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Old 05-17-2020, 03:19 PM
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Rescued Old School Custom

Rescued this unwanted old school custom from Gunbroker a bit ago. Really wish there was some ID on it as to the smith. Born 1977, Barstow barrel dated 11-78. Number 2 stamped on mag release, slide release,hammer, hammer strut, inside of slide and mainspring housing. Maybe just factory numbers. Usually donít see flattened and serrated slide tops on older customs.
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:39 PM
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Some very nice hand workmanship went into that pistol, and hand done metal work is never cheap! Great score!
An appropriate comment: "What it Did, it can Still DO!" A serious handgun indeed. Maybe someone here will remember what 'smith did that style of work. CC
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:16 PM
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Nice!
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:34 PM
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There were countless 'smiths who did this kind of work back in the day, as the mods performed were pretty typical for the 1970s-80s time period. I'm just curious how the rowel hammer manages to clear the GI grip safety.
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Old 05-17-2020, 07:20 PM
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In full recoil it does clear...barely.
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Old 05-17-2020, 07:31 PM
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Interesting, it looks like the top of the safety spur was shaved down just enough for it to clear without altering the actual profile. I like it.
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:27 PM
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philk, congratulations I think you saved a very nice pistol. I like it.
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:31 PM
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That’s a nice looking rescue. I’m guessing it shoots as good as it looks.
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Old 05-17-2020, 11:37 PM
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Rescued Old School Custom

Looks like the hammer also got some love . Nice gun .


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Old 05-18-2020, 07:29 AM
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Cool old gun! Congrats!
Assume you checked the disconnector rail for a makers mark. Bud Price did narrow serrated top ribs on slides (have a Super so done) and stamped his guns on the disc. rail.
Would love to know who built your new acquisition; it's a REALLY nice old gun.
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:10 AM
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It's a beauty. I do not know who built but there is certainly a "Hoag" style although the rib, ejection port and barrel hood are different than Hoag would have done.

The checkering is likewise similar to Hoag-bordered, handcut. And that is a Hoag slide stop. Keep looking for marks..!
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:28 AM
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That’s what I thought looking at the slide stop and the mainspring housing checkering......
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:38 AM
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Thatís what I thought looking at the slide stop and the mainspring housing checkering......
It's similar but not the same. Hoag was a top pistolsmith at the time and lot of people emulated his work. Is the last digit of the serial number "2"?
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:42 AM
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Yes , no clues except for ď2Ēs stamped on.
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:44 AM
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The 2 is to keep track of the parts during the build process. I am going to say there are some similarities between this gun and some guns built by Ikey Starks of "Sports West". That would be my best guess at this time. Usually they marked the bushing with their name.
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:44 AM
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Wonder if Hoag marketed those slide stop separately. Gun also came with a plunger type recoil spring buffer.
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:46 AM
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Wonder if Hoag marketed those slide stop separately. Gun also came with a plunger type recoil spring buffer.
Hoag sold his parts through H&D products. Plunger buffers were made by Bar-Sto and Kings
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:51 AM
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Only problem so far is the slide stop was detented and then apparently undetented , now it pops up on occasion 😡.
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:53 AM
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Only problem so far is the slide stop was detented and then apparently undetented , now it pops up on occasion 😡.
Try a new set of plungers and a fresh plunger spring
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Old 05-18-2020, 01:08 PM
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Interestingly it also has the "Log Man" mod as well. I wonder if that is a recent change or if Log Man's Old Man actually came up with it first?
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Interestingly it also has the "Log Man" mod as well. I wonder if that is a recent change or if Log Man's Old Man actually came up with it first?
I saw that mod 20+ years ago.
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Old 05-18-2020, 01:43 PM
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Interestingly it also has the "Log Man" mod as well. I wonder if that is a recent change or if Log Man's Old Man actually came up with it first?
I did that , works so good I do it to most of mine. Sounds like local ranges are starting to open up so maybe can get some more play time in.
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:03 PM
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Sir, that’s old world workmanship, at least to me anyway. CNC machine work, is great, but your 1911, shows something I’d rather own.
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:55 PM
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Interestingly it also has the "Log Man" mod as well. I wonder if that is a recent change or if Log Man's Old Man actually came up with it first?

What is the mod you refer to?
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What is the mod you refer to?
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