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1918 Colt

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Steelharp, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. Steelharp

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    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?

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    thats SWEET! Im jealous!!!
     
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    How'd you do?

    Tell you what: Make a fast $25.00. I'll give you $700 for it, right now.
     
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    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
     
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    My book tells me it's a Colt Mfg. 1918 there were 239,000 all going to the Army.
     
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    Yup. She's a war vet - in maybe two or more ... ah .... conflicts.

    Treat her with respect. :D
     
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    Congratulations!
    That's a fine looking specimen.
    Are you going to shoot it, or give it an honorable retirement?
     
  13. Steelharp

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    Well, it's highly unlikely that it's unfired at this point... :) I'll probably shoot it a bit, not a lot...

    Mikey D...
     
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    Very nice find. Enjoy.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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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