Another Texan...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Trent Schulze, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Trent Schulze

    Trent Schulze Member

    Oct 22, 2018
    Howdy (I guess that's expected!),

    New to this forum and looking to learn about the 1911 platform. A few years ago, I was given a Colt Super 38 and according to the serial number it's birthday is sometime in 1931. It's in excellent shape, too. I've decided it needs a buddy, so I'm here to learn and figure out what I should to keep it company and to keep both running as God and JMB intended.
  2. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Glad to have you !
    Welcome from the deep Atlantic.


  3. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Welcome Trent. We need pitchers of that fine 1931 Colt!
  4. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Welcome from my quesadilla.
  5. Kyle Burt

    Kyle Burt Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    Welcome from Spring, TX
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  6. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    Howdy from Far West Texas
  7. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Welcome from Eastern Missouri
  8. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Welcome from SWMO!
    Get us a pitcher of that fine pistola you mentioned..

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  9. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Welcome aboard from east Missouri!

  10. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    Welcome from the Piney Woods of East Texas.

    Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  11. Trent Schulze

    Trent Schulze Member

    Oct 22, 2018
    Here are a couple of pictures...I'm going to have to replace some (all) of the springs and get some new magazines because it will not get through a magazine without an FTE, FTF, or both. I've been informed that the pistol has been refinished in its past, so as I understand it, most of the collector's value is gone. Additionally, I don't have a box or anything else with it. I know where it's been for most of its 87 years, but I'm thinking about getting the letter from Colt and seeing if there are any gaps in my family's possession.

    While this may sound like heresy, I've considered replacing the barrel and sights on it along with any other interior work it needs to make it a shooter. As my dad told me, "Carry it."

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  12. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Let's kick those up a notch. Beautiful!

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  13. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Leave it as it is Trent. Other than maybe some springs, please do not change anything. Perfect as it is. Those grips are amazing, this is a true generational heirloom that deserves proper respect.
  14. Plasman

    Plasman Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 22, 2014
    Welcome from San Antonio - I have a 1918 45cal that has had several mods to it, my favorite shooter! It's a 100 years old and it shoots great. I love telling my friends - 100 years old.

  15. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2017
  16. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    Welcome from my part of WA.
  17. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    Well Howdy from Houston 77007!
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  18. FrankM

    FrankM New Member

    Oct 18, 2018
    Welcome from W. Pa. from another newby.
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  19. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Welcome from Michigan !
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  20. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Welcome from CT.
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