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Quack
12-12-2010, 13:13
i've seen pics of this a few years ago and today i found one of my very own.
it's in good shape, but for some reason they changed some parts out to stainless parts. doesn't matter to me because i was going to send it to the SACS to get flat black AK.


FWIW, the TRP CHampion was made from 1999-2001
I guess this find makes up for me getting rid of my Compact a few years ago.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1123734355_9zhZM-O.jpg

20South
12-12-2010, 13:14
Very Nice Quack.

knedrgr
12-12-2010, 13:17
Nice bling accents. Great find man.

Hokie1911
12-12-2010, 13:18
Sweet score dude. :thumbsup:

thecableguy
12-12-2010, 13:18
Polish the slide flats and you gtg.:supergrin: Congrats on the new Springer.

Quack
12-12-2010, 13:23
Nice bling accents. Great find man.

at least i didn't see the RRA before i bought this. If the RRA Carry didn't have FCS, then i might have bought it, but at least this keeps me on track to buy the Custom Carry.

Hokie1911
12-12-2010, 13:25
Gonna work this into the carry rotation?

Quack
12-12-2010, 13:28
Gonna work this into the carry rotation?

yep, and might even get it bobbed :supergrin:
i'll re-barrel it with a Wilson barrel (bushing) instead of the bull barrel. the Wilson barrel is on sale for $99 ;)

glock2740
12-12-2010, 13:29
Congrats! Very cool find. That's gonna be really cool looking when you get it back from the SACS. :thumbsup:

Quack
12-12-2010, 13:35
I did sell my Trophy Match today, which i made money on.
This is all in effort to go to semi-custom guns or SACS worked guns.
The TRP Champion will get worked over to be similar to my TRP, just an inch shorter and no magwell :animlol:

Hokie1911
12-12-2010, 13:38
I did sell my Trophy Match today, which i made money on.
This is all in effort to go to semi-custom guns or SACS worked guns.
The TRP Champion will get worked over to be similar to my TRP, just an inch shorter and no magwell :animlol:

So where does that leave the EMP and R1?

Quack
12-12-2010, 13:41
the EMP might get shipped to the SACS at the same time for some checkering and refinish, though that is still up in the air if i want to do that or sell it still :dunno:

I brought it to the show to show bobby what he was missing :animlol:
There was 1 EMP9 at the show...for $1179

the R1 is my "project" gun...if i ever get around to it :rofl:

bac1023
12-12-2010, 13:45
I knew they were built at some point for a short time, but I never saw one.

Congrats! :cool:

Quack
12-12-2010, 13:46
Thanks!!!
looking at the parts, i'm starting to think that the original owner swapped them for Wilson parts.


Wilson has a barrel for this on clearance, so i might pick that up since it's a bushing barrel instead of a bull barrel.

brzusa.1911
12-12-2010, 14:34
Awesome gun Quack! I wish SA made them again, I would have one for sure. Congratulations!

Hokie1911
12-12-2010, 14:39
Would SACS make one?

dnuggett
12-12-2010, 15:19
Congrats, looks great! I just looked on gunbroker and saw one recently go for $910. That one had Brazil stamped on the side. Are all the TRP Champions made in Brazil?

awpk03s
12-12-2010, 15:21
That's really sweet. Good find!

Quack
12-12-2010, 15:51
Would SACS make one?

a TRP Champion? looking at the archives, the TRP Champion retailed for $1175 (back in 1999) and the regular TRP's were $1160. there was a post by Deb (from the SACS) in ~2003 and she said that they could do one for ~$1500 (back then), so

Quack
12-12-2010, 15:52
Congrats, looks great! I just looked on gunbroker and saw one recently go for $910. That one had Brazil stamped on the side. Are all the TRP Champions made in Brazil?

no, there were some from Brazil and some from the US. mine is a NM model.

bought mine for $700otd.

Quack
12-12-2010, 15:53
and don't worry, i had a flat trigger sitting around :rofl:

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1123924809_vnKy5-O.jpg

Nickpisp
12-12-2010, 15:54
bought mine for $700otd.

