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Old 08-13-2016, 20:00   #201
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The contest is closed. Official results are forthcoming. Thank you all for your contributions.
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Old 08-13-2016, 21:01   #202
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Congratulations sig shooter!

Please join me in congratulating sig shooter, declared winner of this Accu-strut contest, for post #153, the closest submitted entry.

As mentioned elsewhere, the top grey bar of the logo symbolizes the original 9/16" Mini-14 barrel, aka the "skinny" bbl. The barrel was changed to the current 5/8" barrel in 2008 (possibly a few released late 2007).

The lower bar represents the Accu-strut. Released in April of 2007, the device had an outside diameter of 5/8", coincidentally the same dimension as the current Mini-14 bbl. This dimension has never changed. Only the bbl changed, not the strut. That was the only tiny detail not covered in the guesses. Sig shooter was only off by a word and a year. Well done. As I mentioned before, my own production manager was not able to solve the riddle.

The new logo is an "homage" (the one-word clue) to the original product application, a 5/8" strut supporting a 9/16" bbl.




Interestingly (or incredibly boring), it was jockeying with the font size difference that led me to change the height of the trim bars, to "balance" the logo better. At that point I noticed the relevant symbolism.

The difference between 9/16 (.5625) and 5/8 (.625) is 62.5 thousandths.

Sig shooter, please PM me at your convenience, informing me of your product choice, including desired finish. Once again, congratulations and well done.
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Alright Siggy!!!!!!!!

Thanks for doing this Kevin!
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Originally Posted by Scorpion of Mars View Post
Alright Siggy!!!!!!!!

Thanks for doing this Kevin!
Well, anyone who has such good taste in handguns should have done well. Maybe we'll do this again some day.
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Old 08-14-2016, 13:31   #205
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Thank you Kevin, it was a lot of fun, even if slightly frustrating at times, and thank you Scorpion, for the encouragement and support. As a side note, the Sig in my avatar was a P228 factory nickel that I parted with about 5 years ago, I still miss it, it was my first semi-auto handgun. Still have a couple of others, but none as fine as that one.
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You got it dude!
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Old 08-15-2016, 17:00   #207
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Originally Posted by sig shooter View Post
Thank you Kevin, it was a lot of fun, even if slightly frustrating at times, and thank you Scorpion, for the encouragement and support. As a side note, the Sig in my avatar was a P228 factory nickel that I parted with about 5 years ago, I still miss it, it was my first semi-auto handgun. Still have a couple of others, but none as fine as that one.
My first pistol was a P228 (all blued). A nearly perfect 9mm. My friend still has it. I went to a P229R so I could get a rail (this was before they had the P228R). Had about a thousand dollars worth of machining mods just to get it to balance like a 228.

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Old 08-15-2016, 18:04   #208
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Wow, that is a very nice piece !! Here is my original P228 that I sold:


Here is what I have now, I got a P228R because I missed my 228

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Ewww, stainless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by kkina View Post
My first pistol was a P228 (all blued). A nearly perfect 9mm. My friend still has it. I went to a P229R so I could get a rail (this was before they had the P228R). Had about a thousand dollars worth of machining mods just to get it to balance like a 228.

Bar-Sto barrel and aluminum grips !! Expensive but well made I sold my G10 grips after I parted ways with my 228, but kept the Bar-Sto barrel for my 228R. You pretty much have a 228R on steroids
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