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#73, Thanks to faawrenchbndr

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  1. jrs93accord

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    Well guys, thanks to Greg, I now have #73. It is a 1988 Springfield Armory Mil-Spec .45. When first received, it sported a well worn look. Greg can attest to that. I spent a half an hour with some superfine steel wool and some Derma Blue and restored some of its luster. It still has a nice petina in the bluing that gives it the aged look. Here it is.

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    Thanks Greg. It is a very welcome addition to my collection. :supergrin:
     

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    Looks great, James. Congrats. :thumbsup:
     

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    very nice
     
  5. limbkiller

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    Congrats! Those older Mil-Specs are good looking guns.
     
  6. Fedor

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    I was only 71 away from you, and you add another one! ;)

    Congrats !! :thumbsup:
     
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    As I have said 72 times before, nice gun. I've been looking at a milspec too.
     
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    Here is my 1988 Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 9mm that is going to keep it company.

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    The two together:

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  9. up1911fan

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    Good looking pair.
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

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    Looks great James, great to hear you are satisfied. :supergrin:

    You helped fund my new "long range" project.

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    Nice, Congrats!
     
  12. jrs93accord

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    Somebody is getting ready to have some serious long range fun. What kind of glass are you going to put on it?
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

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    Looking at a Mark IV 3.5-10 for this rifle.
    I have a VXII 3.5-10, on my 6.8 AR. I like the upgraded features of the Mark IV for this 308.

    I just can not justify a SB of NF right now, but when I can easily wack a 600m gong........:whistling:
     
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    The Leupold will do the job very nicely without robbing you blind. Are you going to be using the .308WIN 168gr. Sierra Match King BTHPs?
     
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    Congrats! :cool:

    Timeless beauty. Are you considering sending it to Yost and feature it next to your modern 1911s like your Wilsons, Baers and Browns collection. That would be a pleasure to see. :)
     
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    I'm 68 away, but then again, I'm not a quantity guy either. Though all of mine are modern builds, I'm finicky and don't mind moving up a tier at a time as funds permit. I'd rather have one nice Baer or Ed Brown than a half dozen RIAs.
     
  17. faawrenchbndr

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    I have some Black Hill Match 168 HPBT lined up for it. Will work up a load in a few months.
     
  18. Fedor

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    I have an FNH PBR XP .308 that I will give you a good deal on. Only 30 rounds fired when I zeroed the scope.
    I'm not much of a rifle guy.
     
  19. limbkiller

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    Man I love long range shooting. I've shot hundreds of groundhogs. I like .220 & .204 for that. One of my sons uses a .338 win. mag to shoot deer at long range. Nice gun.
     
  20. faawrenchbndr

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    Anyrate,.......back to the original topic! Great looking classic mil-spec, even better cleaned up!
     
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