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Can't beat a double score

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Deaf Smith, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Well I just came back from a long trip. On way back I pawnshoped a bit.

    Week ago in one store was a Ruger SP-101. Old one in .38 Spl. $299 buckos.

    So I slapped a lay-away and today grabbed it.

    Then driving almost home I stopped by one more. Should not have done that...

    P-38, MKIII, perfect condition, box, papers, 2 'Bill Clinton' 10 shot mags, AND 1 original 13 rounder and two KRD south African 15 shooters.

    OTD for $645.

    Photo'ed it and the P-35, bring so dark colored, if I used flash the SP-101 would have been blinding white! So it's dark!

    It was an expensive day.

  2. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Mar 6, 2005
    Raccoon City

  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    Ver cool.
    I especially like the P38....never seen one like that before and it looks like it uses the same mags as a BHP.

  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Congrats on two great handguns.

    The Hi-Power is my favorite 9mm.
  5. Nice score!
  6. bmoore


    Jan 15, 2006
    Under a regime.
    Hi-Powers are the nicest handgun of all time, congrats.
  7. Ok Berto... I made a very long trip to get that.. that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it. P-35, ok?


  8. 35... 38... whatever it takes. :supergrin:
  9. Well after a prefect range day with the two, 10 yards both dead on, and the SP-101 put three out of five in the 1/2 inch red dot and the other two still well in the 3 inch black circle, I took them apart for cleaning.

    The P-35 just a bit of wear on the insides. Not much, maybe a couple of 100 rounds if that is all she has fired.

    The SP-101 had a light coat of rust inside the grips and a small piece of brown paper in the action! I don't think that gun has ever been taken apart since it was made in '89. Even the little factory take down pin was in it's grip slot.

    I have it in pieces right now with a CLP soak to take out all the shallow rust. No pits just a film of redish color.

    Going to slick the gun up like my other SP-101. The P-35, on the other hand, won't be touched except the cleaning I did.

  10. Bill Keith

    Bill Keith

    Jan 3, 2006
    Humble, TX
    Cool:faint: I found a nice used SP101 just like yours, made in 1989 - first year of production. They are great guns. I have since put Hogue overmolded rubber grips on it and a Trijicon front sight on the gun ( easy retrofit, the front sight drifts out with its pin, put the new Trijicon in the groove, drill a hole through the Trijicon base and slip the pin back in. I put painters tape on both sides of the sight base and poked a pin through that before drilling. I was real leery of the bit skittering and marring the finish so the tape did good).
    The new grip and night sight work really well. I keep it loaded with Federal 125 gr +P Hydra Shok ammo . I have shot the gun at a target 10 foot away in almost dark. Held the gun up at eyeball level with a two handed grip and focused on the front night sight. Ended up with a 4 inch - center of chest spread.:devildance: