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My ugly new 1991A1 Colt, (Blood damaged)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by AJAX22, Jan 11, 2008.

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  1. Markbo

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    Juuuuust when you thought this thread couldn't get any creepier!! :D
     
  2. birdshot8's

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    i am guessing your gun spent a lot of time in a plastic bag. when "hiv" came along plastic bags became the bag of choice for evidence with blood contamination.
     
  3. Six O'clock Tactical

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    I actually think it looks really bad-as$.

    Then again, there is no grey area with me, i either like my posessions brand new and mint, or... well... "characterized"
     
  4. rdrancher

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    I wonder how long that would take.....?

    ....sorry, I had to do it.

    rd
     
  5. Bazooka Joe71

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    :barf:

    BTW, can you bring your own gunlock?
     
  6. jonboynumba1

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    I had a ruger single six like that...suicide gun (had the 22 mag cyl in) I took the grips off and let it set in my mineral spirit filled cleaner tank for a week before I'd even touch it (and then with gloves) I was literally cleaning brains and blood out of every small parts for an hour. Everything was pretty wel desicated by then...not really gorry. After complete takedown...re-recleaning and oiling wiping down and reassembling it looked about 95% (I was lucky) I got it qas a sales bonus (nobody else wanted it...afraid of some evul mojo-LOL) Shot great...I put 10-12K rounds through it and just recently traded it in. Never lost any sleep over it. I did sometimes reffer to it as my "smart gun" or simply "the brain gun" Why let one stupid persons selfish act end the use of a perfectly good inanimate object afterall? I had tons of safe ethical legal sporting fun with a fine firearm and still got $200 out of it at the other end.

    I guess I'm not superstitious...LOL:evil:
     
  7. SouthpawShootr

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    Not always a stupid person and not always a selfish act. I know of at least one terminal cancer patient that chose to end it with a gun rather than spend his final week or two heavily sedated in a hospital. Better for the family? Probably not, but his life.
     
  8. AJAX22

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    Yes, actually you can, but it has to be a 'CA approved lock', you have to have the reciept for it and it has to have been purchased in the last 30 days (IIRC)

    Some stores will let you sign a statement that you posess an approved safe, but most think that it is too much of a grey area and force you to purchase a new lock for every firearm.

    most of us have buckets of the things kicking around that have never been opened.

    Making us buy a lock is just rediculous. If we WANTED a lock we can just go down to any police station and get one of the 'project childsafe' locks for free, courtasy of all the CA taxpayers.

    But of course those locks do not come with a reciept, so do not qualify for the exemption

    Our gun laws suck, our tax laws suck, our political climate sucks.

    But there are still good people here who are fighting the good fight.

    Recently we've made some rather impressive wins.

    But all that is a bit off topic.
     
  9. TimboKhan

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    Cripes. Theoretically you need a gunlock whenever you buy a new gun here in Colorado, and some guys charge for them. The one time that I ever had to do it, I took his lock, walked out to my car, but the gun away, walked back in and told him I wanted my 5 bucks back. He argued, I told him that I had followed the law to the letter and that there was no way he was going to convince me that the 45 seconds I had the lock in my possession devalued it and he gave me my fiver back. Every other gun dealer seems to largely ignore the rule, and I haven't seen any cops that are particularly worried about it.
     
  10. TNT.45

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    The metal looks like a new Jennings Nine...lol
     
  11. 7-08WIN70

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    one or the reasons i signed up was to comment on this uh...beauty

    if its fit to shoot after inspection than i see nothing wrong, as long as you stop the pitting and clean it up, with some character as long as it is functional. that pistol didnt kill anyone, the person behind it did. the pistol is a tool... if a drunk gets behind the wheel and takes out jonathan michael doe is that to be blamed on the 91 silverado?
     
  12. Tokugawa

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    Looks a bit like salt water crevice corrosion. Interesting it would go so deep in certain areas. Sure it was not a "bilge gun"?
     
  13. CA2005

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    :barf:
     
  14. Funderb

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    if it explodes when you shoot it "I told you so."
    just kidding around, I honestly hope that doesn't happen.
    Take it all the way apart and check the chamber, barrel and other areas that may dissasemble themselves in the case of pressure.
    good luck, friend.
     
  15. AJAX22

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    I just talked with my FFL, he has to go to a gunshow over the weekend (which means I can't pick up the pistol on day 10 like I planned)

    So it looks like monday or tuesday night is when this ol girl gets to follow me home.

    Just wanted to keep everyone posted.

    (P.S. thanks to the people who sent me mags, I will put them to good use)
     
  16. AJAX22

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    I took her home last night. she looks great (triggerpull is crummy but hey that can be fixed)

    I decided to start off by soaking her in a ziplock bag filled with WD40, so if there is any residual salt/moisture in any of the nooks on the gun It can get displaced.

    I do need to find someone with one of those electric bore cleaners so I can try it out on her.

    I've ordered an old leather USGI holster and mag pouch for her, so once she's back in top form I'll drag her out to the mine and put a number of rounds through her.

    the only thing I really don't like on the gun is the crummy plastic trigger, I have a bunch of 1911 USGI parts, and I think I have a milspec trigger in with them, I'll read up on it, if a series 80 can take a standard trigger then I'll just take care of that and she'll be quite nice.

    I'll try to take pics asap, but my family is coming to visit this weekend and I'm working a new job so time/oportunity for me to take pics and dissasemble guns is rather scarce right now.

    I will try to make some time on the weekend.
     
  17. Seven For Sure

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    Glad you're happy with it. I would'nt want it in that condition no matter how it got that way.
     
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    I would advise you to send it to one of the better 1911 custom shops and ask that they conduct nondestructive testing on it to verify that it is safe to shoot. Replace the notoriously bad plastic parts with quality metal and then have a trigger job done. Have the whole exterior bead blasted and grey melonite treated. You'll end up with much of the "character" you like so much preserved while ensuring its safety and improving the operation.
     
  19. Johnny Guest

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    That's plenty.

    hso, thanks for an on-topic and productive suggestion. It makes a good note on which to end this thread.

    Hey, guys - - I'll remind you here that discussions of, or comments upon, religious matters are not acceptable on The HIgh Road. Something as simple as pointing out a capitalization error become a BIG DEAL when it looks as if someone's dissing the other guy's beliefs.

    While I was editing out the religious stuff, I started removing the non-contributory, off-topic silliness. We expect to see a few out-of-line entries on a lengthy thread, and we usually try to ignore them. In this thread, though, they just seemed to feed on each other. If you look in this thread and don't find your post, then it falls in one of these categories.

    I realize the very nature of this thread gives rise to some expressions of repulsion. But it's surely non-productive when a post consists of a very short sentence, or sometimes a single word, saying how ugly the pistol is. Makes me wonder if some are merely trying to increase their post count, same as when a member simply writes, "+1 on that."

    If you have a legitimate question, or wish to answer one, or to make a suggestion, then have at it. If you have a good, ON-TOPIC story you want to relate, that's fine, too. If you have a review or announcement concerning a particular product, excellent. But, please, spare us inane and irrelevant remarks and comments.

    This topic has been adequately discussed. And then some.

    CLOSED

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  20. Johnny Guest

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    Reopen - - UPDATE - - Reclose

    AJAX22 sent a private message to update this topic. I'm still satisfied that the thread ran too long. Really, I should have deleted at least a dozen more replies than I did.

    In any case, the request was courteously made, and it may be of interest to some of those who participated a couple of years ago. So:
    And now the thread is
    RECLOSED
     
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