New Hege Siber Lookout 10 Ring

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  1. denster

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    I have wanted a Hege Siber for years. I couldn't quite swing the $750 cost for the basic pistol back in the early 1980s and I sure couldn't afford the $3000 for the U.S. Historical Gold Medal edition.
    Every time I have seen one come up on the auction sites, which is not often, I've been beaten out. Until last week. I managed to win one of the Gold Medal editions in unfired condition. I will change that in the not to distant future. Can't wait to see if the reputation for extreme accuracy is deserved. IMG_0017.JPG IMG_0019.JPG IMG_0020.JPG IMG_0021.JPG IMG_0022.JPG IMG_0023.JPG
     
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    Congratulations, you must be stoked.
    What I've mostly found out about them is that they're a .33 caliber gun.
    It looks great and I sincerely hope that it fulfills your desires in every way.
    You two must have been meant to be together! o_O
     
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    Yes the general consensus is 0 or 00 buck and a thin linen patch and 8gr of3F. So far in looking it over the degree of craftsmanship is way up there.
     
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    That is gorgeous denster. I will be anxiously awaiting your shooting report.
     
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    Congrats, that's really neat.
     
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    Thanks guys. Hope we have some good weather soon.
     
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    The reputation is deserved. I own one myself. Try either buckshot, or a .315 ball and a .020 patch. Around 12 grains of 3 or 4 F.
     
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    Thanks Mike
     
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    I've been researching this a bit. Couldn't find much searching for U.S. Historical Society Hege Siber and it isn't listed in the Blue Book of blackpowder gun values. The BB does list a French version under Hege so Googled that and found the identical Gold Medal Edition ser# 500/6 sold by Barnabys auctions and described as being made for the French shooting federation. If anyone has any information regarding this it would be much appreciated. It would be like the U.S.Historical Society to buy up a contracted for but unsold issue and market it to wealthy individuals as an instant collectible which was their forte back in the day.
     
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    Sounds like an ancient`Sig 210 :)
     
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    Until the advent of the underhammer guns by Baumkircher, Dedinski, and Feinwerkbau, the Hege-Sibers dominated the repro division of the Kuchenreuter match in MLAIC competition.
     
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    Congratulations! From what I’ve seen here and there of the guns you owned and how you keep them, this pistol is going to be in good caring hands!
     
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    That's what I've learned from others also on other boards very accurate pistols. I still haven't been able to find much on the gold medal edition. The gold medal inset into the off side lock panel reads Federation Francaise De Tir which translates to French shooting federation. I would have thought that Google would have turned up some advertising literature since the U.S HIstorical Society was at some point marketing the edition.
    I suppose I could be satisfied just owning a somewhat fancier than usual Hege-Siber but I enjoy learning as much as I can.
     
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    Thanks woodnbow I do intend to take good care of it and make a little smoke in the process.
     
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    I could put it in the safe next to my P210 and see if they mate.:)
     
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    I like the OP's thinking, Shoot em if you got em. :). Guns are for shooting, stamps and coins are for collecting.;)
     
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    You are ready should someone challenge you to a duel, also. Beautiful pistol with an excellent reputation.
     
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    Request anyone who has a collection of gun magazines particularly American Rifleman from 1983 to 1994 to see if they can locate the U.S. Historical Society add for this Hege Siber gold medal edition. I would really appreciate it.
     
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    Interesting posts and thanks daboy. Still trying to find the U.S. Historical Society add for the Gold Medal edition I have. It would likely be in gun magazines no earlier than 1984 nor later than 1994. I recall seeing their adds in American Rifleman, shooting times, guns and ammo and Guns magazines. Sure appreciate any help.
     
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    I have one, but I had to make my own case and mine has no stars on the barrel. Try it off a bench with a muzzle rest.. at 25. If you cannot cover the group with a quarter, you are doing something wrong.
     
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    Mine is the Gold Medal edition by the U.S. Historical Society hence the extra bling. I have everything ready just need the weather to co-operate.
     
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