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CJ and a Diamondback deal!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dave Workman, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dunno if this is kosher as I'm new to this forum, but here goes anyway.

    As some of you know, my mom passed away this past Sunday, 8/15.

    A few days earlier, I had started making a deal for an advertised Colt Diamondback here with CJ1089. He enlisted a buddy of his with an FFL to help make things come together.

    I cannot express how grateful I am for the conduct of these gents — which speaks well of the caliber of folks around this forum — as they exercised patience and no small amount of understanding during a rather awkward period for me.

    Well, the gun arrived in good shape, I lubed things up (the crane, in particular) with a few drops of Tetra, cleaned it out, touched up two very small wear spots with some cold blue and steel wool, and headed to the range.

    Diamondbacks are delightful and this one is no disappointment!

    After about 15 rounds, I had the sights properly adjusted for my loads and as punching X-rings.

    I've waited 30 years for a good Diamondback..and have turned my back on some ridiculous deals (two weeks ago at a Puyallup gun show, I had some character try to sell me a rather beat-up looking 4-inch Diamondback for an outrageous price. As I walked away, he offered to drop the price but I'd had a good look at this gun and it was worth about a third of what he wanted, it was in such horrid condition.

    CJ's revolver is a gem, and it will spend much time with me on the range.

    This weekend, I'll punch out a good carry holster (D&D GUNLEATHER is my part-time company, so I'm certain the owner will make me a good deal :D ), and I'll be packing this sometime in the fall for popping rabbits in the noggin with any luck, soon as I work up a really good load using a lead bullet.

    Anyway, I have many things with which to deal at the moment, but the session at the range this afternoon was very good therapy.

  2. swampertwo

    swampertwo Just moved to Olympic peninsula!! Active Member

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    Sorry to hear of your loss.
    Use/shoot the Diamondback and remember her each time you do.
    Jeff -- Former (and soon to be again) WAC member
  3. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for your loss.

    Glad to hear yet another story about the members of NWFA being reasonable and patient.
  4. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    I work with both CJ and Bob (FFL) Custom Arms and Gunsmithing. And will second that they are both stand up individuals.
  5. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Here's the Diamondback sitting in a newly-built holster from D&D GUNLEATHER.

  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Very sorry for your loss. Glad to hear the Diamondback deal worked out for you.