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Gents,

Have any of you run across this kind of device before? It looks to be some type of thumb guard. You can see it just above the thumb safety in the photos below.

Who made such a device, and when?

Thanks as always for your sage advice.

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not sure who made that one, but Pachmayr, Wilson, and others used to make them
 

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You don’t see brass mag bumpers much anymore.
 
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not sure who made that one, but Pachmayr, Wilson, and others used to make them
You don’t see brass mag bumpers much anymore.
I am thinking that this is an older build. It has a Kart barrel in it. I'm wondering if there is an easy way to be able to attribute the build?
 
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We used the Wilson (I think) version on our Steel Challenge, compensated/RD guns with 8# springs shooting 120 PF .38 Super loads.
There was so little slide velocity with the LIGHT load/compensator/cone barrel weight- that contact with your “shooting hand” thumb would frequently produce a FTE jamb.
 

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that was popular in the 70s for bulls eye competition.
OK, how many of the contributing gunsmiths here sign their work and how many don't? And if you don't, why not?
@ZoidMeister, glad you had it identified.
Was hesitant to open the thread after reading the subject line. Thought you were seeking advice on strong antibiotics.
This was one of those "don't go to bed without Buy-It-Now" listings on GB.

I saw it within an hour or two of the seller listing it (a smallish Texas pawn shop). I debated with myself for a couple of hours, but figured it wouldn't last overnight. The beginning price and Buy-It-Now price were $1.50 apart. If anyone had and interest, they would be stupid not to hit the buy it now.

When I first saw it, I was hoping it would have been a Swenson (big score on my part), but after looking over the photos and doing research, I determined that it was probably a Lauck or similar build (smaller score on my part).

I am hoping to find out more under the grips or inside of the slide when it arrives. I didn't want to ask too many questions, triggering the owner to realize this wasn't just a run of the mill bubba build.

I'm figuring there is at least $800 of custom work done to this gun (maybe $1,200).

Hell, the Kart barrel alone is worth at least $250, then $100 to fit it, the beavertail, custom bobed hammer, Swenson ambi-safety, sights, checkering, rear of slide treatment, etc.

I am praying there is a signature or mark somewhere under the grips or slide.

Here are all the photos I have on this gun. I took a risk, buying it somewhat sight unseen. Let's see if the Addict-gods are smiling on me.

I would be interested in y'alls opinion of its value based upon what you see.

Onto the pichers . . . .

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