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Old June 2, 2013, 08:41 AM   #21
Baba Louie
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Join Date: September 23, 2001
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It didn't live up to all my boyhood dreams, for sure.
Sad that. Back in 95 I bought a pair of Russian refurb P08s for $250 ea. because of my Dads 1916 he bought from a WWII vet (bringback). His was in excellent shape (still is) but mine... both had BTDT, smooth checkered grips thru use, worn to a frazzle, bore shot mostly smooth in one (thought about rebarrel or relining barrel, but... nah).

I tried one of Mitchells new stainless steel models when they came out... ick. Pretty but, just didn't hack it for moi. (they were expensive too, and I'm cheap)

Just a piece of history in your hands. Nothing more, nothing less. Better handguns exist today for sure.
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