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Do you shoot your collectible surplus 1911, Luger and such?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by lionking, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. lionking

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    Asking because I'm thinking of starting a 10 shot challenge for surplus handguns but before I do I want to know people will enter or will NOT shoot their safe queen?
     
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  2. ancientnoob

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    Heck yea I shoot it!

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    WW1 Black Army Model of 1911. Manuf. 1918
     
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  3. Mn Fats

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    Maybe 100-200 rounds per year. 20181223_170820.jpg Is the challenge completely stock only? If not, I'm out :D. Someone with a tuned surplus would clean my clock.
     
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  4. lionking

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    Rules would be must be original not altered (except recoated finish is ok) and must have been come from a military surplus, not just a commercial knock-off. For instance I have a Russian capture P-38 and a CZ-52 I would enter, wish I had a 1911 and a Luger lol.
     
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  5. MikeInOr

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    Do you drive your classic car?... or do you just let it rust away in your garage?

    Luger, P38, Broomhandle, Tokarev, Nagant, Webley, Garand, SVT40, Ljugman, Hakim, Mas 49/56, etc.... I enjoy shooting all of them. I do use lighter target loads in my older pistols.
     
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  6. lionking

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    Don't have any safe queens. Shot a 1923 Walther Model 4 today and the Savage 1907 made in 1913 is tomorrows range gun.

    But they were both commercial guns of the period.

    If they have to be surplussed from Military or Police use it would be a different group but they too get shot regularly. In fact yesterday my Primary Carry was a surplussed Manurhin PP that was from the Austrian Police. Would that count? How about a Brazilian Contract S&W?
     
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  8. ancientnoob

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    ... I’m still in it. :)
     
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  10. lionking

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    you can pace it , big steps 100 times lol
     
  11. lionking

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    alright friends I will get a challenge in the works for milsurp handguns coming up sometime
     
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    I have shot my property marked pistols in the past, but I don't make a habit of it. I have a SA GI to shoot to get my "1911 fix" .
     
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    lionking

    Well I have two handguns but both are just outside the realm of being military surplus. One is a non-Victory Model S&W M&P which was supplied during the war to security guards at banks, factories and other places deemed vital to the war effort. The other one is a Manurhin P1 which was part of a contract to the then West German police force in Berlin.

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    What say you...good to go or not allowed?
     
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  15. P5 Guy

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    I shoot all my firearms, some more than others. All firearms require regular exercise.

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  16. Charlie Martinez

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    My surplus 1911 is not tuned but the original sights & mainspring housing were replaced. Would it qualify?
     
  17. GBExpat

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    Absolutely. At least, that is my intention with all of my acquisitions. The only reason for me not (recently or ever [yet]) shooting one of my firearms (and, yes, there are some), "collectible" milsurp or not, is because I just have not gotten around to it. :)
     
  18. cfullgraf

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    I have that problem as well.
     
  19. Rockrivr1

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    Yep, shooter

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  20. GunnyUSMC

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    I love to shoot my 1911.
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  21. Ed4032

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    Not since I was a teenager in the 60's.
     
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    I shoot them occasionally.

    I drive my classic cars daily.
     
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  23. lionking

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    No to the S&W we can't open up every single gun that might have had some part to a war effort has to be a bonified S&W or Colt revolver that has government or lend-lease markings. Yes to the P-38 because I have a post-WW2 one also and it is surplus similar to yours
     
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  24. lionking

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    define not original sights? adding adjustable sights to what was once original fixed disqualifies it.
     
  25. Charlie Martinez

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    I replaced the original GI rear & front sights w/Novak fixed sights (not adjustable)..
     
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