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Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by *Double Diamond Colt*, Jul 15, 2020.
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
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
. . . . and can be given a sub 4.0 lb. trigger if properly massaged . . . .
Jeez, I hope you're up to date on your tetanus shots.
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
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 . . .
I love these old guns if they could only talk
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 .
Jealous on your barrel in that one . . . . .
I'm thinking the original barrel went missing when the Augusta Armory got a hold of Deaddy . . . .
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.
Here are a couple of mine from January and July 1918.
Good shooting with those old sights. My eyes are having a hard time understanding how good eyes used them.
Love em! Now you've got me headed back to gunbroker.
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.
^^^^^ thanks , very interesting
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
Great Pair thanks for the view