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A yard sale find that went well+ Range Report

#1 Post by Rapidrob » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:21 pm

A gentleman lost his brother recently and inherited his brothers gun collection. The passed brother was a buyer of all things firearms and had saved them, having shot most of them one time or never at all.
I'm not a big modern gun guy by choice, having my collection in surplus firearms.While I do own a few modern guns, it is the exception to the rule.
The seller and I talked for a long time. He did have a few surplus firearms that had me calling my club members to come over and buy them. They did. The prices were more than fair.
He asked me if there were any firearms I would like? I did see a Browning Hi-Power that was new made but Browning quality. He also showed me a SIG 9mm that he thought I'd like because we talked about 1911 pistols. It's sort of a small version of a 1911.
I thought my wife may like it for a CCW ?
I knew the Hi-Power was worth a few bucks, and no idea about the SIG. I handed him 600 bucks for both pistols and he said no,way too much. He handed back 300 bucks!
I told him it was not fair to him. He insisted it was OK as my club members bought the other firearms and it was the least he could do for me! Ha.
He had no money in the firearms what-so-ever.
I thanked him profusely.
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I have to research the SIG as I know little about this model.
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Re: A yard sale find that went well

#2 Post by HectorFuego » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:28 pm

Don't bother buying a lottery ticket. You've used up all you luck, and already won.

Nicely done.

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#3 Post by steamer » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:46 pm

Congrats on a super deal - certainly what goes around, comes around - you deserve it!

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#4 Post by vandle » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:26 am

The Gun God was looking out for you, congratulations
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#5 Post by Stew15948 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:45 pm

Very nice!

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#6 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:56 pm

Weather here is wet and sloppy. So, I went to the local indoor range ( 30 miles away) to try the two new to me pistols.
I took three hand loads. Two Berry Bullets plated 124 grain loads and a 124 grain cast bullet load.
I found that both pistols shot to the right for me and adjusted the rear sights to center the shots.
Three powders were used. Unique,Bullseye and Blue Dot.
Targets were set to the back of the range and I took my time taking each shot. I found that neither pistol liked the Unique load. Shots were all over the target.
Blue Dot showed promise out of both pistols. My load is right at NATO specifications for velocity.
My cast bullet load also shot well out of both pistols. I did have one FTE shooting the Hi Power with my cast bullet loads. The load is pretty mild. The Hi Power is a Type III with a 35 pound hammer spring.
Both pistols sights are large and very easy to see. The SIG has Tritium inserts and the Hi Power has bright three-dot sight.
I printed up some targets that are easy to see indoors.
Browning Hi Power with Blue Dot
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Hi Power with cast bullets
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SIG with Blue Dot
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SIG using cast bullets
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