Clark 1911 Heavy Slide Quality/Worth?

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Clark 1911 Heavy Slide Quality/Worth?

Post by beeser on Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:33 pm

I stumbled on a Jim Clark - Colt 1911 .38 Special Heavy Slide and was wondering about its quality and worth.  It has a scope or red dot mounted on the top rail.  According to Clark's website - "[size=32] Due to function problems with the slower, softer slide action of .38 Special pistols, slide mounted scope bases will not be installed. All conversions include a Clark ramped .38 Special barrel."[/size]

Apparently the scope base was included on this gun before the problems described above.  Is the gun still worth pursuing?  Is it possible to purchase another slide?

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Re: Clark 1911 Heavy Slide Quality/Worth?

Post by Jon Eulette on Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:12 pm

I've been shooting a Clark longslide. 38 for over 20 years with a scope on it. Shot 889, so I think it'll do just fine. Might need minor adjusting to function.  I make a custom scope mount for pistols with Bomar mini-rib, so you can keep irons on it and easily switch back and forth with no loss of zero. Most Clark .38 ' s are loose and function fine provided that magazines are good.
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Re: Clark 1911 Heavy Slide Quality/Worth?

Post by Larry Lang on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:39 am

beeser, you got rich people problems.

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Re: Clark 1911 Heavy Slide Quality/Worth?

Post by Colt711 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:55 am

It is not unusual to see the .38 spl conversion set up w/ a slide mounted red dot. I have 2, a Giles and an unknown. Another shooter in our group has a Clark LS with a slide mount which he's used for many years.

HOWEVER, unless I were shooting into the 870's  would spend the money on loading and match entry fees!!

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Re: Clark 1911 Heavy Slide Quality/Worth?

Post by beeser on Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:46 pm

The question is no longer relevant, to me at least.  I purchased a very nice S&W 52-2 instead.

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