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Bubba Smith - 1917, .45ACP SPF

Discussion in 'Handgun Classifieds' started by gunhobbit, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    Getting rid of some oldies that are just not serving any purpose but taking up space in the safe:

    1. Thoroughly bubba'ed S&W 1917 in .45ACP. I bought this long ago, half-bubba'ed, and did even more to it. Since I have a nice clean one from Vinnie, this one is surplus. DA only, bobbed barrel, and molycoated (I think) was how I picked it up, and I added Pachy grips and had the hammer sorta-bobbed. Comes with 6 moon clips, a de-mooning tool, and 200 rds. of .45ACP LRN reloads that the local PD was using for plinking. $375

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    Would consider shipping, at actual cost.

    By "bubba" I mean a play on words for "bubbaed," or a gun that's been severely altered from the original. The Smith & Wesson Model 1917, which mine bears no resemblance to beyond caliber and serial number, looks like this:

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    All PMs replied to as of 2015 hrs, 18Jan10. This will be updated as conditions change, keeping overenthusiastic mods like Trlsmn from going ballistic over ad-bumping. :D

    Possible trades, now:

    Interested in CZ75s, maybe something in a 5.56 or 7.62x39 folder? Would add cash (or see other sales) for M1A.

    Lessee....5906/910, SP101, Smith 317, 9mm single stack (full size), might get talked into a decent compact .45 (never having had one). Would want or would add some $$ to make a trade happen.
     
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  2. Krinkov

    Krinkov NW OREGON Member

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    what do you mean by bubba?
     
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    brentlee Salem Member

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  4. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    How does this shoot? Any trigger work done to it? I have a Colt M1917 .45acp that I may be interested in trading you that is in un-altered condition minus a re-finish and a set of after-market wood grips.
     
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    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Is that 1917 Smith still a square but or did it get a round butt? As in.... would an original barrel/hammer/grips and repark everything make it almost..kinda...like original.
     
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    41mag sunny Orygun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    PM to you
     
  7. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    And:

    Still square. I'd looked at having it RBed, but it doesn't have quite as much frame there as the newer SB models and the gunsmith was advising against it. An original barrel/hammer/grips and repark would bring it pretty much back to its old self, yes - I think that the new hammer would un-DAO it, if I'm not mistaken.

    No trigger work other than having it turned into a DAO. I haven't shot it with anything +P, but it handles normal loads just fine - no spitting or shaving. There's just a bit of wobble in the cylinder, so it doesn't have QUITE a perfect lockup, but that doesn't seem to affect anything.

    Not terribly interested in the Colt at the moment, but wouldn't completely rule it out, either. And I've seen you running other goodies around, TM....:D
     
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    finnmike Vancouver, wa Active Member

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    PM sent....
     
  9. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    Bump to add trades...
     
  10. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    :D
     
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    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    What kind of accuracy can you get at 7 yards?
     
  12. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    I haven't shot it for some time, but I used to keep everything in the A zone on a standard torso target at that range, so long as I did my part. ;)
     
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    Spec.-K Longview, WA Active Member

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  14. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    :D still here
     
  15. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    How is the trigger pull and can it handle +P ammo?
     
  16. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    Trigger pull is smooth but heavy. It's like the old Model 10s - a limited number of +P rounds won't break it, but a steady diet is not recommended.

    Let's add another 50 rounds to the pot, too.

    And, just for giggles, 10 .308 blanks. :D
     
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    Vejadu Mac Member

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    PM sent re possible trade
     
  18. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    Probably sold, but just in case anybody wants to reserve a second place in line in the event of a sale-fail. :p
     
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    Vejadu Mac Member

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    I'm back from Australia - please give me a call at the number in McMinnville I left for you and advise when you plan to swing past - will be happy to make the FTF with you then as previously discussed. Thanks for your patience!
     
  20. gunhobbit

    gunhobbit The Dry Side of Oregon, near Pendleton Well-Known Member

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    PM me your number again when you get a chance, please. :eek:
     
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