips

Marschal has a prototype set of P83 walnut grips on his website. I also ordered the wood Grips4U grips, because I liked the checkering pattern better than Marschals, but both are nice grips.

Mine should arrive next week, not much difference in the price.
by Sunset_Va
February 10th, 2017, 8:41 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger
Replies: 39
Views: 11156

Re: 1987 Wanad with a green trigger and Stubborn Decocker

Hello everyone, my first posting here, I have been reading this forum, but never joined. I purchased a 1987 P83 at Gander Mountain yesterday with an extra magazine. Mine also has a green trigger. But the double action trigger pull is very smooth and lighter than usual on these pistols. Mine also has...