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So my gun arrived today

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by EricandSuebee, May 31, 2012.

  1. EricandSuebee

    EricandSuebee

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    So my gun arrived today, was supposed to be the XSE model but they sent me the Wiley Clapp model instead. So did I get a awesome deal at $970 or what?
     
  2. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

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    Is it the commander or full size?

    Either way you got a smoking bargain in my opinion. The Wiley Clapp models have no passive firing pin safety, nice checkering and some impressive slim line grips.

    You definitely did well.
     

  3. EricandSuebee

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    I own the commander version and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far.

    Lots of luck with yours.
     
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    Congrats. Pics?
     
  7. EricandSuebee

    EricandSuebee

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    I will have pics up tomorrow and hopefully a range report on Saturday!
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! That's a Colt I would buy for sure. Sounds like you got a pretty good deal on it too. :thumbsup:
     
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    Looking forward to both :thumbsup:
     
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    Thats cool! They didn't want you to pay the difference? No kidding, I couldn't have sold that gun for that and not taken a loss. Was it the dealer or the supplier that botched? Is that really a botch if it's an upgrade? Just sayin...... I love the Clapp gun, personally. Everything except it's carrying another man's name and that there's not one in my safe.
     
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    Not sure what happend, it was bought off gunbroker it arrived today opened up the case and was like hmmm this is strange, did a google search while I was there at the gun shop and was surprised to see the model #'s coming up was for a Wiley Clapp model. I actually like this much better then the XSE. Only thing I can think of was that the XSE sold in their gun shop and they felt bad so they "upgraded" me to this model.
     
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    Uhm......technically?
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    .SCORE!:banana:
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Yes, that's an awesome deal. Switch out the butt ugly grips for a good old fashion double diamond grips and you're ready to rock.
     
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    that was all greek to me,i don't keep up with ponies. i thought only old guys bought colts? :rofl:
    congrats on the 1911 though:supergrin:
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The Wiley Clapp model is a Talo Inc. special run. It's a Series70 Lightweight Commander with special wooden grip, small thumb lever.
     
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    Many congrats my friend:thumbsup:
     
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    Wow. That is awesome. That is certainly a beautiful Colt, and I wish I had one!
     
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    Ummm - WOW! Bad *** black beauty!!
     
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    nice gun, but I'm surprise Colt still putting a WWI type thumb safety, on new guns.