Today from Karl at KGB customs is this S&W with a comp. Got to wonder about just how well that comp worked for a 45 ACP..

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  1. LSWCHP says:

    Oh I do love me some blued Smith and Wesson steel and walnut.

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    1. LSWCHP says:

      Pretty unusual to see a bobbed hammer too. My main squeeze has the hammer bobbed. DAO FTW.

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      1. Shawn says:

        I posted that one just for you honestly.

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        1. LSWCHP says:

          Why thank you, Sir. Much appreciated!

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  2. Rocketguy says:

    I was playing with a buddy’s compensated 357 recently. He walked me through a series of loads that demonstrated how the comp only became effective with hot loads pushing lots of gas. Maybe it would be functional on a bowling pin gun running hot loads with light bullets? Otherwise, more like a big rice-car wing on a classic muscle car.

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    1. Shawn says:

      Karl said it was made by the owner for bowlling pins. I have never seen a comped 45 ACP that I thought was worth it. The lack of pressure as you said. One reason why the super 38 rose to power

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  3. John M. says:

    I love these big old .45 ACP wheel guns. I wish I’d picked up a 1917 20+ years ago when they were still reasonable.

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  4. Wild, wild west says:

    Finally, I have a nicer one than Karl. Mine’s a 5-screw and unmolested. Take that, Karl!

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