Should I buy this Colt 1911?
This is a discussion on Should I buy this Colt 1911? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I think that when the BoMars were set on top of the slide like that even though not actually recessed into the slide with the ...
April 6th, 2012 12:56 PM
I think that when the BoMars were set on top of the slide like that even though not actually recessed into the slide with the typical "BoMar Cut" - the rear dovetail still had to be enlarged with a dovetail file.
And then the extra high front sight was usually hard Silver Soldered on.
I am on Mrs QKs Rinky Dinky little ACER LapTop right now so it's difficult to tell. The rear dovetail appears to be enlongated over what would be a factory standard dovetail...but, I also sure could be wrong.
A nice larger, crisper pic sure would help or...a different monitor for me.
Originally Posted by OD*
Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ
April 6th, 2012 02:43 PM
Really even a Colt frame with a botched frame feed ramp is not the major problem that it used to be.
Now you can simply have the frame milled out in a fairly basic milling operation and there is a replacement steel frame feed ramp that can be installed into the milled cut. EGW makes it (I think)
April 6th, 2012 02:46 PM
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April 6th, 2012 02:57 PM
You, sir, are a very funny man! However, request denied. I will not have the chance to fire the gun before purchasing it, but I can (and will) function check it. Even if its not in the best shape, it seems these guns usually fetch around $600, some upwards of $800 depending on exact model/extras, etc. I've always wanted a 1911 (I love US military history and guns), and this may be the opportunity to pick up one for a steal of a price. The current owner says he hasn't fired it except once right after he bought it... 10 years ago. He bought it used from an individual seller. Not sure if that changes anything for you guys on your recommendations or not, but I will post some more pics and things after I get to handle it, hopefully later today.
Originally Posted by Hiram25
April 6th, 2012 03:07 PM
Typically if you are able to rapidly hand cycle cartridges through it then it will function fine during regular fire unless there is a problem with the magazine.
Be careful doing that if you are not using DUMMY rounds
Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ
April 6th, 2012 03:12 PM
Yeah... I don't have any dummy .45 rounds. Have plenty of others, but as I have never owned a .45, no dummies.
April 6th, 2012 04:17 PM
You are correct sir, I had forgotten BoMar and Micro both used larger dovetails.
Originally Posted by QKShooter
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April 6th, 2012 10:20 PM
What???? You haven't purchased it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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