Original WWI 1911 accuracy

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by *Double Diamond Colt*, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would get something started on how the first stone stock guns shot at close range being held by a human . After looking at every modification known to man I thought It would be nice to go back to a simpler time and see just how these old legends performed . Postum if you got um IMG_20200714_213416.jpg
     

  2. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

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    The slide is loose barrel looks like a dirt road and doesn't lock up tight but it never misses a beat and if I had to defend myself I feel it more than capable even though it has no bells or whistles
     
  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    . . . . and can be given a sub 4.0 lb. trigger if properly massaged . . . .

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  4. 2tone

    2tone Well-Known Member

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    @ZoidMeister
    Jeez, I hope you're up to date on your tetanus shots.
     
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  5. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

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    Thats awsome, great old gun
    I hear you on that trigger pull and it can be done with all stock parts and some patients .
    Must be very careful adjusting the original leaf springs as they are a bit brittle and will just snapoff Did that once
     
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  6. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    :roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro:
     
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  7. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    I'm not certain all the "original" springs in this gun survived. I know the thumb safety and barrel have been replaced with near period correct parts. Those were done before I acquired it.

    I've seen a similar condition gun being sold recently. It was listed as a "battlefield" recovery gun.

    Great piece of American history right there . . .

    Z
     
  8. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

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    I love these old guns if they could only talk
     
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  9. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

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    I got 4 of these and have replaced the recoil springs in all along with a couple broken firing pin springs and a leaf spring that I broke by bending it a little too far .
    These guns just have a feel that you cant duplicate or put a price on .

    Goose bumps don't get produced by handling new manufacture guns . These give me the same feeling as I had when I stood on the battlefield at Gettysburg .
     
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  10. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jealous on your barrel in that one . . . . .

    I'm thinking the original barrel went missing when the Augusta Armory got a hold of Deaddy . . . .

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  11. Fred_G

    Fred_G Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    I love the old guns. Several years ago I detail stripped and cleaned an old Rem Rand the my friend's father owned. Shot a mag through it, fired fine and decent accuracy. Plan on getting one of the old 1911's one day.

    Love the pictures of the targets and guns.
     
  12. LEO918

    LEO918 Death Valley, Arizona.

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    Jun 7, 2020
    Here are a couple of mine from January and July 1918. Colt 1911 1-12-18.jpg Black Army July 22 1918.jpg
     
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  13. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Good shooting with those old sights. My eyes are having a hard time understanding how good eyes used them.
     
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  14. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Love em! Now you've got me headed back to gunbroker.
     
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  15. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    Here is how US&S was doing it in WWII. Targeting from about 8:20 in the old film.


    Somebody opined that it must have been faked for propaganda. I think a new GI would really shoot that well.
     
  16. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    ^^^^^ thanks , very interesting
     
  17. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

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    I hear that I made myself a set of glasses out of 2 pairs of FosterGrant Readers I got from Walgreens .
    Had to do 2.75 on the right eye and 1.75 on the left to see the front sight clearly and then I try to shoot when the light is right because to much gives it a glare and seems to make me strain to see it and not enough light makes me put too much front sight in the notch and I shoot high .

    Yep don't know how they used them under battle conditions get the feeling they may not have been used much at all LOL
     
  18. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

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