Neat  Stuff


Update,  May 18, 2018


Armco Machine & Plating has ceased operating as a business (although I will still be here and wheeling and dealing:)  I will be clearing out a bunch of personally owned firearms over the next few months.  Watch for some interesting and neat guns I've been hoarding.  And the prices will be reasonable  :)  Also some tools, reloading material and books!

 Lots more stuff coming just as soon as I get myself (and a couple helpers) down to the RCMP station to haul it back  :)

A pair of the justly-famous SVI 2011 45 mags, blocked to 10 rounds.  These are what Jean and I used for competition over 25 years and one of those guns saw over 130,000 rounds before we rebarreled it  :)  These are now selling new for $175 Canadian  - and well worth it!  $100 each - no  tax!

  These six SVI 45 mags are the old-style hicap ones blocked to 10 rounds.  Fit and work flawlessly in the others, too - STI, SPS....You can take these apart for cleaning without breaking any laws, too :)  Used, but these last forever - and feed sooo smooth! Going for $175 new stateside, these ones are $90 each - or $480 if you need all six! 

This one is a new .45 STI 2011 mag, hicap blocked to 10.  No longer available in Canada, $100 - all in! 

A factory STI 2011 10 round 9mm/38Super mag in the 126mm length (Open guns)  $100 all in :)

We have a lot of tuned STI and SVI mags for 45 2011's - $70/90 each...these are the 126mm IPSC Standard-length (or carry) ones.

These 45 ACP 10 round stainless 2011 mags are made by STI, and are almost new.  3 left at $85  (over $120 new)

  These mags are for the wide-body S&W autos, the 59, 659, etc, and are blocked to 10 rds of 9mm.  I'm selling the gun  :(  Mags are $50 each...

I've been shooting my S&W Model 659 for some years, but not so much lately  :(  These are factory 40 mags, holding only 10 rounds of 40, but carry legally (and work with) 14 rounds of 9mm in the 659 (or Model 59 or any of the wide-body Smith autos)   I'm selling the 659 as soon as I have it re-registered to Restricted from Prohib.  These mags are $60 each, or $100 for the pair. 

    Here is a new factory 5 rd magazine for the popular CZ 858 series of rifles - $20  :)

 This is an accessory rail for 1911's and really makes sense! This one is mounted with two screws that thread into the rail itself, not the very thin dust cover of the pistol.  Just drill two holes and mount it.  You can even take it off and all there is left are two small holes where they're hardly ever noticed.   Why didn't I think of this?   $40

A few Ruger cylinders I've been saving ('cause you never know when you might need one!) - the first one shows a brand-new Ruger New Model Blackhawk one in 45ACP - $80.  Next one is a .38 Special one for the 3-Screw early model  - this one is rare as they're almost always in 357 only.  The .38 Special one is easier to keep clean inside, and a tad more accurate :)  $60. Last is a 22 Magnum cylinder for the New Model 22 Single Six  - $60... 

  Here are some calipers I will likely never use.  First is an unknown  brand 6" dial unit graduated in inches and unused.  I found these really great for checking case lengths - very much faster to watch the sweep of the needle than trying to read numbers, especially if you're checking hundreds of them :)  I don't recall what I paid - give me $20.  The next one is one of my good ones - a Mitutoyo, again 6" dial type, I don 't think I ever used this one - new they are $150  - how about $75?  The last one is a digital unit from Cabelas - they want $65 plus tax and it's brand new - $50, and remember, no tax!

  Here are four S&W M&P 40 10 rd mags Now $35 each, one is brand new in box (The rest look new, too...) and these are currently retailing for $43!   Three left!


These BMT Mooners are THE slickest tool for loading and unloading your moon clips.  Now you don't have to buy 50 -100 moon clips to compete in IPSC  Revolver - just the half dozen needed for each stage.  I have only 44 Magnum N frame one left...   See their video!  $80 each..I don't foresee ever competing in Revolver Division again, so really can't justify keeping this...

 This $100 Bladetech DOH holster is for the S&W M&P (mine was a 9mm but fits 40's too, of course).  It is a right handed holster so no longer works for me!  Now  $40 

  This EB Red Laser mounts to your weaver/picatinny rail and is deadly on Zombies!   $40... 

  NC Star very bright weapon-mounted light/laser - brand new - $65

If you want to avoid dry-firing your 45 auto pistol on an empty chamber, these Snap-Caps are for you...Plastic ones from A_Zoom, and heavier metal ones to mimic the weight of loaded rounds.  Retail at $20 for 5 - now $15 out the door  :)  Plastic ones sold..

    These quick-detach mounts allow you to mount a compact red dot sight for close-up quick target acquisition - like when a grizzly sneaks up you!  $20 

  A nice Bladetech DOH holster (Right hand which is why I'm selling) for the GP6 STI (or Grand Power K100)  Now $40 

    These original Colt 1911 38 Super mags are 9 rounders, fitted with extended base pads, and since we're all using 10  rounders now, these are for sale.  Still make excellent IDPA or practice mags, and work very well with 9mm as well - $20 each...  some now gone but a few left...

  This is a brand-new 9mm Bull barrel from STI for the compact 1911 or 2011.  Easily switch your 40 to a cheap to shoot 9mm -  List price is currently $327 -  Now $275 - should drop right in, as long as your gun is a Commander length 1911 clone with a ramped barrel   :)


    These guide rods vary in price but nothing over $20, even the ones with reverse plugs and springs.  Factory 5" length (and Commander-length) guide rods $2 , as are the spring plugs...Ask...

