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Long Slide Heaven

Mike Grasso Apr 10, 2014

  1. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    My New / Old Long Slide is back.

    This baby was built by the Masters; Swenson, Hoag and the Auto Shop.

    I sent it off to the Colt Custom Shop for some tweaks and updates.
    Came back perfect and a little surprise, some custom grips!

    Thanks Brent!

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  2. S.Shepherd

    S.Shepherd knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I really hate you:devilwag:
     
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  3. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Thanks Sam, you made my day!!!!
     
  4. unreconstructedgordo

    unreconstructedgordo Level: True Devil

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    Who did what?
     
  5. S.Shepherd

    S.Shepherd knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    hell, I'd have Raven make me a rig and I'd carry it
     
  6. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Slide was built and BBL fitted by Hoag.
    Controls, trigger were built and fitted by Swenson.
    Auto Shop hand fitted it all together.
    Common in those days.

    Colt Custom Shop fitted a Magwell and replaced the sear, went through it to make sure springs were perfect.

    They also made me the pair of grips for it since I let them all shoot it for three weeks!

    It was mine in the late 80s, sold it to a good friend, he passed, wife gave it to me, was his wishes....

    Soon as I shoot it enough and am confident with it, I'll wear it once or twice... :devilwag:
     
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  7. unreconstructedgordo

    unreconstructedgordo Level: True Devil

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    What a wonderful work of art. :ross:
    I too am partial to longslides, never had a good one only an AMT one that was not so good, but wanted a Clark or Hoag one as a grail gun . Nice story behind it too, good shooting!
     
  8. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    She has three more!
    You should PM me, I can maybe get you some pictures, even a Clark Bowling pin gun!
     
  9. nostimos

    nostimos JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Thanks for that beautiful pic.
    Reminds me of a Colt Gold Cup Trophy I had back in the late 90's.
    I always wanted to have a custom long slide made for it.
    Another one that got away. . . . :cry:
     
  10. IWantThatKnife

    IWantThatKnife I want that knife Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Prettier then my long slide Mike...

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    Springfield Omega (German import) 10mm long slide

    Dual extractor; change barrels (if you can find them) and change calibers)
     
  11. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Beautiful!
     
  12. Parker

    Parker Former Village People Roadie Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Gun Doctor in Roselle IL had a Clark long slide .38 wad cutter for sale for years....I'd finger-diddled it every time I went in every time I stopped in, even though I had no need for such a specialized piece.

    Long slide 1911's seem to hold a special awe for any pistol junkie, even if the junkie in question is not a 1911 guy. The effort to engineer and build them is certainly apparent, particularly in this one!
     
  13. Scout

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    Is this the 'Peter Stahl' made in Germany Omega?
    PS sold quite a few units in Europe in their time, but owners were having massive problems with them......, or rather the PS guns that worked well, were very good and the ones that didnt were real stinkers.
    IIRC The Omega/Peters Stahl coop folded ...., then later the Peters Stahl outfit folded.
    Few people really need a longslide 1911, but Ive always liked the AMT Hardballer Longslide.
     
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  14. IWantThatKnife

    IWantThatKnife I want that knife Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Scout

    It sure is. Works well so far.
     
  15. JackBlades

    JackBlades former cerveca terminador

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    My buddy has an Omega. The slide stop is messed up. Any lines on a new one? Apparently at some point they designed a bridge over the cutout for the slide stop pin that helped stop the cracking.
    Nice guns, but that problem (common failure and lack of parts availability) would put me off.
     
  16. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Function - Check
    Holster - Check
    Carry Ready - Check

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  17. Spazzymcgee

    Spazzymcgee Little member

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    What a beautiful gun. You pretty much chose the best people to do the work in their wheelhouses, too. I can't imagine another 1911 that could compete with the groups that thing must get.
     

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