My SVI/Wilson 38 Super
This is my SVI/Wilson 38 Super open class gun. This gun was built in the late 90's and was barely used. I bought it in 2008 and rebuilt this gun from the inside out.
This gun was built with a SVI frame, Wilson slide and Wilson 3 port comp barrel with Wilson internal parts, a firefly front sight, and a Champion rear combat carry sight. A Schuemann .355 classic 38 Super Match bull barrel was fitted later, that I had to refit the lower lugs. Frame was originally drilled for a Gilmore red dot.
Here is a list of what I have done to it.
I have tunned the extractor for 38 Super Comp and 38 Super. The ambi safety took me about 8 hours to fit the radius correctly. The extended firing pin fixed all of my problems with light primer strikes using rifle primers. I have started using 9.2 gr of VV3N38 loaded to 1.250 OAL with a Montana Gold 124gr JHP and starline 38SC brass. I best load is 9.6 gr of N105 with the 124gr JHP.
I use Infinity 140MM and 170MM mag tubes with SVI competition followers and ISMI STI springs with Dawon +1 S.N.L. base pads for the 140 tubes and Dawson+1 base pads for the 170 tube. This combination of mags work great holding 22 38 SuperComp rounds in the 140 tubes and 28 38 SuperComp rounds in the 170 tubes. I also have 2 STI 140MM mags that came with the gun that hold 21 rounds with stock STI followers, but I plan on changing those to SVI followers and have a Dawson competition follower to test.
Authored by Luke M. Alcorn.