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Post by Dcforman on 10/29/2018, 1:25 pm

Maybe a long shot (ha ha), but I love the cartridge, would like to shoot it more often. Preference for a locked breech 1911, would definitely consider MKIII Colt Mid Range. Looking for a shooter, not a collection piece.

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Dave

Edit - Gonna build one.


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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/29/2018, 1:59 pm

Get an old 1960’s era Clark .38 spl. It will shoot better than those other pistols. Hands down!
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Post by Dcforman on 10/29/2018, 2:27 pm

Well, that's really what I'm looking for. Any thoughts on the Giles guns? Trying to find one at a reasonable price. Watching a few on Gunbroker...

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Post by cdrt on 10/29/2018, 3:30 pm

One of the guys here has one.  Seems to shoot as good as my Clark .38 Heavy Slide.
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Post by SmokinNJokin on 10/29/2018, 3:56 pm

I have a Giles .38, shoots very nicely even with a bulged barrel. I think Giles vs. Clark (Sr.) may be a Ford/Chevy kind of deal when it comes to .38spl-WC. Comparing early 60's Clarks to Giles, I think it just comes down to preference for sights and stippling. Everything else pretty similar in quality and feel. I have a clark .38 as well but Jon is finishing up an in-depth rebuild, so I can hardly compare that to the Giles with any kind of fairness.

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Post by SmokinNJokin on 10/29/2018, 3:59 pm

https://www.gunsamerica.com/943097439/Giles-38-Special-Colt-1911.htm
Here's the same Giles I have for $1850. Price seems a bit steep, maybe they are flexible.

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Post by dronning on 10/29/2018, 4:09 pm

SmokinNJokin wrote:https://www.gunsamerica.com/943097439/Giles-38-Special-Colt-1911.htm
Here's the same Giles I have for $1850. Price seems a bit steep, maybe they are flexible.
I haven't been on the GunsAmerica site for a long time, it's really hard to tell but it looks like it's sold??
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Post by dsinfour on 10/29/2018, 4:58 pm

I can sell you a new s&w  model 52-2 brand new in the box and with letter from the factory delivered to your  door for 1500.00 can send pictures if needed.. thanks

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Post by Axehandle on 10/29/2018, 5:28 pm

Local shooter here has  S&W 52 for sale...  No inside knowledge about it.   He says, "S&W Model 52-2 .38 Special Wadcutter.  Comes with 2 magazines.  I had Jim Clark re-work the trigger.  $700."  FFL and shipping will plus that up a bit...

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Post by Multiracer on 10/29/2018, 5:57 pm

Axehandle wrote:Local shooter here has  S&W 52 for sale...  No inside knowledge about it.   He says, "S&W Model 52-2 .38 Special Wadcutter.  Comes with 2 magazines.  I had Jim Clark re-work the trigger.  $700."  FFL and shipping will plus that up a bit...


That is a price someone should jump on like right now. I mean like RIGHT now !

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Post by SmokinNJokin on 10/29/2018, 6:05 pm

Yep. PM Sent.

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Post by Dcforman on 10/29/2018, 6:06 pm

Man, that sounds a little too good to be true... Link?

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Post by SmokinNJokin on 10/29/2018, 6:07 pm

Here's another cool one, Clark .38 long slide.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/789988635

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Post by Dcforman on 10/29/2018, 7:48 pm

Yeah, pretty cool example. Looking for something like that, but $1900 is a bit too high for me.

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Post by zanemoseley on 10/29/2018, 8:18 pm

Or sell a kidney and have Jon build you one from scratch. He's working on one for me now, I can't wait.

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Post by Dcforman on 10/29/2018, 8:25 pm

He's already building me a wadgun! I figure I should probably wait until that's delivered before I commission another pistol! Honestly, if I can't find anything for a decent price, I'll probably have him build me one next year (you know, once my bank account recovers...).

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Post by tceva on 10/30/2018, 4:46 am

zanemoseley wrote:Or sell a kidney and have Jon build you one from scratch. He's working on one for me now, I can't wait.
Irons, or dot?  I would like to see a really sweet frame mount in that caliber.
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Post by SmokinNJokin on 10/30/2018, 7:21 am


Jerry’s work, almost identical to the Sams frame mount. I think they collaborated on it.

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Post by zanemoseley on 10/30/2018, 7:26 am

tceva wrote:
zanemoseley wrote:Or sell a kidney and have Jon build you one from scratch. He's working on one for me now, I can't wait.
Irons, or dot?  I would like to see a really sweet frame mount in that caliber.
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Mine's gonna be a slide mount. I'm not a fan of frame mounts, too snappy.

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Post by lyman1903 on 10/31/2018, 8:58 am

Multiracer wrote:
Axehandle wrote:Local shooter here has  S&W 52 for sale...  No inside knowledge about it.   He says, "S&W Model 52-2 .38 Special Wadcutter.  Comes with 2 magazines.  I had Jim Clark re-work the trigger.  $700."  FFL and shipping will plus that up a bit...


That is a price someone should jump on like right now. I mean like RIGHT now !


hope someone here got it , 

that is a screaming price,

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Post by albertrichard123 on 10/31/2018, 10:54 am

I have a model 52 with 2 mags, in original box, Pachmayr stocks,and SW wood stocks too. Owner states this has been a safe Queen since purchased, offered at $1300 + shipping. Send your email address and delivery address and I'll firm up the s/h with insurance,and several pictures. Looks like a new penny!

ardickharris1@sbcglobal.net      pho: 559-540-5826 cell, 559-432-2568 land.

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Post by Dcforman on 10/31/2018, 3:44 pm

Thank you for the S&W 52 offers. I've decided I'd rather wait for a 1911. I've amended my first post to reflect this.

Thanks again!

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Post by Axehandle on 10/31/2018, 4:10 pm

Sent the contact information for the 52 to the second guy that sent me a PM for it..

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Post by troystaten on 11/3/2018, 4:41 pm

There was one on gun broker made by Giles, sold for 1400 I believe, in addition to Clark and Giles, Bob Chow made them as well if you see one they shoot really well.  Good luck with your search.

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Post by SmokinNJokin on 11/5/2018, 6:13 am

Heres a Giles on gunbroker, no reserve. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/790566731

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