- May 16, 2008
- Southbridge MA
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I'll trade you a pair of the same VZ grips, mine are worn a bit smoother from shooting tens of thousands of rounds. I'd like the new sharp grips
Guy on EBAY sells some VZ looking ones but not as sharp, I felt them on a buds 1911 that he bought for a couple of his guns and felt great.i don't mind shooting with gloves on , and keeping the sharpness on the grips.. that way if i ever use for carry and im not using the gloves, i know that gun will never move in my hands and won't care about how it treats my hands. 1911's are fun guns and addicting still have to do one day a face off between my glock 19 and 21sf vs the 1911 in 9mm and .45 and see the differences.
Just got this today. A British Bulldog .32 with Belgian proofs. When I opened the box my heart sank. It looked horrible. It looked rusty and corroded. I could not even get the cylinder pin out and it was totally seized up. Although I had paid short money I was a bit bummed. I removed the grips and drenched it in Breakfree. After a few minutes I was able to tap out the cylinder pin and remove the cylinder. The cylinder chambers were so gunked up that I could barely see through them and the bore was the same. I left it soaking and went out for a few hours. Upon my return I got to work cleaning it. To my surprise virtually 90% of the crap came off in just a few minutes. Turns out the bore is in excellent shape, no corrosion or pitting and very sharp rifling. Easily an 8 or 9 out of 10. The same with the chambers. I worked at it with brush, q-tips, toothpicks, bronze brushes etc. for a good few hours. Oiled it up and put it back together. Nice tight lock up, perfect functionality and a great bore. Wow! What a pleasant surprise. Now I wish I had taken a before photo.
Here it is next to a British Bulldog in .44 for a size comparison. By the way it is a 6 shot (not a 7).
Here it is in my hand just to show how tiny this little woofer is.