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Newly acquired 1943 Colt

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    "It doesn't look as nice as some, but it is what it is"

    Yeah but your new acquisition is way more exciting and neato to look at and contemplate than new 1911 type guns. Thanks for putting up the photos. I'm grateful to see it. I'd own it. I'd use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    "It doesn't look as nice as some, but it is what it is"

    Yeah but your new acquisition is way more exciting and neato to look at and contemplate than new 1911 type guns. Thanks for putting up the photos. I'm grateful to see it. I'd own it. I'd use it.
    I agree. After shooting it yesterday I think it could be the best deal I've ever made on a gun. Hands down.

    I had it next the a Python I just bought and realized that old GI Colt is worth more to me than the Python.
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    Nice!
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    Very nice and congratulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    It doesn't look as nice as some, but it is what it is.
    It looks nice to me, granted it's not a new pristine gun, but it shows the affects of having character, patina, wear, durability, style, aging, etc. It's in a special class! PPKheat and wife appreciate antique furniture, so you know where I stand on your 1911. QK gave good tips.
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    Wow! Nice find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    It looks nice to me, granted it's not a new pristine gun, but it shows the affects of having character, patina, wear, durability, style, aging, etc. It's in a special class! PPKheat and wife appreciate antique furniture, so you know where I stand on your 1911. QK gave good tips.
    The best part is that the only wear and damage is to the exterior. Detail strip shows rust-free parts (except for the pitted bore) and no unusual wear marks.
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    Nice find.
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    What a find! Too bad that old warhorse can't talk, the stories it would tell.........
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    I like it, congrats. Nothing like a pistol that shows signs of use!
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    I thought I would show you guys the crudeness of the machining processes from back in that time in efforts to get these in the hands of the soldiers on the ground.










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    Nice history! thanks for sharing!

    good photos by the way!

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    Awesome, congrats to you. Looks amazing!

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    Great score man.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Nice find!

    As a fellow collector of wartime firearms, I appreciate that you're keeping it in this condition.

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