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Posted: 5/28/2002 1:56:29 AM EDT
The wife actually asked me to take her out shooting yesterday so she could practice with her handgun. I figured it was a good opportunity to break a couple of veterans out of the safe and took my 1943 Union Switch & Signal M1911A1 and 1943 Inland M1 Carbine out for a little shooting enjoyment. Nothing quite like handling a piece of history and wondering what stories it could tell.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 2:27:46 AM EDT
Just had to be the first one to tell you that these weren't colts.  Both good guns but as your sig line says,ect

Glad you had a good shoot.      bob  [:D]

Edited to say if these are indeed colts then please forgive my ignorance.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 3:08:17 AM EDT
I had a 4 day weekend. Went to the range all 4 days! Shot the 45/70 Trapdoor Springfield with blackpowder and an M1. Yes, the blackpowder is a bitch to clean. I put 70 rounds through that trapdoor, and my wife noticed a bruise on my shoulder!
Monday was .22 day with the wife. Shot every .22 in the collection. 10/22 T, MarkI pistol, Savage bolt gun, and stinger pen gun.

Link Posted: 5/28/2002 4:31:48 AM EDT
Took my :


Pre WW1 Springfield 1903
1942 SA Garand
1943 Inland M1 Carbine
Pre 1964 Winchester Model 70
Preban SA M1A
Postban Colt Target MatchHBAR
Ruger 10/22


1991A1 Colt .45 (stainless)
Ruger Vaquero .44 mag
S&W 686 .357
Beretta 92F 9mm

Did not bring everythng I own;just a smattering of history that I got to share with my wife and daughter on Memorial Day.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 4:34:17 AM EDT
I didn't go to the range, as I am recovering from surgery.  I did assemble a new Bushmaster lower and lower parts kit though.
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