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Post by b52stan » July 27th, 2007, 8:01 pm

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Post by carguy » July 27th, 2007, 10:51 pm

Do you prefer the rearsenaled (blued over original parkerization) finish of the CZ-52 or if available the original parkerized or phosphate or whatever they call it finish?

I kind of like the gray of the original finish. Does the refinishing have any effect on the function of the pistol?

How about if I picked up one of those hard chrome copies at Classic Arms? Would that make it function any better of worse than original?

Would the fact that someone had to disassemble it to re-blue or hard chrome make it more likely to have eveything in better working order?

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Post by anjdrifter » July 28th, 2007, 1:49 am

I have that black parkerized style finish and is all I know ,but I gotta tell you I do like the hard chromed ones some of our guys have,might just have toget to keep up with Papabears 2.it would make sense if stripped down and etc that it might be a little more smooth,but havent found anything wrong with mine and the functioning :)

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Post by abwehr » July 28th, 2007, 5:20 am

I have a love for the German Luger and P.38! These two pistols are my favorite collector items. The workmanship, and handling of the Luger is second to none. The P.38 to me, is still a modern weapon and the design is getting close to 70 years old. Here is a photo of one of my Lugers. This fine pistol was made in 1914.

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Well Guys, I am embarresed :'( and want to apoligize for posting the large photo of my Luger. As always, Norm comes through again. Norm showed me how to modify my "Photobucket" photos for websites! Thanks as always for the help Norm!!! AND thanks for resizing the photo!
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Post by normsutton » July 28th, 2007, 5:48 am

This is one of the first auto's I ever owned AMT GOVERMENT 45 ACP

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This is the first 9 mm STAR FIRESTAR

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Post by papabear » July 28th, 2007, 8:05 am

abwehr,

Excellent example of the German Luger, thanks for sharing....... ;D


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Post by himmel » July 28th, 2007, 8:41 am

+1 with anjdrifter,

If one is good two are better..... ::)


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Those things must be getting popular--was at the gun shop yesterday, saw a whole bunch of boxes of Winchester "white box" in 7.62 Tokarev :)

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Post by volfandan » July 28th, 2007, 9:02 pm

1911 - no question. Sorry guys, but IMHO the 1911 is THE greatest handgun every created....hands down...bar none. I have a Para P-14 .45 steel frame, quite a beefy gun with a ton of firepower. I'd post a pic, but it's pretty boring -- I haven't done a thing to it.

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Post by papabear » July 28th, 2007, 10:54 pm

Did mention I have another 1911A1, its a clone but it is a pretty good shooter, its not in the same league as my Colt 70 series but fun to shoot.

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Post by manicmechanic » July 28th, 2007, 11:10 pm

Yes I think you did mention that come to think of it. Now it's time to crash before I start doing the same thing.

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Post by volfandan » July 28th, 2007, 11:27 pm

papabear, is that the Rock Island Armory Commander with the 4" barrel? I really REALLY want one of the RIA Officer's with the 3.25" barrel. Looks like you've had your RIA teflon'd or ceramic'd???

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Post by papabear » July 29th, 2007, 7:15 am

volfandan,

Yes, its the RIA MS [Mid Size] with 4" bbl, and no, it came this way, I think its the lighting, bought it at my local FFL dealer, it was used and because the original owner didn't like it because it jammed a lot according to him to traded it back in for something else, I got it for $250 OTD, broke it down and cleaned it, polished the feed ramp and I have feed it a bucket full of different brands and types of ammo and it hasn't jammed once. It also came with a set of Trijicon night sights, I painted the front sight to red and she be one fun 1911 to shoot.

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Post by anjdrifter » July 29th, 2007, 8:01 am

[quote author=papabear board=others thread=1185477716 post=1185681271]Did mention I have another 1911A1, its a clone but it is a pretty good shooter, its not in the same league as my Colt 70 series but fun to shoot.
yes you did, and since you did one of your pics I dont have to post mine.. these are great clones and for the money you cant beat em with a stick. Love mine. Only problem when I go to range every one wants to fire it right after the 64 that is.

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Post by gunneyrabbit » July 30th, 2007, 10:36 pm

My favorite has to be my Star Ultrastar in 40SW, compact, light weight by comparison and very accurate out to fifty five plus feet. Not very pretty but it wasn't designed for a beauty contest.

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Every time I see that photo I salivate with anticipation. :)
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Post by blinddog » August 1st, 2007, 9:19 pm

My favorite pistol is Springfield Armory loaded edition. It shoots good and is a lot of fun and I shoot better with it than I do with any of my others I guess its because I cant tell you how many rounds I have put through it. I heard Star makes a good .45 gunney.

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