Wow, nice score!

Quack
12-12-2010, 15:56
thanks!!!

i always can find a deal of some sort :animlol:

Nickpisp
12-12-2010, 16:05
I was pretty happy with my nearly new $500 Milspec till now. :rofl:

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 16:35
Good score Don! I eyed it the past two times i was at Medina, but never though they existed and it was just something someone put together. You are right! You can always find a deal

Quack
12-12-2010, 16:38
thanks!!!

i saw you walk off, so i was wondering if you went to the guy with the RRA to check the price with him. i had $ left to buy it if it was $1475 :supergrin:

Quack
12-12-2010, 16:38
BTW, found this on TOS

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/tditmore/TRPChampion.jpg

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 16:46
thanks!!!

i saw you walk off, so i was wondering if you went to the guy with the RRA to check the price with him. i had $ left to buy it if it was $1475 :supergrin:

LOL I talked to him for a few minutes. I reminded him of our conversations at Berea, and Im pretty sure he has Alzheimer's. LOL He said "If I did offer it it was a one time offer", and i said sure but its still here,so you wanna sell it? He said nope but you could have the Wilson for $1700 haha

I dont get some people

Quack
12-12-2010, 16:48
LOL. i don't think he was all there..

knedrgr
12-12-2010, 17:01
LOL I talked to him for a few minutes. I reminded him of our conversations at Berea, and Im pretty sure he has Alzheimer's. LOL He said "If I did offer it it was a one time offer", and i said sure but its still here,so you wanna sell it? He said nope but you could have the Wilson for $1700 haha

I dont get some people

Way to try and take advantage of a senior citizen. :rofl:

Hokie1911
12-12-2010, 17:04
Dude if you got that bobtailed....that would be slicker than uhhhhhh... owl poopee. :rofl:

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 17:40
Way to try and take advantage of a senior citizen. :rofl:

he was the one trying to play me probably :supergrin:

Quack
12-12-2010, 17:51
he was the one trying to play me probably :supergrin:

be nice to the old man
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bfpRkyFviaI/SaaU3Tw1qnI/AAAAAAAABzE/m50qJbhDt4Q/s320/herbert.gif

Quack
12-13-2010, 17:30
Flat Armory Kote FTW!!!

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_06koBwqKr2w/TQanN0yJSMI/AAAAAAAAUT0/rZr50VvW0PU/s640/DSC03149.JPG

Officer's Match
12-13-2010, 17:40
That's a beaut. So it'll be a 4" bushing barrel? Not sure I've ever seen one that wasn't 4.25".

thecableguy
12-13-2010, 17:44
Dude if you got that bobtailed....that would be slicker than uhhhhhh... owl poopee. :rofl:

I agree bobtail it. I have no idea how slick owl poopee is so I'll just take Pauls' word for it.

Quack
12-13-2010, 17:45
Springfield used to make a 4" bushing barrel gun, but swapped over to bull.

Quack
12-13-2010, 17:51
this is what it would look like

http://forum.gon.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=488814&stc=1&d=1268372623

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/lsbbigdog/DSC01255.jpg?t=1280345256

http://tweaker.smugmug.com/photos/64751261-L.jpg

thecableguy
12-13-2010, 17:56
this is what it would look like

http://forum.gon.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=488814&stc=1&d=1268372623

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/lsbbigdog/DSC01255.jpg?t=1280345256

http://tweaker.smugmug.com/photos/64751261-L.jpg

Yeah but none of those are yours.:tongueout:

Quack
12-13-2010, 17:57
go play with you CC and Taurus :animlol:

thecableguy
12-13-2010, 18:05
I can't to cold to go to the garage and the Taurus detailed stripped itself.:tongueout:

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 18:07
That will look fabulous. :thumbsup:

What's the turnaround time for work like that with them?

Officer's Match
12-13-2010, 18:07
Learned something today. Guess I can go to bed now.

