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Beryllium Copper 1911

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ArtCrafter, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. ArtCrafter

    ArtCrafter ¤Hocker Mocker¤

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  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    "Safari Arms". Enough said.

    I thought I recognized that stupid finger groove looking thing.
     

  3. Foxtrotx1

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    Th guys who made them probably have beryllium poisoning now.

    Believe it or not, BeCu actually can be hardened to match some of the tougher steels. Certainly more than aluminum.
     
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  4. Sgt127

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    Wasn't it Charter Arms that used to advertise they used an "unbreakable Beryllium Copper" firing pin?
     
  5. Decguns

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    When I was stationed in the UK, some poor kid decided to touch up a chipped beryllium screw driver on the bench grinder. After a Hazmat team scrubbed us up clean & gave us new clothes, we all ended up at the hospital for testing while Hazmat cleaned up our building. Got 3 days off while our building was being scrubbed.
     
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    I was just about to say this. Beryllium isn't something you want to be holding on to all the time.
     
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  8. uptomyneck

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    My favorite golf club is a 56 degree wedge made out of beryllium copper.
     
  9. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    That is not a new concept.
    There were some prototype 1911's made from a bronze type alloy back during WWII.
     
  10. arclight610

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    Is it the head of the club or the handle that is made of it?
     
  11. bac1023

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    I'm not at all big on Safari Arms product.
     
  12. countrygun

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    Yes, tell us, "is the important part the head or the shaft?"
     
  13. uptomyneck

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    You've had enough reacharounds. You tell us.

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  14. countrygun

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    :tongueout:
    Very telling that my simple question brought that to your mind immediately:therapy:
     
  15. ArtCrafter

    ArtCrafter ¤Hocker Mocker¤

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    Me neither, but look on the 'bright' side: It's solid Be-Cu. :rofl:

     
  16. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

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    When I was stationed in the Pugent Sound area back in the 80's I made several visits to Olympic Arms and a BeCU framed 1911 pistol was one the various rare items that I saw. Also saw one in Ti.

    Pretty cool except the finger grooves did not match my hand.
     
  17. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    yes, and it wasnt true on one that i know of.
     
  18. nathanours

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    Weird, I hate that finger groove though.
     
  19. jakebrake

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    that actually hurt me to look at.