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Old 10-11-2017, 12:03 PM
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If that front sight got you the gun for that price, you're lucky!

Just use some orange fingernail polish on the sight to make it stand out better and add a Tyler grip adaptor, if needed. Magna grips or Pachmayr rubbers will lessen recoil effects a lot.

Add more ammo and call life good.

Get a good lined holster to avoid most finish wear and put the gun in service.

I've seen some really tight 25 yd. groups fired with S&W M-1917 .45's. Draw targets with the head of a Burmese python on them and practice shooting them. You may have that need in FL, where they've bred so heavily. Or, an Eastern Diamondback may require your marksmanship skills.

Don't use handloads much hotter than normal 45 ACP specs. Avoid Plus P ammo. That gun is 99-100 years old, The cylinders were heat treated, by US Govt. order, but the cylinder walls are fairly thin and the metallurgy of that day wasn't on par with modern guns.

Last edited by Texas Star; 10-11-2017 at 12:11 PM.
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