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M1905, Grand Daddy to the M1911

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Melter942, Jul 13, 2017.

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  1. Melter942

    Melter942 Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    This one popped up completely unexpected. I had 2 cell phone pics and 10 minutes to decide.
    That was Sunday evening. When it arrived on Wednesday, I couldn't have been happier.

    The Model 1905 was the first pistol chambered for the new .45 ACP cartridge.
    This is one of 6210 model 1905 .45ACP pistols made, and dates to January 1910 production. 1.JPG 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG
     
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  2. Melter942

    Melter942 Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    1.JPG IMG_7683.JPG Detail strip and clean was a bit of a challenge.
    Well, the strip was easy enough... reassembly had it's moments though!
     

  3. Melter942

    Melter942 Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    As a rule, I don't shoot my old collectible pistols, but I had never shot an M1905... could not resist!
    9 rounds at 12 yards. I pulled the first shot.
    1.JPG
     
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  4. seiko_snot

    seiko_snot Active Member

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    Apr 20, 2017
    I like it.


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  5. beginner

    beginner New Member

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    Oct 10, 2016
    I am insanely jealous. Those are unobtanium here in Europe it seems. Saw one in terrible condition, price was 4000€... i would do unspeakable things for one in that condition. Very nice!!


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  6. GoetzTalon

    GoetzTalon Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 21, 2011
    That's cool as hell that you shot that beauty! Wonder why Mr. Browning didn't stick to the external extractor when he went to the 1911?
     
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  7. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
  8. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    What a cool old gun! Congrats.
     
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  9. kellingtonw

    kellingtonw Well-Known Member

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    Jan 3, 2017
    I feel like one of Pavlov's dogs! That's really beautiful; & I love it that you took it out & shot it! Good for you! Enjoy!

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  10. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
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  11. Pennywise827

    Pennywise827 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 23, 2017
    And wow. That is a very very cool piece of history. Congrats Sir!
     
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  12. colt45acp

    colt45acp Active Member

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    Apr 12, 2015
    Joe

    As I've already said that's something really special.
    Again thanks for sharing.
     
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  13. Rhinoknives

    Rhinoknives New Member

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    Jul 20, 2017
    I Saw one of these before but he was afraid to field strip it. Its interesting how the 1905 had two Barrel links...

    I guess Mr Browning thought that two were not necessary as the Pistol developed to the 1911..

    That is Beautiful and thank you for sharing your cool purchase of such a piece of History!
     
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  14. BuckyP

    BuckyP Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2011
    Wow, what an incredible find. Glad you got to shoot it, looks like it shoots pretty darn good.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  15. Alterego

    Alterego Well-Known Member

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    Sep 17, 2016
    Very nice,,, congrats.
     
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  16. SVTohio

    SVTohio Member

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    Apr 19, 2017
    Very cool!! I gain an interest since seeing the new King Kong movie!
    [​IMG]

    When I first saw it I thought I was just a 1911 that was "Hollywoodized" but ended but being a earlier model.


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  17. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 19, 2017
    HOT STUFF!!!!!!!

    It has that WOW factor that the true American pistols bring to you.
    Oh what a lucky Man you are ;)

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  18. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

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    Apr 6, 2017
    How fortunate, and what an interesting pistol! Thanks
     
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  19. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Wow. That is so awesome. I have to say I'd carry it once a year just for my own amusement. Maybe to a July 4 party.
     
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  20. Zaugau

    Zaugau Active Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    That would be a priiiiicey carry gun Red!

    That full length dust cover kinda reminds me of the Les Baer Monolith. And I love the fire blue parts on it like the early 1911s. Thanks for posting, I never knew about this model before.
     
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