Quack
12-13-2010, 18:08
I can't to cold to go to the garage and the Taurus detailed stripped itself.:tongueout:

too cold? what is it, like 60degrees down there? :rofl:


i remember when i did some work in El Paso. the customer got me from the lobby and the first thing he said was "you must be from up north." i said yes and asked why. he said "it's because you're not wearing a jacket" it was something like 68degrees :animlol:

thecableguy
12-13-2010, 18:10
too cold? what is it, like 60degrees down there? :rofl:


i remember when i did some work in El Paso. the customer got me from the lobby and the first thing he said was "you must be from up north." i said yes and asked why. he said "it's because you're not wearing a jacket" it was something like 68degrees :animlol:

49 degrees here right now. trust me i know what cold is. born and raised in NJ

sugarcreek
12-13-2010, 18:13
yep, and might even get it bobbed :supergrin:
i'll re-barrel it with a Wilson barrel (bushing) instead of the bull barrel. the Wilson barrel is on sale for $99 ;)

Like this RRA?

smith10
12-13-2010, 18:32
yep, and might even get it bobbed :supergrin:
i'll re-barrel it with a Wilson barrel (bushing) instead of the bull barrel. the Wilson barrel is on sale for $99 ;)

First off, congrats on the nice find.

There is just something I don't like about the bushingless bull barreled SA and Kimbers. Will be neat to see your TRP champion with a bushing.

Stinger260
12-13-2010, 18:46
Thanks!!!
looking at the parts, i'm starting to think that the original owner swapped them for Wilson parts.


Wilson has a barrel for this on clearance, so i might pick that up since it's a bushing barrel instead of a bull barrel.

What are the advantages of the bushing barrel over the bull barrel? Both of my Springfields are bull barrels.

Tactical black
12-13-2010, 18:54
Congrats it sounds like it will turn out nice. :cool:

Quack
12-13-2010, 19:01
unfortunately i found out that i can't use that barrel because it's for the rare/old champion's and compact's that had a non-ramped barrel. :(

so now my dilema...do i make the TRP Champion all black first, or do it do the R1?
the other option is to skip those 2 for right now and do a ground up build.

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 19:09
unfortunately i found out that i can't use that barrel because it's for the rare/old champion's and compact's that had a non-ramped barrel. :(

so now my dilema...do i make the TRP Champion all black first, or do it do the R1?
the other option is to skip those 2 for right now and do a ground up build.

Bring the TRP down and well blast it. Then do a ground up build!! The R1 would be cool to see, but i think making the TRP look presentable for the time being and just doing a build, What were you thinking of doing?

Quack
12-13-2010, 19:14
on which one?

the TRP Champ will get Ed Brown parts and a Wilson safety.
i might even go with the smaller Concealment GS and hammer.
http://chrozark.com/imgstore/gnpics/WilsonCompact1sm.jpg


the R1 will get Ed Brown parts and i'll fit a BTGS onto it.

thecableguy
12-13-2010, 19:15
unfortunately i found out that i can't use that barrel because it's for the rare/old champion's and compact's that had a non-ramped barrel. :(

so now my dilema...do i make the TRP Champion all black first, or do it do the R1?
the other option is to skip those 2 for right now and do a ground up build.

Gee Don I wish I had your problems :supergrin:..
What ever you decide to go wit I am sure it is going to be awesome. Me I would do the R1 first. The TRP C is rare enough already so I would differentiate the R1 from the rest of them.

eddief4
12-13-2010, 19:18
wow nice score. congrats:wavey:

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 19:20
I was referring to the TRP Champ. You could fit the parts and then spray it to see how you like it. I'm real happy with the Cerakote. There are some real good vid's on the tube as well to attest to its durability. We could also do GunKote which is essentially the same thing as Springer's AK


on which one?

the TRP Champ will get Ed Brown parts and a Wilson safety.
i might even go with the smaller Concealment GS and hammer.
http://chrozark.com/imgstore/gnpics/WilsonCompact1sm.jpg


the R1 will get Ed Brown parts and i'll fit a BTGS onto it.

