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Offline Hawg

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Twister
« on: January 27, 2016, 03:04:26 PM »
Back in the 70's I bought a Classic Arms Twister. At that time you could get it finished or as a kit. I got the finished version with blued barrels and a satin frame and white grips. On the first shot one of the grips cracked down the middle. I made a set out of a mouse trap, BTW my wood working skills have NOT improved. )L$ Anyway it was fun for awhile but finally ended up in moms attic along with some of my other unused junk. I went and reclaimed some of it several years ago but it had gotten pretty bad.



I finally came across another set of grips for it and got around to working on it some. I couldn't get all of the pits out of it and blued it with some many years old cold blue. It came out with a  kind of grayish aged look which suits me pretty well. I like it anyway.



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Re: Twister
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 03:26:26 PM »
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Re: Twister
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 05:23:35 PM »
Necessity is the mother of invention....who would have thought a mouse trap would make a decent set of grips? Anyway, nice job of rescuing that old pistol.

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Re: Twister
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 09:25:05 PM »
Sort of built a better mouse trap there.
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Re: Twister
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 09:35:47 PM »
Brings back memories of the early 1970s. Those little pistols were advertised in almost every gun magazine around at that time. Seems they sold for something like $25. Why I never bought one I don't know.

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Re: Twister
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 09:55:19 PM »
Brings back memories of the early 1970s. Those little pistols were advertised in almost every gun magazine around at that time. Seems they sold for something like $25. Why I never bought one I don't know.

The kits may have been. IIRC I paid 49.00 for mine serial number 0003233.
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Re: Twister
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 11:00:56 PM »
bought the kit in 1980 at K-Mart for $29.95.....used it for a back pocket gun for a cpl years........
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