1918 Colt


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Steelharp
September 15, 2004, 07:19 PM
Guys... did I do good? Wound up $675. Old Fuff gave me the early info on it (Thanks so much!) up through WWI; can anybody shed any more light?

Mikey D...

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Steelharp
September 15, 2004, 07:23 PM
Other side...

murrie
September 15, 2004, 07:39 PM
thats SWEET! Im jealous!!!

Steelharp
September 15, 2004, 07:51 PM
more...

Steelharp
September 15, 2004, 07:54 PM
again...

Steelharp
September 15, 2004, 07:56 PM
Just two more...

Steelharp
September 15, 2004, 07:58 PM
Last one...

Archie
September 15, 2004, 08:06 PM
Tell you what: Make a fast $25.00. I'll give you $700 for it, right now.

fecmech
September 15, 2004, 08:22 PM
Nice find Steelharp, I've got it's older brother (sn389xxx) I shoot it a couple times a week. Not much collector value in mine though, AMU accurized it in the 60's so I was told and it has been reblued. I got it in the early 70's and currently have an optima mounted on it to help my old eyes. It will still stay inside the 10 ring on a 50yd bullseye target (the gun, not me!). It is my first and probably last Gov't Model, nice trigger and accurate. It would cost me over a grand just to get something as nice. Enjoy your new gun. Nick

cerberus
September 15, 2004, 08:42 PM
My book tells me it's a Colt Mfg. 1918 there were 239,000 all going to the Army.

Old Fuff
September 15, 2004, 08:50 PM
Yup. She's a war vet - in maybe two or more ... ah .... conflicts.

Treat her with respect. :D

Maddock
September 16, 2004, 05:27 AM
Congratulations!
That's a fine looking specimen.
Are you going to shoot it, or give it an honorable retirement?

Steelharp
September 16, 2004, 07:05 AM
Well, it's highly unlikely that it's unfired at this point... :) I'll probably shoot it a bit, not a lot...

Mikey D...

ruger357
September 16, 2004, 08:15 AM
Very nice find. Enjoy.

MrMurphy
September 17, 2004, 01:25 AM
I know a lady with her grandfather's M1911 from 1913. US Army Issue that was "lost in combat" somewhere in France. :) Stayed in the family ever since 1918. She shoots IPSC with it occasionally.

Old Fuff
September 17, 2004, 10:24 AM
There is no good reason not to shoot the 1911 pistol you have, but before doing so I would replace the recoil and main springs with new ones. If the magazine is WW-2 or older I'd replace the spring in that too. After that, blast away!

Steelharp
September 17, 2004, 11:37 AM
Old Fuff, springs already replaced. It's not the original mag... I'd sure like to find an old two tone for her, though...

Mikey D...

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