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RevolverRob
01-23-2015, 05:42 PM
No, I didn't get to attend the show, but watching my various feeds, I have picked up on a stack of wood and steel that will make 'traditional' gun lovers quite happy (cough* Tam, Nyeti, Malamute, Caleb, LSP972, etc. *cough) - I'll just compile them here rather than start fifteen additional threads in this section - Thus far, I have really enjoyed The Firearm Blog's coverage for solid coverage of the event - most links will come from them.


Pistols -

Colt building NEW 1903s...Hell Yes. - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/23/colt-producing-new-model-1903-pistols/
Coonan is now building a compact carrying 1911 version in the best caliber in all of handguns .357 Magnum - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/21/coonan-compact-1911-357-magnum/
Umarex building an blowback, CO2, .177 airgun, Luger P08? Yep. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/22/p-08-blowback-umarex/


Rifles -

Tam should control herself - A new Sturmgewehr 44? Yep, coming right here to our shores - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/22/new-mp-44-sturmgewehr-rifles-coming-us/
Colt - building a new 1918 'Self Loading Rifle' BAR - which is really being built by Ohio Ordnance under license from Colt - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/22/colt-1918-self-loading-rifle/
Kingston Armory taking the 10/22 and turning it into replicas of beautiful rifles...http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/20/kingston-armory-m1-garand-m14-1022-rifles/
GSG building new semi-auto MP-40s and maybe bringing to the US, currently in SBR length, but maybe some 16" barrel versions - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/20/gsg-mp-40-9mm/
Chiappa building deluxe lever-action .22s - Kind of makes me wish I had kids to pass heirlooms on to - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/20/chiappa-la322-deluxe/
Gibbs Rifle Company - building the perfect rifle, for hanging out in southern Africa, drinking gin and tonics and oppressing the natives with - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/21/gibbs-rifle-companys-45-70-no-4-lee-enfield/

Shotguns -

Not a lot on the shotgun front - Just the mild Crye Precision Six12 update - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/21/crye-precision-six12-salvod/

-Rob

Malamute
01-23-2015, 06:18 PM
REALLY like the 1903.

I cant believe they are only making 2500 of them. Insane.

theJanitor
01-23-2015, 06:36 PM
REALLY like the 1903.

I cant believe they are only making 2500 of them. Insane.

Me too. One of the back-burner projects for 2015 was to find an old 1903 and send it to a smith for modern enhancements (sights, checkering, etc.)

JHC
01-23-2015, 06:59 PM
What might that 1903 cost?

RevolverRob
01-23-2015, 07:39 PM
What might that 1903 cost?

No idea, but my guess is about 15-20 Benjamins.

Cheap Shot
01-23-2015, 08:23 PM
I think my family might own an original 1903.

Its been in the family since sometime in the 40's. FWIW it was shot last summer by my Dad and I at a range session. Interesting, I'll investigate.

Thanks RR

Malamute
01-23-2015, 08:48 PM
I think my family might own an original 1903.

Its been in the family since sometime in the 40's. FWIW it was shot last summer by my Dad and I at a range session. Interesting, I'll investigate.

Thanks RR

I've had a couple of them in the past. Retardery compelled me to trade them off.

LSP972
01-24-2015, 09:24 AM
Oh, man… I WANTS me one of those 1903s.

I don't suppose there was any information regarding a "release date"? I suspect these will be snapped up faster than popcorn.

Think I'd prefer polished blue over parkerizing… but we'll take what we can get.

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LSP972
01-25-2015, 09:21 AM
Oh, man… I WANTS me one of those 1903s.


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OTOH, maybe not.

$1400 for the "plain vanilla" model????? And its not even made by Colt...

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2015/01/23/colt-leaks-model-1903-general-officers-pistol-recreation-2015-shot-show/

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RevolverRob
01-25-2015, 09:29 AM
OTOH, maybe not.

$1400 for the "plain vanilla" model????? And its not even made by Colt...

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2015/01/23/colt-leaks-model-1903-general-officers-pistol-recreation-2015-shot-show/


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I am not surprised. I doubt Colt owns any of the machinery used to build the old ones anymore. They licensed the Bulldog gatling guns out and the BAR out too.

But that is disappointing. I knew the prices would be very high on these. WWI 1911 Repros ran 1000-1200 when they came out and those could be made at Colt.

LSP972
01-25-2015, 12:47 PM
But that is disappointing..

Indeed it is. I have the "first issue" WW I repro model 1911, and was hoping for one of these as a companion piece. Not likely, now. That's a bit too rich for an ersatz copy.

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