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Cool old guns
« on: September 28, 2019, 01:09:48 pm »
I am someone who usually thinks stock is boring, and both cars and guns can be modified to be better.
That was until I held this. Made 1918 Colt. Just about perfect.



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    Re: Cool old guns
    « Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 10:53:43 pm »
    Just about perfect.  I think you should find some nice and worn wood panels to replace those plastic ones with. 

    Browning was a genius....but it took both him and Saive to make my favorite, the P35 aka Browning Hi-power. 
    1975 W200, 440, np4530 (445), 203, and a pair of 4.10 60s. posi in the rear.  fairly clean, but has some issues.  She's new to me.

    1987 W250, 360, 435, 208, and a pair of 3.54 60s, rear's welded, front has a Spartan locker.  Frame's bent, but band-aided.  My mountain plow truck that has been thoroughly beat on since new. Love this truck!

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    Re: Cool old guns
    « Reply #2 on: September 28, 2019, 11:15:20 pm »
    Its a model 1911, not 1918. The side panels are correct, so if you do find some nice custom ones, hang on to the old ones. Too bad someone ground off the markings on the frame. Careful work with a small file, or sharping stone, will clean up those buggered screws nicely. Careful work with a sharp awl, or file with a sharp point, could bring out the buggered lettering, but practice on as many other things as you can first.

    Nice gun, I have several 11's, a1's, Gold cups, and a few other makes and shoot them all regularly. I love them over any of my 9mm's. Yea, I have more 45's, then I do Dodges, but I'm trying my best to fix that (No, not selling).

    Have you checked the serial number, to be sure it is actually one made by Colt? Its not unheard of for people to swap parts.
    « Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 11:17:09 pm by SuperBurban »
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    Re: Cool old guns
    « Reply #3 on: September 28, 2019, 11:28:19 pm »
    Here is some good reading. Click on the titles.
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    77 M887- 318/727/NP203 D44HD/D60
    78/86 Ramcharger.  360/727/NP203 D44/9&1/4
    85/89/90 D150/W250 5.9TBI/435/241 D44HD/D60HD
    85 W350 360/727/241 D44HD/D60
    97 B3500 5.9MPFI/518 D60HD
    20 Pacifica Hybrid, 3.6 V6, EVT 1 speed trans.
    projects:
    85 Country Coach RV, 5.9 Cummins/TH475,GV od,US gear Exhaust brake,D70HD (4 wheel disk brakes, 10 lug 19.5 rims.

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    Re: Cool old guns
    « Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 01:00:01 pm »
    Just about perfect.

    Browning was a genius....but it took both him and Saive to make my favorite, the P35 aka Browning Hi-power.

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    Re: Cool old guns
    « Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 01:07:51 pm »
    Its a model 1911, not 1918.
     Too bad someone ground off the markings on the frame.
    Have you checked the serial number, to be sure it is actually one made by Colt?

    I meant built 1918.
    Markings are there just worn. See pic below.
    According to Ser. # made by colt in 1918

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    Re: Cool old guns
    « Reply #6 on: September 29, 2019, 02:29:01 pm »
    I meant built 1918.
    Markings are there just worn. See pic below.
    According to Ser. # made by colt in 1918
    Gottcha. Yea, its not as bad as the first pic looked.
    77 W200, 360/727/NP203/D44HD/D60 (Wifes Toy)
    77 M887- 318/727/NP203 D44HD/D60
    78/86 Ramcharger.  360/727/NP203 D44/9&1/4
    85/89/90 D150/W250 5.9TBI/435/241 D44HD/D60HD
    85 W350 360/727/241 D44HD/D60
    97 B3500 5.9MPFI/518 D60HD
    20 Pacifica Hybrid, 3.6 V6, EVT 1 speed trans.
    projects:
    85 Country Coach RV, 5.9 Cummins/TH475,GV od,US gear Exhaust brake,D70HD (4 wheel disk brakes, 10 lug 19.5 rims.

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    « Reply #7 on: September 29, 2019, 06:39:36 pm »
    I love a pistol with some well earned character! 
    Here's a pistol that, IMO, is an "improved" 1911. 
    A very early ParaOrdnance P14, with a lot of miles on it. 
    Built from a kit, it sports a lot of Colt parts.
    1911 shouldve been double stacked to begin with

    1975 W200, 440, np4530 (445), 203, and a pair of 4.10 60s. posi in the rear.  fairly clean, but has some issues.  She's new to me.

    1987 W250, 360, 435, 208, and a pair of 3.54 60s, rear's welded, front has a Spartan locker.  Frame's bent, but band-aided.  My mountain plow truck that has been thoroughly beat on since new. Love this truck!

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    Re: Cool old guns
    « Reply #8 on: September 29, 2019, 08:10:59 pm »
    When that Para Ordinance kit came out in the mid 80's, I had to have one. I built it basically stock, and then later picked up a 7" barrel that I was going to port, But then the store I worked at closed, I got married, and my life took another direction. I started carving some walnut hand grips for it, which also is sitting in my safe 1/4 done.

    Looking back, it was a good thing for me the store closed. Getting stuff at cost was fun, but not great for the pocket book.
    77 W200, 360/727/NP203/D44HD/D60 (Wifes Toy)
    77 M887- 318/727/NP203 D44HD/D60
    78/86 Ramcharger.  360/727/NP203 D44/9&1/4
    85/89/90 D150/W250 5.9TBI/435/241 D44HD/D60HD
    85 W350 360/727/241 D44HD/D60
    97 B3500 5.9MPFI/518 D60HD
    20 Pacifica Hybrid, 3.6 V6, EVT 1 speed trans.
    projects:
    85 Country Coach RV, 5.9 Cummins/TH475,GV od,US gear Exhaust brake,D70HD (4 wheel disk brakes, 10 lug 19.5 rims.

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    « Reply #9 on: September 29, 2019, 10:41:03 pm »
    well I'm glad my dad bought this frame and built it.  My mom was probably pissed (IF she knew about it, that is), but now I have it! 

    My dad had several 1911s that came and went.  But this one stuck around.
    It's nice to hold a tangible memory of people who've passed and are missed. 
    1975 W200, 440, np4530 (445), 203, and a pair of 4.10 60s. posi in the rear.  fairly clean, but has some issues.  She's new to me.

    1987 W250, 360, 435, 208, and a pair of 3.54 60s, rear's welded, front has a Spartan locker.  Frame's bent, but band-aided.  My mountain plow truck that has been thoroughly beat on since new. Love this truck!

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    Re: Cool old guns
    « Reply #10 on: October 1, 2019, 09:27:10 pm »
    Haven't really "built" many guns, I would say I have assembled a few. Couple of ARs, and this one which started as a Remington Rand frame, to which I assembled a Sarco kit. For being a cheap kit it is a good shooter.


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    « Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 10:42:57 pm »
    Mineís not old, but the design has got some miles on it. CZ P07 in urban grey. Fits my hand like it was molded for it...



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