Ye Olde Pistol Picture Thread

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Ye Olde Pistol Picture Thread

Post by Steamforger » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:26 am

No pic of a rifle handy at the moment, but here's the nearly finished result of my recent 1911 frame and slide project.

The frame and slide are PSA. Guts are all Wilson with few exceptions. In hindsight I won't be doing this again because the quality on a few pieces was sometimes iffy and the price was high. I sent back a hammer that had either been ground far too deep on one side that it entirely removed the chamfer or was never able to be chamfered in the first place. I got a beaver tail safety from them that required a lot of reshaping. Then I ended up saving it for another build. The barrel and bushing were a Storm Lake "drop in" and it did exactly that. Hammer and trigger are from Fusion. I like their parts, they will deliver to a PO Box and the price is generally better than Wilson. I see me using a good bit of their stuff from here on out.

The GI grip safety, and mainspring housing required a good bit of fitting where they intersect. Barrel required no fitting and gauges beautifully. The bushing required a bit of work around the lug. Slide lock required a minor fitting. The thumb safety looked like it would be a machined from barstock bitch, so I stepped back, took a deep breath and watched a few more videos to determine exactly what needed to be done. A few quick passes with a file on the 10-8 Armorers Block and it went together absolutely perfectly. Couldn't be happier. Wilson disconnector and sear fitted perfectly with the Fusion wide spur hammer. I'm happy enough with the trigger action that I won't be stoning anything. Love the trigger, all three safeties work as advertised and it seems to chamber a .45 ACP JHP with no problems. Racking the slide by hands results in a weak extraction, so I may have to tune the extractor. Still fitting the front sight with is both way oversized and hardened.

Can't wait to try it out. 8-)

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Post by randy » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:15 am

In the spirit of this thread, and given we got a pistol post there (that is now over here) I hereby declare the Pistol Picture Thread open!
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Post by blackeagle603 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:48 am

Let's make sure the wheelguns are represented. Starting with a pair of S&W 22's.
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Post by Netpackrat » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:22 am

A somewhat more low-brow .22 revolver:

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Post by Wrenchbender1 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:38 am

Here's mine.
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Post by Netpackrat » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:43 am

Nice. I'm a big fan of High Standard .22 pistols.

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Post by First Shirt » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:45 pm

The Boss and I are kinda fans of Ruger revolvers.
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Post by PawPaw » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:30 pm

Just Single Actions, just .45 Colt, all barrels 4.75 or 4.62. Surprisingly, I have no standard ammo for these revolvers, as these are out fast-draw revolvers and I don't want any mistake about ammo. All of these guns shoot wax bullet ammo only.

Clockwise from top. Traditions (Pietta) Liberty Edition, Ruger New Vaquero, Ruger New Vaquero, Uberti Hombre, and Uberti 1873 Cattleman.

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Post by First Shirt » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:17 pm

Almost forgot one! A seven-shot Rossi Ladysmith, .22LR.

My grandmother carried this little pistol in her purse, or her apron pocket as far back as I can remember. At night, it went in it's case on the nightstand. Don't know if she ever shot it or not, but she always had it with her.

Don't think I've ever seen another one.
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Post by evan price » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:16 am

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S&W Model 66, no dash, 2.5", with a set of custom Thailand grips. Such a great revolver!
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