Picked up a Colt 1911 {Updated 1-14-07}

Picked up a Colt 1911 {Updated 1-14-07}

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    Picked up a Colt 1911 {Updated 1-14-07}

    Actually I've had it close to a month now been deciding what to do with it it has some issues




    Then all of a sudden it fell apart


    It rides the link had a big burr on the sear and hammer and also hammer strut this is a series 80 gun

    Surprisingly the barrel looks like new as does
    the rest of the frame and slide




    Well this will be built in a 22 kit gun for now
    I have a nowlin trigger kit for it waiting on series 80 block off plate


    The main spring housing will be replaced with a steel unit and Grips with something probably by VZ

    It 22 kit is by avantage arms a target kit ill get a pic soon

    I've been wanting a Frame to build up a 22 only and for the price of this gun i couldnt pass

    Maybe latter this year when my other projects are done ill revisit this and see about correcting there problems


    sorry pics aren't the best my helper reall isn't

    managed to get his nose in most fo the pics or smack the tripod



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    Bud, mail me the parts, I will take care of it for ya. Nice looking gun there. Too bad it fell apart.
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    Hey Bud- First off nice gun, congratulations. But is there any chance you could post a close up of the sear, hammer and hammer strut? Thanks.
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    Cool Bud! Enjoy the new gat!

    Hey, did the dog come with the gun or did you trade him/her to get the gun?

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    Good luck with the gun.

    Consider yourself lucky that you only have one helper... :)

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    Hope you get in top order. It has potential to be a grand bbq gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1C Lickey View Post
    Hey Bud- First off nice gun, congratulations. But is there any chance you could post a close up of the sear, hammer and hammer strut? Thanks.
    i can try but you might not be able to see the burrs i can here and really feel them

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    Cool project, follow up with the progress reports too!


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    My helpers like to scatter parts (two cats). Nice project, can't wait to see the results and hear about the test afterword.

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    That's one fine looking helper! My helpers just went out to the backyard to pee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    The main spring housing will be replaced with a steel unit
    May i ask why you are replacing the mainspring housing.

    This one's SS, isn't it?

    I might could have use for it, if it's in good shape and you'd want to sell it.

    Sorry, BTW nice gun / project you got going!
    Last edited by marcodelat; January 2nd, 2007 at 07:46 PM. Reason: addition

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcodelat View Post
    May i ask why you are replacing the mainspring housing.

    This one's SS, isn't it?

    I might could have use for it, if it's in good shape and you'd want to sell it.

    Sorry, BTW nice gun / project you got going!
    nope its plastic or nylon just like what kimber uses thats why its gonna get a steel unit will be stainless steel but steel none the less

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    "nope its plastic or nylon..."
    Why do people that make "quality weapons" do this?

    Say it's to "reduce weight"... really, how much weight can this eliminate?

    Think bottom line is bucks.

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    would be more than happy to help out with that gun falling apart ill even pay for shiping and handaling
    if you toss in the helper since i dont have one should be a fun gun would like to see how its done when your done

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    I like the Colt.

    fwiw, I would take the dog over a person anyday for a helper in the shop. I have two helpers, one to keep my feet warm, and the other to make sure all rawhide and woodscraps from the shop are properly disposed of.

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