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Colt 1911, 1913 production

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Post by Medley86 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:18 pm

Just thought I'd share where it might be appreciated, my wife's father recently cane into possession of this colt 1911 that by serial number was produced in 1913. Not really sure what it would be worth, but it's still a nice gun that is in decent shape. He has shot it done and said it all works like new.Image
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Post by ScottDLS » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:42 pm

Medley86 wrote:Just thought I'd share where it might be appreciated, my wife's father recently cane into possession of this colt 1911 that by serial number was produced in 1913. Not really sure what it would be worth, but it's still a nice gun that is in decent shape. He has shot it done and said it all works like new.Image
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Post by Medley86 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:52 pm

ScottDLS wrote:
Medley86 wrote:Just thought I'd share where it might be appreciated, my wife's father recently cane into possession of this colt 1911 that by serial number was produced in 1913. Not really sure what it would be worth, but it's still a nice gun that is in decent shape. He has shot it done and said it all works like new.Image
Oh you found the .45 I carried for Officer of the Deck duty in US Navy in 1988.... :smilelol5: Probably saw service with the doughboys against Kaiser "Bill"... "rlol" "rlol" "rlol"
I'd love for it to be my 45, if it was I'd have to build a nice display for that one. Amazing that a 104 year old gun is still around and completely functional.
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Post by Lynyrd » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:56 pm

Awesome! :thumbs2:

It's hard to decide what to do with a gun like that. So much history, so much character, it would be hard to change it at all.
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Post by joe817 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:58 pm

Beautiful! :drool: Almost looks like it's in the white. Magazine is correct for the 1911. Grips questionable for the period, but one that definitely needs to go in a display case! :thumbs2:
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Post by ScottDLS » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:04 pm

It really is a cool gun. Piece of history undoubtedly. I remember hearing stories of some WWII bring backs from some older vets when I was a kid.
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Post by Medley86 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:07 pm

When clearing it when I got to check it out, it is still very tight, feels pretty much like my much more modern rock island. It does need some cleaning though, felt some grit in the trigger when I pulled it to lower the hammer after clearing.
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Post by Pawpaw » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:29 pm

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Post by AndyC » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:16 pm

Meh - needs some Novak sights.




















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Post by flechero » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:23 am

Medley86 wrote: He has shot it done and said it all works like new.
You must be lying.... according to the glock guys, even the new ones don't run. :biggrinjester:


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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:29 am

Lynyrd wrote:Awesome! :thumbs2:

It's hard to decide what to do with a gun like that. So much history, so much character, it would be hard to change it at all.
I definitely wouldn't change a thing. I might keep it in a display case, but would definitely be tempted to carry it occasionally.
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Post by AF-Odin » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:52 am

Nice example. I too have a 1913 mfg 1911 S/N 21xxx. Mine was obviously redone at some (or perhaps many) time(s) as when I received it, it had an arched A1 Mainspring Housing (some armorer at some point replaced the original flat), but all the patent dates on the slide are correct for the time period of the frame. Only shoot it a couple of times a year and then use light reloads, but just imagining the possible history is amazing.

Display it, keep it functional, shoot it, and enjoy the history.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:39 pm

ScottDLS wrote:It really is a cool gun. Piece of history undoubtedly. I remember hearing stories of some WWII bring backs from some older vets when I was a kid.
I have my dad's WW2 bring-back, a 1943 Ithaca 1911A1, in very good condition. Here it is with my 1943 Inland Carbine:

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Post by jb2012 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:04 pm

Ahhhh 1911 goodies :txflag:

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