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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 12/31/2005 2:30:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 3:17:45 AM EDT by TravisAasen]
Hi!

Just aquired this 1942 US Army Marked Colt 1911 from another AR15 member. I'm absolutley thrilled! This looks great next to that 1934 Colt commerical I posted a few months ago













Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:02:18 PM EDT
I can dig it!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:22:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:20:46 PM EDT
Sweet !
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:23:29 PM EDT
How about trading that old piece of junk to me for a brand NEW pistol?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:50:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RangemasterP226:
How about trading that old piece of junk to me for a brand NEW pistol?




Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:50:54 AM EDT
very sweet
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:42:16 PM EDT
I hate you! What did the previous owner do, steal it and hide it in a closet for 50 years?! It looks great!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:49:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:15:52 PM EDT
Thats absolutely beautiful.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:29:35 PM EDT
I still have a smile on my face
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:24:49 AM EDT
BTT just because!
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:36:47 AM EDT
Holy crap, that is sweet!!!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:35:33 PM EDT
Sweet!!!! I have one just like it No. 8361XX from 1942 as well all Colt. I just does not look as nice. Was that 1911 refinished? If so, who did the work? If not...I hate you!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:47:54 PM EDT
It looks refinished.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:01:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xcibes:
Sweet!!!! I have one just like it No. 8361XX from 1942 as well all Colt. I just does not look as nice. Was that 1911 refinished? If so, who did the work? If not...I hate you!



Yes, it was refinished by 1911 smith that passed away 10-15 years ago. The gentleman that aquired it from will be passing me the articles written about the smith and this pistol.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:40:17 PM EDT
Here is mine, not quite as nice as yours but similar number range. The question is...should I have it refinished? Would it lower it's value, I think the barel is not original and the safety lever looks supicious too. Any ideas?



Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:01:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By xcibes:
Here is mine, not quite as nice as yours but similar number range. The question is...should I have it refinished? Would it lower it's value, I think the barel is not original and the safety lever looks supicious too. Any ideas?

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XCIBES:

IMHO, if the piece is not 100% collector grade there is really no reason (other than money) not to have it 'refinished' by someone who will restore it to its correct state. I suggest you talk with Bill Adair. If he feels your pistol is too nice to restore he will advise against it.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:45:38 AM EDT
Travis, that is excellent advice you gave. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Oh, by-the-way, save some Colts for us--- pistol hog

lawdog
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