I've Come to the DARK SI....OLD Side

I've Come to the DARK SI....OLD Side

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    I've Come to the DARK SI....OLD Side

    Out of all the pistols I've owned in my life. Possible over 60. I have never Owned a 1911 .45ACP. I've had a few Colt 10mm's but never a .45. Well I finally got rid of my 10mm Smith 610 that a few of you have maybe seen plagueing this board.

    I traded for a orginal COLT 1918. Guns in fairly good condition.
    Stamped US Goverment Property. Model of 1911 US ARMY.

    Maybe a new Park Bath to really make it nice. But it adds a little character to the collection. Heck I may even carry this gun.
    “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll

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    Oh thank God! For a minute there I thought you bought a Glock!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Oh thank God! For a minute there I thought you bought a Glock!
    No but I'll keep the 8 I have
    “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    No but I'll keep the 8 I have
    "Never underestimate the power of the force!"

    I have a G-27!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    I've just noticed something interesting. It has a bunch of Patent dates on the slide. The patent date for 1911 Says FEBUARY 14, 1911. interesting date. Is that the date the 1911 as we know it started?
    “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll

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    Do not refinish it or have it reParked.

    Don't refinish it.

    Don't do anything to it unless you never intend to sell it.

    You will destroy its collector dollar value if you refinish it.

    Also...if it sports original double diamond Walnut grips they are worth about $200.00 just for those grips alone.
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    my dad has a old WWI war horse like that.I've been shooting it for bout 50 years,HAS NEVER FAILED to go bang.say what you want about the hi $$$ Kimbers ect. it's hard to beat "ole John M.Brownings"plain jane combat pistol. jwr

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    I agree with QK, do not, irepeat do not refinish. Photos here would be nice.
    You say it is a Colt so I assume that it has a Colt slide. What is the range of the serial #, by that and the inspector stamp we can tell if it has a Colt frame or a frame of one of the other manufactures of the time. If it is all original Colt, don't refinish it is worth to much. Also is it blued or parkerized, that will tell us if it has been refurbished or not.

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    This thread is worthless without pictures!!!
    The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post
    I agree with QK, do not, irepeat do not refinish. Photos here would be nice.
    You say it is a Colt so I assume that it has a Colt slide. What is the range of the serial #, by that and the inspector stamp we can tell if it has a Colt frame or a frame of one of the other manufactures of the time. If it is all original Colt, don't refinish it is worth to much. Also is it blued or parkerized, that will tell us if it has been refurbished or not.

    It is a parts gun from what the guy said. Most of these are. Serial number NO2276xx Honestly collector value is simple because its a 1911 thats really old. I'm going to some training where everybody is taking a 1911. I figured what the Heck if you can't beat em join em. I am a south paw but I'm thinking about taking the course strictly right handed and using a gun I'm not as familiar with.
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    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agave View Post
    This thread is worthless without pictures!!!
    I can't get to photobucket any more from work so i'll try and take some tonight if i'm not super sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    I've just noticed something interesting. It has a bunch of Patent dates on the slide. The patent date for 1911 Says FEBUARY 14, 1911. interesting date. Is that the date the 1911 as we know it started?
    February 14, 1911 is when John Browning was granted patent #984519, he filed for it on February 17, 1910. The M1911 as we know it, started on December 28, 1911, when Colt produced the first 40 M1911s for the Military and the first 43 Government Models (pistols made for the civilian market were not called 1911s) were assembled March 9, 1912. As was mentioned, pictures would help, if it is an arsenal refurbished pistol, it isn't just a parts gun. Also, I would not shoot the old girl a great deal, they were not heat treated the same as they are today, you very well could wind-up with a cracked frame or slide.



    Edit to ad; No.2276xx is a Colt frame.
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    Hard to understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    Out of all the pistols I've owned in my life. Possible over 60. I have never Owned a 1911 .45ACP.
    How could a man own 60 pistols without having at least one 1911 in .45 ACP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    How could a man own 60 pistols without having at least one 1911 in .45 ACP?
    Owned as in past tense. Thats over my Span.

    I have now 20 + but I'm selling alot to pay for some OTHER stuff.
    “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll

    Its not about guns...Its about Freedom!

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