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Thread: Colt 1911 circa 1917

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    Colt 1911 circa 1917

    This has been reblued, so the price was in my ball park. Happy to give this old man a new home.

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    Shipped 17 November 1917 to Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
    Shipped 17 November 1917 to Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory.
    Thanks! I knew the 1917 bit, but not the actual ship date.
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    One of the pins behind the grips in in backwards. A complete tear down clean and assembly is in order. Nice pistol even if rebound it was done many moons ago.
    I would be happy to own it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorD View Post
    One of the pins behind the grips in in backwards. A complete tear down clean and assembly is in order. Nice pistol even if rebound it was done many moons ago.
    I would be happy to own it!
    As would I!
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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    collectors corner

    Rick is the Man & go to guy ! Only he could've spotted that Pin ! I know of no-one who knows them inside & out as he does . Example : he just fixed & overhauled Mine ! Smiley Face
    Expect The Unexpected , You May Live Longer
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorD View Post
    One of the pins behind the grips in in backwards. A complete tear down clean and assembly is in order. Nice pistol even if rebound it was done many moons ago.
    I would be happy to own it!
    I took your advice and stripped it down to the bear frame. All parts sat in some CLP for a while. It has been a few moons since I stripped a 1911 down that far. Greatful for google, but I would have figured it out. Bonus is now the slidelock works.

    I also discovered my barrel is correct for under 200K serial # The pic on the left is from coolgunsite. Mine is on the right.

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    Is that a crack just forward on the ejection port?
    The only change most people should make regarding their old .45's today is to leave them alone.

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    Good question .... regarding my particular .45 Rem' Rand , it was already upgraded and converted to a basic comp' pistol when i bought it from another member . All that was done much improved it in many ways . In general I would agree with you if it was purchased 'stock' .
    Expect The Unexpected , You May Live Longer

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