100 y.o. Colt goes strong

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Gress, Oct 7, 2018.

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  1. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Thanks to fellow forumite I got the gun from, I test fired it today and am VERY pleased with the results. Shoots extremely well and looks not too bad either despite golden trigger and hammer which I would do w/o.

    Funny thing with my aging eyes I did not see the front sight all that well in my indoor range, but it worked just fine :)

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  2. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

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  3. MisterC

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  4. Mikey421

    Mikey421 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Nasty polish job and reblue. The scroll text on the frame is all melty.....it’s a nice piece but it’s got lots of history to show for itself...


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  5. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Yes, by no means it can even pretend to be of some collector's value. It was bought as 100 years old (production 1918) working pistol out of sentimental reasons. It will be shot few times a year and might end-up being somewhat restored, but not too sure.

    I was just impressed with the way it shoots.
     
  6. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    BTW, I just realized that this is my oldest of all the guns.
    It will spend some time at the range (but not much) with my newest, which is already few years old :) This one is shot quite a bit.
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  7. monadh

    monadh Sapientiae Timor Domini Initium

    May 8, 2012
    I'm picking my 101 year old Colt Friday from John Harrison. Old barrel link pin has been replaced, new barrel and busing fitted. He said it was good to go to the range.
     
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  8. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Nice. Your's sure is at different level. Post the pics and range report :)
    My biggest concern shooting these old guns is the slide metal work. No heat treatment back then. No high pressure ammo..
     
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  9. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Nice to know it survived and is still being shot.
     
  10. monadh

    monadh Sapientiae Timor Domini Initium

    May 8, 2012
    Mine is home from John Harrison. I'm taking it to the range tomorrow and will post a report thread.

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  11. Haris1

    Haris1 Go Ahead, Make My Day! Supporting Addict Sponsor

    Feb 6, 2015
    Nice!! What was the distance, was it 24 feet? I saw 24'
    I have one thats from WW1 that will shoot an inch but I have to disclose
    that on the outside it looks original. But Bob chow did his magic on the inside!!
    I need to shoot it and post as well
     
  12. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Thanks. Yes 24'. Nothing exceptional, but I am happy with this 100 yo gun performance.
     

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