Quack
12-13-2010, 19:22
Gee Don I wish I had your problems :supergrin:..
What ever you decide to go wit I am sure it is going to be awesome. Me I would do the R1 first. The TRP C is rare enough already so I would differentiate the R1 from the rest of them.

it's called buying guns that i see cheap, then selling them for profit ;)

Quack
12-13-2010, 19:24
I was referring to the TRP Champ. You could fit the parts and then spray it to see how you like it. I'm real happy with the Cerakote. There are some real good vid's on the tube as well to attest to its durability. We could also do GunKote which is essentially the same thing as Springer's AK

not gonna refinish it right off the bat. gonna shoot it, then once i get my workbench setup, going to tighten the slide/frame fit ;)

Quack
12-13-2010, 19:25
wow nice score. congrats:wavey:

Thanks!!!

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 19:46
not gonna refinish it right off the bat. gonna shoot it, then once i get my workbench setup, going to tighten the slide/frame fit ;)

I'll probably have you take a look at my TRP if your's comes out good!

Quack
12-13-2010, 20:11
I'll probably have you take a look at my TRP if your's comes out good!

:rofl:

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 20:16
It's alright! I've been the guinea pig for a fair share of stuff too LOL. Im not too sure why mine is so loose compared to Brian's. He has like 5k through his, I might have 1,500 and mine is nowhere near his. I know it doesnt matter, but i like em tight! and thats referring to more than just 1911's

knedrgr
12-13-2010, 20:39
Im not too sure why mine is so loose compared to Brian's.

:rofl: :laughing:

Quack
12-13-2010, 20:47
:animlol:

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 20:52
There's no middle finger smiley :supergrin:

Quack
12-17-2010, 22:02
Before:
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1123734355_9zhZM-O.jpg

a little bit after...i just fit a new MSH, GS, FP, FP stop, slide lock, mag release and still waiting for my hammer, rear sight and going to get some Ahrends grips.

crappy cell phone pics, will have better ones later.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/IMAG0526-1.jpg

Nickpisp
12-17-2010, 22:09
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/IMAG0526-1.jpg


Much better! :rock:

Quack
12-17-2010, 22:13
hope i get my hammer tomorrow...

http://www.caspianarms.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/R52B.jpg

Hokie1911
12-18-2010, 06:13
Big improvement...well, except for the trigger. :whistling:

Quack
12-18-2010, 16:11
still waiting for the Caspian hammer. i got a package from them today, but they sent me 3 of the pocket tools and grips, in other words, someone else's order :(

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1130576981_amQPf-L.jpg

Quack
12-18-2010, 16:52
........

knedrgr
12-18-2010, 21:54
Are they thin grips?

Quack
12-18-2010, 21:57
Are they thin grips?

The grips that Caspian sent me? Normal with the Caspian logo on it.

nastytrigger
12-19-2010, 17:12
Very nice. I'd love to have it.

rsxr22
12-19-2010, 19:29
Just by changing those parts that gun looks completely different then when I saw it in person. Good Job Don! Give yourself a pat on the back

Quack
12-19-2010, 19:34
Thanks!!!
it's not done yet, i have to blend the top of the GS to the frame. won't do that until right before i refinish it.

BTW, the 20 LPI front strap and the 25LPI MSH will most likely make my hand bleed if i use this in a class. it's much sharper than the current 20LPI checkering on Springfields.

rsxr22
12-19-2010, 19:36
Thanks!!!
it's not done yet, i have to blend the top of the GS to the frame. won't do that until right before i refinish it.

BTW, the 20 LPI front strap and the 25LPI MSH will most likely make my hand bleed if i use this in a class. it's much sharper than the current 20LPI checkering on Springfields.

Sissy:supergrin:

Knock it down a bit before you have it refinished!

Quack
12-19-2010, 19:38
it also could've been my hands were raw after 6 hours of filing :tongueout:

rsxr22
12-19-2010, 21:59
it also could've been my hands were raw after 6 hours of filing :tongueout:

That right there, is a job for an illegal!! Fly over to TX or AZ, you can pick one up cheap!