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Here is an old "Trick Of The Trade" for making a Colt Government Model/Commander etc. secure.
A set of high quality handcuffs were used to lock it up...and to lock it to a solid object like a cast iron radiator or whatever.
It a neat old trick that was used as an emergency way to lock up a Colt Pattern pistol.
Of course...remember that standard handcuff keys are a lot more common these days than they once were.
The top of the front strap...UNDER ~ NOT through the trigger guard ~ & between the cocked hammer & the rear of the slide. With the Thumb Safety in the ON/UP position.
The firearm was usually locked up "Cocked & Locked" with the magazine still in it.
My disclaimer: You should make your own determination (as a responsible adult) as to if this method would work for you or not.
It is a very old "Trick" (I DID NOT invent it) and I am presenting the photo & info. as a matter of historical record & Colt Firearms Trivia only.
You assume all responsibility should you decide to actually use this technique to secure your own personal firearm.
Also: Please do not make fun of my BBQ style engraved Mexican solid silver grips with the applied real gold stags ~ I like them. :king:
 

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QK,

Neat picture, is that your M1911?
 

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Yep, one of my older Colt puppy dogs.
Hey...nobody made fun of my grips yet. You'all must be slipping. :biggrin:
 

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What year, around 1918?
I like the stocks.
 

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Oops, maybe not an '18. Is that a rampant Colt pony under cuffs on the slide?
 

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Good idea ! I've used them on a brief case, but never considered in this way. The grips are neat, but are crying for black hex screws.
 

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The grips are kinda cool and definitly diffrent.
 

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I could live with the grips QK - if you gave me the gun!! :smile:
 

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This one is a 1917 I think.

Yes, little Colt horsey on there. I have another one in slightly worse condition but, it's all original with its wood "war grips" & it has 2 lanyard loop mags & a lanyard.

This one is all original but when I bought it --- it had a later long trigger installed & molded plastic grips And a series 70 barrel & collet bushing. I switched all those old parts for original corret Colt.
A good gun for me to put my old Mexican silver pimp style grips on it. :biggrin:
 

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Thanks ROCKY

You're too kind. They add some nice weight to the pistol. & are actually pretty comfortable grips. They get freezing COLD in the winter though - something they don't hafta worry about in Mexico.
 

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Very nice QK.

Actually, as far as the trigger goes, the long one was correct. They were used until the 1924 transition models when the short triggers were introduced.
 

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I'm A Short Trigger Guy

I still have that longer trigger.
I have a large hand but I prefer a short trigger. The short triggers are just what I am used to & (in fact) I have them installed in all of my Colts.
I really like the one piece milled short steel triggers & those are the ones that I usually hunt for.
There is nothing I hate worse than an Long Anodized Aluminum Three Hole Adjustable trigger...but, I am an odd bird when it comes to how I like my Colt shootin' irons.
And yes, I shoot all of mine. There are enough fine old Colt pistols locked away under glass...never to fire another bullet again.
Just my opinion. :biggrin:
 

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I share your opinion sir. I replace the long triggers with shorts as soon as I can (with the exception of my 1913-USGI). Love the one piece milled triggers, unfortunately I have only one.
 

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Where can you even find a non alum long trigger? id like to try one i was born to late so all this newer stuff is the norm for me ....


Also only bad thing about the handcuff thing i though was it would be hard on the finsh if it got moved much
 

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QKShooter said:
You're too kind. They add some nice weight to the pistol. & are actually pretty comfortable grips. They get freezing COLD in the winter though - something they don't hafta worry about in Mexico.
I like the grips, too. Send them to me here in Arizona. I guarantee they won't freeze here.... :wink:
 

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Sig

Well, it works on the SIG P220 & any of his brothers.
I guess you could wrap electrical tape really tight around the cuff at the contact points to keep the cuff from marring your pistol finish.

Bumper just put your order in. I'm sure one of the thousands of illegals would love bring a set of grips over the border into the U.S. for you.

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