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    West Point has had the tradition for a while, and this year the better academy is finally picking it up. Base pistol is a Colt 70 Series 1911, you can see the detailing below. The pics aren't mine, I apologize for their quality but this is what we were sent. Price we've been told is $1450, and we've been told we won't be seeing them until at least four months after graduation. I just picked up a rifle, but some funds may have to get moved around....



    "US Naval Academy Class of 2017"



    "Honor, Commitment, Courage", with '17 and '67, our "Link in the Chain" class (50 years before us)



    "Si non nos ergo qui" = "If not me, then who?", quoted by Travis Manion and our class motto, as well as our class crest.


    Thanks for looking, and remember, Beat Army.
    Ya gotta love it...

  • #2
    This is really cool. My son is Class of 2018. Who is making these?

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    • #3
      That is really amazing. And if that is the price, it's a stone steal!

      I think it is fantastic that they are doing this.

      No idea who is doing the craftsmanship/artistry on those slides. But if they are selling those for $1450... then someone is subsidizing them or doing an amazing bit of charity gunsmithing. Because that's some amazing work. Maybe it's an electro-plate, which is not expensive. But it looks like pounded-in wire and sheet work, which is really time-consuming and expensive.

      Incredible and I salute the academy folks who are ordering these. They are the great Americans who give me hope for the future!

      Cheers,

      Sirhr
      Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum

      Oderint dum metuant

      "You went full nerd with that reference." Thanks, I will wear that as a badge of honor!

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      • #4
        Wow, that's incredible! This is all I got for getting commissioned through ROTC...



        However, I did get this for the Q course
        Last edited by buffalowinter; 05-05-2017, 06:15 PM.
        Rick Jones
        MAJ, SF (Ret)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hannibal Erector View Post
          This is really cool. My son is Class of 2018. Who is making these?
          No kidding, what company? I haven't heard who is doing the engraving, I can ask someone on the committee.


          And thanks for the kind words Sirhr!

          Ya gotta love it...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by buffalowinter View Post
            Wow! This is what I got for getting commissioned through ROTC...
            HH


            However, I did get this for the Q course
            I dunno, it looks like that has seen some use, I certainly wouldn't want to mess with anyone who has one of those, not to mention a long tab on his shoulder...
            Ya gotta love it...

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            • #7
              I wish I had gotten one of the Yarboroughs.

              Some friends got them through the Assn. and I could have gotten ahold of one... via friends, so to speak.

              Glad you got one! They are gorgeous.

              I'll settle for my Randall... Ordered mine with several friends who all got our group 'handle' engraved on it. ORC... I'll leave the initials to posterity. But four of us ordered them at the same time at Randall in Orlando a few years ago. All were identical to a Randall that one of our number (of four); Jim, brought with him to show to Jason. That knife was given to his father by his mother... just before D-Day. His father carried until 1945... then bequeathed to Jim when he passed the Q-course in the 1970's. . And Jim carried it for 20 years in SF then overseas while working for 'other' gummint entities. We all got the same knives for the hell of it when we visited Jason to say 'hi.' Jim, Simon, Ian and Sirhr... all have our Randalls and get together now and again over dinner... where we terrify waitresses by having our knives on the table in sort of a ceremony.

              Oh and I love my Al Mar SERE Valloton conversion folder. I carried that every shift for 13 years on PD. Discreet, but a fine knife!

              Cheers,

              Sirhr
              Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum

              Oderint dum metuant

              "You went full nerd with that reference." Thanks, I will wear that as a badge of honor!

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              • #8
                My source says Baron Engraving is doing the work, I haven't heard of them but I don't know much about this field.

                EDIT: In my research I saw they had done the work on West Point's pistols a couple years ago, so I'm sure they do it for at least them as well. Our committee probably got in touch with WP to see who they use.
                Last edited by Boyscout618; 05-06-2017, 07:38 AM.
                Ya gotta love it...

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                • #9
                  Nice looking pistol!
                  This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.

                  This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it
                  -Elmer Davis-

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                  • #10
                    OCS Class of '78



                    I lied, had that long before I went to OCS.
                    Kraig Stuart
                    Distinguished Rifle Badge #1071
                    USAMU Sniper School, Oct '78

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                    • #11
                      Since the old pics got jacked up, and this finally showed up at the LGS...











                      Ya gotta love it...

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                      • #12
                        What is the significance of 1967 on the right side grip?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by XTR View Post
                          What is the significance of 1967 on the right side grip?
                          The Class of 1967 is known as '17's "Link in the Chain," the idea being to connect the (50 years) older generations of grads with the younger
                          Ya gotta love it...

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                          • #14
                            That is beautiful. So many these days are over-embellished and downright tacky. That is just plain classy. Nice job to the designers... And the recipients!!

                            Cheers, Sirhr
                            Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum

                            Oderint dum metuant

                            "You went full nerd with that reference." Thanks, I will wear that as a badge of honor!

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                            • #15
                              Nice to see sirhmechanic posting about Al Mar. He was a good friend of mine. I was fortunate to have him introduce me to man people in the knife making world, including the fellow down in Creswell, OR who made many of the prototype knives that Al would send off to Japan to have mass manufactured. Al Mar designed many knives and was a great sponsor of shooting and the special forces community.

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                              • #16
                                here we go!
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