Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

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Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby farmkid » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:39 pm

Well, probably not a queen; more like a "safe joker". And it remains to be seen whether or not it's a non-firing replica of a firearm. :D

But however it behaves, it's a NIB Sedco SP-22, in black with dark pearl grips. This showed up on Armslist with a guy who was sorta local; that is he's also in Washington State and was 100 miles away. After several abortive tries, we finally made a FTF. (Perhaps the first of many, so to speak. :roll: )

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... And documentation. The manual:

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Warning and order form. The blacked out word on the latter is "belt". This must have been such a hot seller that they were sold out. :lol:

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Finally, Google's street view, as it appears from the street and in closeup, with red arrows identifying Sedco's former home:

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No chance to try it out yet, but expect a report. As in "news update", not necessarily as in "bang".
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby Flowmaster » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:29 pm

Someone on this forum had one for sale that had the box. I think it was maybe before the forum crashed? Anyway, that was years ago and I'm still saying I should've bought it.

I wonder if yours works. I know they've been known to have some problems. Its just a super-interesting part of SNS collecting.
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby 84minieldo » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:05 pm

Sweet, the elusive sedco..I've shot one but besides gunwebsites's's's haven't seen any in person
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby pockets » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:54 am

Nice find...very cool SEDCO. Interesting to see the pearl grips on a black frame.
I honestly don't think they are as bad as all that. It may just be that there are a whole lot fewer SEDCOs out there than J22s...so the gene pool is smaller.
I mean; a bad apple in a 1 gallon bucket is more likely to turn up quickly, than is a bad apple in a 55 gallon barrel.
Haven't shot my SEDCO in awhile, but IIRC it went bang fairly well.
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby adam01364 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:25 am

Now that is a one sweet looking SNS! Congrats!
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby Kiln » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:39 am

Congrats. That thing is in great shape. I'm impressed that it's not beat up after all these years.

Funny thing about SNS junk guns turning up unfired after all these years is that the reason is totally different than high end guns.

With an expensive brand when you find a gun in that shape after 30 years it is usually because somebody bought it to collect and never fired it because they figured some day it'd be valuable. When you find a Saturday night special that has not been fired for 30 years it is usually because someone put it somewhere and forgot about it.
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby FergusonTO35 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:33 am

Very cool, I really like the gray pearl grips. Also, I notice that Sedco added the words "with pride" to the standard ROF box top statement "made in the United States of America", but omitted "using 100% American made parts." Patriotism through zamak!
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby jeffchance » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:27 am

Nice addition. Congrats.
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby farmkid » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:30 pm

Today's outing was less than stellar and not only because I finally tested the Sedco. :o

kf7mjf and I went to The Pit today to try out three of mine and to have fun with two of his. In addition to the Sedco, I brought a Norinco SKS I've had for a while but never fired, and an AR upper in 7.62x39. (I also have an 80% lower, but since I haven't milled it yet, kf7mjf brought his lower.)

1) The SKS worked fine as a single-shot, but it was in my safe without the mag, and I had brought a useless 30-rounder rather than the original. :oops:
2) The AR worked fine as a single shot, but I absolutely couldn't find the mags I'd bought, but at least I took it knowing that it'd be a single-shot. It had come with two test cases from the factory so I wasn't surprised that it worked. :oops:
3) The Sedco, well it's a Sedco. I'll give it a little slack in that it's apparently NIB and I had yet to clean it. I intended to do so and to polish the feed ramp, so that'll have to wait for the next range report. :lol: My hopes went way up when I racked the slide and the first round slid easily into the chamber. And it fired! But that was the high point of the experiment: from then on, it was a series of feed, extract, and ejection problems. Sigh. And to top it off, at the end, the mag would hardly fit into the mag well -- I haven't looked it over yet, but I'm wondering of the mag catch is out of kilter and is binding.

At least kf7mjf's Contender and Star, both in .22LR, were fun.
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Re: Safe queen? Non-firing replica?

Postby jeffchance » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:00 am

Glad to hear you two are back at the pit. Any day at the range is a good day.
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