Wants a shooter not a wall relic....
Even if the rust on the rear sight is so thick it can barely be recognized as a sight? The slide is beautiful and it makes me very sad that this old warhorse has been so bady ravaged by time and neglect. But, I guess I could make the same comment about myself!:tired:
Originally Posted by AnimalKracker
I think my friend would like to have the weapon restored to firing condition. He wants to keep the memories of his dad rather than sell the gun. IMHO (lacking the specialized skills of an excellent 'smith) the thing he really needs is a new barrel, new springs, and either a major re-work of the slide or a new slide. There may be slides available from that run on some obscure SHOTGUN NEWS website or outlet. I dunno. The gun has a sweeeeeet trigger pull. And really, the guts of any 1911 lie in the lower assembly group....the frame.
Government doesn't equal "military"
Ahhh but the "Government Models" were for civilian sales. I'm pretty sure according to the collectors sites I've been to today.:yup: