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Old 03-02-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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Springfield Omega 10mm pistol..

Hello. Saw one of these for sale at a local shop yesterday. Very low mileage, someone had some nice modifications done.



For starters, the gun was blue-over-silver, like maybe the frame had been hard chromed. Very pretty. Next, the gun has certainly had a trigger job. Also, somebody (Novak perhaps) had put tritium inserts in the adjustable factory sights. Dot in the front, horizontal bar on the rear.



That last one kind of floored me: Making a carry gun out of a 6" bbl. longslide 1911. As minty as the pistol was, I'm thinking the previous owner was a bit Walter Mitty-ish, if you get my drift.



Anyhow, some questions for y'all: Was the recoil/locking/firing mechanics of this gun different from a standard 1911 in some way or another? Seems to me that "Peters-Stahl"--whose name is on the rear sight btw--had some sort of patent relating to this model. Is my memory on track about that? And finally, anybody here ever own and operate one of these Omegas? What say you?
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Old 03-02-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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As best I recall, the Peters Stahl action is a cam-track locking and unlocking arrangement similar to a H&K USP to my eye. I have never shot one or seen it in action, just those offered for sale at stores and shows.
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:11 PM   #3
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Springfield Omega 10mm pistol..

That sounds about right.

I always thought of them as having a 1911 lower half with a Sig top half.



I have some Springfield Armory catalogs from that era around here somewhere. I'll get them later, and have a look.



That Omega's twin extractor setup always got my attention. What was the purpose of that?

I guess it was just to help extraction- it wasn't designed for one extractor to work with some calibers and the other with the rest was it? They were on opposite sides after all. I think.



This was all about the time of their S.A.S.S. pistol wasn't it?

Remember that one?



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First issue of the Omega had dual opposing extractors and a lot of advertising about multi-caliber capability in one slide, just change barrel, magazine, and maybe recoil spring. Later ones had a screw in the left side, I THINK to adjust the breechface width to hold the odd calibre rounds solidly against the right extractor. I don't know if they ever got all the bugs out.
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:38 PM   #5
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Springfield Omega 10mm pistol..

Hmm, interesting stuff. Well, I usually learn something when you join in a thread Jim. Kinda wish I'd taken a bit closer look at that Omega yesterday. Not likely to buy it or anything, but it would have been worth studying for a couple more minutes. My attention sorta got hung up on the notion of this gun being used for carry by some previous owner.
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