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« Reply #2565 on: July 06, 2011, 06:51:50 PM »
check out what i just got from my grandfather for a cleaning and lube job.  It was my great grand fathers in world war one.  He had it on his side down in mexico leading men in the chase of poncho villa and also on his side through a stent in england and a short one across europe. Once home he had to buy his weapon from the military for $15.  After WW1 my grandfather had it on his side throughout WW2 in many places including panama and guam.  In 1949, after my grandfather got back and graduated college my great grandfathers neighbor, who was a shooting coach for some award winning army shooting team offered my great grand father an opportunity to send the gun back to colt, who his shooting team was endorsed by, to be "remanufactured".  From what i take the gun was re-blued after a re-finish.  It is all of the original parts and original grips.  Only thing that looks suspect is the main spring housing, it doesn't have the loop.  Anyway, check it out.  It is a Colt m1911 from 1913.




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« Reply #2566 on: July 06, 2011, 06:54:57 PM »

and here's the collection as of now...

is it a sin to put a Colt grip on a Norinco?


and for the taurus haters.

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« Reply #2567 on: July 06, 2011, 07:51:00 PM »
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I was looking at some other 1911's, What are your views on Kimber? Any bad/good experiences?


They are great but its only a year warranty and they become broken suddenly on the 365th day.

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is it a sin to put a Colt grip on a Norinco?



Beautiful and no.
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« Reply #2568 on: July 06, 2011, 08:00:50 PM »
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check out what i just got from my grandfather for a cleaning and lube job.  It was my great grand fathers in world war one.  He had it on his side down in mexico leading men in the chase of poncho villa and also on his side through a stent in england and a short one across europe. Once home he had to buy his weapon from the military for $15.  After WW1 .........


Mother of god.

Amazing gun with an amazing story. I'd almost be afraid to put rounds through it, and  instead just stare at it. Maybe even frame it in a locked glass case (possibly with the firing pin removed for safety).

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« Reply #2569 on: July 06, 2011, 08:03:16 PM »
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check out what i just got from my grandfather for a cleaning and lube job.  It was my great grand fathers in world war one.  He had it on his side down in mexico leading men in the chase of poncho villa and also on his side through a stent in england and a short one across europe. Once home he had to buy his weapon from the military for $15.  After WW1 my grandfather had it on his side throughout WW2 in many places including panama and guam.  In 1949, after my grandfather got back and graduated college my great grandfathers neighbor, who was a shooting coach for some award winning army shooting team offered my great grand father an opportunity to send the gun back to colt, who his shooting team was endorsed by, to be "remanufactured".  From what i take the gun was re-blued after a re-finish.  It is all of the original parts and original grips.  Only thing that looks suspect is the main spring housing, it doesn't have the loop.  Anyway, check it out.  It is a Colt m1911 from 1913.





This rules so hard!

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« Reply #2570 on: July 06, 2011, 08:30:48 PM »
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Mother of god.

Amazing gun with an amazing story. I'd almost be afraid to put rounds through it, and  instead just stare at it. Maybe even frame it in a locked glass case (possibly with the firing pin removed for safety).


I actually filmed my grandfather telling the story in its entirety and shot a sweet photo of him and the gun.  He is fishing out some old photos of him and my great grandfather from their military days.  I want to frame the gun at some point with photos of both of them and type and frame the story.  My father had it as one of his prized possessions until he passed away.

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« Reply #2571 on: July 06, 2011, 08:40:20 PM »
Wow, Farva, that is an awesome story and an amazing gun. I will inherit a lot of guns that have significant meaning to my family. My grandfather was a U.S. pistol champion and I will have the Smith and Wesson .38 that he used to win that title.
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« Reply #2572 on: July 06, 2011, 08:44:10 PM »
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Mother of god.

Amazing gun with an amazing story. I'd almost be afraid to put rounds through it, and  instead just stare at it. Maybe even frame it in a locked glass case (possibly with the firing pin removed for safety).


also forgot to mention, he gave the gun back for a cleaning and for me to put a lighter spring in it so he can fire it.  It is in pristine condition.  He just bought one of those smith and wesson bodygaurd .380's and he can barely pull the slide back on it.  I am going to lube the 1911 up and throw a super soft spring in it and take him to the range.  He is almost 88 years old ripping! haha

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« Reply #2573 on: July 06, 2011, 09:12:37 PM »
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also forgot to mention, he gave the gun back for a cleaning and for me to put a lighter spring in it so he can fire it.  It is in pristine condition.  He just bought one of those smith and wesson bodygaurd .380's and he can barely pull the slide back on it.  I am going to lube the 1911 up and throw a super soft spring in it and take him to the range.  He is almost 88 years old ripping! haha

Hell yeah, if he wants to fire it then get that thing running!

Maybe even throw a soft recoil buffer in there for him.

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« Reply #2574 on: July 06, 2011, 09:45:30 PM »
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Hell yeah, if he wants to fire it then get that thing running!

Maybe even throw a soft recoil buffer in there for him.


i do have a bunch of those in the tackle box, good idea

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« Reply #2575 on: July 06, 2011, 09:59:08 PM »
Whenever I get a rare collectible war gun, I shoot the shit out of it.  

John Moses Browning is rolling in his grave at 1911s and 1911A1s sitting in safes wrapped in oil cloths.

Grandpa's across the country who fought in wars know whats up.  And they shoot that shit hard.
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« Reply #2576 on: July 06, 2011, 11:01:58 PM »
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Some Sage EBR love:



I love M14 EBR's. they're nice to shoot and good to look at.

alot of the 6RAR SAS guys have been using them and prefer them over the M4's now.

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« Reply #2577 on: July 07, 2011, 01:37:04 AM »
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Whenever I get a rare collectible war gun, I shoot the shit out of it.  

John Moses Browning is rolling in his grave at 1911s and 1911A1s sitting in safes wrapped in oil cloths.

Grandpa's across the country who fought in wars know whats up.  And they shoot that shit hard.


yeah. my father was a big fan of making a gun look beautiful and leaving it in the safe to look at.  My grandfather(my mothers father and owner of the 1911) was a little more into function than fashion.  Very traditional and old school and he wants to pop some rounds through the old gun again, i am very excited about taking him to the range and watching him shoot it again.

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« Reply #2578 on: July 07, 2011, 03:01:52 AM »
Just be careful with a super light spring. The slide is going to slam into the frame harder. Recoil buffer will help but they give reliability issues on some 1911's.

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« Reply #2579 on: July 07, 2011, 05:04:02 AM »
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That looks amazing.
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