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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. 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.

  3. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Congrats on two great handguns.

    The Hi-Power is my favorite 9mm.
  4. bmoore


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


  6. 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.

  7. 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: