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Old 01-25-2020, 11:11 PM
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Swenson Ambi Safety

Looking for a Swenson ambidextrous safety, prefer new unfitted but will consider a nice used one.
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:33 AM
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The consensus seems to be that anything 'new' that is sold as a Swenson part for a 1911 is a poor copy of Armand Swenson's original. It's been several years since those parts hit the market. A grandson or nephew of Swenson posted here about the false concept that the new parts are equal to the originals. There are any number of reputable manufacturers who offer reliable ambi safeties. Most offer views online.
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:28 PM
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Well aware of that but thanks sevenL4, of course when I say new I’m talking about 70’s to 80’s vintage.
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:37 PM
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NOS, rather than "new".
I've heard the same bad stuff about new Swenson parts; closer to Masen than, say, Wilson.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:30 PM
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I have one...
very nice,
polished stainless.

Used, was 'fitted' to a used pistol I no longer have...
BUT I can-NOT get it to drop into a Colt or Kimber with their stock hammers/sears,
so it currently still has excess material on the blocking lug that will not allow it to pass across the stock sears of these two examples.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:24 PM
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I have one...
very nice,
polished stainless.

Used, was 'fitted' to a used pistol I no longer have...
BUT I can-NOT get it to drop into a Colt or Kimber with their stock hammers/sears,
so it currently still has excess material on the blocking lug that will not allow it to pass across the stock sears of these two examples.
Is it available?
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:29 PM
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Pic of one, don’t know why the pic don’t show.
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:27 PM
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Yes, it is available.
Looks like those pics.
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:29 PM
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John Jardine in Hayward California is Swenson's Nephew. He is VERY difficult to reach but persistence may pay off. He installed a Swenson ambi safety on a gun I had him build. He may still have some. His Phone # is 510-489-8477. Be advised the last few times I've tried to reach him it went to voice mail and the mailbox was full, but it's all I have. Good Luck. Oh by the way the gun he built for me was back in the mid 90s. He has done work for me since then, but he may not have anymore of those safeties.
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:06 AM
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John Jardine in Hayward California is Swenson's Nephew. He is VERY difficult to reach but persistence may pay off. He installed a Swenson ambi safety on a gun I had him build. He may still have some. His Phone # is 510-489-8477. Be advised the last few times I've tried to reach him it went to voice mail and the mailbox was full, but it's all I have. Good Luck. Oh by the way the gun he built for me was back in the mid 90s. He has done work for me since then, but he may not have anymore of those safeties.
Thats an interesting idea, could have been a bucket full at Armandís shop when it shut down.
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:44 AM
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Thanks emptymag, it’s beautiful ��
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