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Guys, please tell me I didn't just over bid on this thing!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Or at least tell me I'll like it.

    ODI Viking Seecamp double action 1911

    I saw 1911 and Seecamp in the same gun and figured it had to be good. I've always had respect for Seecamp, and the 1911 and figured it had to be good, right? I bid $600 before I even looked into ODI. Now I am seeing some bad reviews and wondering if I screwed the pooch on this one, wouldn't be the first (or sadly the last) time. Anyone have one of these that they can make me feel better about my bid?

    ODI VIKING SEECAMP DOUBLE ACTION 1911,NO RESERVE : Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com
     
  2. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Philly, I have mixed emotions about that very pistol. I had a really shiny brand new one in nickel or stainless in the 80's and traded it away because of chronic stovepipes. (The guy who got it knew about the issues and was willing to work with it.) But with that said, I wish I still had it... sorta.

    I keep second-guessing myself because I never took the time to try different combinations of springs, ejectors, etc. If I had, and got it right, it would be unlike anything owned by anyone I know.

    For me to get another, I'd have to put it through its paces first and be satisfied with the performance. So I would not go the auction route.

    Good luck, and let us know!
     
  3. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well, it has 16 bids on it, current bid is $505 and there are still eight days of the auction left.
    Chances are someone will out bid you and let you off the hook if you decide you don't want it.
     
  4. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If someone outbids you, JUST WALK AWAY!
     
  5. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's the plan. Otherwise I'll just have to learn to love it. Maybe I could make something good out of it.
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sell it to some OG on the street for a drop gun probably get $600.


    (Kidding!)
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wonder what John Moses would have thought about that conversion.

    The seller has an original Seecamp for sale for only $200.00 more.
     
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  8. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I had one of these back in the day, it had a gosh awful long heavy DA pull, I mean like 19 lbs
     
  9. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hey Chee-to, other than that, how did it work for you?

    It's bugged me for 30 decades wondering if I should've kept mine and done the work.

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    Ooops! that's 30 years/3 decades
     
  10. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    30 decades! how flippin old are you anyway? LOL
     
  11. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe this could be a good candidate for a .460 Rowland platform. Always wanted to try it, but didn't want to mess up a good 1911.
     
  12. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap! I meant 30 years/3 decades. I'll be 60 next year.

    Think I'll go edit my post. Wait... what were we talking about? Dammit, I forgot!!!
     
  13. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    This makes me think 60 bucks might have been a better bid.
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't trust you with the lime in the coconut.
     
  15. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just got bailed out by being outbid. Have to say there is a curious part of me that is disappointed I won't get to play with this thing and make something out of it.
     
  16. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    odd. - I have an ODI viking slide (commander size) that I picked up years ago that runs fine after I hogged out the ejection port on the mill. The one you had bid on doesn't have the roll stamp on the slide that mine does - then again mine wasn't converted for DA.
     
  17. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You can always keep an eye out for a Colt Double Eagle.
     
  18. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    I think I just vomited a little.

    E
     
  19. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually the CDE and the ODI are similar in a lot of ways. Horrible long trigger pull, not many made, working on them can be a nightmare and unless it's an original Seecamp, you can't trust your life with one.
     
  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You could always attempt to drop the hammer. I think they have picture books these days and it's not really complicated. knock on wood