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Posted 06-25-2012 at 01:25 PM by Old Draftsman
Updated 06-25-2012 at 01:31 PM by Old Draftsman

Well, it was a very warm and boring Saturday Apr 25, so just having located a project .45 (1911 of course) my friend Max and I headed out to meet the seller of said piece. I'll post some photos as soon as I can of the finished project. ("I built it, test fired it and it jammed so I decided to sell it.) The story went. Well, if it was test fired, it's a miracle it fired at all.

I acquired the jammed pistol after field stripping and verifying it was all there and headed home. All...
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My .45's

Posted 12-03-2011 at 12:59 PM by Old Draftsman
Updated 12-03-2011 at 02:52 PM by Old Draftsman

The Rock Island .45

Sometime around May 2011 I finally purchased my first 1911. My love affair with this model pistol began probably in the 50's when I would play "Army" and had many comic books with soldiers using the 1911 .45 in combat scenes.*

Fast forward to 1964 and my entry into the U.S. Navy and an eventual revival of the love affair. Over a 26 year career, I became very familiar with J.M.B.'s mechanical marvel and though being a family man, (broke)...
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Posted 11-21-2011 at 02:24 AM by Old Draftsman
Updated 01-10-2012 at 03:55 PM by Old Draftsman (added photo)

My GSG .22

Here is a small review of changes and modifications I have done to "customize" my GSG.
I work on MY guns for MY personal enjoyment.
Note that there was very little money spent here. Yeah, I'm cheap but this is a $300-$350 gun and I'd rather put my money in better pieces.

As far as I know, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the GSG .22 as it is out of the box, I just wanted to purty it up and void my own warranty. If you like yours
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