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by Morrisey
Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: WTS: Colt Model 1860 Army BP Revolver (Modern Reproduction)
Replies: 0
Views: 22547

WTS: Colt Model 1860 Army BP Revolver (Modern Reproduction)

http://www.mathis.com/photoads/photos/1760 For sale: Beautiful, quality black-powder reproduction, virtually like-new in box, made in Italy by Pietta. Contact at e-mail below for very recent (today) photo. This is a steel-framed shooter; the only brass on it is the trigger guard, so it will shoot f...
by Morrisey
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Ballpark Value of Ruger P89T
Replies: 0
Views: 23337

Ballpark Value of Ruger P89T

I have a Ruger P89T Special Edition 9mm that has had fewer than 500 rounds through it and is complete with the black-plastic factory case, manual, etc. The condition of the finish is 99+% (arc lightly scribed by safety). I am thinking of selling this; my wife needs a carry gun and this one is both t...
by Morrisey
Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Airborne Lead, Etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 4195

Please don't take my post as a criticism of my club's range. It is not. I have shot at a number of indoor ranges, including 50-yard, state-of-the-art ranges that accept high-caliber rifles and have filtration systems that cycle the room volume so rapidly there's almost a breeze. And I come away with...
by Morrisey
Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Airborne Lead, Etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 4195

Airborne Lead, Etc.

Indoor season has started here in Michigan (although I will continue to shoot outdoors in my pasture until it's too cold for the bolt/slide to cycle -- for a bullseye shooter, there is just no substitute for 50-yard shooting outside, in the wind). A number of the folks I shoot with indoors are weari...
by Morrisey
Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Conventional pistol
Replies: 29
Views: 35537

I'll be counting the minutes. Here's how it was grouping in timed fire before it left (but this is from the 25-yard line -- 50 would be a much different story): http://www.tommorrisey.com/mediac/400_0/media/MorriseyMilSpec.jpg This was two three-shot strings with the conventional one-handed bullseye...
by Morrisey
Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Conventional pistol
Replies: 29
Views: 35537

Thanks for the advice, all. I have purchased a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911-A1 45 ACP. AFter putting four range-visits worth of rounds through it (per my smith's advice), I am shipping it off this week for conversion to a 50-yard wad gun. I'll post pix in a few months when the pistol comes back ...
by Morrisey
Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Springfield Armory: GI-45? Mil-Spec? Same basic gun?
Replies: 5
Views: 7428

The sights were not a consideration in my case, as my smith will mill the slide out for a Bo-Mar dovetail, anyhow. I am literally taking this pistol from the gun store to UPS and shipping it off to be smithed. I am not the world's greatest bullseye shooter, and probably not in the top 10,000 of the ...
by Morrisey
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Springfield Armory: GI-45? Mil-Spec? Same basic gun?
Replies: 5
Views: 7428

Answering at least part of my own question here: The GI-45 has a "military" (i.e., stock M1911-A1) ejection port, while the MilSpec's is lowered. A lowered port is necessary for reliable ejection with a scope. Having the GI's port lowered and then having the gun refinished to cover the milled work w...
by Morrisey
Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Springfield Armory: GI-45? Mil-Spec? Same basic gun?
Replies: 5
Views: 7428

Springfield Armory: GI-45? Mil-Spec? Same basic gun?

Can you describe for me what the difference is between Springfield Armory's Parkerized GI-45 1911-A1 (SA Model #PW9108L) and their Parkerized Mil-Spec 1911-A1 (SA Model #PB9108L)? Are the two guns absolutely identical internally? No differences whatsoever? I am purchasing a pistol for conversion to ...
by Morrisey
Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Home made silhouette targets
Replies: 7
Views: 31584

Now all I have to do is keep a straight face as I tell my wife, "Yes, Honey. I took all those old grocery bags to the recycling center."

Tom
by Morrisey
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Conventional pistol
Replies: 29
Views: 35537

Stork -- many thanks for the reply, and I appreciate the candor. I have many friends who bought "target" .22s that are so light/loose that they can't group on a coffee-can lid at 50 yards. I'm glad I bought a Ruger that can shoot tight enough to put 'em all in the X from the bench (even before the t...
by Morrisey
Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Conventional pistol
Replies: 29
Views: 35537

Hardball Gun

If you want to buy over the counter I would look at either Les Baer or Rock River
How about Colt Gold Cup Trophy? Colt claims it is a "take-it-to-the-firing-line" gun. Is that the truth, or hyperbole?

Tom
by Morrisey
Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Conventional pistol
Replies: 29
Views: 35537

Hardball Gun

Let me know if I am straying too far off-topic, and I will start a new thread, but... How much should I spend for a competitive hardball .45? I want a gun that I can use for the centerfire and .45 parts of the Bullseye matches, as well as straight hardball matches. I never plan on carrying this gun;...