Safe queen

.safe queen
It would not surprise me one bit to find out this gun’s never been fired.

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24 Responses to Safe queen

  1. madmike says:

    That is bad to the bone!!

  2. Dan says:

    Plenty of safe queens out there. Half the guns I have are unfired. Many because I have two or even three of a make/model. But half a dozen are well used and show plenty of wear.

  3. Steve_in_CA says:

    The Phantom almost never fired his weapons.

  4. danielkday says:

    That is an odd looking trigger.

  5. akjfm says:

    There seems to be a good bit of wear on the grip safety.

    • SemperFi, 0321 says:

      Give that man a seegar!
      Good eye.
      And that’s not light reflection, blue looks worn.
      Hell, it’s a Springfield, it’s not that expensive. I have several; very good guns.

  6. drjim says:

    Sure don’t look like anybody’s grubby, sweaty paws have been on it….

  7. skybill says:

    Funny thing you should mention that Kenny!! ‘Been thru more ammo in the last couple of years than I really want to calculate!! (With all my Gear!!) At 20 rounds (approx) per paper target (I save all my targets and police up all my spent brass!!) (X) a really thick stack of paper (X) $$/round = Big $$$$!!! To think it all “Went up in Smoke!!” But,…… I can put a 230 gr. slug inside a 5″ circle at 60 feet with no problem at the bat of an eye!! So some hot shot Jokers can do 3″ or less at the same distance, oh well! I figure with 5″ center of mass, as Bones “Dr McCoy” would say,”He’s Dead Jim!!”
    In 10 years, no body will remember stance , range or accuracy, just, (Who Lived!!”)

  8. Mike says:

    I’m guilty of safe queens myself. Got my favorite few that get out regularly. Then there are the others I just had to have for some reason and they’ve never been fired. Everything comes out once a quarter for oiling, a bore snake, petting and touching, then back in the safe. A lot of them are from my C&R license days when you could get arsenal rebuilds out of Eastern Europe for next to nothing. For example I got three SKS rifles still in cosmoline, consecutive seriel numbers, never issued for $70 per. Wish I’d bought a case of eight.

  9. l says:

    Couldn’t help notice – Made in Brazil. That’s different.

  10. davidc says:

    Springfield Armory, I’d want to know,
    how does it shoot ?

    • Wirecutter says:

      My Pops owned one and he said it shot fine. When he died, Mom sold it to my father-in-law and he’s fixing to shoot it tomorrow for the first time when we run up to the hills.

    • SemperFi, 0321 says:

      I have several Springfield 1911A1 G.I. models, plain old parkerized finish and G.I. sights. They work flawlessly, and I can shoot a 5-10 shot group inside a quarter @ 21′ all day long. People want to bitch and play gun snob over these things, but understand something, every one of these Brazilian pistols is built in a modern state of the art CNC factory, as opposed to the sometimes sloppy workmanship of all those WW2 Colt, Ithaca, US&S 1911A1’s. Those were milled by eye, then checked by hand with gauges to make sure they fit, but the parts control was nowhere as exact as it is today. So don’t think your Colt is some jewel of gunmaking expertise, I’d take a Turkish, Brazilian or Filipino 1911 any day. Sure I’d love to have my old US&S pistol back, but folks have now made these things something to fawn over, and prices have gone into the realm of insane.
      I had 65 1911A1’s in my USMC armory in the early 80’s, all were loose, had been rebuilt once or twice since production ceased in 1945, and they were still great pistols. Being a tank unit, we went and qualified every yr, and some shot like new, others were all over the target. They’re tools, nothing more.

  11. AC says:

    RE: Crotalus says: That’s not the Phantom’s logo. That’s the Punisher.


    (it’s a large pic)

    • SemperFi, 0321 says:

      Is this part of an adult gun conversation, or are you comparing kids comic book shit?
      One of the biggest problems I see on gun blogs is the adolescent mentality of the comments, so I’m assuming there are lots of teenagers reading this too. Shouldn’t you be hanging out on YouTube?

  12. AC says:

    Re: SemperFi, 0321 Shouldn’t you be hanging out on YouTube?

    We were talking about the image on the grip. Go screw a cactus.

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