Skip to comments.Episode 21 of the Shrugging Out podcast: My One and Only Gun Show
Posted on 05/26/2010 5:25:15 AM PDT by Packer Pete
Based on a listener's request, I expand (briefly) on the couple of mentions I've made of guns in prior shows.
You won't learn much about guns if you already have a few, but you'll get the "Shrugging Out" perspective on them, sure enough.
Many thanks for listening! Or even watching on YouTube as I blog while driving!
No need to post anything after the 1st pic...
that is why it is first....
but I also could have posted any S&W double action revolver, a colt python and any number of SAA Colts or their clones. (I did post a Ruger Vaquero as per my name...)
“but I also could have posted any S&W double action revolver, a colt python and any number of SAA Colts or their clones. (I did post a Ruger Vaquero as per my name...)”
All fine handguns. I work on them often and customize them as well. I am, however, quite partial to the 1911, and carry one that I built for myself. It has a handfit Caspian frame and slide, Kart NM bbl and bushing, all Ed Brown stainless accoutrements with the exception of the grip safety which is a Smith-Alexander. I finished it in flat black Cerakote and topped it with XS Systems express tritium combat sights with the large dot front. It is pure heaven.
mine is a bone stock Remington Rand from 1944...I treasure it and do, on occasion carry it. like for a backup while deer hunting...or just for a carry piece when my back is OK....otherwise I slip my .380 mustang in my vest pocket.
Still doing a bit of research to confirm, but, one source claims that this SN was included in a production run that was originally issued to the CT National Guard.
Hope to hand this currently 60 year old treasure down in the same condition to a family member some day. But today is NOT that day. And tomorrow doesn't look good either (Lord willing).
p.s. Good news...the seller may have a couple more left, as he bought a large lot of them, some with issued holster wear, some NIB with matching SN box, some with more use, but still in overall good condition and original parts.
Is it mainly ergonomics?
(Nice Pics BTW)
browning hi power and 1911 both designed by browning.
hi power handles the 9mm and currently also the .40s&w...the 1911 can handle larger rounds, the .45ACP, .38super and .10mm (bren).....
you can chamber the less powerful rounds for the 1911 but not visa versa....
the hi-power has a 14 round mag and the 1911 in .45 has a capacity of 7(or 8)
the 1911 has a govt mandated grip safety, the browning HP does not.
these guns are very similar single action auto loaders both internally and externally, both designed by the genius that was John Moses Browning
LOCK AND LOAD
Rub it in, you dog......
That’s good to know, thanks!
A standard size Hi-Power frame is too light for a 45 ACP or similar load. Some of the first 10mm models developed frame cracks, and in subsequent builds they beefed up the frame in the affected areas without changing the external dimensions. If you wanted to build a Hi-Power in 45, you'd have to design the frame from scratch and it would be a little bigger and a little heavier. I think some eastern bloc gun maker did one.
No grip safety, obviously.
Pivoting trigger, instead of sliding.
Some Hi-Powers have this stupid mag safety that won't fire unless there's a mag in the well. Not sure what that's for.
Browning's later work, so he may have done things in a way he preferred to the 1911, but I don't know that for a fact. I believe I had heard it was one of his favorite designs.
Colt shipped 1911’s in cosmoline?
Vaquero, I recognize the 1911, the Ruger Vaquero (nice namesake), the Luger, the Browning Hi Power, and the Beretta, but what is the pistol in the lower left?
Wait, not lower left, depends on the size of the window. But you know what I mean—the one I can’t name....
P-38 Walther...the most used German pistol of WW 2...a technical breakthrough in double/single action pistols...(along with their PPK family)
and by the look of it, a rough example, probably made near the end of the war...
here is another example
V-man, time for me to whap myself on the side of the head. P-38 Walther, of course!
is what it looks like...thick, near the viscosity of a heavy oil, brownish amber in color, almost like a grease. Pistol and wax paper and a bit of the inside of the box is coated in it. Whatever it is!
If that isn’t what it is, I’m not certain what it is then.
Well, that sounds like cosmoline all right. Or maybe it was a brownish oil and it’s thickened a little over time?
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