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Posted: 12/14/2013 4:23:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2013 5:04:14 AM EST by haLfLiFe]
Wasn't sure where else to post this... all I know is, I didn't want to face the horror alone.


Oh dear God, this poor thing.




"What you see is the bare polished metal. It had a bad blue job on it so I took it all off and it looked so good with that ultimate bright polished look I just oiled it up and left it that way."


As a 1911 guy - and a C&R collector who believes heavily in leaving stuff the way the mfg. intended... I think I may be traumatized.

Edit - Let's see some 1911's - I know our members have some nice ones.

If this isn't appropriate for the forum, feel free to lock it up.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:26:25 PM EST
he wants 1600 starting for that!

Crazy..

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:31:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Spaxspore:
he wants 1600 starting for that!

Crazy..

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This picture makes me want to flog my willy for awhile.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:44:09 PM EST
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This picture makes me want to flog my willy for awhile.
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Originally Posted By Spaxspore:
he wants 1600 starting for that!

Crazy..

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8567416364_dd6efede95_b.jpg


This picture makes me want to flog my willy for awhile.



Yep, had to even out the horror.. with gun porn :)
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:49:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:59:41 PM EST
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Yep, had to even out the horror.. with gun porn :)
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Originally Posted By OIF_Vet08-09:
Originally Posted By Spaxspore:
he wants 1600 starting for that!

Crazy..

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8567416364_dd6efede95_b.jpg


This picture makes me want to flog my willy for awhile.



Yep, had to even out the horror.. with gun porn :)



When I get home after Midnight - 1911's will be shown.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:06:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BoRdErBaCoN:

Place holder for a pic - when I get home - 1911's will be shown.
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Place holder for a pic - when I get home - 1911's will be shown.

Indeed, they will!

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:12:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 5:13:25 PM EST by Spaxspore]
Even this 1930s bubba is 10x better






1912 1911 Navy, 4 digit. A future restoration candidate.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:58:19 PM EST
Recent abomination I bought 1943 Remington Rand, all correct except grips and barrel.


Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:06:58 PM EST
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Recent abomination I bought 1943 Remington Rand, all correct except grips and barrel.

<a href="http://s744.photobucket.com/user/mgwantob/media/IMG_1811_zps29997db2.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx81/mgwantob/IMG_1811_zps29997db2.jpg</a>
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That poor thing... Give me a minute.



I bet it drives tacks though.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:13:12 PM EST
Yes it does, it has a custom fitted Bar-Sto barrel with a Collett bushing. Someone spent some money on this thing back in the 70's.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:39:05 PM EST
I need to wear a pair of oakleys when looking at that thing
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:07:52 PM EST
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Recent abomination I bought 1943 Remington Rand, all correct except grips and barrel.

<a href="http://s744.photobucket.com/user/mgwantob/media/IMG_1811_zps29997db2.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx81/mgwantob/IMG_1811_zps29997db2.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s744.photobucket.com/user/mgwantob/media/IMG_1810_zps57bea548.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx81/mgwantob/IMG_1810_zps57bea548.jpg</a>
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I had a momentary "WHAT IN THE BLUE FUCK?" when I looked at that top picture, then realized it's a reflection
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:15:28 PM EST
I'll play!

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:23:29 PM EST
As promised - here's a quick pic before bed.



Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:41:48 PM EST
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Nice UN S&S!

Here is another one: (boy look what i started.. this thread turned out to be a classic 1911 love fest.. gotta love it! )




Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:50:54 PM EST
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Nice UN S&S!

Here is another one: (boy look what i started.. this thread turned out to be a classic 1911 love fest.. gotta love it! )

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8566318829_481e1c18f5_c.jpg


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/10621110896_eebc67755a_b.jpg
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Nice UN S&S!

Here is another one: (boy look what i started.. this thread turned out to be a classic 1911 love fest.. gotta love it! )

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8566318829_481e1c18f5_c.jpg


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/10621110896_eebc67755a_b.jpg


Well done Spax. My only issue is that my US&S is my first 1911. Gonna be damn hard for me to top it. I guess I'll have to find one of the North American Arms, or a Singer....
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:03:10 PM EST
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Nice UN S&S!

Here is another one: (boy look what i started.. this thread turned out to be a classic 1911 love fest.. gotta love it! )

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8566318829_481e1c18f5_c.jpg


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/10621110896_eebc67755a_b.jpg
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Originally Posted By Spaxspore:



Nice UN S&S!

Here is another one: (boy look what i started.. this thread turned out to be a classic 1911 love fest.. gotta love it! )

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8566318829_481e1c18f5_c.jpg


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/10621110896_eebc67755a_b.jpg


You Damned kids and your new-fangled A1s! This thread was supposed to be about 1911s! Well, two can play that game!



Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:05:29 PM EST
hey i posted 3 before the A1s!

:)

Link Posted: 12/15/2013 3:17:00 AM EST
Holster was purchased on ebay about 1998/99. Has a name on it: F.B. Mesmore. Notice the cigarette burn marks. The Colt 1911A1 did not come with the holster.



Deaths MESSMORE, COL. FRANCIS B.
Published: November 19, 1997

MESSMORE-Col. Francis B. On November 16, 1997. Beloved husband of
Dorothy; loving father of Pamela Tobiason; adored grandfather of Peter.
Friends may call at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Ave. at 81 St,
Thursday at 6-8 PM and Friday 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian
Burial, Saturday 10 AM at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Lexington Avenue at
66th Street. Interment, private.


http://www.usmm.org/books.html

Messmore, Francis B. Dodgin' Subs: The World War II Memoirs of Colonel
Francis B. Messmore. New York: 2000 [Served on SS Argentina troopship
for Army Tranportation Service]


The Military Order of World Wars
By Turner Publishing Company

Francis B. Messmore, Colonel, was born on Feb. 6, 1916 in Los Angeles.
Col. Messmore was drafted in 1941 into the Medical Department,
transferred to the Camouflager Engineers, went to OCS and was
commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in July 1942. He was an original memeber
of the Transportation Corps which was formed in 1943.

He spent two and a half years at sea, carrying troops to Scotland,
England, North Africa, Sicily and Italy and bringing wounded troops, as
well as prisoners of wars, back to the U.S.

Col. Messmore stayed in the Reserves and attained a grade of lieutenant
colonel AUS, and retured after completing 28 years of Army service. He
had an additional 10 years in the New York Guard where he attained the
rank of colonel. He received the American Defense (Pre-Pearl Harbor),
EAME with Battle Star, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Medal, Army
Reserve (20 years), French Rhine & Danube, Medaille de la France
Liberre, Yugoslave War Cross and Battle for Britain Commemorative Medal.

He received his BS and MBA degrees from Fordham and his docorate from
Pace University. Col. Messmore joined his family business of building
theatrical scenery and props for ABC, NBC, the New York City Opera and
the Metropolitan Opera, among others.

He resides with his wife, Dorothy, in New York City. They have one
daughter, Pamela Tobiason, ESQ (asst' secretary/treasurer for Alcatel USA).
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 4:21:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Spaxspore:
hey i posted 3 before the A1s!

:)

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I have 3 in my picture... that counts right?
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