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jrs93accord
06-11-2011, 10:26
Well guys, thanks to Greg, I now have #73. It is a 1988 Springfield Armory Mil-Spec .45. When first received, it sported a well worn look. Greg can attest to that. I spent a half an hour with some superfine steel wool and some Derma Blue and restored some of its luster. It still has a nice petina in the bluing that gives it the aged look. Here it is.

Before: (Thanks Greg)

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/Springfieldmil-specpic10.jpg


After:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/001-21.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/003-17.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/004-12.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/007-9.jpg


Thanks Greg. It is a very welcome addition to my collection. :supergrin:

Hokie1911
06-11-2011, 10:28
Looks great, James. Congrats. :thumbsup:

Glockdude1
06-11-2011, 10:30
Nice!!

:thumbsup:

HotRoderX
06-11-2011, 10:31
very nice

limbkiller
06-11-2011, 10:32
Congrats! Those older Mil-Specs are good looking guns.

Fedor
06-11-2011, 10:47
I was only 71 away from you, and you add another one! ;)

Congrats !! :thumbsup:

lawdog734
06-11-2011, 11:05
As I have said 72 times before, nice gun. I've been looking at a milspec too.

jrs93accord
06-11-2011, 11:10
Here is my 1988 Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 9mm that is going to keep it company.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/001-24.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-18.jpg


The two together:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/009-6.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/008-6.jpg

up1911fan
06-11-2011, 12:27
Good looking pair.

faawrenchbndr
06-11-2011, 12:46
Looks great James, great to hear you are satisfied. :supergrin:

You helped fund my new "long range" project.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/FN%20SPR/FNSPRpic1.jpg

craig19
06-11-2011, 13:02
Nice, Congrats!

jrs93accord
06-11-2011, 13:27
Looks great James, great to hear you are satisfied. :supergrin:

You helped fund my new "long range" project.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/FN%20SPR/FNSPRpic1.jpg

Somebody is getting ready to have some serious long range fun. What kind of glass are you going to put on it?

faawrenchbndr
06-11-2011, 13:55
Looking at a Mark IV 3.5-10 for this rifle.
I have a VXII 3.5-10, on my 6.8 AR. I like the upgraded features of the Mark IV for this 308.

I just can not justify a SB of NF right now, but when I can easily wack a 600m gong........:whistling:

jrs93accord
06-11-2011, 14:17
Looking at a Mark IV 3.5-10 for this rifle.
I have a VXII 3.5-10, on my 6.8 AR. I like the upgraded features of the Mark IV for this 308.

I just can not justify a SB of NF right now, but when I can easily wack a 600m gong........:whistling:

The Leupold will do the job very nicely without robbing you blind. Are you going to be using the .308WIN 168gr. Sierra Match King BTHPs?

Cobra64
06-11-2011, 14:34
Congrats! :cool:

Timeless beauty. Are you considering sending it to Yost and feature it next to your modern 1911s like your Wilsons, Baers and Browns collection. That would be a pleasure to see. :)

Cobra64
06-11-2011, 14:38
I was only 71 away from you, and you add another one! ;)

Congrats !! :thumbsup:

I'm 68 away, but then again, I'm not a quantity guy either. Though all of mine are modern builds, I'm finicky and don't mind moving up a tier at a time as funds permit. I'd rather have one nice Baer or Ed Brown than a half dozen RIAs.

faawrenchbndr
06-11-2011, 15:49
The Leupold will do the job very nicely without robbing you blind.
Are you going to be using the .308WIN 168gr. Sierra Match King BTHPs?

I have some Black Hill Match 168 HPBT lined up for it. Will work up a load in a few months.

Fedor
06-11-2011, 15:54
I have an FNH PBR XP .308 that I will give you a good deal on. Only 30 rounds fired when I zeroed the scope.
I'm not much of a rifle guy.

limbkiller
06-11-2011, 15:56
Looks great James, great to hear you are satisfied. :supergrin:

You helped fund my new "long range" project.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/FN%20SPR/FNSPRpic1.jpg

Man I love long range shooting. I've shot hundreds of groundhogs. I like .220 & .204 for that. One of my sons uses a .338 win. mag to shoot deer at long range. Nice gun.

faawrenchbndr
06-11-2011, 16:00
....

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/001-21.jpg



Anyrate,.......back to the original topic! Great looking classic mil-spec, even better cleaned up!

jrs93accord
06-11-2011, 16:16
I should have taken a "before" pic too, but I did not think about it.

Gunshine
06-11-2011, 17:30
Nice addition. I'd like to see the size of your range bag. It must be humongis.

limbkiller
06-11-2011, 17:50
Nice addition. I'd like to see the size of your range bag. It must be humongis.
:rofl:

jrs93accord
06-11-2011, 18:53
Nice addition. I'd like to see the size of your range bag. It must be humongis.

That is why I drive this. I need the extra room.

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1638/dsc00889yz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/dsc00889yz.jpg/)

faawrenchbndr
06-11-2011, 18:57
Cool,.......a black Tactical station wagon! :thumbsup:










:rofl:

Gunshine
06-11-2011, 19:01
That is why I drive this. I need the extra room.

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1638/dsc00889yz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/dsc00889yz.jpg/)

Now that's a nice range bag. And fitting transport for your collection.

bac1023
06-11-2011, 19:09
Very nice, James. Congrats! :cool:

bac1023
06-11-2011, 19:10
Cool,.......a black Tactical station wagon! :thumbsup:










:rofl:

:animlol:

jrs93accord
06-11-2011, 20:12
Cool,.......a black Tactical station wagon! :thumbsup:










:rofl:


Here is a pic of my tag. It says it all.

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8396/dsc00891qh.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/dsc00891qh.jpg/)

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Mr. Gekko
06-11-2011, 20:23
:rofl:


Congrats James. Great collection!

GVFlyer
06-11-2011, 21:50
Good gun, nice rig.

faawrenchbndr
06-12-2011, 04:30
Nice looking H3,.....all of them down here have 24" billets & every chrome bolt on accessory available!

Dig the plate also! :supergrin:

jrs93accord
06-19-2011, 16:37
A before pic has now been posted at the beginning of the thread.

faawrenchbndr
06-19-2011, 16:39
Sweet,.......one heck of a difference.

Rman 585
06-19-2011, 17:51
faawrenchbndr is a REALLY COOL GUY.........:cool:

faawrenchbndr
06-19-2011, 17:56
Oh crap,.......what did I do now! :dunno:

bac1023
06-19-2011, 20:10
A before pic has now been posted at the beginning of the thread.

Sweet,.......one heck of a difference.

:agree: