So I have this old 1972 Colt......

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by ek42, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. ek42

    ek42 ....front sight,press,repeat

    Nov 26, 2011
    13E7FB4E-CE84-4857-B285-5E32E4AEAA13.jpeg OK Addicts ,
    Should I cut the slide and add mostly “Modern” sights like Harrison GI sights and a Bright style front sight? Maybe a Goldline or Gold Bead, Big Dot some thing like that?

    The Gun is Bone Stock except for Chip McCormick Rosewoods from back in the day that Kimber used to sell.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
  2. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Heirloom Precision . . .

    Just sayin' . . . . .
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  3. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    Looks really nice for its age. I would more than likely leave it original.
  4. Mark Anderson

    Mark Anderson Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2017
    Anything wrong with the sights that are on it? It's a nice old Colt. Leave it alone.
  5. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    I agree with zoid.....send it away. Make it a keeper.
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  6. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I have a 1973 & would not change a thing.
    Everybody love a Stock Colt :D. Just sayin.
  7. Gary Wells

    Gary Wells Active Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    Any 45 yr old Colt that looks that good bone stock deserves to stay that way. That gun is a heirloom the way that it is now.
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  8. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    I’m going to go with ZoidMeister and against the majority here.

    Send it to Jason Burton and make it a classic keeper and shooter, if the price point is to high for you send it to a smith you like and trust for the sights and whatever else you like.

    The gun is already a shooter so it’s not a NIB collectible there is no benefit to keeping it stock and not having it just how you want it for shooting in my mind.

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  9. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013

    You know you wanna...
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  10. hpguru

    hpguru Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2017

    I’m with them...
  11. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    I would have to agree......make it the way you want it and enjoy it just that much more.

    I remember back in the early days of IPSC or Combat Shooting before the name was changed to sound more friendly......All the donor guns were USGI Singer, Remington/Rand that truly would have been worth something day had they been left stock.

    I know this isn't a 45 year old Colt....100 Year Ann .38 Super the 1st thing I did was send it off for a Beaver Tail/Thumb safety upgrade, Hammer and trigger and still needs some good sights installed.


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  12. CT72

    CT72 Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    I’d PM me and give a fellow addict a deal...seriously. PM me
  13. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2017
    I think that is a nice enough example of a Large Letter Colt that unless you commission a full custom build off of it from a top tier smith, you are better off leaving it stock.

    There are plenty of budget friendly new Colt's, Springfield's, Kimber's, Dan Wesson's, ext ext that are much more suitable for new sights and mods. Clean old Colt's aren't so common.

    Further more, once it is cut for sights, Estate Sporting Limited and Heirloom Precision won't touch it.

    And lastly, even though no one likes thinking about resale, most mods will hurt that cause too. It is a special gun as is, and if it isn't right for you, you can always put it up in the market and get one that better fits your needs.

    Just my 10 cents
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  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Okay, here is why . . . . . .


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