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Old 07-11-2018, 09:10 AM
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You sure don't see this anymore. I just noticed how this gun has survived over 65 years without a blemish on it. We all know that wood grips leave marks on the side of a Smith when left there over many years. Sometimes just a thin line. Sometimes a real mess. Wood in contact with metal is not a good thing. We have also all noticed how the thumb latch that releases the cylinder always leaves finish abrasions and scrapes under it over the life of a gun. Whoever made this gun in 1952 really knew what he was doing. The tops of the wood grips are separated from the metal side of the gun by the thickness of one sheet of paper making it impossible for the wood to ever contact the metal. The thumb latch is manufactured to slide above the metal surface by a distance of two sheets of paper making it impossible for it to ever be pushed down to contact the metal surface of the gun. This is just amazing to me. It results in an unblemished gun. I don't think they were all made this way. I don't have another that exhibits this level of craftmanship and quality control.
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Interesting point DocB, and a great eye.

When I compare the Victory Models made during the war to the postwar revolvers I'm ever amazed how those fine details of craftsmanship are so different -- time of national emergency followed by another era of great national pride.
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I recently bought a Remington Sportmaster 512 .22 rifle made in 1953.
An entry level gun, but the craftsmanship is fantastic. Accurate and Smooth like butter.
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I believe craftmanship is the reason most of the membership here are into older guns. I'm always ready for someone to show me craftmanship on a Glock!!
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I believe craftmanship is the reason most of the membership here are into older guns. I'm always ready for someone to show me craftmanship on a Glock!!
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But, a Glock is the most popular semi-auto in the world. Functionally fool proof. Big Larry
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Glock vs. S&W. Kind of like comparing a spoked wheel to a steel wheel. Different generations of manufacture. Both guns have craftmanship....just no real artistry in the Glock..
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No one cares if a Glock gets scratched up. They depreciate regardless.
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I vomited up a little in my mouth!
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Glock reliability is the triumph of engineering over craftsmanship, in my opinion.
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Form follows function. I have little interest in any guns, short or long, made much later than 1960, but if I needed to carry for a living it would be a Glock.
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You're not holding your breath, are you?

Does a "Punisher" decal count?
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