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Post by jim lock on Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:51 pm

I have inhereited a 1911 45 built by Richard Shockey.  Other than some paperwork identifying it is a shockey, the barrel bushing having a S stamped on it, the barrel plug has a spring type roller welded to and it rolls on the barrel.  I would think its keep to tension on the barrel for lock-up.
A real pain to take apart and assemble.  The gun is tight, great trigger, I believe micro sights, no weight system.  Any info on Mr. shockey or his weapons would be greatly appreciated. Were they on the level of Jim Clark's, Chow?  Not much online.  
Thanks in advance
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Post by fc60 on Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:43 pm

Greetings,

The roller brazed onto the recoil plug is the famous "Shockey MouseTrap".

I have one in my gun box for show and tell.

Cheers,

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Post by Founder on Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:14 pm

Shockey's are good. Very cool.

http://tonybrong.blogspot.com/2012/08/richard-l-shockey.html
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Post by jim lock on Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:11 am

Founder-
Thanks very much for the info.  Looks like he was pre-clark.
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Post by fc60 on Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:49 pm

Greetings,

In the old Gil Hebard catalogs from the 1960's, both Jim Clark and Richard Shockey pistols were offered.

Cheers,

Dave
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Post by Jon Eulette on Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:57 pm

I've seen/handled/worked on Shockeys that ranged from rattley loose to just right. I bought a Colt 45 Kit Gun earlier this year built by Shockey. I got lucky buying online without s chance to handle it in the flesh; best I've seen. Groups very well but does come out of battery fast like the older guns are known to do. I would put it equal to older early Clark pistols. I have Colt 38 Kit Gun by Clark that was built incredibly well.
So its a crap shoot. I have a Giles Kit Gun that I'm going to rebuild from ground up; wasn't impressed with it.
Pistol Shooters Treasury has Shockey in it I believe.
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Post by Outthere on Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:07 pm

Jon,

I agree. It's a crap-shoot buying an old B-E gun sight unseen. 

At least you don't have to pay anyone to fix them. Wink
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Post by 8eightring on Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:41 pm

I have a Shockey 45 with the Bomar rib. It is an incredible 45. Only thing replaced was the barrel bushing.

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Post by jim lock on Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:56 pm

Thank you all again for all your input. Brother-in-law shot in the Navy.  The gun itself is in great condition,  slide to frame is as my Clark, Barrel lock up is tight and trigger is at 3.5 lbs.
Pretty sure I will replace the BMT with a new barrel recoil lug.  
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Post by bmize1 on Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:56 pm

I wish I had the extra funds to keep some of the old bullseye guns the came through my friend shop earlier this year, including the Shockey gun Jon mentioned above.
Also few of the Giles guns including a Giles high standard.........

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Post by lyman1903 on Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:27 pm

my brother and I both have Shockey 1911's,   
used but not abused and do very well,


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