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Old 07-18-2008, 01:07 PM
Jim Watson Jim Watson is online now
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Question.

Does anyone here remember the initial run of Super Grades in 1989? I know they were comp guns but does anyone remember what THEY looked like??

Built on hand picked 80 Series Colts
Polished Blue top ends
Hard Chromed lowers
Hand cut checkering everywhere
Hand picked parts
Hand polished & prepped smooth

Anyone?
Yup.

One of the club members here had one. Turned out he had "acid sweat" and returned it to have the upper plated.
If there is a nicer made gun around, I haven't seen it and probably could not appreciate it if you told me you had one.
He showed it to me on the rifle range. After a few shots into an ammo box thrown out in front of the line, I leaned across the bench and put three in a row into his 100 yard rifle target. I handed it back to quit while I was ahead.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:32 PM
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Heinie may be the exception... But when companies are overwhelmed with orders, they tend to get sloppy. At least Heinie realized that he did not want to sacrifice his good name to mass production and stopped taking new business. If Wilson is working 3 to 4 months out, they are apparently overwhelmed. They either have to slow down and move the target date out to 6 or 8 months, or whatever it takes to get the quality control that is expected in order. I would rather wait for a fully checked out product than have it rushed to me only to have to send it back to be fixed. JMHO...

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Old 07-18-2008, 04:18 PM
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Heinie may be the exception... But when companies are overwhelmed with orders, they tend to get sloppy. At least Heinie realized that he did not want to sacrifice his good name to mass production and stopped taking new business. If Wilson is working 3 to 4 months out, they are apparently overwhelmed. They either have to slow down and move the target date out to 6 or 8 months, or whatever it takes to get the quality control that is expected in order. I would rather wait for a fully checked out product than have it rushed to me only to have to send it back to be fixed. JMHO...

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Lots of top tier gunsmiths are WAY behind. From a manufacturers perspective its called Just in Time manufacturing. Lots of resons to be behind rather than ahead....
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