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Is +P ammo ok for 1966 Colt .45

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    like OD i would nix the 18.5 lol
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    quantum36,

    Good deal! You do not want to abuse that NM, in a few short years you will likely be able to double your investment. I guess I didn't say it before but, you got one hell of a deal amigo.

    You can find the correct style of stocks here; http://www.cdnninvestments.com/1911.html
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    OD am i mistaken on 17lb being the " stock " spring for the 5" 1911s? I cant even remember where i read that ( possibly wilsons book i dont know ) but for years i have went with that as a standard .

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    or is it a case of the NM having thier own standards with a lighter weight ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs
    OK OD , i guess i just have not " taken note " of the earlyer civilian ones , I know i have to have seen some over the years , but i am far from a 1911 expert , or collector , i just like the hell out of em and normaly have some vairaint of the action arround lol .
    Sorry Red, didn't mean to sound like I was contradicting or criticizing you.

    It's just there are many variations of the NMs. Some of the early models even had adjustable sights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs
    OD am i mistaken on 17lb being the " stock " spring for the 5" 1911s? I cant even remember where i read that ( possibly wilsons book i dont know ) but for years i have went with that as a standard .
    Colt and Wolff list 16# as factory standard, but if you were to test the ratings, I'd bet good money they would vary.
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    Nahh OD everytime i talk to you on one of thiese threads i learn something , that is why i bug hell outa ya on them lol . As i stated i am no 1911 guru , a talented amature at most . oO( and a Bubba em up idiot at worst ) LOL
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    I'm no expert Red, just a huge fan of the old Colts.
    I learn something new here everyday, iffin' I stop learning, I might as well be dead.

    or is it a case of the NM having their own standards with a lighter weight ?
    IIRC? Early models did have 14-15#ers.
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    The Spring Weight

    Factory standard spring weight is 16 Lbs.

    You might want to go with the Falcon Arms 16.5 Lb. Chrome Silicon Variable.
    A true 16.5# spring and they are extremely high quality springs.


    Then you can shoot lighter target loads & "regular" .45acp ammo without switching springs.

    I am using Falcon Arms High Performance springs now.
    They are like a best kept secret.
    Fantastic product but, they don't advertise.

    Here is a LINK to the page. CLICK HERE

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    The arsenal built National Match pistols you gentlemen are thinking of, were built on USGI frames.
    That's what I thought quantum36 was referring to in his first post. The year 1966 threw me, because I recently saw a photo posted on another forum of a USGI NM pistol built in 1966 for the Camp Perry matches.


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    here are pics of under slide

    slide01a.JPGslide02a.JPG

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    By the way, what is the price of a brand new Colt Gold Cup pistol?

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    Quantum,

    Your NM does have the skeletonized slide, I wouldn't use any ammo stronger than mid-range loadings (lite loads) that it was designed to shoot.

    Colt Gold Cup pricing seems to vary quite a bit depending on regional location, around here they go for a 1K +.
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    By midrange loadings, do you mean basic factory 230 g hardball at 850 ft/s muzzle velocity?

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    Maybe a dumb question. What do you mean by skeletonized?

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    IIRC, mid-range loadings were 700-800 fps.

    If you compare your Colt slide to that of your SA, you will see that there has been steel removed to lighten the slide.
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