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10th October 2004, 15:19
I am new to the forum but have visited quite offten. My question is about a parts colt that I picked up to day at my local gun store. It has a Federal Ordonance Inc. lower recever and a colt slide that has COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.CO.HARTFORD,CT.U.S.A.
CAL. 45 AUTOMATIC(it also has a prancing pony on the far right) Its kind of thin on blueing and the grips are well worn but for $349 a gun that looks like it came out of WWI or II I couldnt pass it up. I was wondering when it was built, # is FO 2**0. Also would it mattered if I had it re blued.
10th October 2004, 17:52
It doesn't matter if it has been reblued, or will be. Can't say when it was built; but not too long ago! Fed Ord recievers have only been available for a relatively few years, and someone put this gun together. It has no value to a collector since it is a "Frankenpistol". Its value is as a shooter only, and as much as I hate to say this; you paid too much.
10th October 2004, 19:59
I wandered about the price :eek: , but another question is the lower recever aluminum because it feels lighter than my 1991A1.
11th October 2004, 16:18
If it shoots, and you like it, the price paid was OK. Fed Ord was one of the early "clone" makers, with a rep similar to contemporary Auto-Ord and Essex.
11th October 2004, 22:14
Well my dad and I took it shooting. The trigger sucks, but it shoots prety good when you take your time :D . But I had a wilson combat mag which I had just loaded and when I placed it in the pistol the slide would fall without touching it :eek: . And I was hopeing yall might know what is causing it.
11th October 2004, 22:41
Fed Ord frames were notorious for being out of spec. Probably that is the reason why the slide stop lets go of the slide each time you insert a mag. Why some manufacturers could never figure out how to drill the holes in the right places is beyond me.
And yes, Fed Ord made alloy frames as well, so if it feels lighter it probably is. If you like the pistol otherwise you might want to consider saving up for a quality aftermarket frame like one from Caspian. Even the newer Essex frames are better than the Fed Ord, and Essex has never enjoyed a sterling reputation either.
13th December 2004, 23:44
Edited out - because I is dumb! :)
13th December 2004, 23:56
Sorry, but how can the disconnector affect the slide release?
Got me puzzled here!
14th December 2004, 09:27
You are right, my problem was with the trigger reset....opps :confused: I'll edit out.
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