SERIAL NUMBER 4 !!! A RARE example of the Wildey Firearms Company SURVIVOR, semi-automatic pistol in .45 Winchester Magnum. Wildey made this pistol in 1987 while at the Cheshire, Connecticut manufacturing facility and limited the total production to 2489 pistols. This serial number “45-004” pistol is absolutely NEW IN THE ORIGINAL FACTORY BOX with INSTRUCTION MANUAL and PRICING SHEET showing that the serial numbers from 001 to 100 were twice the price of the pistols serialized from 1001 to 2489.
Did you ever see Charles Bronson in Death Wish 3? Well, here is the Survivor version of the pistol that Mr. B used to great advantage in the never-ending war of good versus evil.....The Wildey Semi-Automatic Pistol !! This is a rare, single serial numbered example of the Wildey Survivor grade “Auto-Loading Pistol” with the 6 inch barrel, introduced by Wildey in 1987. This particular example is a NEW IN FACTORY ORIGINAL BOX, polished stainless steel beauty complete with factory manual and paperwork showing the introduction and pricing of this pistol in 1987.
This pistol is chambered in the .45 WIN MAG cartridge, The cartridge provides the shooter in a semiautomatic pistol with a higher performance level than the .44 Remington Magnum. The .45 WIN MAG cartridge can fire a heavier bullet than the .44 Magnum at higher velocities.
The .45 WIN MAG gained a following among IHMSA competitors as it provided the power and performance necessary to knock down targets at an extended range. The cartridge has been used by handgun hunters and is among the few semi-automatic pistol (as opposed to revolver) cartridges which have been adopted for this sport.
A bit of background: the Wildey was the first patented gas-operated, semi-automatic, auto-loading pistol. This Wildey Survivor is a double action/single action, gas operated, stainless steel constructed pistol capable of consistent, reliable operation with heavy or light loads for the specific caliber for which it is chambered. Using a patented gas system consisting of an air-hydraulic piston powered by the firing gases through six small holes in the barrel. This piston forces the slide rearward, initiating the operation (cycling) of the pistol. Opening or closing the gas regulator adjusts the degree of “kick” the pistol gives the slide. The smaller the kick, the slower the slide moves. The harder the kick, the faster the slide moves. This Wildey Survivor features the following: polished finish stainless steel construction (frame, slide and barrel); a matte vent rib on a 5 inch round barrel (somewhat rare these days); a blade front and adjustable rear sights; a box frame 6 shot magazine; a wide, serrated trigger; a wide checkered hammer; and attractively figured and checkered wood grips.
This is one of the first Wildey pistols produced with the “Wildey Firearms Company Inc. / Cheshire, Connecticut” stamping on the right side of the receiver and a single digit serial number (i.e. serial number 4, although the numbering convention used by Wildey at the time uses “45-004”). To make this offering even better, this Survivor comes with a fitted foam hard case, an Instruction Manual and Parts Catalog and the 1987 Price List. The condition of this Wildey Survivor is ABSOLUTELY NEW. The checkered walnut grips are excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically, this rare Wildey is excellent. The factory original shipping box and foam insert is NEW. The factory original paperwork is NEW. SN 45-004
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