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I want to know what you guys think about this pistol, is it reliable? worth the $230 I bought it for? Do you think it could possibly jam or have some kind of mechanical error? before I had used wd-40 with out taking it apart[I know big mistake?]..until i read that build up from wd-40 could be bad so I took it apart, cleaned it and used some Hoppe's Gun Grease[don't know if thats good] hopefully that will help it out.
It was pretty rusty when i got it so I had sanded it a bit and now top slide is more shiny and silver. I've shot it about 4 times in a row with no jam or malfunction and it seems to feel pretty sturdy.



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You could say I like them. :D They are very reliable from my experience. Accurate if you can see the miniscule sights and they conceal exceptionally well. You got a great price on yours. I would suggest considering having it nickel plated as mine was if you like that look. Ford's Refinishing does top shelf work. Any semiautomatic weapon can have a jam or mechanical issue. I've even had a revolver lock up so nothing is guaranteed. I should warn you that doing a full disassembly of this gun is easy, putting it back together is likely to frustrate you for a good long time.


 

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Wow :roll: you guessed right when I first tried to disassemble the gun must of been so old/rusty that I couldn't turn the barrel- i had tried a lot of ways to turn the barrel- lets just say it took me a couple of hours on a late night. after cleaning and greasing the reassemble was pretty easy because i found out how the slide and turn works on the barrel. I just have one more question that nickle plated version is that the bottom picture? and how much did it cost you to get it finished? Thanks fuelburns2
 

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The nickel one (bottom) was refinished at Fords by the previous owner. I have the invoice for the refinish though.

Restore letters & logo: $130
Bright nickel finish: $190
Return shipping: $42
Final Total is $361.55 on the invoice which is from 2005.

Money well spent if you like the gun enough to keep it.
The price may vary depending on the amount of prep work needed.
 

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only thing I "know" about .32 auto is that it is semi-rimmed and that can make it prone to failure to feed, or something like that. I guess some guns feed just fine and some always hang up on the semi-rim. Try a bunch of brands of ammo after the gun is all cleaned up and ready to go. Kinda weed out any brands of ammo that have more problems then the rest. You may get lucky and the gun will digest anything you feed it. :D

and to Fuel, that nickel plated one is killer! :twisted: 8)
 
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