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Somebody buy this, please!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by PlasticGuy, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. PlasticGuy

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  3. PlasticGuy

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    Yeah, I thought you'd like this one. I love it. I don't think I'll be able to afford the final bid after just buying a Yost and Ed Brown, but I wish I could.
     
  4. bac1023

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    It should go pretty high.

    There's a lot of time left. :)
     
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  6. PlasticGuy

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    I'd love to know of that's true. It would make a beautiful pistol even more interesting.
     
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    Yeah, looks like. I like the styling of the one on Gunbroker anyway.

    I've always loved the Swensen look. I love how distinct it is. He had a style all his own, and I have no doubt that this Harrison is built as well or better than the master could have done himself.
     
  9. bac1023

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    :agree:

    John Harrison is as good as it gets. :)
     
  10. Jim Watson

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    Possibly nicer fit and finish than a real Swenson, but does it shoot? Few of these showpiece guns get much exercise.
    Mr Swenson was a 2600 bullseye shooter and his guns would shoot possibles.
     
  11. PlasticGuy

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    It was built by Harrison, who is one of the very best. It will shoot as good as it looks.
     
  12. bac1023

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    I think it would shoot incredibly.

    Harrison is top notch.
     
  13. Jim Watson

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    I don't doubt it would... if it did.
    I have seen very few targets shot by the current crop of high end guns, outside of fawning magazine articles... and I have seen the shooting being done for publication. Selective printing at best.
     
  14. farscott

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    Mr. Watson,

    I cannot speak for the targets for the Swenson tribute gun as I never fired it. However, I have fired a fair number of John's creations, including several which are mine. So I have some experience.

    I do not believe John's pistols of my experience would excel at Bullseye as they are not test fired at fifty-yard ranges when John builds them. I know the range where he tested each gun at one time (and may still for that matter) and it is an indoor fifty-foot range.

    My personal guns built by John are accurate, and my best fifty-yard groups with them have been about five inches. A friend who has one of John's creations built on a Kimber has had groups which more than halved mine. Of course, I have never asked John to build me a Bullseye gun, so perhaps his guns built for that discipline shoot better groups than my IDPA/range/carry guns. I also am not a decent Bullseye shooter. I also know John is/was a competitor but I do not know if he ever shoots/shot Bullseye. I also have to say that I have never seen a Bullseye gun built by John.
     
  15. PlasticGuy

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    Last chance guys. Looks like it might go for less than $3000. If so, that's a relative bargain. I'd be all over this if I hadn't just depleted my gun fund on a Yost Signature and a Brown Special Forces in the last two months. It's somebody else's turn to take one for the team. :)