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Old 05-18-2017, 02:14 PM
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Default which 1917 to chop - before pics

I am wanting a chopped 1917 and can't decide which to chop. All function well, excellent bores and chambers.

1) Brazilian 1937 good blue finish, a couple light scratches and one good ding on the top strap. Cataling grips. Much better than most Brazilians.

2) Original and correct 1917 #122xxx. Some deep pitting on outside of bbl, lots of scattered light rust & pitting. Correct but un-number grips. Maybe 70% blueing.

3) A very well done reblued 1917 (looks factory but not marked as such), some of the insp marks are polished light or gone. Correct but non matching grips. Sideplate matches up to frame like factory gun, great colors on hammer & trigger, all numbers match except grips. really nice looking gun.

Which would you chop. I'm leaning toward the Brazilian.

thanks for your comments

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