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Posted: 1/10/2020 10:55:05 PM EDT
What a strange gun. I found one a little while ago that is not an arsenal rebuild or import marked. Damn I remember when these were under $100.....

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Link Posted: 1/10/2020 11:12:30 PM EDT
OOooH! I love the patina on that one! that has some character!.... Sold one to my my buddy that my pop had bought for $80 when they were cheap as a refurb, and he was thrilled (sale price was free for him). I warned him about the double action heaviness and he was still astonished as to how bad it was....In single action, he was getting around 4 to 5 inches at 15 yards... He was happy with that!
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 2:19:38 AM EDT
I have some of that surplus ammo and I have never shot mine with it. I have read it is more powerful than commercial stuff.
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 2:22:03 AM EDT
Nice! It also does not have the add on safety.
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 2:27:00 AM EDT
I don't understand where they all went....I thought there were a ton of these things in the country, and poof they were gone?
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 2:33:44 AM EDT
I wish I would have bought one when they were $100.

I’d never pay what they cost now.
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 3:23:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Sputnik556:
I wish I would have bought one when they were $100.

I’d never pay what they cost now.
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Yea, they are selling for insane money on Gunbroker.
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 7:53:51 PM EDT
Had one for a while.  Interesting pistol, a bit odd.  Played with for a bit and then got bored with it.  Sold it and don’t miss it
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 9:48:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By digitalebola:
Nice! It also does not have the add on safety.
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Link Posted: 1/11/2020 10:04:58 PM EDT
I appreciate it for the history and the wacky design.

Back when they were $90-$120 I considered grabbing one several different times when I came across one but never decided to go for it.

Having no reasonable source of cheap ammo and no easy way to reload kind of turned me off along with the fact that they are hardly shootable what with the nasty trigger.

I know there are ways to find ammo but it is never easy and pretty pricey.

My thing with guns is to get the ones I can have fun shooting.

Now the prices have gone up I could care less.

Some of you folks will tell me I am wrong .
Link Posted: 1/11/2020 11:00:19 PM EDT
I picked one up shortly after the Newtown shooting... being I felt guns were going to be flying off shelves in the aftermath. Hand-select was $119.95. Also have a can of ammo for it, as well.

It is definitely a unique gun. I have been tempted to have it threaded so I could suppress it, but not too sure on it. I wish there was a good book on them, with info regarding threaded models. I’d likely do it in a common thread pitch to use a generic suppressor... but I’d want it to be somewhat “correct.”
Link Posted: 1/12/2020 11:19:16 AM EDT
Pretty nice non refurbished, non import marked example. Worth several times more than the far more common import marked refurbs one commonly sees in the U.S.
Link Posted: 1/12/2020 12:17:06 PM EDT
I keep debating about threading mine to shoot it suppressed....
Link Posted: 1/12/2020 3:54:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CFII:

Yea, they are selling for insane money on Gunbroker.
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I need to get on there and see what they are going for.  I may have to sell the one I have, I haven't shot it in quite a while.

Edit -- Wow, looks like they are $350+  Looks like mine is going up in Gunbroker soon.
Link Posted: 1/12/2020 7:29:09 PM EDT
They real cool ones are the SAO models for WW1. Really hard to find them original still in SAO. Most all of them were converted to DAO for WW2.
Link Posted: 1/12/2020 8:41:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SGT_Lord:
Pretty nice non refurbished, non import marked example. Worth several times more than the far more common import marked refurbs one commonly sees in the U.S.
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That is why I bought it. It, to me, is an example of an unmolested relic. No stupid fucking import mark.
Link Posted: 1/13/2020 9:59:29 AM EDT
When I worked at a small gun shop we had a customer who bought 3 or 4 and a crate of ammo. He made a smart move it turns out.
Link Posted: 1/13/2020 9:04:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mgwantob:
They real cool ones are the SAO models for WW1. Really hard to find them original still in SAO. Most all of them were converted to DAO for WW2.
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I agree. Last year I found a non refurb, non import, matching SAO 1911 Tula Nagant in a local pawn shop for less than refurbs were selling for and I snapped it up.
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Link Posted: 1/13/2020 9:18:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SGT_Lord:

I agree. Last year I found a non refurb, non import, matching SAO 1911 Tula Nagant in a local pawn shop for less than refurbs were selling for and I snapped it up.
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Wow! Nice score!
Link Posted: 1/13/2020 9:42:31 PM EDT
I picked up a couple of them when they were under $100.  Took one last year and had Adco thread the barrel.  Sounds good with the full length brass, 3.5 gr. of bullseye and a 115 gr. bullet sized to .309.
Link Posted: 1/17/2020 7:37:04 PM EDT
I have one... thinking about getting it threaded for a can.... all the vids I've seen on YouTube seem really quiet!!
Link Posted: 1/17/2020 9:27:52 PM EDT
The one I bought was mint and came with four boxes of ammo for $90.

Never liked them much , but an interesting piece.
Link Posted: 1/18/2020 11:38:21 AM EDT
Have one tucked away in the safe plus two spam cans of ammo.

Fun little curiosity. Surplus ammo is definitely loaded hotter than commercial
Link Posted: 1/18/2020 11:57:46 AM EDT
A friend bought one when they first came on the scene here.  I think it was Numrich Gun Parts in New York that he purchased a new cylinder chambered in .32 acp from.  I was lucky enough to shoot the .32 acp cylinder a few times and wished I had bought one.  It was a fun little gun to shoot as odd as it is.  My friend seemed to like the unusual when it came to guns back then.  Webley top break revolvers with birds head grips with a .45 caliber chambering, Webley top break in .38 caliber, RIC revolver chamber unknown to me, H&R top break chambered in .32 S&W, a Lebel bolt action carbine just to name a few.  It is a relic from those times before the 1911 and High Powers of JMB.
Link Posted: 1/31/2020 7:03:21 PM EDT
I remember when they were under $100 but ammo was non existent or expensive. Now ammo is everywhere and prices on the pistol are outrageous . The 91/30 and M44 are getting pretty crazy on their pricing also. Still have the 2 M44's that I got for $99 a piece and 91/30 for $75 shipped to my door
Link Posted: 2/7/2020 10:03:48 PM EDT
I remember when SOG had them for $29 for several years.  The issue of being under powered and the ammo situation was a turnoff.  I should have realized then that the supply was finite and just bought a bunch as investments like I did with my 91/30's, M-44's and M-38's.
Link Posted: 2/13/2020 6:11:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kalashnikov762:
I remember when SOG had them for $29 for several years.  The issue of being under powered and the ammo situation was a turnoff.  I should have realized then that the supply was finite and just bought a bunch as investments like I did with my 91/30's, M-44's and M-38's.
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Wish I had bought 2 or 3 nicer ones or earlier dates back then.

I picked up a 1941 tula, I think, from Century Arms for maybe $59 as way to hit some purchase amount to save on shipping on other items lol. Glad I did.
Link Posted: 2/13/2020 6:13:06 PM EDT
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Dude that is cool as hell. I would love to find one not returned. I bought four when they were cheap and made a ton selling three. Never thought they could go to. We used to joke I had a double dueling set

My only boomer price story
Link Posted: 2/16/2020 11:51:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kalashnikov762:
I remember when SOG had them for $29 for several years.  The issue of being under powered and the ammo situation was a turnoff.  I should have realized then that the supply was finite and just bought a bunch as investments like I did with my 91/30's, M-44's and M-38's.
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Pretty sure I paid $49 for mine.
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