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Springfield SASS conversions

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Ian, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Ian

    Ian Member

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    Wow...I just discovered these things, and they look VERY cool (well, they look butt-ugly, but the concept is really cool). Does anyone know anything about 'em? Do they work well? More to the point, are they available anywhere? I know they're out of production, but does anyone know of any for sale? I looked on the "big 3" auction sites, and I can't find any there...
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    A what?
    I have never heard of a Springfield SASS Conversion and I have been doin' that stuff off and on for a while now.

    Uncle Jim
    SASS 33879
     
  3. Ian

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    No, not cowboy shooting. I don't know what it 'SASS' stands for, but the things are rifle-caliber slide replacements for 1911s.
     
  4. Tamara

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    I think it's "Springfield Armory Single Shot", kinda like the old Pachmayr Dominator conversion.
     
  5. Ohen Cepel

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    I haven't seen any in years. And when I was looking a decade ago there weren't many around then.

    Maybe check Shotgun News and Gun List.
     
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    Always wanted an SASS conversion in .308WIN for a spare 1911 frame but never reached the top of my list and now it is history (for a number of yers now). Might also want to search for Clerke's Xtender. Same concept but also out of production. A little better looking.
     
  7. rufe-snow

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    SASS in 223

    Had one in 223 for a number of years. It seemed very unwieldy with its 15 in. barrel. Finally put a short Harris bipod and a Tasco red dot on it. Mostly used it as a conversation piece at the range. With Black Hills 55 grain soft points it would blow humungous holes in 3/8 steel plate.
    Sheriffs Officer who shot there got pissed at me because I was letting the Gang Bangers who used to practice for there drive bys, shoot it. Asked me "what was I trying to prove" can't say I blame him, those holes it was making in that 3/8 plate would make anybody nervous!
     
  8. Hand_Rifle_Guy

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    I got one. Two actually. And three barrels, in .243, .308, and .358. Sadly, they are discontinued, as Hand Rifles have a very limited market.

    I write about 'em a bunch, here and there. I'll be back to answer specifics a bit later, gotta go work.


    I would heartily suggest a search with the parameters "Springfield Armory S.A.S.S." That oughta pull up everything I've ever said about 'em, which is a pile.

    "I'll be back."

    ;):D;)
     
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