These 1911 safeties are new STI extended (Non-ambi) ones we took off and replaced with ambi ones.  Retailing at $60 - these are $20 each.  Also have a bunch of ambi ones at $20...   still a few left !!  Most of these have been fitted to a pistol, so you'll need to check safe function on your gun!

  The first one is a skeletonized 1911 one at $6, the second is an STI Carbon Fiber/Titanium one at $30  Gone!   (new ones are not titanium and  retail at $60).  The last ones - stock 1911 ones - are $2 each or 6 for $10...

1911 Extractors - I always have a spare of these in the gun bag, as a worn out or weakened one is the  most common cause of 1911 malfunctions.  First is a new 1911 9mm/38/40 one in stainless at $30  Sold  :).  Next is a new tuned/prepped Caspian 45 one at $30.    Next up is a pair of Stainless series 80 45 ones at $25 each.  The next pic is of three prepped 9mm/38/40 ones (Series 70) at $20 each.   Next is a pair of 9mm/38/40 ones for a series 80 - one blued, one stainless - $25 each.  Next up is 5 45 extractors, series 70 of course, blued and stainless - $20 each.   The next picture is of four series 70 45 extractors at $15 each.    All these are good extractors, if they were not 100%, I tossed them  :)

  1911 Hammers - all have good hooks, either factory or recut here: First pic is a stainless wide spur hammer  - $10.  Next three pics are of a blued wide spur hammer, likely off an early military 1911 - $30.  Next are three Colt Commander hammers, $15 each, $20 with strut  That one Gone  :).  Then we have some Norinco (actually pretty decent steel) ones - $5/$10...Then we have a whole bunch of Norinco 1911A1 spur type hammers - $2 each.   Next two pics are of a Colt early 1911A1 checkered hammer - $20.  A stainless strut for $5 finishes this bunch.

The first two pics show a Colt straight mainspring housing off a stainless 80's 1911 (these are plastic) - $5.  Next two pics are of an Ed Brown Polymer stippled one at $20 , next two pics - a Colt steel blued serrated one - $10.  Up next are two pics of a steel blued checkered one at $30  Now gone (: The next two - a flat checkered steel one at $30 - for a Colt Officers model. The next two pics are of a lightly curved Pachmayr checkered rubber/aluminum one - $10.  These actually feel great!  Then we have a flat Pachmayr one - $20.  Another flat serrated blued steel Colt one, complete with innards, at $15, an arched checkered blued steel one at $20  Gone !,  two pics of a very nice flat steel checkered one at $25, and finally, another flat steel serrated (Colt) one at $10

The first two pics show a 30mm Scope mount for a 1911, perfect for Aimpoints etc.  May need drilling and tapping of the frame - $50.  Next is a nice Weigand one for the Aimpoint Comp model, also needing the frame drilled and tapped, in the standard Weigand pattern.    $60.  Next up is a pair of Leupold 1" rings on a Contender base - with or without base  Now gone  :).  Next two pics - a pair of 1" rings for the narrow .22 weaver type rings - $10.  The last pic is a 1" set of Leupold rings - look like medium rise - $15.

  These 1911 firing pin keepers commonly crack, so check yours! Always one of the items in my spares-pack.  Specify 45 or 9/38/40 (these are all the same) - list $16, now $10  

  Some of the 1911 clones come with soft firing pins which peen over at the rear, and can cause them to stick .  Not nice, although I do like shooting full-auto (intentionally)! .45 steel pins - $10 each - stainless steel - $15,  Titanium .45 $20 - only one left.  Sorry, no more 9mm/40/38 pins left...

  Here is a LOT of brand new premium 10mm ammo!  11 20-round boxes of 175 grain Silvertip @ $25 - now $22, no tax.  10 boxes of Hornady 180 grain XTP @ $20 - now $18 - no tax  - Now none left!   10 20-rd boxes of Federal Premium JHP 180 grain @ $40 - now $35...And a couple boxes of American Eagle 50's in 180 grain FMJ - @$35 /box - now  $25 - no tax  STILL SOME LEFT :)

    Here are 4 Arredondo P-Mag base pads and two (two-packs) Arredondo AR10 Mag couplers -  List is $15 per base pad and $25 per pair of couplers/yokes.   Now $10 and $18 or

$60 for all...  


Tokarev parts - in this case brand new Chinese pieces. Enquire...

  STI/SVI Magazine base pads - solid machined aluminum to fit the various lengths of mags, although I see we are only importing the "standard" length 126mm mags now.  This means  you definitely need extended pads if you use a mag well (don't we all?)  Thin ones for shooting Standard Division, thick ones for Open guns - we even have a few for old style 140mm mags - $20 each for new, $10 for used...

  These Ruger SA grips are the newer ones and do not fit the old-timers.  SBH, Blackhawk etc....  Look unused, with screw.   $40 

    This is a Vortex Diamondback HP scope in the popular 2-8x32 size.  Virtually new in box, this one is $400 plus tax in the store - $319 here, out the door  :)  Sold...

 Finally good news!  The Crown has announced a Stay of Proceedings!  While they were not willing to listen two years ago, I guess now they were, and have dropped all charges.  Our guns and other property are to be returned (still ongoing), and a lot of guns that were on hold can now be transferred :)