21 November 2016

2016 ATF Pic


I give thanks for alcohol, tobacco and firearms.

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  1. Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. I just don't really enjoy nicotine.

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    1. Prolly because of your familiarity with stronger drugs in high school. Burned the circuit that tobacco hits out.

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    2. Could be. All it does is make me jittery and I find it unpleasant... not like most of the other -ines.

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  2. Hi Angus,
    Nothin' like a Cold Beer in a frosted Glass or Mug!! 'Usedta' do "Tobacco" way back off and on till I got back from 'Nam and that was it. Now....."That 1911-A1!!!!!" I have a Springfield Armory 1911-A! "GI Model" similar to yours!!!! No "Trick shit sights" or other "Kool Shit!!!" just 1911-A1!!!!!
    Got Gunz........OUTLAW!!!!,
    III%,
    skybill-out

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    1. I was a chain cigar smoker in the '80's in Germany. I am an occasional one now.

      I looked long and hard for a normal everyday M1911A1 as close to what I was issued as possible; without breaking the bank. Springfield came through (except for the stocks) with their GI Model. I still would like to find the Remington-Rand my dad gave me and I foolishly traded for a Glock 21. I keep that Glock as a reminder some trades aren't good long-term.

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    2. I also have a Springfield GI that I swapped out the wooden grips for a set of GI surplus plastic ones. I wish I had the Remington-Rand I bought from Angus and foolishly sold back not knowing he would trade it away... although I miss it less because I found another Remington-Rand almost as nice a few years ago. I also bought a Ballester Molina from Sarco with my C&R a while back. I should have picked up a couple more when they still had them (the lament of the Cruffler). The Ballester Molina is not strictly speaking a 1911, it is based on the Spanish Star design and has a few simplifications like deleting the grip safety and the trigger pivots on a pin... but it otherwise looks and feels very 1911-ish and with fitment a lot of 1911 parts will fit. It was pretty loose like a typical well used GI gun and the barrel looked like a sewer pipe when I got it (cheapest grade from Sarco) so I hand fitted a new match barrel, link and pin to it and tightened up the slide and now it shoots surprisingly well for a cheap South American surplus klunker. I have been thinking about doing an 80% 1911 but haven't worked up to it yet. I've still got 80% lowers to finish first...

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