Picked up my WW1 Colt 1911 today

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    Picked up my WW1 Colt 1911 today

    I finally got my 1911. Sights , grips and magazine are not original.
    Hope to shoot it Thursday. I got a good deal on it.I will post after I shoot it.
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    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Great condition, don’t you just wish classics like that could talk.
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    Saaa-weeeeeeeet
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    Very nice.
    Be gentle with her. She's probably been through several wars, lol.
    I think mine is close to that serial#. Pretty close to when they moved the pony from the rear to the middle of the slide.
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    It is. Mine is 283841.
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    Very nice, I am jealous! I was looking at one made in 1916 and was told that if I bought it, I should fire it sparingly with average velocity ball ammo because the metal back then was not as strong as ones around WWII or later.
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    Congrats!!!!


    Thanks for sharing! I'm curious what one could expect to pay for a WW I Vintage 1911?
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    Great find, treat that old lady well
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    Congrats on that Colt....you now own a piece of American history.
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    Beautiful. You have my admiration.
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    That's history right there. Congratulations!
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    Think of all the history it has seen since 1917 ... God good what 4-5 wars the world charging .. And yet they keep trucking .. Old mister Browning could build them..
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    VERY NICE 1911 ya got there!! GREAT historical item, AND outstanding shooter that I'd be VERY proud to carry .. You did VERY WELL Grasshopper.
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