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gun papa

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MS Safari Arms pistol
« on: March 13, 2021, 07:44:23 PM »
I am old enough to remember Safari Arms before they were bought out by Olympic Arms.   There just doesn't seem to be much information on the net about Safari Arms when they were in Arizona.  I have this gun, but I do not know the model.  It is mostly original and has a 4 digit serial number in the 2000 range.  The government length slide has a S&W rear sight which I recall was a thing that the Phoenix shop did.  The front sight has a red insert in the steel sight.   I am trying to find how many pistol the MS Safari Arms made, and the model.  You don't see these guns around or for sale.


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Re: MS Safari Arms pistol
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 08:46:35 AM »
Forgotten Weapons had nothing.
Sounds like you need to do some digging.    ;D
When you Find the information you can post it Here for other researchers.

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Re: MS Safari Arms pistol
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 01:43:36 PM »
Iirc they were bought in 87. 
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Re: MS Safari Arms pistol
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 09:32:15 AM »
as one of the early stainless 1911s, there may have been alloy incompatibility that caused a galling problem where slide to frame friction would strip off metal...the MS Arms were heavily advertised in Soldier of Fortune magazine.....I did have a MS beaver tail on an early 1911

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Re: MS Safari Arms pistol
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 02:16:56 PM »
Thanks.  I have not seen anything galling.

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tombogan03884

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Re: MS Safari Arms pistol
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 08:23:00 PM »
as one of the early stainless 1911s, there may have been alloy incompatibility that caused a galling problem where slide to frame friction would strip off metal...the MS Arms were heavily advertised in Soldier of Fortune magazine.....I did have a MS beaver tail on an early 1911

Most of the early stainless 1911's shared the galling problem.
Randall was notorious for it.
I also heard it was an issue with the Coonan.
Kind of funny , Ha Ha, that they perfected their aluminum alloy sooner than they got Stainless right.
We've only been fu#@ing with iron for , what, 3500 years ?    ;D

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Re: MS Safari Arms pistol
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 12:57:57 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
Most of the early stainless 1911's shared the galling problem.
Randall was notorious for it.
I also heard it was an issue with the Coonan.
Kind of funny , Ha Ha, that they perfected their aluminum alloy sooner than they got Stainless right.
We've only been fu#@ing with iron for , what, 3500 years ?    ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I hope my neighbors didn't hear that laugh. I must have sounded demented. :-[ That was just what the doctor ordered.

I haven't seen  one of those guns in multiple coons ages, but wouldn't mind seeing some pics.
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