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Old 06-14-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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http://vectorarms.com/shop/index.php...6ec42a1106711e





Does anyone have any more information about these?



They are currently available through:



http://vectorarms.com/shop/index.php...roducts_id=139
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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I can not link to Vectors. If you are talking about the High Power "Capitan" with the slot and plastic briefcase that add is about 4 years old now. I have one of the pistols and it is a fine example of the "Capitan" with the added feature of the slot. It is just as adverstised. Rich , deep blueing and very well put together. I still have not shot mine. It is just a very classy pistol that I am not worthy of owning it. (HOWEVER I AM GOING TO KEEP IT) One day I may be worthy of ownership. Very historic looking. I can not help but to think about the people who have carried this model into battle. A very handsome pistol. I may never shoot it, I don't plan too.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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Greetings, my first post here but I bought a consecutive pair of these from Vector a couple years ago. FWIW I called them just a couple weeks ago and they still have some. Kinda pricy, around $900 I believe. I had the disconnect removed and some minor trigger polishing done on the one I shoot.

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http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...r/IMG_0170.jpg
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:09 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome. Your Capitans are very nice and we hope that you enjoy the forum. All over the place we posted that photos should not exceed 640x480. Please reduce the size as these are considerably larger, if you want to post the pictures themselves. (The reason is that some folks here still have dial up and it takes forever for them to open a page.) In the interim, I posted links to your pictures for folks to see if they wish.



Thanks and best to you and yours.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:12 AM   #5
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Are the Vector Capitans forged or cast frame? Very nice!
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:29 AM   #6
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Sorry Stephen, I should have checked your photo's requirement first.



My understanding is the Vektor's are MKIII "CAPTAINS" the 245NW code translate to 9mm Hi Power commercial production 1994 date. That'd make them cast frames. The serial number is only located in two places rather than the more common three.





Here's a 640x480 image (I hope, still learning) from the rear.



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Old 06-30-2008, 05:32 AM   #7
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Seriously, I do hate to be picky, BUT the correct spelling is 'Capitan' for these models. I promise not to nitpick again! (maybe) ::) Regards,G>M>F>
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:25 PM   #8
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NCBubba[/color]] Seriously, I do hate to be picky, BUT the correct spelling is 'Capitan' for these models. I promise not to nitpick again! (maybe) ::) Regards,G>M>F>


+1, it is indeed Capitan.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:35 PM   #9
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Capitan is just Spanish for captain, just like in the famous line from la bamba: "No soy marinero, soy capitan" (I am no sailor, I am a captain.)



I am bit confused by the wooden shoulder stock and the 500m tangent sights.Was this weapon designed to be used by officers, (who, as far I as know, usually carry only sidearms) when carrying a rifle or carbine would be impractical? It would explain the "captain" name if this were the case.



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Old 07-03-2008, 06:37 PM   #10
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VECTOR HAS MORE!!!!!
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