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Thread: My Volkmann makeover

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    My Volkmann makeover

    Almost two years ago, I ran across an early Volkmann on Gunbroker. The seller said that it was Luke's personal old carry gun, and that seemed like a good gun to have. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind aesthetically, but looked like a great gun at a fair price:



    I knew if I took it, I'd never have it worked on, and would buy other stuff instead, so I sent it off directly to Luke. I was broke from the purchase, so he said he would work on it as I sent him payments as long as I didn't mind waiting. I didn't. A few months later, I had paid him for my work order, and he sent me updates from time to time. It didn't look much different until I got the update pic that the gun was back from ion-bond:



    Continued...

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    The case is a BEAST!


    The grips are from Wicked, and I think they make the gun:


    slide/frame fit:


    I took about a hundred pictures under different flashes and settings to get these to half way come out. It's the hardest thing to photo, the slide's very shiny:

    I'm really happy with the job, and I hope ya'll like it.

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    With the backup shoes:


    And the " vault" of a case, pistol shown for scale:

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    It really doesn't get much better than that! I love the finish and the ball cut on the front of the slide....adds allot of class to her.
    Beauty is skin deep but ugly goes right to the bone.

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    ncviking is right, ball cut looks great. Love her new shoes, are those desert ironwood? I really like the photo where that .45 round is reflected in the shiny slide. Awesome pistol.
    SEMPER FI

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    Yeah, I recall those being ironwood. Ed at Wicked Grips made those for Luke. I've bought more grips (and a gun or two) from Ed, he's great to deal with and a master craftsman himself.

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    Beautiful finish and spectacularly wicked grips by wicked grips! Congratulations.

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    Beautiful pistol! I love the grips

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    A very nice makeover. Looks to me like money well spent.
    Dean

    NRA Life Member, IDPA Member, SASS Member

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