Chief Steward of Man Law
Trick here is it Sr. or the kids?I've owned a Clark Hardball gun in the past, a '52 Colt built by Jim Sr.. The "Tiger Tooth" stippling isn't golf balls but it works great. I'm not a bullseye shooter but the gun was plenty accurate in my hands, had a great trigger, and functioned reliably. I've own/have owned other Clark guns that have performed as advertised so I have no reason to believe that the gun in question would not as well.
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On the other hand there's been a bit to much Smith's trash talking other Smith's work. Something we never used to see.I am not arguing your point or defending Chuck but I will say this. Chuck frequently comments positively on the work of other smiths on here. I don’t see many other smiths doing so…
Well I come from a day where Smith's didn't talk trash on other Smith's work. Far more pleasant and they let people make their own choice. There's also the issue where this forum is usually avoids negativity. Lots of things I could say at times, but I try to avoid that as much as I can. I don't claim to.be perfect, but I still work at not doing it.Here we have a Mt. Rushmore-level Smith commenting upon the work of a prior great. I hope that Chuck does not keep his opinions to himself and that those responding to an opinion would do so with fact, opinion of their own identified as such and something along the lines of an open mind. He has the right an opinion, we have the right to counter and so on. I think he also has the right to ask someone to make good on their public claims.
What is wrong with calling an ugly gun ugly? I don't know how anyone could identify it's ability to shoot in that photo, but I am not willing to engage in a debate about the "looks" of the gun in question, because I agree that it is not visually appealing. I also would just about bet the deed to my house that it is post-Clark Sr.
This is like hearing Eric Clapton critique the work of a single Jimi Hendrix song or lick. Is it fair that one is here and the other isn't? Do the same songs do the same thing for the individual? Do I want him to shutup about it? The answer to all three is a resounding "No".
Keep up the good work @pistolwretch. Your legend is already earned. God Bless Jimmy Clark and may he rest in peace. His legend came before us all and was earned as well.